Soukvimarn Original Lao Foods has been in business since 1991, and offers a wide variety of typical local plates including pork, beef and fish dishes; you can have these meats grilled, roasted or steamed. This is the top spot in which to try all the traditional Laos favorites; check out their website where you can find the English translations for all the dishes, a useful function and something which is guaranteed to make you hungry.
133 Chanthakhoummarn Rd, Chanthabouly district, Vientiane, Laos, +856 21 214 441
With a substantial colonial past, French cuisine is unsurprisingly a big part of the food scene in Vientiane. Situated near Wat Ong Teu temple and Wat Mixai temple, La Signature is one the many French restaurants in the city. Set within the Ansara Hotel, the establishment serves quality French food and desserts, including freshly baked, aromatic bread which is unmissable. This is a top spot in which to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner, and guests can choose to dine indoors on the roof terrace or in the middle of the beautiful garden.
Any food hunt in Vientiane is not complete until you visit local favorite Niku O yakiniku. This vibrant spot serves sushi, Japanese hot pot and barbecue in a buffet style, all of which is flavorful and moreish. This may not be the most authentic Japanese cuisine you will ever have, but it is what the locals in the city love, and it is a must-try when traveling in Vientiane.