Serves meat, vegan options available. Laotian restaurant & bar. Has vegan menu offering appetizers, salads, curries, main dishes, and mango sticky rice. Items have a variety of spice levels. Waiters are informed about vegan eating. Reported that vegan items are not cooked separately, check. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri 11:00am-10:30pm, Sat 12:00pm-10:30pm, Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.

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9 Reviews

First Review by Lomky


Points +646

02 Feb 2023

Great vegan menu

Wow what an experience. Everything here was wonderful. The service was excellent, the food delicious, and the dishes came out so quickly I thought they had made a mistake. My one complaint is that the portions were not super filling. We ordered off of the vegan menu which was extensive, creative, and delightful.

Pros: Great service and swift meal prep, Good food

Cons: Separates the vegan from omni menu



Points +273

23 Sep 2022

Beware of unappetizing visuals

I enjoy Laos in Town's food, they have solid veg options. But if you are going with omnivore friends, beware of what they order. The restaurant serves large whole fish and it can be very unappealing to look at - just prepare yourself for that. They also have no idea what their draft beer IS, let alone if it's vegan...I just guessed that it was by Beerlao since even the manager couldn't tell me what it was.


Points +271

02 Jul 2022

Nice drinks, vibe, and food!

Sat on the outdoor side of the bar and really enjoyed our time! All the servers/food runners were very friendly, and the food/drinks were perfect for a hot day. We both ordered a cocktail, a lychee juice to share, and the mango salad for a small snack, all were on point!

Pros: Separate vegan menu , Good service , Nice restaurant/ambience


Points +1827

12 Jun 2022

Vegan menu, nice outdoor bar

Lovely outdoor bar, fried vegan tofu was delicious

Pros: Vegan menu


Points +2116

19 Aug 2021

Quite greasy

We love the fact that there is a vegan menu but found the food to be swimming in oil. I've had good vegan Laotian food and this is not it.

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-19

Pros: Vegan menu

Cons: Much too oily


Points +5837

01 Jan 2020

Vegan menu

When a business claims vegan, we vegans would like to believe them. It is unfortunate that not everyone feels they are as vegan as we would like them to be. The biggest issue is usually things that are deep fried/ cooked in the fryer. So with that said, avoid those items.

After that, it's what is sautéed that will be acceptable, or cold dishes/ salads. They still seem to have a good selection. There's a tofu laab salad and a crispy rice salad - there's mango salad if the mango is in season. I liked the rice salad, as you ate it with leaves of romaine lettuce. There's a few entrees, like wide flat rice noodles and a couple curry dishes - nothing extraordinary, but nice to know they make the effort to have these on a vegan menu. It's good food, and a solid choice when you can't convince your entire party to go vegan. Follow up with some sticky rice steamed green by pandan leaves and sprinkled with some coconut milk and sesame seeds, accompanied by mango cubes. Lovely! I like the cubes, easier to eat than the common sliced presentation.

I like this place, and I just hope they learn to have a vegan fryer. There's an extensive bar. The place is cute on the inside. Nice options for outdoor seating. Relatively quiet part of DC just off of the H Street Corridor.

Pros: Vegan menu, Good prices, Cute location and decor


Points +13

Mostly Veg
15 Dec 2019


Wonderful! They have a separate vegan menu. I had the mango salad and tofu wok noodles which I highly recommend. It’s super trendy with a nice outdoor seating area and plenty of indoor seating. Our waitress Lee was awesome, too.

Pros: Vegan menu, Delicious, Cool patio and indoor seating


Points +338

31 Aug 2019

Avoid— fryer not vegan

Even though there is a vegan menu, most of the things on there are actually not vegan because they fry tofu in the fryer they use for chicken and other meat. Nothing’s worse than a place that tells you it’s vegan but it’s not

Pros: Cool logo

Cons: Almost nothing vegan, They don’t understand what “vegan” means, They don’t appear to care


Points +621

29 Jun 2019

Delicious Laotian on H Street!

Lovely new spot with tons of dog friendly patio seating. Service was wonderful. There is a whole separate vegan menu available with a wide selection of options. Drinks available too. I will definitely be back.

Pros: Tons of vegan options, Vegan Loatian, Patio

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