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Phounsub Restaurant

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Ban KhuaLuangTai, Chanthabouly District (at /near Rue Samsenthai and Blvd Khounboulom), Vientiane, Laos,

Vegan restaurant offering a lunch buffet. Located opposite The Reunion Cafe. Price is around 20,000+ kip. Best to arrive at 11:30am as food is usually gone by 1 pm. Directions: Going west on Samsenthai, look for the "Bridgestone" sign on the right. Turn right immediately after. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Buffet, Asian, Laotian

Reviews (11)

First Review by reunioncafe

Highlight of Vientiane - Edit

As an avid veganomic tourist, I'm sad to say that Laos is one of the most uninspiring countries my stomach has ever encountered. Hence, when my herbivorous travelling companion and I chanced upon Phounsub (with the assistance of Happy Cow), our Laotian venture transformed considerably!

With an abundance of fresh and cooked vegetable dishes (each with distinct flavours and textures), plenty of protein accoutrements, the choice of red or sticky rice, DIY noodle soups and a daily dessert - Phounsub's daily vegan lunch buffet turned our Vientianese hellhole into one of joy. Didn't even bother with the other local options, as we didn't want to miss our daily fix here.

Pros: delicious local 'veganised' dishes, warm friendly service

Cons: buffet lunch only :(

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Yum yum yum - Edit

A great little find ,just meandering thru a neighbourhood and voalla! Best to arrive abit earlier than 2 as the food was abit cool and of course many hungry people had eaten before me!

Still yummy and great people! Across the street was nice as well Reunion Cafe!

Pros: Great variety, Great taste, Confortable ac space

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Great food. Lovely staff. Cheap - Edit

Was all vegan. Most of the food tasty. well worth 25,000 kip. Get coffee and tea too and can have jelly, coconut milk and syrup for dessert. shop next to it. staff friendly.

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THE place to have lunch! - Edit

What a lovely place! For the humble price of 25,000 kip we had a delicious "three part" vegan buffet:

(1) Rice with maybe 8 different vegetable and tofu dishes, all very good.
(2) Lots of fresh herbs and little things that you wrap in big salad leafs, dip in sauce, and eat like fresh spring rolls.
(3) Rice noodles, raw vegetables, and a rich and somewhat spicy stock that you mix together to make your own noodle soup. Probably the freshest and best I've had!

There is also some kind of jelly or pudding for dessert. Didn't try it though.

The setting is simple but nice, and the locals who have their lunch here were friendly, talkative, and helpful (which came in handy since some of the food and the way to eat it was new to us).

The dishes weren't always warm, but we found them all fresh (place opens at 11am, we arrived at around 12am).

We highly recommend this place!

Pros: great food, friendly and helpful locals, very cheap

Cons: food not always warm

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Tasty Laos lunch buffet - Edit

Small restaurant, not overly flash. For 25,000 kip ($3) a selection of a dozen or so trays of food, plus desert and soup. Tasty, spicy, good quality. Small selection of drinks, ok to bring your own. Attached is a small shop selling veg products.

Interestingly, directly opposite Reunion Cafe.

Pros: Taste, Inexpensive, Range

Cons: Sanitation, open food, a few flies., No brown rice (seems none in Laos!)

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Yummy lunchtime buffet - Edit

A good lunch buffet, popular with locals, a short walk out of the tourist ghetto. It's true, many of the dishes were gone or almost gone by 1pm, but there was still plenty to hit the spot. Highlights for me were the battered eggplant, laap and sago dessert. The restaurant itself is a lovely space - open and airy with a sunny, plant-filled verandah. The workers are friendly. Great value at 25,000 kip.

Pros: Tasty dishes, Yummy desserts, Quiet, leafy verandah

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Nice vegan buffet - Edit

Delicious food at a great price. There were about 9 different dishes including veggies, noodles, soup, and a corn and coconut soup dessert. The restaurant is tucked away on a residential street. The atmosphere was great and people were friendly.

Pros: excellent food, great value, peaceful atmosphere

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  Contributions +14

New Telephone number - Edit

Normally, the address is Samsenthai Road, and new number is 02022216776 and 02077607463

Pros: Excellent Food, Friendly Staffs, Good Price

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