“Situated in a former old colonial building, now renovated to restore its former glory, Le Calao is a stunning new venue in Luang Prabang for lovers of Laotian fine dining, with majestic views overlooking the Mekong River.”,
Kim, the discoverer.
Air ConditioningAir Conditioning
Champagne TaittingerChampagne Taittinger
Indoor DiningIndoor Dining
Outdoor DiningOutdoor Dining

Restaurant Description

The building that now hosts Le Calao restaurant was originally built in 1904 by a Chinese trader from Macau, for use as a private abode. A unique structure to Laos, it was created using Portuguese architectural details during the French Colonial Period. By the 1990s, the abandoned building had fallen into a derelict condition and was almost destroyed. In 1995 when Luang Prabang was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the former house, now called Le Calao Restaurant, was registered as one of the city's World Heritage buildings. Le Calao offers a top quality Laotian, ethnic and international dishes, but with a signature focus on Laotian cuisine.

The Chef & His Brigade

Chef KhamphaengChef Khamphaeng
“Born in Chomphet district of Luang Prabang province, Chef Khamphaeng earned his stripes as a chef during his time working in Bangkok, where he specialised in the intricacies of traditional Thai cuisine and seafood between 1996-2001. Chef Khamphaeng returned to his home city of Luang Prabang in 2002, to work for the highly regarded French/Laotian restaurant, L’Elephant.
Chef Khamphaeng has now taken his passion for food to the riverside at the newly opened Le Calao. He is dedicated to sourcing local ingredients and sharing his delight for the old-world dishes shared down through the generations of families across Lao.”

Welcome to Luang Prabang

Encircled by verdant foliage and mountains, at the confluence of two rivers in north-central Laos, Luang Prabang is the heart and pride of Lao culture. Previously the capital of the first Lao kingdom, temples, pagodas, Lao wooden houses and French colonial buildings form the backdrop of this designated UNESCO World Heritage city. A feast for the eyes, hundreds of monks donning saffron coloured robes roam about on the quiet streets. Wondrous aromas of freshly cooked food and the sweet smell of frangipani trees float through the air. Celebrating life, the local people’s distinctive culture includes traditional dancing, music, and special occasions held throughout the year. The colourful stalls at the outdoor Night Market held nightly offer another glimpse at indigenous culture.

Most of Luang Prabang can be explored on foot or on a bicycle. Spiritual encounters can be found at Luang Prabang’s most beautiful temple Wat Xieng Thong, Vat Visoun, Vat Phousi, and Vat Mai. A slow boat ride down the Mekong River to explore the famous Pak Ou Caves and witness local village life is highly recommended. Sense the calm antiquity in one of Southeast Asia’s most atmospheric cities.

Useful Information

Opening time:
10.00 – 22.00

Annual closing:

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Currency accepted: USD, LAK
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:    
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Facing the Mekong, nearly at the end of the peninsula – old town.

Unit 05, House Number 098, Ounkham Rd, Phonheung - Luangprabang
ທີ່ຢູ່ ຮ້ານອາຫານ ກາລາວ: ຕັ້ງຢູ່ ບ້ານໂພນເຮືອງ, ໜ່ວຍ 05, ເຮືອນເລກທີ 098 ຖະໜົນ ອຸ່ນຄຳ, ເມືອງ ຫຼວງພະບາງ, ແຂວງ ຫຼວງພະບາງ, 06000 , Lao Peoples Republic


Time & Weather

Current Temperature

20° C

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Local Time

8:24 am