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Joys Restaurant

Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 255166575
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (6 reviews)
“sticky rice” (13 reviews)
“papaya salad” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food, amazing! It feels like going to your aunt's home for dinner, delicious milkshakes, the owner is super nice. COngratulations!

Thank Nacibe C
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Good food with vegetarian options Friendly and relaxed Excellent value for money We ate with a number of friends and everyone was happy with their food

Thank D P
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I ran into this restaurant by chance. It located right next to the reception of the botanical garden. Quite easy to find. There wasn't much people at noon, so I was provided with peaceful lunch with extremely tasty river weeds and papaya salad. If you...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Next to the botanical gardens office, on the corner of the street, is Joys (named after the owner). We went on a Thursday night, about 8.30pm, as a family of 4 were just leaving wittering about how lovely their food was (good sign!). When we...More

Thank sunlight71
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great flavours from the freshest of ingredients. We were made to feel really welcome and left absolutely stuffed! Fantastic meal!

Thank Rodder L
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The food at Joys is real home cooked Lao food, made with heart and soul. Joy really is a Joy, and you can tell from the delicious dishes she makes, which are reasonably priced to boot.

Thank MissIndochine
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor and absolutely loved it. So much we went three times! The best papaya salad I've had in SEA so far. Try the Tom Yum, Eggplant Tempura, Spicy Chicken in coconut and the best Mango Sticky Rice I've ever...More

Thank Billie R
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We ate here for lunch one day whilst in Luang prabang. The food was delicious (the sticky Mango rice was so good!). What makes this place extra special is Joy herself, she is a lovely host. Thanks Joy :)

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 24 June 2017

It really is Joy's restaurant, you feel like you're sitting in the living room of an old friend! We were the only people dining so Joy stopped and had a chat with us and she was so friendly! She told us of her passion for...More

Thank Taylah_Lou
Reviewed 19 June 2017

it is located on a side road with a small garden. a simple and no frills resto. it serves good local food at very reasonable prices. in a quiet area. staff are attentive.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 255166575
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