If you want to break free from Pakbeng’s local Lao flavors, drop by Hasan Restaurant, a sophisticated Indian restaurant that serves unique, tasty Indian dishes.
For anyone who spent hours sitting in a slow boat, nothing is more refreshing than having a mouthful of flavorful dishes that are both comforting and satisfying. Pakbeng may have several restaurants and guesthouses here and there, but if you’re done with vegetable buffets, go for the curried meats and spiced up entrees of Hasan Restaurant. It’s impressive take on Indian dishes, plus the stunning location — cozy designs, scenic view of the Mekong River — makes Hasan Restaurant a place you should not miss.
Hasan Restaurant is located at Pakbeng’s main street.
Opening Days and Hours
Restaurant is open from 7:00 to 22:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the restaurant is free. Prices for food range from LAK 30,000-70,000 (USD 4 to USD 8).
How to Get There
- Fly to either Luang Prabang or Huay Xai via Lao Airlines.
- Board a slow boat from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai, or vice versa.
- Slow boats always make a stop at Pakbeng. Walk all the way to Hasan Restaurant.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Spend between 1 to 2 hours in this restaurant.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Visitors flock the restaurant during dinner time. Make sure to reserve a table before 18:00 to ensure you’ll get a spot.
Hasan Restaurant serves a variety of Indian and Lao dishes. If the food you want isn’t on the menu, just ask the staff to make one for you and they will more than happy to oblige.
- Mekong Elephant Park
- Dream Bakery
- Wat Sin Jan Jeong
There are several options when it comes to spending the night at Pakbeng. Several visitors on a tight budget opt for staying under a veranda with a rented mattress and mosquito net for only USD .50. For those who prefer to stay indoors, Mekong Riverside Lodge, Monesavanh Guesthouse, Dockhoun Guesthose, and Luang Say Lodge offer rooms at rates ranging from USD 25 to USD 150.