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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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Island of Malta, Malta
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160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

I was very disappointed with our dinner.The food was mediocre and service undistinguishing.It didnt befit this beautiful city.Highly diappointing.It wasnt poor but "average" and it was described to me as one of the best in town.....

Thank markwlugano
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

Recmmended by our guide as was the blue lagoon. One of the best fish course i have tasted.namely Perch. Well cooked well presented nice surrounds good staff reasonbly priced ice cold beer what bmore could you ask for. recommended

Thank bobcop_12
Perth Australia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

We had a great evening at this charming French restaurant in a quiet side street in beautiful LP. Excellent food and great service. Best to book, and make sure you sit on the terrace under the cooling breeze of the ceiling fans. Pricey for LP, but very reasonable compared to western prices and well worth it. Excellent wine list and... More 

Thank Freoman
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

We were taken here for lunch as part of our package and were delighted with the result. Menu includes both local cuisine and a 'French Style' menu. We went for the French and were not disappointed. Not sure about food prices as it was part of our package but drinks were not overly expensive and there was a comprehensive wine... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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1,255 reviews
463 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 572 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

This is a nice colonial building with a good french menu. They have many imported items on the menu. We tried the venison terrine and it was good. The carrot salad came with delicately cut oranges and tasted good. However, this place is surely over priced. The beer Lao which costs Kip 15000 in other restaurants is kip 30000 here... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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368 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Ok, so the waiters aren't but the food certainly is. We celebrated our anniversary at Elephant after a 2 day excursion visiting an elephant sanctuary in the area - very cool experience by the way (look up ECC). My wife enjoyed a tomato salad followed by perch fish in a light seasoned sauce. I went with the buffalo stew with... More 

Thank gammish
Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

* Like - it is open a bit later than the other restaurants * Service - courteous * Price - Pricey but food served is just a little more than average (my personal opinion) * Ambiance - crowded and not so cozy

1 Thank I-benget
Burnley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Surprised to find a restaurant of this quality in Laos. Was very busy on the night we went but the service was not affected. The choice of food ( French or Laos ) was very varied, we chose French and had a delicious meal. Drinks reasonably priced for the standard of dining. Recommended for a treat.

Thank AlwaysAClaret
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137 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

Although Laos is well known of French food, to be frank, I didn't expect much when I was walking into this restaurant. And I had not done many homework on food at all, I have no idea that it was recommended as the "best" one,until I'm reading some former reviews now...Therefore I guess I can say it is really impressive... More 

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52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Vegan alternatives are almost impossible in most good restaurants, but L'Elephant is just fantastic in this regard. Go there for the veggie spread and the great wine selection.

Thank Sub_maya_hai

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?