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Alex restaurant

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Ban Sop Houn village, Nong Khiaw, Laos
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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wanted to come here as reviews were good, and glad we did. Also glad we ordered when we weren't that hungry and early as we were starving by the time the food arrived. We shared a green curry (exquisite flavours) and a noodle dish, and although there was less meat than we would like (same story in all but the... More 

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Thank sharonagius
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Nice place, and Nice food. A little bit long but the fish was amazing. I recommend . Best place in nong khiaw.

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Thank Aroudtheworld45789
Stuttgart, Germany
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mama Alex is a lovely, graceful woman and you definitely should get to know her ;) it's true that the restaurant offers plenty of western food but you can indeed get traditional lao food (e. g. Okai). Because we love Asian food but we also love a good breakfast with fruits we came to Mama Alex every morning for the... More 

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Thank VanessasTravels
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

very good food. Correct quantity and nice service! Maybe a bit slow but the quality is really ok! Also the breakfast is really good and with good portions! I tried only lao food and tasted very good! I didnt (and I will never do it!!) tried western food.... Like lasagna.... I prefer to try lasagna or pizza in Italy and... More 

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Thank Cuccio02
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, we waited 2 1/2 hours to get our food. I was starving, so I didn't mind the lasagne tasted a little bit strange. 2am at night it started, throwing up the entire lasagne and having diarrhea. The next day was completely horrible. After 4 days I recovered.

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Thank Benjamin K
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good, but the service is a bit slow as there was just three people there doing all the work (serving and cooking). You also could try and go for Alex's daughter restaurant! We found out it when walking around the village ( is on the other side of the bridge, after the school). We had all... More 

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Thank Simone R
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely little place ! Atmosphere.. food.. and drinks were all really good!! And price is not bad! Recommend 👌

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Thank Joni T
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I came here for breakfast and was served a not very nice pancake and I know its not asian but its a staple everywhere else so I thought I'd be safe getting it. The service was good though.

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Thank Soma T
Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I loved this place. Alex is a super woman who runs the whole show with a smile. I ate here at least once a day and had both Lao and Western dishes. Everything was delicious, good price and large servings. I recommend it very much.

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Thank chrissomac
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I stayed in NK for 3 days and ate here once a day. We opted just for Lao food only, because we figured that Mama Alex (as the travelers call her) specializes in the region's cuisine and she didn't disappoint. The Pork Laap was excellent and served with a bunch of herbs with a few red peppers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Sop Houn village, Nong Khiaw, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Nong Khiaw

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?