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Joys Restaurant

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Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 255166575
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Wien
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were twice here and all dishes we had were great. Service is nice and quick. Sat outside on one of the two tables and enjoyed it. Sticky rice with mangos was delicious - shared one portion which is enough for two people. Free Wifi is fast! If you follow the instructions on trip advisor you will find this nice... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An authentically excellent experience for us to have our lunch here. Chef Joy took our orders, went in to cook, serves some dishes and we had a great time. The river weed we had came with a great chilli sauce that's right for it. The olam (stew) pork is great with rice, the Lao salad was best eaten with Joy's... More 

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Thank ahleongsan
Anchorage Alaska
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. Generous portions. Joy herself is a joy to be around. She was very personable and explained all the dishes. I would definitely eat here again.

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Thank fastawake
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic home-cooked food with a very down to earth feel. Definitely recommend for anyone travelling through Luang Prabang. On an intimate side street. The female chef came out to the street afterwards to thank us and ask how the meal was - She was very sweet & appreciative that we were sent to her on a personal recommendation.

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Thank Jessica G
Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Just came back from a delicious dinner at Joys restaurant-really a joy! We had seaweed as a "snack" - much better than potatoe crisps - and eggplant in tempura. Then the chicken larb and bamboo mushroom coconut chicken as main dishes. So nice! Lovely taste without being spicy, the taste of each ingredient fused together in a wonderful mix. The... More 

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Thank leenaleenaleena
London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

A very good Laos dinner cooked with local family. Good food with a very reasonable price. Don't forget to see the pictures on the wall. You will find a love story about this restaurant.

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Thank Italy1221
Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Good food served with a smile and accompanied by friendly conversation with the eponymous owner. The massaman curry was delicious.

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Thank HarrietSJ
Luang Prabang, Laos
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Upstairs there are a few nice rooms for rent. It is a great place for people who want to stay for weeks or months. Their food is good. Local come to eat here. There is a decent selection of books. The best thing about that it's a stones throw from the Mekong River and a short walk along the tree-shaded... More 

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Thank JohnGLearned
Hobart, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great food and friendly service. The best laap in Lp and interesting tastes.Away from main strip but well worth a visit.

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Thank anneliese95
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Joys is a wonderful small restaurant basically Joy's home. It's a very simple looking place with amazing photographs on the walls that her husband, Paul took. We ate a wonderful fish and garlic dish and the pork larb. The food was special, so fresh and probably in the top of our list of all the dishes we tried. The mango... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 255166575

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