Worth the journey out of downtown
23 Singha Road (just past Patuxay Monument, before Vietnam Embassy), Vientiane
T: (021) 413 562
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 that serves authentic Lao cuisine in a restored colonial house and garden. Try the six-course tasting menu of 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 blessing ceremonies on request. It’s located just past Patuxay Monument on Singha Road (the road that leads directly to That Luang stupa), before the Vietnam Embassy.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 8th July, 2015.