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Utopia Restaurant and Bar

Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 20 23 881 771
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
08:00 - 23:30 Hours
Asian, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is so so cool, must check it out when in Luang Prabang! Decent food, although avoid the spring rolls if you're looking for the usual deep fried type! Great in the day and the night

Thank bethroyle
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The views from this bar are absolutely outstanding! There’s plenty seating areas, although it is usually busy. We got the satay chicken and chips, the chips were perfectly homemade and the satay chicken very tasty. It’s quite a bit more for food than other places...More

Thank hannahsaurus2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner's friend has literally raved about this place so we were keen to go there. While the other half loved it I was less enthusiastic. The location is fabulous and the view over the Khan river was superb. Unfortunately there was building work going...More

Thank Murray M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Filled with young (predominantly caucasian) backpackers lounging on cushions and mats that look (and smell) like they’ve not been washed for ages. Smokers will be happy to know they can light up anywhere. Food and drink were mediocre. they got one of our orders wrong...More

Thank eeshir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the location and great vibes but the oreo milkshake didn't taste of oreos and didn't look like there were any in the drink and the pizza was average at best.

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met up with friends here - amazing location right on the river. They offer great food at great prices! The beer was well priced too! We loved the atmosphere/vibe. It is open-air and most of the seating is on the floor on these cozy...More

Thank cryptotravelcouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with a lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff. We didn't eat but the food looked amazing and lots of others have recommended it. Lovely place any time of day. Perfect for all groups of people.

Thank Rhiannon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to hang out day or night! We did a yoga class there in the morning and stayed for breakfast and also went back in the evening for dinner and drinks! Friendly staff and very cool space!

Thank TessHannah16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice bar dedicated to backpackers so you can easily meet people. Calm place during the day, you can order soft drinks and food and just chill out on nice pillows next to the river :) WiFi available and nice staff. Get more crowded at...More

Thank LisonLMP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did not try the food or drinks but went for the morning yoga class. Beautiful pavilion overlooking the Mekong. Sensational experience practicing yoga (for all levels) with the sound of water and birds for a bargain price of usd4.5

Thank jesse a
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Pippa R
14 April 2018|
Response from Paige B | Reviewed this property |
I walked past Utopia Restaurant this morning and it said it was from the 14th-15th, but would re-open in the evening of the 16th
8 February 2018|
Response from Annemarie R | Reviewed this property |
I don’t work there. I am travelling too... however it’s every morning at 7:30am. Arrive earlier though to ensure you get a space. Enjoy
8 October 2015|
Response from RobFromUtopia | Property representative |
Yes, anyone is welcome anytime. We have had people of all ages enjoy our venue at many different times.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 0600, 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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