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L'Elephant Restaurant

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Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 482
11:00 - 22:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Reservation was made weeks ahead, and it was suppose to be the highlight of this trip. However, things did not turn out too well for our dinning experience. We ordered 3 prix fix dinner, and a bottle of wine. Service was acceptable, most of time not very attentive due to the full house of customers. Major problems were with the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

I had a busy day travelling and touring, and really wanted a nice night out. I got there late and they were very busy but found me a table for one, in the perfect colonial setting. I had the house wine and it hit the spot. I ordered the two local specials, deep friend Meking river weed, with chili buffalo... More 

Thank Margaret S
Brussels, Belgium
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Bistro-style approach in Laos, with relatively high prices for average food, a mix of tourists and some expats as crowd, surprising wine ist. Ambiance is quite colonial and very friendly staff.

Thank Pieter D
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

It was an extremely busy night that we attended - a coach load of tourists arrived. However after 5 mins they found us a table. They staff were attentive and able to answer questions and explain food / wine. The food and wine was great.

Thank Travelmuffin77
Penang, Malaysia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Very disappointing visit at elephant restaurant... Prices have are sky high while quality is not keeping up ... We went for deserts and coffee and both were rather bad ... Deserts not fresh and coffee cold

Thank TOberthur
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

As a vegan, I was very excited about the vegan tasting menus at L'Elephant Vert. However, I was disappointed beyond words. The food was exceptionally bland - herbs and mushrooms put in a blender, tomato slides with olive oil, shredded raw papaya in turmeric broth, and pieces of fruit with two small slides of chocolate. The food was practically tasteless,... More 

Thank Krishna1982
Brisbane, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Lovely restaurant with a very nice atmosphere. The food is ok but I felt perhaps overrated and on the expensive side for Laos. Staff were excellent & very attentive,almost over the top. Would recommend booking because it gets very busy around 7.30-8.00. It's a mo smoking venue but a table and chairs across the road accommodates

Thank LeisaD36
Southampton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

This was our first night stop after travelling from Heathrow to Laos so we weren't really in the best of states to appreciate it full. Our tour company had arranged it as part of itinerary so if there was an a large carte menu ( and we assume there was) we didn't get to see it so we're restricted to... More 

Thank ASJ1
Bangkok, Thailand
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We booked a table the night before for the final night of our stay and are so glad we did as this is a very busy restaurant and we would have missed out otherwise. We had a salad and terrine for starters but it was the imported beef steak with blue cheese sauce which blew me away. It was cooked... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Try to visit and enjoy upscale food and services that cheaper than fancy restaurant in Bangkok. Enjoy food and drinking.

Thank nung69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 252 482

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