Lao

4.6
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Pan-Asian
Taking its inspiration from the 1st millennium tribe that settled across Southeast Asia, LAO reflects the rich culinary traditions of the LAO people, heavily inspired by the natural beauty and intrinsic cuisine of Vietnam.

LAO aims to elevate traditional Vietnamese cuisine through Chef Mai's menu, fusing traditional cooking techniques with modern presentations developing unique flavors and sensory experiences.
LAO creates a truly unforgettable dining experience with both indoor and alfresco seating overlooking the hotel's central gardens. A spacious and creatively designed private dining room is available for intimate parties and dinners.Taking its inspiration from the 1st millennium tribe that settled across Southeast Asia, LAO reflects the rich culinary traditions of the LAO people, heavily inspired by the natural beauty and intrinsic cuisine of Vietnam.
What 17 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.4
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JU
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The vegan menu was really good with good prices as well. The portion size was bigger than we expected so accidentally ended up ordering a bit too much :)

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stayed at the Waldorf Astoria for a few nights so was convenient to eat here on our first evening. Food was fresh and tasty. Sashimi was so good to start with that we ordered a second. Red Thai chicken, beef tenderloin in black bean with side orders of broccoli, pak Choi and mixed vegetables. Definitely recommended.

M
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are staying in the Waldorf Astoria and have visited Lao three times this week it was so good. Everything perfection.

R
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

To me, the barometer of a great Viet restaurant is their pho, bun cha and spring rolls.
Everything we ordered was incredible except the pho and bun cha - both of which were the worst I've ever had. The disappointing broth of the pho was compensated wastefully by using wagyu beef when all you want is a comforting, slow boiled, authentic broth.
Otherwise, all other food items were above and beyond.
The crepes were spectacular, unlike anything I've had before.
The service was attentive but no intrusive.
Overall, I would go back, but would follow their advice on the showstopper dishes.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of mine and my wife’s favorite restaurants. Food is always excellent and the personal touch with the service is wonderful.

MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food decent but not spectacular. Quiet setting. Service very good.

C
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I am impressed with the food and the service. They even go to the extent of printing the message of "Happy Birthday" on their 1 page menu. I am really impressed with this extra mile, particularly the manager Ms Dwi.

J
Spain
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice waiters, perfect food and wine! I will def recommend and will eat there again when I am in Dubai

DH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great night. beef noodle salad starter was amazing.

LA
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waiters were very pleasant and the service was great. The food was really tasty and plenty to choose from, the atmosphere was relaxed which was perfect for us. I would definitely come here again.

OT
Munich
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Excellent food. We’re there during our stay at Waldorf Astoria several times. The food is sooooo good, same like the service. Regards

S
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue for business and personal occasion. The food, service and staff were amazing.

ED
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were staying at the hotel and were looking forward to tasting Lao - what a disappointment at all levels - service was slow although the restaurant was far from full, the food was at best very average - no taste, texture was not appealing - we were expecting something much more tasty and original - we were very disappointed

ES
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really authentic great food. We have travelled to Vietnam and picked all the dishes we enjoyed there from the menu. We will definitely go back!

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience1

Good food, plates where cold so made the main course go cold quickly, excellent service would go back but need to warm the plates up!

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Philip made great recommendations and his service was outstanding. Will request him when we go back. Tiger prawns are yummy too!

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Waiter was really professional - Philip