• CLOSED: The Garden of Nang

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Vegetarian restaurant offering items like fresh spring rolls, pumpkin burger, green papaya salad, salad with black sesame, soup and curry with coconut milk, fried rice, and stir fries. For dessert there's banana coconut milk coffee and a mango sticky rice. The owner maintains a vegetable garden on the premises. Non-veg turned vegetarian in 2017. Reported closed, April '23.

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17 Reviews

First Review by Astravegan


Points +146

24 Nov 2022

Not good at all

It's not longer vegan. They took like an hour to serve us and we were the only two people in place. At the end the bring us my curry and it didn't have pumpkin or tofu (it says in the menu they were ingredients in the plate) and they didn't even let us know until we claimed it. We asked for discount and they didn't 10.000kip less . Once we tried the curry it was super salty so I couldn't eat more than a few spoons.

Also we were waiting for my boyfriend's curry for half an hour (I had finished mine long ago) until we asked, they forgot it. After that we just left.

I would definitely not recommend this place. One of the worst places I've ever tried.

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-24

Pros: Nothing good

Cons: Bad location , Long service, Not vegan, missing ingredients



Points +46

29 Feb 2020

Hopefully you have some time...

Wanted to give 5 stars as I’m all about supporting an all vegan cafe, but cmon.... 2 plus hours waiting!! That seems almost impossible 😂 you really gotta cut some time out of your schedule if you want to eat here.
Food was refreshing compared to everything else we have had in Laos and the lady working was so very sweet!
We will not come back as it’s quite out of the way and well.... I simply don’t have the time! Haha


Points +1274

08 Feb 2020

Tasty food!

We went there and the owner told us she couldn't cook cause she was sick. The next day it was ok but she only could cook some dishes. No many choices. So don't expect too much. The menu has changed (we downloaded it). It's really a slow food concept so only go there if you have time. We ordered at 11:40 and had to wait more than 1h30... And the owner only had to prepare 5 smoothies and our 2 dishes. But the food was amazing. It feels good to eat vegetables with flavors!

Pros: Good quality

Cons: Reaaaally slow food, No fan


Points +43

12 Dec 2019

seems closed?

no one was there the last days during the opening hours


Points +270

24 Nov 2019

Unfortunately no food

We went there in anticipation of great vegan food, but unfortunately no food was served on that day, and no coffee. And they weren't planning on preparing food in the next days.
Still three stars bc the smoothie was delicious.


Points +452

21 Mar 2019

No food available?

Went there around 1PM, hungry after travelling to the island from Pakse and looking forward to a fully vegan restaurant in Laos! Unfortunately upon arrival I was told that they didn't serve food that day as the owner didn't go to the market😒When I asked about the upcoming days the lady just said no no so I left and opted for Jasmine instead and ate there throughout my stay on Don Det. I mean I totally understand the concept of living on an island and being dependent on someone that goes to the local market everyday but it still was a bit of a letdown


Points +600

18 Mar 2019

Beautiful location & good food!

This is ina lovely spot on the east side of Don Det, worth a bike ride over to! Has it's own private spot on a beach too.

Seemingly the only fully vegan place on the island and so lovely. We ate some typical Laotian curry and it was delicious!


Points +46

11 Jan 2019

amazing vegan and organic food

I've tried pumpkin burger and it was the best burger I've eaten. everything is freshly prepared. Owner is super nice and friendly ;)


Points +178

16 Jul 2018

Good food in record time!

The pumpkin burger was delicious and with the fries and salad, in my opinion, is fairly priced and certainly filling. The staff is also super super friendly. However, myself and two others ordered burgers which took a bit over two hours to arrive. No exaggeration. We are patient and content people so it was no big deal and you can tell much love went into making them but 2 hours is record time for me personally. If you're willing to wait go for it but do not give them a hard time. Think of it as not a restaurant but a friend just preparing you a meal in their home.

Pros: Great food, Kind staff, Lots of love

Cons: Long long wait


Points +257

28 Apr 2018

Nice setting with innovative vegan options

Really beautiful setting and has its own private beach for customers to enjoy. Had the infamous pumpkin burger starting at 30k kip, which was a nice change from all the fried rice but considering the price nothing extraordinary really... would have wished for more sauce as it gets a little dry with the veggies alone.

Unfortunately I did not bring enough cash to try anything other than the burger; would've happily tried the coffee/mango shake - sounds delightful!

Pros: beautiful, quiet setting, everything made fresh to order


Points +71

27 Feb 2018

organic as well!

Almost everything is vegan. It's the only place that offers vegan pancakes on the 4000 islands. Pumpkin burger is delicious! Atmosphere is cozy and shakes great. Try the herb smoothie with fresh herbs from the garden! :)

Pros: lots of vegan options, organic


Points +1718

16 Feb 2018

Good relaxed place

This relaxed and ramshackle eatery sits alongside a dirt road in the fields of Don Det across from a pleasant stream.
The delicious food is a mixture of Lao and Western, with many ingredients sourced directly from their garden. I enjoyed the homemade herb smoothie. It's also nice place to chill out in before or after a dip in the river nearby.

Pros: relaxed atmosphere, nice food, smokefree

Cons: tourist-prices


Points +111

15 Feb 2018

Big expectations

It´s a pretty place with very nice owner. We ordered two Big burger menus for all these great reviews, but honestly, we were disappointed. Fries were good, salad was excellent, burger bun was good also, but the burger itself was kind of tastless and deep fried mixture of pumpkin( ?) and probably bread crumbs ( not sure ). It´s expensive for Lao standards and it takes ages to be prepared (but it´s written everywhere, so you have to be prepared :-) ).
We had also fruit shakes, Nang doesn´t use ice so they came surprisingly warm - but good.

Pros: Nice staff, nice place, I would taste more salads, they looked very good, The only pure vegetarian restaurant around

Cons: Burger wasn´t that good, Warm fruit shake


Points +377

26 Dec 2017

Lovely pumpkin Burger

We had the pumpkin burger menu with fries and vegetable salad, and it was just delicious!

Nice change from pad thai and curry when travelling for several weeks in Asia...

It is a bit more pricey than a normal curry next door but definitely worth it, as it is cooked on spot and most of it organic.

The place is lovely as the people are. Definitely worth going there!


Points +87

03 Oct 2017

Delicious food and beautiful garden!

We loved this spot. Had lunch here then came back for breakfast. The food is delicious and it's such a nice place to relax. The surrounding gardens are beautiful and there are hammocks where you can chill while waiting for your food.
Highly recommend the curry, pancakes and coconut coffee shake!
The owner is also really friendly and welcoming.

Updated from previous review on 2017-10-03

Pros: Good food, Great atmosphere


Points +110

03 Jun 2017

Best food in Don Det (and Loas)

This is the best place in Laos so far. The owner has a special vegan menu and she cooks mostly organic. The food is delicious, home cooked and just delicious!

Pros: Vegan menu


Points +100

24 Apr 2017

The place for vegans on Don Det

The restaurant is owned by a lovely laos woman. We ate there a lot of times. All the dishes and the shakes were excellent.

Pros: Vegan options, Nice and quiet location, Every dishes is prepared completely fresh

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