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Unit 52 Bldg. 03 Choumkhong, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 213 049
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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Ok so the service isn't 100% attentive or the friendliest but it's not expensive and the food we tried was great. Simple Lao food of papaya salad, Luang Prabang sausage, river weed and sticky rice (see photos). All nicely presented, good flavours and filling. Would happily go again as they offer a wide range of food and we weren't waiting... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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143 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It is just a right place to have local food. It is tasty with large servings and inexpensive. The staff has limited ability to communicate in English so be sure that you pointed the meal right at the illustrated menu. The place has a free, speedy and reliable WiFi.

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Thank Artur D
Kettering, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We ate here one evening, and had a red and a green curry plus beer and G & T 105,000 kip. Service was a bit slow but we were not in a hurry and had our drinks. The tonic drowned the gin, so better to ask for it separately and put your own in. Food was OK. Situated opposite an... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Snack and coffee ok but service was very poor. Two waitresses kept their backs to the customers chatting the whole time and the other three were preening themselves at a table. Customers were ignored even while wanting to pay.

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Honolulu, HI
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245 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Located at a street corner across the street from the Mekong River. Believe it is only open for lunch. But a pleasant, quiet place to rest during your walking exploration of Luang Prabang. Ordered the cashew nut chicken with steamed rice. The menu is sort of Westernized if that is your thing.

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Bonn, Germany
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

It's cheap and cheerful but the flavours were fantastic - we got a mince chicken dish (might have been a larb?) so rich in basil and lemongrass and other unidentifiable flavours, fresh prawn spring rolls and some cashew nuts roasted in salt and chilli. And all for about USD12 including drinks.

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Thank Karen D
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay. Both times it was for a quick lunch snack. Food and beer was well priced. It arrived promptly and tasted good. Great corner spot as well for people watching.

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Dubbo, Australia
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Another of the lovely cafes down along the river in the old part of town. Again, great traditional Lao food (with other options for the less adventurous). Thoroughly recommend pork and basil leaf, chicken and cashew and both red and yellow curry dishes. Good value also. Downside is that the chairs are very hard after sitting for a while, maybe... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We visited the resturant once for dinner, it is situated on a corner where you can sit and watch the evening pass by. The resturant was clean and tidy, service was good. It was a little busy as it was New Year. I had a red curry and my wife had pizza, both meals were good and the beer/wine was... More 

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Thank Ed P
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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108 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

The Nam Khong Cafe is a simple restaurant with a quiet atmosphere on the corner of Khem Khong road and Ounheun road just across the street from the Mekong River and the backside of the Royal Palace. After four days of average food at tourist-oriented restaurants along the main street (Sisavangvong road) in Luang Prabang, I was extremely happy at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 52 Bldg. 03 Choumkhong, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 213 049
Description
Namkhong Café
Bldg. 03
Choumkhong
Unit 52
Phone: 071213094

This restaurant is to be avoided!
They have very little respect for the foreign tourist that they depend on for their income. I had ordered Chicken Satay, that is suppose to be accompanied by a peanut sauce and a small sweet pickled cucumber salad as stated on their menu. 
I was served a stir fried chicken with chopped green onions and three slices of cucumber and was told that this was the Lao style satay. 
I have been in Laos for four weeks now and had satay a few times. I also live in Thailand for part of each year and speak Thai. The waitress told the older woman in charge that I was told that I would be severed the "Lao Style" satay in the Lao language. I understood what she was saying and added in Thai, which most Lao understand, that I was not stupid and I know what Lao satay is. 
What I was served was not satay by any stretch of the imagination. They would not take it back and I was required to pay for it. I paid to avoid an incident, but I advise anyone traveling to Luang Prabang, Laos to avoid this place like the plague.    

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