Tamnak Lao

Worth the effort to find

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What we say: 4.5 stars

Sister to the popular restaurant in Luang Prabang, Tamnak Lao restaurant in Vientiane is a little harder to find, though well worth it.

In operation since 1993, it's become a local favourite and serves authentic Lao cuisine in a restored colonial house and garden. Try the six-course tasting menu to try classic Lao dishes or order a la carte for larger portions of laap with fresh herbs, Mekong fish cooked in coconut milk, spicy seafood salads, sun-dried beef, and some vegetarian options.

The large, elegant restaurant is popular with tour groups and they can organise cultural shows and baci (string) ceremonies on request.

Contact details
100 That Luang Rd (just past Patuxay)
T: (021) 413 562
Open: Mon-Sat 09:00-14:00, 17:00-21:00
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Born in Aarhus Denmark, Ivana got her first passport at 6 months old and moved to Southeast Asia in 2009 to work as an English teacher and find new cultural windows in which to peep.

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