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“Great views and lively night time bar, but poor food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bor Pen Yang

Bor Pen Yang
Ranked #52 of 391 Restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: Bar, Asian, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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326 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great views and lively night time bar, but poor food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

We came here for food at lunchtime, and were disappointed. I ordered chicken with cashew nuts, and my wife ordered chicken with noodles. Annoyingly, it wasn't until my wife's meal arrived that they told me they didn't have any cashew nuts, so would I like to re-order. This is unforgivably poor service. I did reorder, stir-fried yellow curry, but it obviously came after my wife had finished eating. It wasn't very good. I did not leave a tip.

However, we returned in the evening for a few drinks, and the place was rocking. If we hadn't returned my rating score would be 1.

  • Visited May 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Drinks and view are great, skip the food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Don't eat the food. Get a drink, enjoy the view. Its up high and seems to get more of a breeze up here as its basically open across two walls. View is fabulous. Bar staff are good with the drinks.

It is a few flights up but you wouldn't have the great views without it.

Visited April 2014
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South Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very Hard to beat this Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

It is very hard to beat this bar for a great view, cold drinks, and yes, it even has a couple of pool tables. The bar offers a panoramic view over the Mekong toward Thailand, and the service is quick, and with a smile.
OK, it is up a couple of flights of stairs. So what? If you dont want to climb stairs, dont go! And as this would cut down on the whinging whining wimps that seem to make uo the majority of tourists these days, again, that is fine too.
The bar has great atmosphere day or night,and the breeze, the view and the cold cheap drinks make it a must go back to venue. A very god bar

  • Visited December 2013
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Udon Thani, Thailand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Too many stairs for poor foot”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I was exspecting a little bit more from this place, as a bar it's okay but the food was awfull, I had a shish kebab beef, and the beef was just to tough to eat. It's all the way up at the 4th floor so people with bad knees or legs can not go there. We were with a party of 3 and all our dinners came 15min. apart. The view is nice, looking over the mekhong, and the restaurant/bar is well build, but the food was dissapointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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New York
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“don't come for the food, enjoy the view, breeze and a cold beer!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

And you can play pool. This is a bar, so just order food if you are truly hungry. But the view of the Mekong and the night market playing out down below is really nice. We stopped here before heading to the airport to leave Laos and this was like a perfect nightcap to the trip.

  • Visited July 2013
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