Kualao is a long established restaurant in the centre of Vientiane, famous for both the quality of its food as well as its stunning appearance. Set in a classic yellow-washed colonial mansion, Kualao is one of the most easily recognizable restaurants in the capital.
The quintessentially Laotian theme hasn’t been spared for the exterior; everything from the attire of the servers to the decor – as well as a daily performance from the National Dance Troupe – all makes Kualao feel a bit like a Laos tourism promo-op. The menu is full of big flavors and exotic colors, with the likes of Som Tam (papaya salad), deep-fried Mekong River fish, spring rolls, and handmade Laotian sausage all topping the list of recommendations. Try to arrive early or call in advance (and ask to be seated near the dance show) to avoid disappointment.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:30
Location: 141 Samsenthai Road (Centrally Located)
Tel: 856-21-215 777
Price Range: Moderate