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L'Elephant Restaurant

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Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 482
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Brig, Switzerland
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant located in the peninsula. They offer several menus, not only french food but also Laotian. We had french food and it was very good, and was very surprised by the quality. Would certainly come back to try again a different dish.

Thank Ricard_oya
Willows, Ca
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our party of 5 tried a different restaurant every night during our one week stay in LPG, and our expectations were admittedly high for the only French cuisine we found in the city. Sadly, all their entrees and side dishes were exceedingly average, except for the pumpkin soup and escargot which were very tasty. The service was fine, the place... More 

Thank arcodon
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for lunch - a great menu of western and laos food. Only drawback waters the slightly rude, non helpful waiters and many not being able to speak English making ordering very difficult. We enjoyed both western and lao dishes and very easy restaurant to get located between the Main Street and the river- highly recommend for lunch!

Thank sc207
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit in Luang Prabang! Amazing French style cuisine with local twists. We went back there twice in 3 days we enjoyed it so much!

Thank Aroudtheworld45789
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read the excellent reviews of this restaurant, so I was really looking forward to experiencing it directly. The location is excellent, the building is beautiful and the staff attentive. Unfortunately, the food was so disappointing. We had the Laos tasting menu, and it came so quickly and the chicken skewers and fish parcels were dry and over-salty, so... More 

Thank 28EC
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must eat at restaurant! Don't worry about the price it's worth it! Next time we will book for at least 2 out of 3 nights.

Thank SallyCmai
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were booked in here for lunch by our tour guide. Pleasant setting but even in November we were terribly hot as no air conditioning. We were given the choice of a set Laos menu or set French menu. We chose the first option which was reasonably good but not as good as we have had elsewhere in Luang Prabang.... More 

Thank Joanne K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the escargot and Frog legs. The escargot came out boiling in these small cups. It was the best escargot presentation. Frog legs were delicious. My Husband and I had Laos set menu and our friends did a la carte French dishes. Service, food and atmosphere was awesome. It was a great place to celebrate our friends birthday.... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to L'Elephant with not very high expectations. May be that's why we like it a lot. Good food, nice guys, very friendly, good wine, nice house, lots of people from all sides of the world. To repeat if someday in the future we will go again to Luang Prabang

Thank JCPinto
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61 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am still unsure of what made these French fries so good, but they were great! Service was great and staff was pleasant and aimed to please. The ravioli was stuffed with Laos mushrooms and was great. Portions are great since they allow you to choose medium or large for some items. Restroom was clean too!

Thank gkhe1980

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 252 482

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