Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Just as the city's architecture and cultures are blends of outside influences, so is the cuisine. Essentially, Laotian food is a mix of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, with a slight French influence. Here are some of the best Luang Prabang restaurants:
Apsara. For fine dining with a local twist, this Luang Prabang restaurant is located right on the Mekong River—offering braised river fish, as well as buffalo sausages—and a quiet ambience.
La Belle Epoque. This renowned spot offers a variety of French and Laotian food, but the most popular option is its Laotian Tasting Menu. With its French manor vibe, La Belle Epoque is also noted for having some of the best service among restaurants in Luang Prabang.
L'Elephant. You'll find a French-plus-Laotian menu, which uses fresh ingredients from their gardens. Try the pork stuffed river fish from the Lao menu or the fried frog legs from the French menu.
Pizza Phan Luang. Craving some Western comfort food? This is one of the most recommended pizza places in Southeast Asia; aside from the small menu of tasty pizzas, it's located in a backyard lit with torches and candles.