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Bamboo Lounge

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Main Street | The Green Building, Luang Namtha LNT, Laos
+856 20 55 680 031
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07:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:30
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you have been in a South East Asia for a while and are missing western food, stop here! I thoroughly enjoyed my Spanish style wrap with fresh ingredients. The BLT was thoroughly enjoyed by my partner. All washed down with a cold glass of beer. Comfortable seating which makes a welcome change from tiny plastic chairs. Dinner was fantastic... More 

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Thank Stephen N
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to volunteer at Bamboo Lounge last May, and I can honestly say every single thing I tried while working there was delicious!! All of the ingredients are fresh - including the CHEESE!!! Great pizza, great pastas, great breakfast foods. By eating here, you are supporting an amazing cause and helping individuals from rural ethnic areas improve... More 

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Thank Lyndsay M
Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quality of the food was outstanding, I was very pleased with my veggie big breakfast and found it to be good value for money. This is a training restaurant that supports local schools and the staff come from rural ethnic minority tribes to learn English and cooking skills. They also make a point of being environmentally friendly and provide free... More 

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stopped by for a beer, so I cannot comment on the food. But there is a proper Pizza oven which suggests that things are cooked well. it is very comfortable and informal, with lots of plants.. which make for a good good feeling. Staff seemed very competent and friendly.

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Thank afsl0nd0n
Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have so much to offer in the menu. And it's sooooooo tasty! There are so nice and fanny staff :)

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Thank yifat_92
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Really good food with a lot of choice : pizza, pasta, sandwich, risotto, burrito, all are tasty! Nice local people, quiet and lovely place

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Thank Cams1206
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious homemade bread , and very good burritos . The place has also a caritative purpose which is to help Laos people to learn English and find a job . Definitively a place to go

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Thank Catherine R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food and very nice staff. The bread was amazing, and meals are affordable. A must go in Luang nam tha!

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Thank Ally M
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were surprised to find such a fantastic restaurant in the tiny town of Luang Namtha. The pizza was excellent, risotto was great, and the big breakfast became our morning staple. We enjoyed everything we tried. Coffee was good. Internet was the fastest we had in Laos. The staff were attentive and very friendly and are all learning English. One... More 

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Thank WanderingSimon
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Poor service despite advertising "western restaurant" with "western service." Don't expect them to take care of you even though their prices may suggest stellar western service. Food isn't bad though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:30
Monday
07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:30
Thursday
07:00 - 23:30
Friday
07:00 - 23:30
Saturday
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | The Green Building, Luang Namtha LNT, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Namtha Province  >  Luang Namtha
  • Phone Number: +856 20 55 680 031
Description
We use authentic delicious western food to empower the local community. Food you're craving from home with a combination of fresh local ingredients and imported specials such as real cheese, bacon, olives from our nearest supermarket 7 hours and an international border crossing away. We have woodfired pizzas, Italian pastas and risottos, big breakfasts, awesome sandwiches, real espresso and top notch cocktails. All our staff are local ethnic minority people with no prior English language, food preparation or customer service skills. They come to work with us to learn English and how to work in the hospitality industry. Our profit is donated to the Luang Namtha Books In Schools program to increase the number of textbooks in the local schools from the current 1 per 3 students to everyone having their own set of textbooks. So far we've donated over 2,800 textbooks to local students. Come in to our training restaurant to help us support northern Laos!

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