The food in Vientiane is as diverse and colorful as its culture. In the streets of Laos’ creative capital visitors can easily find restaurants offering different and delicious cuisines, ranging from Laos food, traditional Asian food to flavorful French plates and Western fusion dishes. This is list of the best restaurants to eat Laos food in Vientiane.
This superb contemporary Lao restaurant is unfailingly creative in its execution of traditional Lao dishes. Colourful walls, indie tunes and decent service complement a menu spanning stews to Luang Prabang sausage; and laap variations, stir-fried Morning Glory, spring rolls, Mekong fish soup and palate-friendly sorbets. Choose the level of your piquant sauce with a one to three grading.
Han Ton Phai Restaurant
Add: Th Pangkham, Vientiane, Laos
Opening hour: 9am-10pm
An escape from carb heavy bakeries, this Lao mainstay is earthy and authentic, its menu spanning pork laap (minced pork in a chili-spiced mint salad) to kôy pąa, a chunky salad of freshwater fish and fresh herbs. There’s no English-language sign, so keep an eye open for the billboard that says ‘traditional food’.
Amphone Restaurant is one of the best places to eat Laos food.Featured on celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s Discovery TV series, this upscale oasis of wood floors and salmon-coloured walls is refined and cool. Aside of an encyclopaedic wine list, Amphone’s menu replicates traditional Laotian dishes based on owner Mook’s grandmother’s creations. “Luang Prabang sausage” and “fish citronella” are but a few. Try the snake bean salad or tom yum soup.