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Sayasak Pakpasak Restaurant

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Corner of FaNgum/ Sithane roads | On mekong riverfront, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sayasak Pakpasak (also called SamYaek PakPasak) is a convenient Mecca for Laos and foreigners who want to hang with locals. The second story restaurant/bar/pub overlooks the Mekong River, and arriving early (recommended) means you'll take in the atmosphere and the fun with a good view of everything the place has to offer. Basically, come to eat Lao food, drink Lao... More 

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Thank Joseph D
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks excellent from the outside less to be said inside. Very outdated and full of ants. We got our food that took a very long time. We ordered crumd chicken I had a third of the chicken looked down and it was completely raw in the middel. I was horrified we got no sorry at all, just you have to... More 

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Thank Sherrelle M
Bangkok, Thailand
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600 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Rooftop seating is best for evening. Views across the Mekong. Local band playing. Popular with locals, but some foreigners as well. Prices are very reasonable. Staff OK, although not overly friendly.

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Thank Raintree_Thailand
Melbourne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

aka Samyek Pakpasack; 3yaek Parkpasuk, etc. Plenty of groups here at lunchtime in the aircon rooms downstairs. More come in the evenings for the open air deck and sunset views over the Mekong. Food is decent with good prices. Aimed at the locals - not much English spoken here. In the evening, tourists head further out along the Mekong to... More 

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Thank wandring1
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Go here for the view from the second floor across the Mekong, great to watch the sunsets... and have a beer... But... Food was pretty average for the prices... Local bands playing and locals drinking there too which was good... If you walk about 100m further on you'll find the best looking street stalls you'll find, with great outdoor tables... More 

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Thank Cameron P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

The beer was warm.The service was less than adequate.Unfortunately the staff had no understanding of English whatsoever.Why would you bother?

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Thank James S
Vientiane, Laos
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Firstly, this restaurant will always be crowded with full of people, location is easy to find as it just located off Mekong river at the end of the night market. The food is very average and price is slightly a bit on the higher end. The view is good as you can oversee Mekong river, staff are not able to... More 

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2 Thank Jacky84
Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

This retaurent is close to Mekong river, have live music in the second floor.,nice view. But the staff there don't speak english.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014 via mobile

Good place for early dinner Lao food, drink beer, listen live music, watch sunset with a nice Mekong river view. Restaurant locate 5 mins walk from the parking lot of the night market.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Great place to sit on the open air balcony drink cold beer overlooking the Mekong river and the sunset .A locals restaurant with live music and a lively crowd of students and workers .Excellent unfussy but tasty food ,great atmosphere and great service .Our best food /drink experience in Vietienne.The Morning Glory greens in garlic and Soy one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of FaNgum/ Sithane roads | On mekong riverfront, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
Description
No street numbers, but this 2 storey restaurant is on the junction of the riverfront road Fa Ngum St, and Sithane St. across the road from Pakpasak Technical school

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