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Bangkok Restaurants

Vientiane Kitchen

Updated 03/14/2013

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This open-air restaurant, named for the capital of Laos, is set under thatched roofs and has a slightly gritty feel. You can opt for a table or traditional seating on floor mats around a low table. Lao cuisine is similar to northeastern Thai cuisine. Among the Thai-style standards offered here, like traditional grilled chicken, sticky rice, and som tam (spicy papaya salad), are a few riskier dishes like nam tok muu (waterfall pork), so named because it's hot enough to makes your eyes run like a waterfall (it's actually toned down quite a bit here). The frog soup and grilled duck beak are actually quite tasty, despite the strange images they conjure up. It's best to go with a group so you can try several dishes. Live Laotian music and dance add to the experience.

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8 Sukhumvit, Soi 36, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand

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Updated 03/14/2013


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Oct 19, 2005

Poor food, not clean and bad service!

Sorry I had read that this place was meant to be good. It was awful. I can put up with quaint Thai settings with dogs lying around if the food is good, but this was completely over priced and aimed at ripping off tourists. Everything on the menu was spicy and there were no warnings if you do not like spice.

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