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Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 253 489
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

It was nice to spend time here to have a quick lunch or dinner. If you are a traveler in town and looking for a nice experience on Laos food and Laos traditional, head to the second floor where they will have traditional performance.

Thank linktolinh
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant in old town first evening of our stay in Luang Prabang. Pleasant experience. Good service. Delicious nicely built Japanese set. We had small ones and was enough (65k). Upstaires was dance performance and it's music was entertaining background music for dinner

Thank Vesa A
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Even if we knew that it was a tourist trap, we decided to try it out. The pros: the Japanese owner friendly (business oriented), staff OK and the performance was OK too. The cons: location and the food. We tried both the japanese set and...More

1  Thank swede02
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a charming experience at Sonphao. The owner Shingo helped to ensure all my questions were answered as I asked numerous questions regard how different dishes were prepared. The staff are very friendly and are well trained in how to deal with guests. The...More

1  Thank Elaine F
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were taken to this restaurant by our guide. Lunch was a set meal. Absolutely delicious ; one of the best meals of our holiday. We went back on our own the next day. Charming, helpful and attentive proprietor.

1  Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were here with a big group, as part of a big Southeast-Asia roundtrip. The food in this restaurant was the best ever according to the group members.. and me :) Nice service, cute dancers, and delicious food!!!!

Thank Sz B
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This visit was part of a pre arranged tour. The food we got was lovely in the form of a platter of mixed dishes. The portions were pretty large and the service was excellent. Well worth a visit and a Japanese couple were eating there...More

Thank leginxxStAlbans
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We had a front row table and had a wonderful view of the show. Traditional Lao musicians played and there were about 6 different set pieces with costume changes. We had a set meal but you can eat A la Carte with a separate price...More

1  Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were walking and heard the music coming from the windows and decided to check it out. The owner is Japanese and is very friendly and helpful. There is a choice of Lao ordinary, Lao vegetarian and Japanese set tasting menus as well as a...More

Thank Arunk45
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Great Japanese restaurant hidden just one block from main street. Lao or Japanese plates are both great.

Thank Mr_Pasi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 253 489
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Sonphao restaurant in front of Choumkhong temple specializes in Laotian and Japanese food. They also offer daily cultural dinner show.(Admission Fee : 40,000k)
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