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Joys Restaurant

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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just came back from a delicious dinner at Joys restaurant-really a joy! We had seaweed as a "snack" - much better than potatoe crisps - and eggplant in tempura. Then the chicken larb and bamboo mushroom coconut chicken as main dishes. So nice! Lovely taste without being spicy, the taste of each ingredient fused together in a wonderful mix. The... More 

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Thank leenaleenaleena
London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very good Laos dinner cooked with local family. Good food with a very reasonable price. Don't forget to see the pictures on the wall. You will find a love story about this restaurant.

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Thank Italy1221
Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food served with a smile and accompanied by friendly conversation with the eponymous owner. The massaman curry was delicious.

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Thank HarrietSJ
Luang Prabang, Laos
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upstairs there are a few nice rooms for rent. It is a great place for people who want to stay for weeks or months. Their food is good. Local come to eat here. There is a decent selection of books. The best thing about that it's a stones throw from the Mekong River and a short walk along the tree-shaded... More 

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Thank JohnGLearned
Hobart, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and friendly service. The best laap in Lp and interesting tastes.Away from main strip but well worth a visit.

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Thank anneliese95
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Joys is a wonderful small restaurant basically Joy's home. It's a very simple looking place with amazing photographs on the walls that her husband, Paul took. We ate a wonderful fish and garlic dish and the pork larb. The food was special, so fresh and probably in the top of our list of all the dishes we tried. The mango... More 

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Thank travelalot68
New York City
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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The last time we were in Luang Prabang, two years ago, we found Joy's and loved it so much we ate there twice. We were only in LP one night this trip -- and an exhausted night at that, the end of a 32-hour travel day from New York -- but we headed straight to Joy's as soon as we... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Final day in Luang Prabang, I had lunch in this resto. The location is close to Mekong River and about 10 menit walks from traditional market. I ordered fried fish, stir fry morning glory and fried rice with cashew. The taste was good and the portion was more than enough. Good resto in Luang Prabang. I Like it.

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Thank TonnyPh
Ipoh, Malaysia
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174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Family restaurant style, small place with limited tables. Nice tomsome fish and shrimp fried pad Thai.

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Thank hckok77
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Quaint little place with quite an extensive menu. We ordered the crispy fried fish with garlic and it was the best thing ever. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside - it's a must try. The laab was also really refreshing. The stew was interesting but it wasn't a highlight. Overall it felt like an authentic homecooked meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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