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Craters Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Asian,
Phonsavan, Laos
020 780 5775
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good32%
  • Average38%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“satay” (2 reviews)
“muesli” (2 reviews)
“bomb shells” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Asian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Phonsavan, Laos
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What this restaurant is obviously famous for is the theme and the decor. During the 60ies and 70ies, millions of bombs we dropped on Laos. Many of them did not explode and are still found and removed every day. The craters restaurant is lined with...More

Thank Timo T
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had a few hours to kill before my night bus back to Luang Prabang so just relaxed on the porch here and enjoyed a few beers and Thai food. Started with the satay which was tasty, pretty hard to mess this up though. Later had...More

Thank SCTraveler904
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend this place at all! The only good thing was the Gin & Tonic! The Burger was awful! The meat on the burger could not be identified as such- i don't know what the heck they did with it! Pathetic, sorry!

Thank kruemel19835
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Ate breakfast here a couple of times during our stay in Phonsavan, the service was prompt and the food came out swiftly. We ordered Western style food such as an omelette and an egg burger! Some of the choices include tea or coffee, so you...More

Thank drwols
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Arrived in town after the hellish 8 hour minibus ride from Luang Prabang. Headed straight to the main street, and after checking out a few menus of other restaurants, we settled on Craters. Good variety, very good prices and the owner was very efficient delivering...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Craters is interesting for its use of bomb shells and other related memorabilia for decoration. The staff were friendly and helpful and I enjoyed sitting surrounded by war artefacts and watching the world go by. The food was good and filling.

Thank ShotleyGate
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

International and Lao cuisine for enjoy! delicious soups and starters , tasty chicken and pork and cool beer. Easy location in the main road.

Thank Emilia O
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had a reasonable meal with a good choice of local and international food. The owner spoke reasonable English.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have had their Toast-set countless times and I never tire of it. A plate of fresh fruit salad, two slices of toast with butter and jam, tea or coffee. Excellent. I also recommend their vegetable pho', made with thin strips of pasta which wilt...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Only had the coffee here...I had the hot lao coffee it was okay but I've had much better other places. My sister had an iced coffee she said it was fine but a bitter aftertaste. Can't really say anything about the food though...lonely planet recommends...More

Thank chiaragloria
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Phonsavan, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Xiangkhouang Province  >  Phonsavan
  • Phone Number: 020 780 5775
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