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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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Northamptonshire
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211 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Visited the Utopia Restaurant and Bar for dinner with friends. As Utopia is a little off the beaten track being down a few side alleys it was pleasant to see a fun, chilled out restaurant full of travellers sharing their tales and life stories over food and drinks. The restaurant/bar also host a number of other activities through out the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

I visited the Utopia bar during a stay in Luang Prabang on our intrepid group tour. Be mindful it's quite difficult to find so definitely plan your route (we nearly gave up!). We ordered a collection of dishes: plantain chips, wontons and spring rolls which were all delicious. We then laid on futon like seats and drank local beers. I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Passing through town with my husband. Met up with some other backpackers who introduced us to this place. Hidden away but worth the little walk from the main drag. Chilled music, relaxed vibe and cold drinks. Full of tourists eager to share there travel experience and life stories.

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Oslo
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

When we first arrived here we loved the place. It's got a really cool location, very laidback and ideal for relaxing in the afternoon. It's definitely a great place for a few drinks with friends. The staff is eager to seem like friends and kept hanging around our table to talk to us. And then the bad stuff...The food on... More 

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sao paulo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

If you go to Laos to see a place packed with tourist, Utopia is the right place. The place itself is very beautiful, and the atmosphere is nice.

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DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Based on the reviews, we went there for dinner while a yoga session was going on. The atmosphere is very relaxed and nice. We ordered three items highly recommended, but the food was so tasteless, especially the chicken laap, which is supposed to be flavorful. The bill was almost $30 for a family of three (a child), which is not... More 

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant / bar/ yoga zone / volley ball court is an excellent way to spend a day relaxing by the river. Cushions and comfort in the sun with excellent food and drink on offer. Spend the day reading and writing in the sun or shade whilst enjoying a beerlao or challenge another group to a game of volleyball. Very... More 

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Robin Hood Country
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

What a great place to chill out, day or night. Relaxed atmosphere with several different areas to sit, or lie and soak up the chilled vibes of this lovely place by the river, where you will not be hurried or hassled, and will undoubtedly meet like minded fellow travellers. The garden area is beautifully lit at night, and deactivated bombs... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

It's a bar with a bunch of different seating areas, music, lots of people from all over the world. The staff was friendly and even though it was very busy didn't have to wait long for a drink. Leave your shoes outside. When Utopia closes everyone heads over to the bowling alley just outside of town.

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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

A must visit if your in Luang Prabang. Utopia is very big, with many different seating area from tables to benches, beanbags and grass areas. There is a beach volleyball court there which is always in use and they also do 2 Yoga classes a day which are cheap and very very good. The evenings and day times are bustling... More 

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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?