I have visited Lao PDR on 4 occasions.

  1. Vientiane (2012): tail end of a research trip to Cambodia
  2. Vientiane (2015): Workshop on Nutrition Policy (WHO mIssion)
  3. Vientiane (2016): fact-finding mission on Investment License Agreement (WHO mIssion)
  4. Vientiane (2016): fact-finding mission on Investment License Agreement (WHO mIssion)

“LAO” is the 3-letter abbreviation for the country within the United Nations system.  Although commonly referred to as “Laos” around the world, the government prefers “Lao People’s Democratic Republic” or “Lao PDR” in official communications.  

These commercial eating establishments in LAO, as featured on GMTD, are arranged geographically below, then listed alphabetically.  Some might no longer be in operation.

Venues in other countries can be accessed via the COUNTRIES index.


* recommended

** highly recommended


  1. 7-11 (6.067 Salmon Zosui)
  2. Amphone (6.066 Larb Moo)
  3. Bear Ton Mall Cake (6.146 Stir-Fried Pork with Basil)
  4. Côte d’Azur (6.147 Lao Spaghetti)
  5. Fuji (6.067 Salmon Zosui)
  6. Guru (6.067 Salmon Zosui)
  7. Khop Chai Deu [official] (5.170 A Deep-Fried Cricket)
  8. Korean Restaurant (3.271 Larb Gai)
  9. La Cave des Chateaux (5.171 Lamb Ribs in Cream Sauce)
  10. Majestic View Restaurant & Bar (Sengtawan Riverside Hotel) (3.271 Larb Gai)
  11. Thonglor Restaurant (6.064 Grilled Babyback Ribs)

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