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Silk Road Cafe

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Ock Pop Tok | Ban Saylom (opposite Phousi market), Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 212 597
07:30 - 18:30
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is beautiful. Quiet and clean. But this review is about the cafe and not what nature provides them. For a place that is on the expensive side, and part of the also expensive Ock Pop Tock, the quality did not quite make the trip worth it. A simple coffee and brunch was a disappointment. The eggs benedict was... More 

Thank Marinus L
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Silk Road Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Marinus, My apologies about your experience in our Silik Road Cafe. Even though we try to keep our prices low and manage to they stay under what you will find in most other non local restaurants in Luang Prabang, we are always proud of what we serve, and I can not figure what happened to your dish that makes... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was on a motorbike riding around Luang Prabang town towards the south (vehicles are in a one way direction, in a anti-clockwise direction when moving around the town) when I noticed the sign Ock Pop Tok Living Arts. Rode on the small gravel road towards the river side. Lovely weaving centre where the local women (from further down south on... More 

Thank James K
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Silk Road Cafe, responded to this review

Dear James, Thank you for coming by to our Cafe and taking the time to leave this lovely review! I hope you had a great lao new year, and that you will visit us again soon! Best regards, Quentin. More 

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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We ended up spending there very long time as it was so comfortable to sit by the riverside terrace! The food was good and service great. It is really worth visiting even it's bit outside the town if you want to have bit more peaceful place to eat.

Thank 610ilkkat
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Silk Road Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ilkka, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! The team was really happy to read about it... If you ever come back, do not forget that even if the center is indeed a 5 minutes ride from the city center, we provide a free tuk tuk from and to the main street... More 

Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

food was great and the setting is unbeatable: lovely patio overlooking the river with gorgeous decor. A bit out of the way, but the shop's shuttle will get you back and forth.

Thank veeenie
OckPopTok_Manager, General Manager at Silk Road Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Veenie, Thank you for sharing your experience here with our future guests. We are glad that you enjoyed our free tuk tuk as well as the food and the setting. Speaking of this one, do not hesitate to come back back for sunset next time, it's probably one of the best places to watch it! Best regards, Quentin. More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visited to check out the place and were not disappointed. Great views by the river, lovely food,and the best of it all, we got to watch the staff weaving silk materials to make scarves. Wonderful experience.

Thank irenenew17
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Silk Road Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Irene, Thank you very much for your nice comment about our center. We are always happy when we turn someone's day into a beautiful experience! Please do not hesitate to visit us again if you come back to Luang Prabang! Take care, Quentin. More 

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191 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant in an absolutely beautiful setting with a view on the Mekong River. Very relaxing and well shaded environment to enjoy your meal surrounded by culture and textiles. The food is delicious and you can choose from Laotian dishes, western, and a few others in between. Don't miss the free tour of the Ock Pop Tok Living Arts Center!... More 

Thank Foxtrotx
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Silk Road Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Foxtrotx, Many thanks for such a nice comment! We really enjoyed having you here for a few lunches and for your classes, please come back to visit us soon! Take care, Quentin. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Upon recommendation of the hotel we were in, drove to Silk Road Cafe to check their hand woven products. The place is one and the same as Ock Pop Tok and we were glad to have visited. Aside from the menu, there were a lot of traditional items on display. We had a nice time observing the local weavers doing... More 

Thank cathysmiley
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Silk Road Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, The team and I were really pleased to read your comment. Thank you so much for your kind words, we are always happy to read that we made people have nice time with us! Take care, Quentin. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Had a late breakfast in the cafe - lovely food, great service and an amazing view. I would go as far to say that the cafe here, having such a wonderful view, was one of the best I've ever been to!

Thank Tracy294265
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93 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

There are two Silk Road Cafes. One is in the main part of town near the Ock Pop Tok shop. I had cappuccino ere every morning and often breakfast, too. They have a wonderful menu with delicious choices including chicken stuffed lemon grass -- one of the most delicious Lao foods. Their fresh spring rolls are also fabulous. Their other... More 

Thank Dedphred
OckPopTok_Manager, Manager at Silk Road Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Dedphred, WOW!!! Thank you so much for your kind words! We really hope to have the pleasure to see you here again, for a cappuccino or another screening in our Moonlight Cinema! Take care, Quentin. More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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571 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Jan 27 This resto is a convenient stop for lunch before continuing on to the Kuang Si Waterfall. Just as our Hotel Mekong Riverview is about the furthest eastern point on the Luang Prabang peninsula, this resto is located on the western side away from the tourist zone. Before we ate lunch we visited a large local open market, Phousi... More 

Thank alohatripper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ock Pop Tok | Ban Saylom (opposite Phousi market), Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 212 597
Enjoy delicious 'East meets West' cuisine at the Silk Road Cafe. A beautiful and relaxing location in the grounds of a stunning tropical garden with sweeping views of the Mekong, just a short distance from the centre of town - 5 mn ride with our free tuk tuk available all day on demand. Watch our traditional weavers at work at the Living Crafts Centre next door. Serving breakfast and lunch as well as brunch or afternoon tea, it's the perfect place to escape and gaze across the river.

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