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Lao Chaleune

#771 of 14,219 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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29 Rue du Chateau-des-Rentiers, 75013 Paris, France
+33 1 45 84 38 30
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Madrid, Spain
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This little unpretentious restaurant does not look attractive from the exterior and inside, the tables are really close to one another but the quality of the food they serve is amazing! They offer dishes from Thailand, Vietnam and Laos and everything is so fresh and tasty. The staff is friendly and accommodating. What a gem in Chinatown!

Thank Svaine
La Souterraine, France
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Do not bother reading reviews for this restaurant, just go there. We have visited many times, every trip to Paris demand one at least. The food and the flavours are beautiful, principally Laotian but with a smattering of Thai, Viet & Chinese. I have found it very difficult to recommend any particular dishes as I have tried many and not... More 

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Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent diner at this excellent little restaurant. Soup and shrimps were excellent. The owners and service was so kind. My husband and son went to eat there the night before and liked it so much that they chose to eat there a second time in a raw!

Thank Toya1210
La Souterraine, France
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Another visit to this special little secret place. The food here is just fantastic. It can be a little daunting to place your order as the carte is only printed in Lao and French, but the addition of 'photos can be a blessing and the waitress is a true patient Goddess, helping in your choice. Because the tables are incredibly... More 

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Paris, France
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Love this place! Finally willing to let the good word out,this place deserves the praise.Almost always filled by locals,not in a touristy area,but worth going out of the way for.My favorite asian of all time.The Thai broccoli is the best vegetable ever!Beautiful rice and noodle dishes.

Thank parishome m
Paris, France
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

the bistro is quite small and always full. it is located in no-tourist area in Paris,so ,most of customers are locals included french people of course! the servers are really kind and you would feel like you are at home.

Thank ParisFantome
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This small simple restaurant doesn't catch your eyes at first. Simple, can be scary at first but the food is amazing.

Thank Ah-Vhal
Palo Alto, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We were glad we arrived at the 6:30 opening time, because the small restaurant filled in about an hour. Two of us enjoyed a more than adequate dinner with a sliced-beef dish, chicken wrapped in leaves, beef pho, two vegetable dishes and iced drinks, all for about 50 euros. The food was wonderful. Our server, the owners' daughter, was very... More 

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La Souterraine, France
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

This restaurant, on first appearances may put you off, don't be swayed, it is brilliant. It reminded me of any of a hundred or more small family run resto's throughout SE Asia, and it brought back many a pleasant memory. First off, it is very small, seating for only 28, so you may have to share a table, or wait... More 

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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Dishes from heaven was served by an Angel who recommended the right dishes. I was smiling all the way home.

Thank Sung-Joo L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Rue du Chateau-des-Rentiers, 75013 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Gobelins
  • Neighbourhood: Gobelins
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 84 38 30

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?