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Lao Vientiane - CLOSED

701-771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8X 5A7, Canada
+1 250-475-3522
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
24 Feb 2015
“Probably the best Asian cook in town”
17 Feb 2015
“Worst Service Ever”
Restaurant Hours Closed
701-771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8X 5A7, Canada
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Decided take my kids to Lao Vientiane for Father's Day. This would be my 3rd visit since I thought the food was great. The place was about a quarter full so not busy. We were seated then left to wait without any recognition. One waitress...More

1  Thank Sculpin14
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Today I went to this restaraunt and asked for hot water to heat up my daughters (23 days old) milk. They kindly gave it to me and then I went to the bathroom with my three year old son and 23 day old daughter. I...More

1  Thank chantell90
Reviewed 7 May 2014

As other reviewers have mentioned, the decor is less than appealing; however, the food is great! Everything was very fresh, authenic and arrived at our table hot. Servers are pleasant and premises are clean; this together with great food makes up for the very ordinary...More

Thank bbsweets
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

When we arrived 1/3 of the tables were filled and there was one server who was almost running between the kitchen and tables. Although it took a long time to place our order we were fine seeing this one waitress was answering the phone, serving,...More

1  Thank cwbyjnks
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We had a pleasant dinner at the family-run Lao Vientiane. It's in Saanich plaza, between the Uptown and the Saanich City Hall, so it's in a convenient location. The atmosphere is simple and decor functional. Windows on three sides gives lots of light. The menu...More

Thank klimazz
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We were drawn by the opportunity to try Laotian food, but in all fairness, stuck with the lunch specials, which did not seem different from Thai offerings - so cannot comment on the Lao specialties. Price very reasonable and large portions. Served with a green...More

1  Thank chinookgal
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Had lunch here recently. I had a spicy lao beef noodle soup and my wife a green curried chicken. When asked how spicy we wanted our food we both said hot! Wow, it sure was hot but very tasty at the same time. We would...More

1  Thank Mane48
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We have eaten food from this restaurant many times over the past two years, although only as take out. We keep going back because the food ranges from very good to exceptional, depending on the dish and the night. My only real complaint with the...More

Thank Lobbster
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Went for dinner with partner. Ordered Shu Shee -basa with red and green peppers, coconut milk, and fresh lime leaves in red curry and Kua Gai Med Mamuang – Stir-fried chicken with pineapple, red and green pepper, broccoli,cauliflower and cashew nuts. Shared a large coconut...More

Thank TravelSmarterJZ
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Driven past this place tons of times but finally stopped in for an impromptu bite to eat. We had to wait over 5 mins to be seated and then another 10 mins for our drinks. It appeared that they were unexpectedly busy and I assume...More

Thank rugnsarge
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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11:30 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701-771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8X 5A7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-475-3522
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New restaurant (open only two weeks) Thai and Laotian Cuisine.
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