Ban Vilaylac

Tasty Lao and Thai

Photo of Ban Vilaylac

What we say: 4 stars

On a quiet side street and hidden behind a bountiful wall of potted plants, Ban Vilaylac does delicious authentic Lao dishes like laap and homemade sausage, as well as Thai coconut curries, soups and fried dishes. There is a good selection and many stir-frys and curries can be made with tofu and without meat. The whole fish, often fresh from the river and cooked with lemongrass, garlic and herbs, is highly recommended – ask about the daily fish special. It’s a one-woman show, the proprietress doing the order taking, cooking and serving. She can also be overly generous with the chilli so request it not spicy if you can’t handle it. Prices are midrange.

Contact details
Street behind Wat Ong Teu, running between Francois Ngin and Chou Anou St, Vientiane
T: (021) 222 049
Open: Daily 12:00-23:00 (kitchen closes at 22:00)
About the author
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer & photographer living in Laos since 2011. She's the author of So Many Miles, her blog about diving in, discovering and creating a narrative about the world, one story and adventure at a time.
Agoda logo
best price guarantee


Photo gallery

Photo for

Jump to a destination

Ban Vilaylac map


Ban Vilaylac
Street behind Wat Ong Teu, running between Francois Ngin and Chou Anou St, Vientiane
T: (021) 222 049

Open in Apple or Google Maps