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Big Tree Cafe

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46 Ban Vat Nong | Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
856207776748
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice atmosphere in a beautifully landscaped prettily lit garden. Very good and varied food - Korean, Lao, Thai. The service was friendly and they didn't mind our small kids running around a bit. There is a photography gallery above the restaurant with superb photos of Lao life. We came here twice.

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Thank Mark B
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lunch and we were surprise of the quality and the huge range of food. The staff is friendly and efficient. The prices are reasonable compared to the quality. You could borrow a book. There is a nice garden. I saw the kitchen and it is very clean.

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Thank Choubis
London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont rely on the map for this one.The cafe overlooks the Mekong on the Kem Khong road ( i think thats right) and is not where the google map shows. That aside we had some good coffee and drinks in a very pretty garden with music that varied from 40' s music through Over the Rainbow , to some relaxing... More 

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Kolhapur, India
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of those rare places where you get food and culture combined. Mija who runs this restaurant is no doubt a Korean but she is versatile and believes in human relationships across the world. Attends personally to the guests, is interested and works towards philanthropy too along with her job of feeding the international guests. The sit outs... More 

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Thank mayurimgandhi
London, United Kingdom
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260 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classy joint: on the river front and fairly centrally placed. It has a gallery upstairs and some of the photographs are on display downstairs. There is a delightful green garden to one side. The inside space is very attractively decorated, in a relaxed casual artistic style. The service was efficient. The menu is "modern Korean", with influences... More 

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Thank Roland D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very reasonably priced food. Was served quickly and tastes better than expected for a café. Nice decor, too

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Thank Adam M
Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I popped in here after returning from a boat trip to see the caves. It was lovely! We sat outside with two gin and tonics, and some little nibbles. All for about 70,000K - pretty good! The gin & tonics were really nice as well. I wish we had tried more of the food, as it looked... More 

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Thank Emma L
Luang Prabang, Laos
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we love this place for everything from breakfast to dinner. if you are craving korean food this is the place to go. they also have great chicken and fish burgers which are a favorite of ours!

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Thank brad d
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had their version of vegetarian bibimbap. It was very tasty and fresh, but more like a cold salad style, not in the hot stone bowl. I liked that they gave you the spicy sauce separately so that you could make it as spicy as you wanted. There were so many delicious looking things on their menu, that I will... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The serving staff speaking really bad English. We had to wait 50 mins for our food when the restaurant was less than 20% full. The food when it came was far too salty (veg curry). The fish lab however was decent. There are many better places in town to eat. Avoid!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Cuisine
Cafe, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Ban Vat Nong | Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: 856207776748

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