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Kitchen by the Mekong

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Kounxoau Street | Ban Phone Heung, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Very well cooked and presented local cuisine. Lovely cool restaurant. Very nice food. Great service too.

Thank Sue W
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

We had dinner here because we were staying near the restaurant and we couldn't find many other places to eat. The food was average, but quite expensive compared to other restaurants in town. To top it off, the credit card machine was not working so we had to pay in cash - but we did not have enough cash on... More 

Thank Cyclistyo
Doha, Qatar
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77 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Had the pork knuckle stew in Lao beer. Pork was super-tender and the stew was delicious. It was plonked into my plate by the waiter from the beer can itself, which I thought was was a really good touch. In terms of value for money, the cost was high for Laos, and the portion size left me wanting a little... More 

Thank bkerr1980
Pully, Switzerland
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

The size of the menu is somewhat limited but it provides a good sampling of authentic lao dishes. The food tasted good and looked freshed. It is probably less spicy than if it catered to lao customers, but certainly not bland, and the mok pa was delicious. I found a bit odd the contrast between the simplicity of the dishes,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

After 2 days had lunch and dinners in this restaurant, I felt in love this restaurant of Victoria Xiengthong Palace. They offered a lot of dishes which made for all types of guests. From Western, Asian to Laos or Luang Prabang specialties. This is more than my expectations. Will come back to enjoy an exciting and peaceful atmosphere next to... More 

Thank BryanTrang
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

SUMMARY: This restaurant has the whitest table clothes I have ever seen, an excellent location, well-dressed staff, but the quality of the food served was well below that of all the other restaurants we had the fortune of visiting. Very disappointing. The food was bland, bordering on tasteless. And it was expensive. One of my biggest frustrations with restaurants around... More 

Thank DHWShanghai
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

Fantastic location and ambiance cannot be bettered...but...the white tablecloths and wine glasses drive your expectations to a superior meal - and it ain't. The food is average at best with zero attempt at presentation and none of the touches you might expect at a superior place. The service is indifferent to a degree. Belive me - go to Blue lagoon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

It's a combination of the setting by the river, friendly staff and amazing flavours created by the chef that show this restaurant has it all. They serve French and Lao food. I had the Lao Style Buffalo stew w/ sticky rice. It was the best tasting stew I've had on my whole trip to Asia. The food is well prepared... More 

Thank Tiffany B
Byron Bay, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Great venue and atmosphere. All starts well.... I can understand when the waiters aren't very profecient in English, but the food?? Really!! Rice under cooked, "Mekong" fish wrapped in omellete.... Tough crispy spring rolls...... Saving grace was that the Sweet Chilli sauce was from a bottle. One couple and seven year old $113.... Bah! Humbug!

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Victoria Xiengt... H, General Manager at Kitchen by the Mekong, responded to this review

Dear Byron Bay, Sabaidee Pi Mai! Happy Lao New Year from the team at Kitchen by the Mekong, the restaurant of the Victoria Xiengthong Palace! I thank you for your review and your feedback, and I deeply apologise for not having been up to your expectations. The information you are providing me with your review is of utter importance and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Great food and exceptional service. Highly recommend. The location is great and scenic view is pretty romantic.

Thank ivettenieves

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kounxoau Street | Ban Phone Heung, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
"Kitchen by the Mekong" restaurant is part of Xiengthong Palace, a unique hotel which used to be the residence of the Royalty of Laos. Located in the most tranquil area of Luang Prabang, beside the most revered Buddhist monastery and once the royal temple Wat Xiengthong and facing the Great Mekong River, it is an ideal choice for the intelligent travelers to stay and enjoy the finest dining experience. In addition to being probably the best located and best designed restaurant in Luang Prabang, “Kitchen by the Mekong” offers a unique opportunity to experience a wide selection of the finest and authentic dining from different cuisines including Laotian and a wide range of excellent wine to choose from.

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