• Amphone, Vientiane (tel. 021/212-489): At Amphone, local dishes from Vientiane are artfully prepared. If you're looking for a Lao culinary adventure, this is it.
  • The Cote d'Azur Pizzeria, Vientiane (tel. 021/217-252): This excellent restaurant is deceptively called a pizzeria. It is, more accurately, a riverfront restaurant serving the finest French provincial cuisine.
  • La Cave des Chateaux, Luang Prabang (tel. 071/212-100): La Cave des Chateaux is effortlessly elegant. It has a lovely setting overlooking the Mekong River, with superb traditional French food.
  • The Tamarind CafĂ©, Luang Prabang (tel. 020/777-0484): Come here for light breakfasts and lunches, and a range of Lao delicacies. They've just begun offering cooking classes, too.
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  • Vieng Kheam Khong, Luang Prabang (tel. 071/212-726): This is one of a number of great riverside restaurants in this most beautiful of cities. Try the Luang Prabang sausage.
  • The Dao Savanh, Savannakhett (tel. 041/260-888): Housed in a converted villa in the crumbling remnants of the old French quarter, the beautiful architecture complements the excellence of the food.
  • Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.