Serves meat, veg options available. Indian food, menu includes an extensive vegetarian section. Vegans to inquire about ghee/dairy. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Lacto, Indian, Non-veg


First Review by Tim Denny
  • vegan

Good Indian

3 Posted on 05 / 11 / 2014

I wish I had more time to taste everything in the menu.
Traditional Indian.
Very rare to get tomatoes and cucumber salad serve with meals and they do this properly.

Aside from the owner being Facebook crazy advertising by taking customers picture and posting it up, friendly atmosphere.

Indian guy married and lives with his Laos Indian children family run business.

Pros: Convenient, Close, Cheap
Cons: Owner Advertsiement
  • vegan

Good Indian food

4 Posted on 11 / 25 / 2013

Real vegan food without mock meat is hard to find in Laos, so Indian is a good go-to. Jamil Zahid is located just two blocks from the popular Sihome Guesthouse (go out left, take the next two lefts) and has really delicious food.

It's reasonably priced, offers free drinking water, has incredible shakes, and is really accommodating to vegans (just explain when you're ordering). The customers are a mix of Westerners and locals, and the owner is really passionate about the success of the place. If there's a problem, he will fix it. He does sometimes ask to take pictures while you eat for his website, which we found endearing but others might find weird. We tried a variety of meals, returning there everyday we were in Vientiane. I would definitely recommend this place to meat eaters and vegos alike. Try the Dhal Tarkka and samosas, they were really great.

Pros: delicious, filling food for cheap, friendly staff, if not a bit overbearing, quiet atmosphere
  • mostly-vegetarian

Interesting, Down an Alley, Good Food

4 Posted on 10 / 16 / 2012

A little hard to find. Good food. Map is right.

Owner likes to take pictures, videos. once asked for a handwritten review. other than that he is a nice, and funny guy.

Best way is to go down Rue Hengboun to the end, go left and immediately right down a little alley, you'll see a sign for it and an STD clinic, (hilarious landmark), then it's just a little farther down.

Pros: good value, friendly staff, good food
Cons: owner can be a little impositioning, hard to find

Tim Denny
Tim Denny
  • mostly-vegetarian

excellent Pakistani/Indian foods in VTE

4 Posted on 02 / 10 / 2012

a bit hard to find but well worth the extra effort. Mostly frequented by locals in the know as it is away from the tourist areas yet still central. Fresh made nan in an authentic charcoal fired tandori oven. Semi-outdoor seating, rustic yet comfortable. Lots of veggie/vegan options.

Pros: affordable foods, good selection, great tastes
Cons: hard to find, serves meat


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Last updated: 2012/02/06


Added: 2012/02/06


Added by: Tim Denny