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£12 - £20
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Bar, Asian, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a lovely meal at Manda de Laos. The setting is very beautiful and the staff were very attentive. The food was excellent and it was a great way to finish our stay in Luang Prabang. I would highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

🇱🇦Manda De Laos , Luang Prabang Laos This is one of the best restaurant i visited in Southeast Asian countries. This is my second time already and same food same service i received. Staff are really nice with their winsome smile they are good also...in English . I commend also Mr Chittakone V. for making my mocktail drink- He always making superb drinks! Ambiance is really good surrounded by a UNESCO classified lily ponds. The food is really tasty with the Chicken Stew with Coconut and just missed the red rice in banana leaf so they replace with sticky rice. Overall 5/5 #bandongzkitravels #MandaDeLaos #VloggersPhilippines #BandongzkiTravelsinLuangPrabangLaos #LuangPrabangLaos #OFWtraveler #FilipinoTiktokersInLaos #PinoyInLoas #Asianboy #Asia #OFW #TravelLaosMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really surprised by this gem. It's a little tucked away so I wasn't expecting much, but what a beautiful oasis. The food was great, but the decor was the star. I was worried about mosquitos, but not a one. Really worth checking out.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024 via mobile

Manda de Laos had been recommended to me by a professional colleague both for its food and its lovely setting around an expansive lily pond. The restaurant adjoins the Maison Dalabua Hotel in the leafy inner western district of beautiful Luang Prabang only 5-10 minutes...by tuk tuk from the centre of the town. I made an on-line reservation 2 days in advance which was efficiently confirmed by email. On arrival with a guest, a resident of Luang Prabang to whom I had a debt of gratitude, and confirming my booking, we were promptly diverted from a nicely located and fully laid vacant table for 2 and guided to a bare and disheveled table in the furthest and loneliest reaches of the restaurant.  Apparently our preferred table was “already reserved” but no explanation was offered for the unlaid and grubby alternative we were awarded. However, after referring my disappointment to the manager our preferred table suddenly became available! Since the manager did not actually bother to present themself I remain puzzled by this turn of events and would be interested to know why we deserved this demeaning treatment. Anyone should know that that sort of attitude can embarrass and upset their customer’s evening, and appetite! In the event, my companion and I agreed the food we were served was good, comparing well with 3 other high profile restaurants I had enjoyed in Luang Prabang on previous evenings.  The ingredients were fresh and the presentation of the dishes was inviting. The table staff were impeccably presented and attentive. The ambience of this restaurant is unbeatable and offers a memorable evening out - barring seating hiccups!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

This should be your first choice for restaurants in Luang Prabang. One of the best restaurant environments anywhere set in a UNESCO Lily pond. The menu and food and drinks were outstanding and the service was excellent. The waiters spoke good English and took the...time to explain the menu. The prices were also quite reasonable by international standardsMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

This restaurant is the one all visitors to Luang Prabang wants to visit, and there are good reasons for that! The location is simply stunning and the food is excellent. Of course it comes at a price but it is definetely worth it. It is...situated around a pond such that you get an outdoor feeling even if you are inside a building. Quite unlike anything else in Luang Prabang!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant world wide. The food, service, and comfort were fabulous. The best Lao / Thai food I’ve ever had. We had the lard, papaya salad, curry, and lemon grass chicken. All were amazing. Ended the meal with mango sticky rice.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

We had an enjoyable dinner at this enchanting restaurant. The garden are inviting, service were excellent. Food was good too! Recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

Excellent food and great service. The buffalo meat and Laos style fish salad were very delicious. The restaurant is very good ambience.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

This is a beautiful spot with a lovely lilly pond and pleanty of people taking photos. The menu is a little small, but the food was excellent. The service I received was superior. Some reviews said it was pricey but my meal with a cocktail...and appetiser was $35 USD. Very reasonable.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

This place is certainly Instagram-worthy with its beautiful pond, and there was a lot of selfie action even at a quiet time. But the staff, especially the person assigning tables at the front, had such a bad attitude that we walked out before eating. Just...didn't feel like a place we wanted to spend time in, but we're probably in the minority.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

Once following Tripadvisor i end up to those beatiful place. Nice location, amazing ambience great service super food (flexible also to custom dishes to our requests)… It is expensive but it is an experience i feel it is worthy… Reservation recommended

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

We had booked well in advance for Valentine’s Day as we couldn’t imagine a more romantic setting. On arriving at the restaurant my husband stumbled into a parked motorbike and cut his shin. Blood was pouring out and it was very distressing. The staff were...so kind and helpful, particularly Vanh who was efficient and compassionate and practical. She got the first aid box and cleaned the wound ( even suggesting that we photograph the 2 products she used to sterilise it) and suggested calling a tuktuk to take us to either the hospital or Chinese clinic. We chose the latter and were seen by a doctor who cleaned the wound again, dressed it and gave us antibiotics. We were able to regain our table and had a lovely evening. Delicious food, excellent service and of course a magical location. Thank you again Vanh for your extraordinary kindness.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

The restaurant has a beautiful setting, surrounded by a UNESCO classified lily pond. You could try their tasting menu to experience the best dishes and the best table in the restaurant, next to the famous pond. Also, their mocktails were super tasty. The price was...also quite mediocre for a fine dining restaurant with super attentive and friendly staff.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024 via mobile

This is one of the upmarket hidden gems of the city and prices are expensive. However, the service is exemplary and consistent. The food is tasty and we enjoyed the Neam Jeun, Or Lam Jae and Hope Pa Sa Moun Pai.

Date of visit: January 2024
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magaming
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Dear TheAlphaTourist, Greetings from Manda de Laos! We do have vegetarian options in our menu and we are opened on the 24th and 25th October indeed. Please feel free to book directly with us on our Website. Have a great... More
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Dear Beanie, We do have al fresco sitting under roofs overlooking our UNESCO classifieds lily pond but no indoor sitting per se
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Manda de Laos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5