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Utopia Restaurant and Bar

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Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 20 23 881 771
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08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here a few years ago on the strength of a Lonely Planet recommendation. The first time for afternoon drinks and the second for a romantic dinner. This time we went in the morning and nothing appears to have changed other than it is dirty and very much in need of some replacement cushions. It probably still looks great... More 

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Thank David B
NJ
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165 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice setting overlooking the river, with tables as well as mattresses to lounge on. A perfect place to relax and read. Though it seems to be crowded usually, and you will sometimes find there to be a lot of loud hostel types/backpackers. Also smoking is allowed. I tried the river weed snack at several places, it was by far... More 

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Thank move360
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated right by the river the bar has these little sofas that are perfect for lounging and watching the sun dip over LP. With a motto of "Zen by day and groovy by night", its not hard to imagine why people flock to Utopia in the evening. While drinks are a bit more pricey then the rest of LP, its... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not eaten at Utopia but went here for drinks in the evening and yoga in the early morning. The evening was very busy with many people dining and drinking. I seated myself in a more quiet section to have a beer and surf the internet a bit. Staff was attentive and chatted with me for a bit, which... More 

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Thank RealTravelPro
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went by day and it was very relaxed and chilled. Loved the spot, and the layout of the place. Felt a little like a treehouse when facing the river. If it were cheaper i would give it 5 stars.

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Thank Tay S
RobFromUtopia, General Manager at Utopia Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Lol. Thank your for the compliments! My staff and I have worked hard to create a great environment. Btw... If it were cheaper, you would not be relaxing and facing the river! ;) More 

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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luang Prabang Utopia bar 😀 laying on a bamboo balcony over the river and watching children play on the river filled us with calm….. and the several beers also helped with this.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly stunning venue. the title utopia hardly be fits the place, it should be called Ufor-i-a-topia or top yourself a Topia. just looking at all those young people wasting their lives lying on long Bedshaped cushions together is enough to make the grey hairs stand up, grow torpid with rage at why why why should young people... More 

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Thank Francis M
Beijing, China
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard a lot about Utopia and this is just gonna be haunting us if we didnt make it there. yes it is as what has been described in previous reviews of others, that it is a Hippie's Paradise . and when i walked along the night market or bars i heard people would say, yeah, lets make it 10... More 

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Thank DanielleLY
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it is during the day or in the evening, the bar Utopia is a great place to hang out and have a drink! Prefer the day if you are looking for a relaxing environment in front of the Nam Khan river, and the evening for a nice lounge ambiance. They have HH until 8PM. Afterwards, it gets crowded pretty... More 

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Thank Thomas S
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it is somewhere everyone goes so I guess it is worth a try. It is near the river so yiu can enjoy good view and ambience. The cushion seats they have is a big soggy though... maybe because everyone was sweating. Not too hygienic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Cuisine
Asian, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 20 23 881 771
Description
Come and enjoy relaxing views overlooking the river. We have tropical gardens, river view yoga deck, tiki huts, beach volleyball courts, relaxing thai cushions, sofas, and bar stools. This is a place to come and relax. Enjoy food, drinks, and meet interesting people. Utopia is Zen by Day, Groovy by Night. Every evening we are by far the busiest place in the city. Utopia is a very special and unique place, and our typical customers will come back every day!! Don't wait until your last day to find Utopia.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?