Where and What to Eat in Bokeo
Decent restaurants serving local food and simple western dishes can easily found along the Mekong River. Several of them offer outdoor seating with big patios overlooking the river.
One of their highlights is Lao-style barbecue, a tasty do-it-yourself menu with meats and veggies grilled and stewed by the customers themselves with combinations like Japanese Shabu-Shabu and Korean BBQ. Most of the guesthouses also have menus at reasonable prices.
Situated on the banks of the Mekong, and opposite the Post Office on the main street. Another good food place, serving Lao meals and service with a smile. A favourite with budget travellers.
Khem Khong Restaurant
This riverside restaurant provides wooden tables under a thatched roof that overlooks the Mekong. The restaurant makes decent fried rice, fried noodles, and some other basic dishes at reasonable prices. Khem Khong Restaurant is located near the Immigration Office and the ferry pier.
A restaurant operating under the same roof as Manirath guesthouse. The restaurant is located on the main street, not very far from the border crossing pier and Immigration. A tidy restaurant with friendly staff offering choices of local food and standard Asian dishes like fried rice with a variety of meat.
Nut Pop Restaurant
Located on Saykhon Road, offers a long list of Lao dishes made from Mekong fish. Open-air seating is available while guests can also choose to sit in seperate 'salas'.
On the left-hand side at the north end of Saiyaponth Road (just before the second bridge), Saiyaponth restaurant serves Lao food and the ubiquitous cook-it-your-self barbecue. Sometime there is a buffet menu on offer, please ask the attentive staff at the restaurant.