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Utopia Restaurant and Bar

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Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 20 23 881 771
08:00 - 23:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere of this place is fantastic. We brought a group of students here to relax and have lunch. We stayed hours. Great range of food with many options. Great place to just chill.

Thank Lisa255118
Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Utopia is the "go-to" nightlife spot for tourists in LP. Everyone seems to head there at night, and for good reason: it has a very cool vibe, lots of scenic seating, and a comprehensive drinks menu. It is, therefore, pricey--especially considering you can get a bottle of Lao whiskey from a convenience store for 10,000 kip. I would recommend pregaming,... More 

Thank Russell B
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's quite special place. We only had beers but it was very nice place to chill. The service was nice and we read that the staff is encouraged to be kind for the customers that is something not so common in many places around there.

Thank Ilkka T
Chengdu, China
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent only trhee days in Luang Prabang but we manage to go and go back to Utopia twice during our stay. On our first night we appreciated the cosy atmosphere of the bar and open garden on the river front, and on our last day, we avoided on purpose to book more activities just to hang out there during... More 

Thank mermaidcindy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Listen, lets just call Utopia what it is - overrated. Theres nothing special about this place, although I get the allure for tourists, you have to make your way past a couple winding streets to eventually reach the place - an experience in itself to people new to SEA. The atmosphere is lame and one dimensional; backpackers with their cliche... More 

Thank Gravitionalforce
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This seems to be the place to go in LB, really cool and chilled out. Access is down a small windy narrow lame which is well signposted. It has a good view of the river if your say out in the veranda, it it is well decorated inside if now. All the tables are low, about a foot of the... More 

Thank John Gerard A
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Utopia is very famous and unique place. Now I am on the really dirty mat. If i were try find hotel, it feels like awful place. But I had really nice nap. Chilled bear and tasty pizza made me satisfied even quite pricy.

Thank 성진 방
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little spot, very relaxed and laying on the balcony is a great way to end a day exploring. The cocktails were good, and the burgers were delish! I did make the effort to book online for one of our visits (as there were 7 of us) and there was a great online booking system, but when... More 

Thank Lindles_88
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Utopia is gorgeous! Chill sofas all over the floors, candles, amazing interior design or you can sit outside overlooking the Mekong. A great place to go during the day solo if you just want to unwind or with friends for a couple of drinks in the evening. Good wifi and option to charge your phone - if you have a... More 

Thank c d
San Ramon, California
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar/restaurant really has a very unique chill vibe. It's location along the river provides a nice backdrop to the floor pads and mats they provide for lounging along with more conventional chairs and tables and everything in between. The ambiance is what sets this place apart. Its a great place to go if you feel like a mixed drink... More 

Thank Ed B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Asian, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 20 23 881 771
Come and enjoy relaxing views overlooking the river. We have tropical gardens, river view yoga deck, tiki huts, beach volleyball courts, relaxing thai cushions, sofas, and bar stools. This is a place to come and relax. Enjoy food, drinks, and meet interesting people. Utopia is Zen by Day, Groovy by Night. Every evening we are by far the busiest place in the city. Utopia is a very special and unique place, and our typical customers will come back every day!! Don't wait until your last day to find Utopia.

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