Tamarind - A Taste of Laos

Overall rating: 2.5 stars 3 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Restaurant and cooking school. Has veg suitable dishes, and side that could be prepared vegan - ask about fish/oyster sauce. Price: Expensive more-less
Laotian, Organic, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Nam Khan River Road, Ban Vat Sene
Luang Prabang, Laos
071213128

Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-9pm.

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  • Outdoor seating
  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by sglcklch
rjmehra
rjmehra
  • vegan
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+77

Good food but expensive

3 Posted on 04 / 01 / 2013

This is most diffidently a western style restaurant that just happens to serve Laos style food.
The veggie items are quite good, but really expensive for what they are.
(Mix of dips and things to put in the dips like seaweed crackers and sticky rice).
In an ideal world the best Laos has to offer would be veganised and served on communal bananaleaves. This restaurant only achieves half of that, there is no life or character to the experience itself.

Pros: Good food, Interesting items
Cons: Expensive, No character
konatufe
konatufe
  • vegetarian
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+54

Just a few veggie options

3 Posted on 03 / 13 / 2013

Nothing remarkable. But I say I just try a Lao salad with rice.
No internet. Staff was ok.
Probably here could be interesting they have a cooking class for 200.000 (afternoon) and 270.000(morning with visit to market) kip.


Cons: no internet
sglcklch
sglcklch
  • vegan
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+768

Lots of hype that didn't deliver

2 Posted on 01 / 29 / 2013

We saw this restaurant recommended in many travel guides, so we decided to give it a try. Dinner is usually quite busy so making a reservation would be wise.

Vegan options were a bit slim, most being just side dishes. We ordered pretty much everything vegan on the menu: the starter sampler, tofu larb, a couple veggie sides. None of them was memorable. The flavors were much milder and rather one-dimensional than what we had had elsewhere. At the end we also got the purple sticky rice dessert, which was surprisingly amazingly good. I would come here just for this!

Worst part of our meal though was the service. Staff seemed to be trained by western management but was absolutely incompetent - very slow and inattentive. We had to wait a lot, which, together with the mediocre food, only made the whole experience even more underwhelming.


Cons: service, selection

 

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Last updated: 2013/11/25

 

Added: 2012/11/04

 

Added by: tamarindlaos

 

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