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Utopia Restaurant and Bar

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Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 20 23 881 771
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08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Whian Whian
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

from the complicated trail to the front door to the quirky layout of the restaurant everything about this place is attractive. There are proper tables you can sit at or you can choose any one of the myriad of mattresses and cushions that lay calling to the eager customer to try out a new location. There are quite a number... More 

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ambiance, great food (try the seaweed chips!), chilled music. You can play volleyball, meet all the falangs, watch movies on a big screen, play table games. Even the road to Utopia is a trip by itself.

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Thank comrade z
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the Penne pasta, the chicken was stale. They charged extra for it and then while giving them my food review they got all worked up. A BIG NO FOR THE FOOD! And on top, they gave me the Tipping Note! 😂

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Thank Varun C
Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice place to hang out and relax. Loads of other tourists are there, too, the atmosphere is good, etc. I did not have dinner there as I spotted other places before that and they were so good that I returned. However, Utopia is a perfect place for a few quick drinks after dinner. Service is a bit... More 

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Thank ms483llm05
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautiful, but the people that works there are very rude! We asked for two big beers and after they brought that for us, they said that we had 10 min to drink it! The host started to shout with us, saying that we had to leave! Really rude guy! They could say for us that the bar... More 

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Thank Elza P
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place! We walked in at night not knowing what to expect. As it turned out we had a good meal and an even better chat with one of the employees, who gave us quite an insight into life in Laos. A memorable evening.

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Kitchener, Canada
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a case of everyone doing and liking blindly. Yes, the atmosphere is amazing, but that can be found at many bars and restaurants dotted around the river, just not on trip advisor unfortunately. We went twice to Utopia, because we believe in second chances. The first time we had a horrible meal that was astronomically overpriced. The pizza... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is meant to be the place to be in Luang Prabang before you head to the bowling alley. The music was rubbish in the evening and the alcohol was horrible too. I think the use of Lao Lao around Laos really shouldn't be allowed in bars. I'm sure it's not good for the body as it burns your... More 

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Thank Danielle C
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location and great vibe. Good place to eat and drink and relax. Perfect spot to see the sunset in Luang Pranbang

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Gouda
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy a beer and a green curry while looking at the river with swimming young buddish monks. What more do you want?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Cuisine
Asian, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 20 23 881 771
Description
Come and enjoy relaxing views overlooking the river. We have tropical gardens, river view yoga deck, tiki huts, beach volleyball courts, relaxing thai cushions, sofas, and bar stools. This is a place to come and relax. Enjoy food, drinks, and meet interesting people. Utopia is Zen by Day, Groovy by Night. Every evening we are by far the busiest place in the city. Utopia is a very special and unique place, and our typical customers will come back every day!! Don't wait until your last day to find Utopia.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?