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Craters Bar & Restaurant

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Bar, Asian, Pub
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Phonsavan, Laos
020 780 5775
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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in town after the hellish 8 hour minibus ride from Luang Prabang. Headed straight to the main street, and after checking out a few menus of other restaurants, we settled on Craters. Good variety, very good prices and the owner was very efficient delivering freshly cooked meals. The ice cold beer lao dark was just the refreshing drink i... More 

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Thank Robert S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Craters is interesting for its use of bomb shells and other related memorabilia for decoration. The staff were friendly and helpful and I enjoyed sitting surrounded by war artefacts and watching the world go by. The food was good and filling.

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Thank ShotleyGate
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

International and Lao cuisine for enjoy! delicious soups and starters , tasty chicken and pork and cool beer. Easy location in the main road.

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Thank Emilia O
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had a reasonable meal with a good choice of local and international food. The owner spoke reasonable English.

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Thank Chris M
London, Hanoi, Vientiane, PdJ
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have had their Toast-set countless times and I never tire of it. A plate of fresh fruit salad, two slices of toast with butter and jam, tea or coffee. Excellent. I also recommend their vegetable pho', made with thin strips of pasta which wilt in the delicious hot broth. Their curried eggs baguette is also worth a try.

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Thank XIENGKHOUANG2009
Dirmstein, Germany
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Only had the coffee here...I had the hot lao coffee it was okay but I've had much better other places. My sister had an iced coffee she said it was fine but a bitter aftertaste. Can't really say anything about the food though...lonely planet recommends it.

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Thank chiaragloria
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Nice food, nice ambience and good value in centrally located position. Seems to be where the backpackers hang out

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Thank travelite4
Cambodia
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A great place for lunch. I have not eaten dinner here. A family run restaurant the owner is very friendly. Nice relaxed feel.

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Thank kiwikev45
Como, Italy
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184 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Cozy little restaurant with a friendly owner, this place offers a bit of everything - western, Lao, breakfast and Asian - at decent prices and with very good quality.

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Thank Alice F
Hermsdorf, Germany
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192 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Been here a couple of times for fruitshakes or a beer. Nice service and atmosphere. Haven't tried the food though. Located along the main tourist street.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Asian, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Phonsavan, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Xiangkhouang Province  >  Phonsavan
  • Phone Number: 020 780 5775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?