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Riverside Houay Restaurant

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off Th Saykhong, Huay Xai, Laos
+856 84 211 064
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Brisbane, Australia
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had breakfast here and the food was really quite good. The service is basic and they pretend they understand you when they clearly don't (as I asked for no meat and she said ok but I got ham and bacon with my eggs). The view is the best in town and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Emma D
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184 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Same as the hotel unfriendly lazy staff and owner food overpriced but very average. Even the view is obstructed. There are better places in town.

Thank 387georgew
London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great views of the Mekong here, good wifi, and a nice place to chill - they don't mind you hanging out here for ages (which is just as well if you're eating, as it will take ages for anything to arrive). The food was nice though and there's a good veggie selection too; it does take a long time to... More 

Thank Ruderies
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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503 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We went as part of a group of 10 people, the prices are more expensive than Thailand but this is normal in Laos. The food was OK when you got it, some people had finished their meal before others had even got theirs, there must have been a 40 minutes wait between the first people being served and the last,... More 

Thank Warks
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to stay in, close to the Thailand border. Quite nice rooms, good food & service. Free wifi.

Thank Andrea K
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

You can get a nice view of the river form there. But do not expect a good service. Everybody hanging on their phones with long face waiting for you to finish so they can clean . Nothing special about the food. Go to Terrasse (great!) or at least to the restaurant on the right side of Riverside, Sabaidee.

Thank Ana C
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Having just come from Thailand where the food is seriously cheap it came as a shock to start paying £5 for a meal, however we stumbled upon this lovely restaurant on the Mekong banks where food is, on average, between £1-2. I went for the traditional rice dish or Larp, although didn't realise I was as it was written differently... More 

Thank ertaiano
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Rather shocked by the bad reviews here. We had a real good time at the Riverside with of course a nice view over the Mekong, but also with absolutely great curry's. Okay, the service could be better, but it was fast and we don't actually eat service, do we? Oh, and I saw people complain about prices? For 10 euro... More 

Thank M. A
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179 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is on a huge terrace overlooking the river which makes for a nice view. However, there are so few tables and they are so spread out that the service is challenging and the place doesn't have much atmosphere. On the other hand if you want a nice private dinner, this is your place. I had the pork soup... More 

Thank TorontoJose
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

You are not spoiled for choice in Huay Xai, so this is adequate, though I suspect just as good could be had for less in a Guesthouse. Very average bathroom in 210, better in the next room i had. Simple breakfast included which was fine.

Thank dbsa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: off Th Saykhong, Huay Xai, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Bokeo Province  >  Huay Xai
  • Phone Number: +856 84 211 064

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?