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Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar

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Number 73 Unit 5, Phonsavan 735, Laos (Formerly Bamboozle!)
+856 20 28 577 275
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17:00 - 22:30
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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Warm and friendly staff. A relaxed atmosphere. Great food that is reasonabley priced, as are the drinks. English speaking staff.

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Thank Dave J
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a burger here for dinner one night. The burger itself is kinda small (but good) and it comes with some French fries. It was fine but it also wasn't spectacular, hence the 3 stars

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Thank Tim R
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Tim R, Thanks very much for the review. I'm glad that you found the burger to be good. Our burger patties are always 1/4 pounds but we use a burger press to make the patties compact (so it's more the weight than the size that should be a consideration). I would also suspect we are one of the only... More 

Cambodia
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be the best restaurant in town. Great food, relaxed atmosphere, reasonable prices good service. What more could I say?

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Thank kiwikev45
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear kiwikev, Thank you so much for your great review! All the very best for your onward journey and hopefully see you again in the not-too-distant future! Best regards, Bamboozle More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bamboozle definitely has the best pizza in Phonsavan. They also have great Asia specialties. The owner goes to the market daily so everything is really fresh and delicious. I highly recommend it!

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Thank Nancy R
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Nancy, Thank you so much for your wonderful view! It's been a pleasure to get to know you and Mark over the last year and you will be a big miss to Phonsavan! All the very best for your forthcoming adventures. Best regards, Bamboozle More 

Vientiane, Laos
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and an often lively atmosphere with a great play-list brings in all the local expats for good drinks and comfort food. The cocktails are good, especially the caiparoska!

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Thank umalemusan
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review - it's very much appreciated! Glad you found the staff to be friendly, the atmosphere to your liking and food and drink to be of a good standard. Thanks also for your compliments on our caiparoska - we are forever indebted to an experienced caiparoska drinker for helping us create that particular cocktail... More 

Hermsdorf, Germany
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134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Food and service is excellent. The place is always packed around dinner time. Good location and easy to find.

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Thank oggse
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear oggse, Thank you so much for the great review! Delighted that you enjoyed the food and service. Yes we're indeed getting busier again coming into a new visitor season! Safe travels, Bamboozle More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here after traveling to phonsavan at our first night. Def going second time cause food was great ! Staff speaks english wich is nice!

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Thank Joni T
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Joni T, Thank you so much for your review! Glad you enjoyed the burger and beer enough to come back for a second night ;-) Safe Travels, Bamboozle Management More 

Cartagena, Colombia
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142 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There is not a great deal of choice in Phonsavan, so easy to see why this modest restaurant with simple decor tops the Trip Advisor List. The food is good without raving about it.Waiters were barely able to communicate in English.

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Thank Viktor S
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Viktor S, Thank you very much for your review. I'm very glad you enjoyed our food! Our waiters' English is quite good for Phonsavan but they may occasionally get 'stumped' by an uncommon question. We do, however, have other English speakers on hand - myself included - so we can usually answer most queries where necessary. Safe travels, Bamboozle... More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The only reastaurant in Phonsavan where we wanted to eat! Staff that speaks english, great location, good food. Might be a bit overpriced for certain dishes, but it was the atmosphere that got us to return there. Sooooo calm and comfy.

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Thank Neza R
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Neza R, Thank you so much for your great review! Glad you enjoyed the food and delighted that you found our restaurant 'calm and comfy' - a great compliment ;-) Safe travels, Bamboozle Management More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

There are not a lot of choices in this town, but this is located centrally and both food and service were good. Prices comparable to other places in Laos. Would visit again.

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Thank Sue H
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thanks very much for your review. Much appreciated! Safe travels, Bamboozle Management More 

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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
Cuisine
Bar, European, Asian, International, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Number 73 Unit 5, Phonsavan 735, Laos (Formerly Bamboozle!)
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Xiangkhouang Province  >  Phonsavan
  • Phone Number: +856 20 28 577 275
Description
Catering for both travellers and locals in Phonsavan, 'Bamboozle' is a bamboo-themed restaurant and bar, with a range of both International and Asian dishes, as well as a wide selection of drinks. Specialties at Bamboozle include goat cheese dishes, cream of pumpkin soup, vegetable tempura, tofu laab, homemade 12-inch pizzas and "The best burger around". Drinks include a range of ice cold beers, spirits, cocktails and house wines. In mulberry season, we have our popular mulberry shakes, mojitos, teas and wines. We have free and fast wifi, local gifts for sale, local info and occasional live acoustic music. Open daily from 5.00pm to 10.30pm.

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