Top addresses for dining in Vientiane – Laos


Here are some of the best dining addresses in Vientiane that we have listed according to travel experiences of travelers. If you have the chance to visit Vientiane, do not miss these places.

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Kualao Restaurant

  • Address: No. 141, Samsenthai Road
  • Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:30

Kualao is a famous restaurant in the capital of Laos with central location and high quality service. At the restaurant, you will be enjoyed the specialties of Laotian such as papaya salad, grilled chicken, fried Mekong fish, Lao sausage, etc. Kualao Restaurant has put into operation for a long time so all of dishes here are good quality and extremely delicious. You also can listen to music performed by Lao dancers when going this restaurant to eat.

Dining in Laos (via Naphavong Hotel)

Vangthong Evening Food Market

  • Address: Khun Bu Lom Road, opposite Chao Anouvong Stadium
  • Opening hours: 17:00 – 22:00

Vangthong Evening Food Market is popular dining address in Vientiane at night that anyone should come to visit at least once. This night market is always bustling with tourists and locals coming to eat every night. You can eat the famous Lao food at affordable price. It will be very ideal if you travel in groups because you will be able to enjoy all the attractive dishes without fear of being too full. This night market is must-visit place for dining in Vientiane you should not miss.

Vangthong Evening Food Market (via Phubinh Voyages)

Joma Bakery Café

  • Location: Dongpaina Road
  • Opening hours: 7:00 – 19:30

This is a very famous bakery coffee in Vientiane. Coffee used in this shop is pure coffee beans planted by locals so its taste is very strong and special. The interior space is luxurious and modern, bringing guest feeling they are eating and serving in a very professional environment. If you want to drink Lao coffee, enjoy sweet cakes and chat with friends, Joma is one of the best choices.

Joma Bakery Café (via LaosDayTrip)

I-Beam Bar

  • Address: 88 Rue Setthathilath, Vientiane
  • Opening hours: 11:00 – 23:00

I-Beam Bars is 2-storey restaurant located right in the Vientiane’s center, specializing in Spanish-style Tapas and European wine. Visiting the bar at night, you will find a buzzing atmosphere, conversation in full flow around the various plates of tapas and bottles of wine on each table. The tapas itself is delicately prepared and presented, using only the finest imported ingredients such as Palma Ham, Kalamata olives and salami. It’s reasonably priced too, with small dishes starting at 2 – 3 USD.

I-Beam Bars (via Vientiane Backpackers Hostel)

Kong View Restaurant

  • Address: No.183, Souphanouvong Road
  • Opening hours: 12:00 – 23:00

Situated on the bank of Mekong River, the beautiful restaurant – Kong View is extremely popular with tourists. The menu is very diverse with Lao specialties, Western dishes and fresh fish caught from Mekong River. Coming here, you can both admire the charming river and savor the delicious food. The restaurant is especially suitable for romantic dining so if you are traveling Vientiane with your lovers, do not miss the restaurant.

Vieng Sawan Vietnamese Restaurant

  • Location: Rue Heng Boun Road
  • Opening hours: 9:00 – 22:00

This is the place where you can eat Vietnamese dishes in Laos such as grilled sausage, spring rolls, noodles,… The restaurant opens from 9am to 10pm and always crowded so you may have to wait a few minutes before the food is served.

Vieng Sawan Vietnamese Restaurant (via Naphavong Guest House)

KhopChaiDeu Restaurant

  • Address: 54 Sethathirat Rd, Nam Phou, Vientiane

KhopChaiDeu is the famous restaurant in Vientiane that highly appreciated by many foreign visitors. The menu of the restaurant is quite diverse with more than 20 dishes not only coming from Laos, but also from other countries like Japan, China, Western,… Guests can be enjoyed traditional Lao delicacies at the KhopChaiDeu such as sticky rice, larb, grilled and insect dishes. The price for each dish is from 5 USD.

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