Pakse Restaurants

  • Ice cream at Ketmany
    Ice cream at Ketmany
    by DSwede
  • Pakal Paneer & chicken Tikal masala
    Pakal Paneer & chicken Tikal masala
    by DSwede
  • Noodles and iced coffee
    Noodles and iced coffee
    by DSwede

Most Recent Restaurants in Pakse

  • DSwede's Profile Photo

    Nazim Indian restaurant: Cheap but good Indian

    by DSwede Updated Nov 4, 2012

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Pakal Paneer & chicken Tikal masala

    Most people who read the Lonely Planet may opt to go to Jasmine's across the street, but Nazim's (chain restaurant) is a good choice. There is indoor and outdoor sidewalk seating. The portions are decent and the quality is good. Price is relatively cheap too.

    UPDATE: Nov 2012, if you read the comment to this tip, it has been noted that the restaurant has changed locations and therefore also clientele, kitchen and quality. It may need a little improvements.

    Favorite Dish: Had Pakal Paneer, chicken Tikal masala, padak masala. All about 8,000~10,000 kip each.

    Was this review helpful?

  • L Panorama: Stay at the hotel, but don't eat at the restaurant

    by jlande Written Nov 4, 2012

    Whilst visiting Pakse we stayed at the Pakse Hotel and although we can recommend the hotel, we cannot recommend its roof-top restaurant. The view was quite lovely and as such the restaurant lives up to its name, but that's where the magic ended. The waiter forgot our drinks order and our entree. When we politely reminded him, he accused us of not making the order. My main-course was chicken Larb, which was loaded with chilli but no spice and was therefore quite unpleasant. My fiance had pork strips and noodles in a peanut cream sauce, however, the pork was over-cooked and rock hard, and the peanut sauce had been forgotten. Consequently, we didn't stay for dessert.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Nazim Restaurant: Not a good choice

    by jlande Written Nov 4, 2012

    My fiance and I have just returned from Laos and we enjoyed every minute. Whilst we were in Pakse, we ate at Nazim based on the reviews, but we were sadly disappointed. Nazim is no longer located on the main street, it is now in a side street which has dramatically reduced their clientele and the quality of the food as a consequence. Most of the menu selections were unavailable due to a lack of supplies and the meal which we received was not an authentic indian dish, but rather, something thrown together by the chef with what was available. My recommendation would be to think twice before eating there as there are likely to be better options on the main street and the waterfront.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Jaidee Bar and Restaurant: Great asian dishes and real Italian chef

    by Jaideepakse Written Nov 24, 2011

    In an environment with soft background music chil out I had the chance to taste delicious Italian cuisine prepared by Italian hands alternating with plates of the place,
    all accompanied by good service and a family atmosphere where all kinds of information about the area is immediately paid, also confronted the bus to arrive and depart for Vientiane and a few meters from the Mekong is very easy to reach

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Bolaven Cafe: Great coffee, warmest hospitality

    by jwrenatw Updated Jun 9, 2011

    Bolaven Cafe opened in 2011. It's run by the lovely Mama Tan and her passion for coffee, food and people shows! She'll make you feel like one of her own kids the moment you walk through the door (she'll feed you like you're one of her own too - some how free pastry samples kept appearing on our table! :-) ).

    The cafe is modern, clean, cool, with free wifi. The coffee is great - home brewed from beans from her own organic farms on the Bolaven plateau! The menu is small but covers all the basics and the portions are generous. The Lao waitstaff are all really sweet - the most friendly service we've experienced in Pakse.

    Favorite Dish: This was our regular for breakfast while we were in Pakse. Everything we tried from the breakfast menu was great. The banana muffins are awesome. The iced mocha is a meal/dessert all on it's own - like an amazing, frosty chocolate mousse you can drink!

    Was this review helpful?

  • DSwede's Profile Photo

    "no name": Great streetside diner

    by DSwede Updated Sep 8, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Noodles and iced coffee

    This little restaurant is the outside seating area of a grocery and general store. The food is made right next to you on an outdoor stove. The portions are quite large and the quality is good. Ate here a few times and enjoyed it every time.

    If you want a snack for later, the baguette vendor just to the side makes wonderful sandwiches that you can take to-go and eat later.

    Favorite Dish: Served delicious fried egg noodle and pork for 15,000 kip

    Was this review helpful?

  • DSwede's Profile Photo

    Ketmany Restaurant: Possibly the only ice cream not on a stick

    by DSwede Written Oct 26, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Ice cream at Ketmany

    Spending too much time in the tropical heat, I often find myself craving something to cool me down. Ice cream usually does the trick. However, ice cream in Laos is not always easy to find, let alone the kind that is not served on a stick...

    open 6:30am to 11:00pm

    Favorite Dish: The restaurant has a normal food menu, but serves ice cream. They have chocolate, served with chocolate sauce, strawberry served with strawberry sauce, etc... two scoops in each serving (12,000 kip)

    Was this review helpful?

  • Fakfak's Profile Photo

    Paksé Hotel Rooftop Restaurant "Le Panorama": Good for sundowners

    by Fakfak Updated Feb 19, 2009
    Sunset view from Pakse Hotel Rooftop

    Smart and relaxed open-air restaurant. Just go in the hotel and upstairs. Wide range of food and you can watch the cook preparing your meal, or just have a beerlao or two. Very polite and friendly staff. More expensive than a foodstall, but look at the sunset!

    Favorite Dish: Beerlao.

    Was this review helpful?

  • picek's Profile Photo

    Nazim: samosas and stuffs

    by picek Written Apr 9, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    They had great choice of food, nice cooked and good service. Good choice for vegetarian after you get tired of fried rice with vegetable or noodle soup. Cheap restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: Aloo tomato curry, pineapple shake, lime juice, vegetarian samosas

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • pattayaraj's Profile Photo

    Pengky: Noodle shop

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 1, 2006
    shop

    I got a recommendation from one guide book on this noodle shop. Yes!! It's delicious and fresh noodle in Chinese style. But the shop was so dirty with tissue papers and bad condition. It's a contrast between delicious and clean.

    Favorite Dish: Yellow noodle in Chinese style.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • pattayaraj's Profile Photo

    Sedone restaurant: Sedone restaurant

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 1, 2006
    restaurant

    I found this restaurant just 2 minutes walked from the hotel. At first,I went for Dinner and the food was delicious so I went again in the Morning. The restaurant offers a-la-carte menu both Laos and Thai food,also Breakfast menu.

    Favorite Dish: My fav dish here 's fried rice.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • pattayaraj's Profile Photo

    Nang Som Hmay restaurant: Nang Som Hmay restaurant

    by pattayaraj Updated Jun 1, 2006
    restaurant

    This restaurant 's just opposite the hotel where stayed and it seems to be an old one in Pakse. I 've tried Pho which was ok but came with big bowl which I cannot finished it. The restaurant also offers a-la-cart menu.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Yaletown's Profile Photo

    May Kham Restaurant: Indoor eatin'

    by Yaletown Written May 28, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We were the only ones in the restaurant and they were out of sticky rice. But they said no problem and someone went outside got on a bike and went and got some sticky rice. We can't have a meal without sticky rice, what would be the point (I love sticky rice). Another interesting note came when my sister ordered orange juice. They seems surprised and warned us that it would cost $1, we were wondering why they warned us but it turns out it was just because $1 is a lot of money. We then watched them make the orange juice as one of the workers manually squeezed several oranges by hand. Yes it was freshly squeezed orange juice for $1. We thought about ordering another one but decided against it as it appeared to be a lot of work

    The food was good and the prices average or above for Pakse (cheap by our standards though).

    Was this review helpful?

  • Yaletown's Profile Photo

    Xuan Mai (I think): Cheap food

    by Yaletown Written May 28, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is a little Vietnamese/Lao place. We had pho and some other items. The price is very reasonable and it is right by our hotel (Pakse Hotel).

    Favorite Dish: Pho.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Pakse

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

96 travelers online now

Comments

Pakse Restaurants

Reviews and photos of Pakse restaurants posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Pakse sightseeing.

View all Pakse hotels