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“grumpy stuff, poor food, good shakes” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of River Spirit

River Spirit
Ranked #51 of 79 Restaurants in Vang Vieng
Price range: US$2 - US$10
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Ideally located right on the Nam Song river and facing the beautiful mountain ranges, River Spirit is the restaurant of Ban Sabai Bungalows. Wide range of Lao specialties and International dishes are proposed. Try our cocktails creations during happy hour.
Sukhothai, Thailand
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“grumpy stuff, poor food, good shakes”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

We chose the restaurant because the tables are situated next to the river. We got the menu and even though it was obvious and we told the waiter twice that it would take us a moment to decide what we'd like to order he kept asking us _every_ minute. The chicken in banana-leaves was simply poor, the fish with lemongrass was only seasoned from one side but so hot that we could hardly it. We have to admit that we didn't tell them to make it less spicy, but at this point of travel we already had several weeks of spicy food and thought we could handle it, especially because there was no hint of chili in the menu. The banana-shake at least was good. At one point we were the only guests and the waiter started to straighten up the chairs and cushions right beside us, which made it quite uncomfortable and made us feel unwelcome.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Wat S
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