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 30,000+ kip. Best to arrive at 11:30am as food is usually gone by 1 pm. Directions: Go west along Samsenthai Rd from the intersection with Khounboulon Rd, turn down the small side street on the right immediately after the Bridgestone sign, and walk about 100m. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Buffet, Asian, Laotian

18 Reviews

First Review by reunioncafe

Best value for money you will find in Vientiane - Edit

Pretty sure you won't find something better for this price. All you can eat lunch buffet which get's refilled all the time. I recommend to go here to get a nice local experience and to eat some vegan traditional food (Lao soup and Lao pancake).

Add as much leafy greens as you like!

Owner is very friendly and helpfull. Used Google translate to ask which dishes didn't contain oil and she pointed them out for me (half of them had NO oil and half of them had little oil). A dish I really liked had oil but she offered to cook it for me without oil and she didn't charge me extra for it!

The food is quite plain but you can add spices, soysauce, etc. as much as you like. The bread I ate here is the best I had so far in Lao.

Has great coffee place next door!

Updated from previous review on 2018-01-14

Pros: Local, All vegan, Little oil

Cons: Only for lunch

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Get value for your money! - Edit

WOW! The food was SO good that we ate more that our stomach was able to handle! That's what happen when you discover an all you can eat vegan buffet!!! There are so many different dishes including noodle soup, curry and fresh salad! There are other vegan buffets in town but this one is simply the best! Highly recommended! All you can eat buffet for 30 000 Kips.

Pros: Many choices , Cheap , Super tasty and fresh

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Stop looking. you found the best vegan food in The city!! - Edit

All you can eat buffet for 3000 lip with sooo many delicious, healthy options. We have eaten here every day. There is also a vegan coffee shop attached which has almond soy or coconut milk options. Love this place!

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Best value vegan in Vientiane - Edit

Phounsub Vegan Restaurant, Vientiane, Laos, 13th October 2017

Go west along Samsenthai Road from the intersection with Khounboulon Road (that intersection has the Centerpoint Boutique Hotel on one corner, the TMB bank on another, a photocopy store on a third while there is a construction site on the 4th currently). The Bridgestone sign is on the right side of Sansenthai about 100m from the intersection just described. Turn down the small side street on the right and walk about 100m. Reunion café is on the right and Phounsub is on the left.

Phounsub’s buffet is very good and sufficiently different from the one at Khouadin/Kuadin vegetarian restaurant. Perhaps fewer dishes but perhaps higher quality (or so we perceived them) – more whole vegetables rather than being more cut up or mushy. Restaurant very popular including with locals but dishes are replaced (at least while we were there) as they are depleted.

At just 25,000 kip/person probably the best value in Vientiane.

Pros: very good food yet cheap, clean and quiet, despite popularity, easy to find

Cons: only open at lunchtime

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Excellent! - Edit

I was there a long time ago, it was the only restaurant in Laos that I got a chance to experience a proper local food (and not only Laap), It was so good!!

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Tasty and cheap buffet style food - Edit

All you can eat for 25000 kips which was quite good value for money considering that the food is quite good. However, a lot of it seemed to have been sitting out for a while so recommend going early. We arrived at 11 and should have gone earlier. There was a make-your-own hot soup noodle in the corner which was quite tasty but not sure if this is a regular offering. They had simple dessert options included.

There is a lovely new vegan coffee shop open next door by the same owners which is also worth checking out.

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absolutely delicious - Edit

Very delicious food, lots of vegetables, good variety and quite cheap regarding lao prices! And a dessert, mm..

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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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Great all You Can Eat Buffet - Edit

Mixture of Vietnam and laos food. From soup till sweet Desserts. 25.000 kip. Very friendly and tasty place. Can highly recommend!

Pros: Tasty, Choice, Friendly

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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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amazing - Edit

Best meal I had in southeast Asia. Get there early if you want fresh spring rolls. Very kind people with good English and all vegan food

Pros: good dessert, spring rolls, English

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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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Good Vegan Lunch Buffet - Edit

If you are in Vientiane, Laos and looking for Good Vegan Lunch Buffet. Phounsub restaurant is the right place.

Pros: food, staffs, private

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