We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews



Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Reviews (145)
Filter reviews
112 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
See what travellers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 9 February 2020

Local place, local clientele. I had Laotian dishes which was good. Given that there are not much options around here, I would recommend this for a simple meal.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 10 December 2019

This place serve some good dishes, you can either order a western meal or some Laos food,the dishes we tried was good and tasty.and to a good price also.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We wanted an early brekkie and couldn't wait for Cranky Ts to open so we went here. I had the American Breakfast, it was so bad even the stray dogs I later offer my sausages to refused them! cold baked beans.....it was just hideous. Go...across the road to Cranky Ts it is fabulous!More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a unexploded ordinance theme. There are bomb casings out front and the walls are decorated with hand grenades, guns and other weapons from the Vietnam War era, when Johnson and Nixon destroyed Xieng Khoung province with their Secret War on Laos. The...restaurant shows a video about the UXO problem at 7:30 pm each evening, which is worthwhile. The food is less impressive, or at least more uneven. The tom yam soup was good but the burger was decidedly average. Perhaps the Asian food is a better bet than the Western fare. Also, the drinks are a bit on the small side. Still, at least it has character.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is a quirky spot with decent food and nice staff. They regularly screen documentaries about the Secret War in Laos (the bombing campaign), so it’s a good chance to learn about the history and problems facing the area. The cluster bomb shells as décor...are sad, but interesting.More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I ate a late lunch/early dinner here after our bus trip from Luang Prabang. We visited around 4:30 and were the only ones there. We sat outside and watched peak hour Phonsavan life. We ordered spring rolls (fried) for 24,000 kip (AUD$3.75)...and pho for 15,000 kip (AUD$2.30). Soft drinks were 6,000 kip (AUD$.90). Pho was the standout. Overall we were happy with the meal and would recommend. I've seen some of the reviews have been critical of the food, but these all seem to burgers/pastas. So perhaps stick to the Asian/local offering.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

What this restaurant is obviously famous for is the theme and the decor. During the 60ies and 70ies, millions of bombs we dropped on Laos. Many of them did not explode and are still found and removed every day. The craters restaurant is lined with...bomb shells and other interesting war remnants. Definitely fascinating. The food on the other hand was not amazing. Spaghetti sauce was very sweet and the beef ultra-thin. We were the only customers and had to go find staff to pay our bill. Overall, an ok visit. I certainly will remember the bombs and war themed decor, but probably not for the food.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had a few hours to kill before my night bus back to Luang Prabang so just relaxed on the porch here and enjoyed a few beers and Thai food. Started with the satay which was tasty, pretty hard to mess this up though. Later had...a bowl of Tom Yum, spelled Tom Yam in this country(?). This is one of my favorite dishes so know what it is and there's was pretty good. Wouldn't hesitate to eat here again.More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend this place at all! The only good thing was the Gin & Tonic! The Burger was awful! The meat on the burger could not be identified as such- i don't know what the heck they did with it! Pathetic, sorry!

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Ate breakfast here a couple of times during our stay in Phonsavan, the service was prompt and the food came out swiftly. We ordered Western style food such as an omelette and an egg burger! Some of the choices include tea or coffee, so you...can get decent value. The defused UXO also makes an interesting picture or two whilst you wait for your order to arrive!More

Date of visit: March 2017
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Chittavanh Hotel
12 reviews
.28 km away
Sipanya Guest House
11 reviews
.48 km away
Favanhmai Hotel
28 reviews
.62 km away
Phouviengkham Resort
20 reviews
.84 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Cranky-T Cafe and Bar
139 reviews
.05 km away
Lao Falang Restaurant
192 reviews
.14 km away
Nisha Restaurant
184 reviews
.21 km away
Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar
261 reviews
.22 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
The Plain of Jars
638 reviews
7.15 km away
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre
141 reviews
.17 km away
Quality of Life Association Uxo Survivor Information Centre & Village Shop
83 reviews
.03 km away
Tours by Group
27 reviews
3.90 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Craters Bar & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Craters Bar & Restaurant

Craters Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5