Many restaurants in Savannakhet are locally-owned venues that serve authentic Laotian dishes at rather affordable prices. The riverside area attracts many with cafes and bistros with impressive sunset views, while north of the Kaysone Phomvihane has guesthouses and hotels with onsite restaurants offering international cuisine.
Savannakhet is also a good place to enjoy authentic French cuisine – there’s an upscale restaurant on Latsavongseuk Road that’s popular with expats and tourists. For something a little easier on the wallet, street vendors offer crispy baguettes stuffed with a variety of meat and fresh vegetables. Check out this guide on where and what to eat in Savannakhet.