Aka Kwadin Restaurant. Offers an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet of vegan Laotian food (no a la carte): rice, noodles, soup, steam buns, a variety of vegetables and faux meat dishes (10 or so). Could get individual items to take away from the buffet. For a larger variety, it's best to arrive after 10am. Directions: exit Khua Din bus station onto Rue Nongbone, turn right and walk for 100m, pass a basket shop on the second corner, turn right, entering an alley that leads into Khua Din Market, walk for 50m, and restaurant is on the left next to a motorbike parking lot; it's on the alley that leads off of Rue Nongbone. If still not sure where it is, ask for "kin jay" (eat vegetarian). Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, Laotian, Buffet, Take-out


First Review by enRoute

Arrive early!

3 Posted on 03 / 29 / 2014

Went here today, thanks for the amazing directions, made it very easy to find even in the chaos of the area!
I made the mistake of not arriving until 1pm so the dishes were almost finished and a bit cold, but sure it's great if you arrive a bit earlier.

I love this place

5 Posted on 06 / 02 / 2013

Being vegetarian for over 20 years I wasn't able to eat any authentic Lao dishes. None of the Laotians in my area knew how to accommodate vegetarians. Even Lao Salad usually has meat in it. Khuadin Vegetarian made it possible again for me to eat authentic Lao food without eating meat. When visiting Laos I go to the restaurant everyday. I wish they could deliver to the USA.
Updated from previous review on Sunday June 02, 2013

Pros: very affordable, very tasty, friendly
Cons: not close enough to my home

Great Laotian buffet

4 Posted on 03 / 04 / 2013

A lovely vegan buffet. They have lots of different vegetable dishes as well as mock meats. It was great to experience vegan versions of typical lao dishes - pancakes and laap. One dish had a rather strange taste (for me) - I think it must have been very authentic. I recommend taking small amounts of everything at first and then going back for more of what you like.

The restaurant itself is a serene oasis in busy area. The workers are very friendly and all the other customers were locals when I was there. It's great value at 25,000 kip.

Pros: Lao specialities, Locals eat here, Serene atmosphere

great buffet

5 Posted on 09 / 05 / 2012

Close to the bus and great food. I'd go again. All traditional Laos food, which was great, and unlimited sticky rice :)

Pros: kind people, good location, cheap!


Perfect lunchtime snack

4 Posted on 12 / 24 / 2011

Followed the directions in the reviews and easily found this place. Great filling lunch, and allowed us to recharge between looking at the market. Buffet lunch was 20,000 Kip, and the pleasant and cheerful owner let us fill up our water bottles for free.

Variety of mock meat dishes, each with distinct flavour. Would go back again.

Pros: Cheap, Good food and flavour, Clean
Cons: No menu, Little English spoken

Good Traditional Food

4 Posted on 12 / 07 / 2011

The review above is totally correct. This is a rest. not a food stall in the market. There is a red and yellow sign above it saying veg.food in English. The place is clean,the owner speaks some English and the food is good. No MSG. Way better than going to the food stall at the market esp. for the price,quantity,and quality . Worth the effort to locate.

Pros: Tasty, traditional, friendly
Cons: none

clarifying info

4 Posted on 12 / 15 / 2010

there seems to be some confusion about which restaurant/stall we are talking about and how to get there.
We found both places on December 2010.
to get to KWADIN restaurant:
Exit Khua Din Bus station onto Rue Nongbone, turn right and walk for about 100 mts. You will go past a basket shop on the second corner, turn right, entering an alley that leads into Khua Din Market. Walk for about 50 mts. The restaurant is on the left side, next to a motorbike parking lot.

Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday

No a la carte, All you can eat buffet for 20.000 kip
Take away available.

There are at least 15 dishes to chose from, a lot of them containing some kind of fake meat or tofu and vegetables, There are also few salads, noodles and steam rice.
Welcoming staff, No english spoken although it isn't necessary.

Pros: all vegan, friendly staff, many choices
Cons: small place

Re: 18th Feb 2010 =)

3 Posted on 03 / 13 / 2010

The food there is good, and my favourite is the dessert with corn and coconut milk (although I prefer the corn naked with the coconut milk dressing) =) The place is right within Talat Khua Din, which is 5mins' walk from Talat Sao. The place is quite obscure, though.. It took me quite a while to find it. It is just beside a motorbike repair/sale workshop.

Pros: good dessert, hygienic-looking food, economical pricing
Cons: obscure location

Fantastic buffet, but it's not a food stall

5 Posted on 11 / 08 / 2009

There's some confusion about this... the restaurant that's described in the directions is called Khouadin Vegetarian, and is exactly where it says... on the far side of the market, across the street, down the small street where the other market is. There's a sign right at the entrance saying "Vegetarian Food 100m".

Absolutely superb buffet, friendly vegetarian owners, spotlessly clean, air-conditioned. Highly recommended!

The food stall that the reviewer describes is actually IN the morning market and is a different place entirely.

Pros: incredible variety, cheap, friendly
Cons: hard to find


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