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Ban Vilaylac Restaurant

Between Chou Anou Road and Rue Francois Ngin, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 21 222 049
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fried fish” (4 reviews)
“laap” (7 reviews)
“papaya salad” (5 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Between Chou Anou Road and Rue Francois Ngin, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I wanted a typical local Lao meal and experience for dinner on our last evening in Vientiane and, after walking around the Fountain area of Vientiane for 20-30 minutes, we came across this little restaurant tucked down the side street of a...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just coincidently stepped in Ban Vilaylac restaurant and had a delicious lunch. The dishes are prepared from scratch from the moment you order, which obviously can take some time. I got Lao chili and lemongrass shrimps and the flavors and degree of cooking we’re just...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Twice the price of what you usually pay in Vientiane for that type of food (30.000 kip for 3 small spring rolls, 50.000 kip for a regular chicken dish, etc.) Some dishes had a ridiculous amount of garlic. Overrated.

Thank Jeremy V
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We came here on the search for authentic nice Lao food that seems to be rather rare in Vientiane these days. Well the place looks nice, not posh rather like a place to enjoy good authentic food. Service was ok, typical Lao somewhat cold friendliness...More

Thank susiki
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

It was our first meal in Vientiene and we arrived at this restaurant at 4pm. The proprietress, Vilaylac was friendly and welcoming. Needless to say we were the only ones there as it was neither lunch or dinner time but yet she was happy to...More

Thank JulieLimSY
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Don’t be put off by the little barking dog! After you pass this “little” obstacle, your reward is certain! The most delicious food we ate in Laos, with an incredible vegetarian menu. Try their Papaya Salad! The vegetarian version comes with sweet and sour eggplants...More

Thank lmeinking
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We’d been a bit disappointed in some of the local fare but Ban Vilaylac restored our faith. Small, a little cramped but very decent it is worth searching out. The green curry was particularly good. Seemed like a one woman show - pretty good fun!

Thank Martin O
Reviewed 18 November 2017

I came here 3 times during my 4 days stay in Vientiane. The food is fantastic and the owner Ms. Vilaylac Thepvongsa is a very open and friendly lady with a very good command of English. I met tourists and locals alike on my visits.

Thank newsjunkie404
Reviewed 7 November 2017

If you like Lao food, this restaurant is a good choice, especially for Mekong fish......the food is excellent, the seating is just basic but clean and the service is very good

Thank Gerd F
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We enjoyed it there. The food was really nice and by no means expensive. She may have been a bit short staffed that night and was doing all the cooking etc herself, so service was possibly a bit slow. Possibly a one off. We enjoyed...More

Thank 920ian1953
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Between Chou Anou Road and Rue Francois Ngin, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Prefecture  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 21 222 049
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