About Lao


Inspired by favorite comfort foods and classics, LAO at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah serves the best of Asian home-style cuisine. The name of the restaurant originates from the Lao tribe that settled across Southeast Asia in the 1st Millennium. 

LAO creates a truly unforgettable dining experience with both indoor and alfresco seating, overlooking the hotel's central gardens. The spacious open kitchen allows diners the opportunity to get closer to the action, watching the chefs as they use fire and flame to pull together their menu. It's the sight and sound of the grill sizzling that adds a point of different to this dining-out experience. The intimate private dining room at Lao is perfectly suited to small social gatherings, special occasion meals, or even business lunches.  

The menu here focuses on popular Asian comfort foods and classics that take their inspiration from across Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and China. It is an ideal place that offers traditional dishes from across Southeast Asia in a relaxed yet lively bistro-style environment. On the menu, you can expect to find a variety of traditional-meets-modern flavors with a selection of starters, soups, main courses, and desserts. 

Don’t miss out on the beef pho soup, summer vegetable rolls, papaya salad, chicken green curry, Szechuan prawn dumplings, and chicken satay; also, don’t overlook the sweet treats, including the mango sticky rice, grilled banana, molten chocolate and a selection of both classic and exotic flavored ice cream.

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Cool, Fine dining, Luxury

Location for Lao

Waldorf Astoria, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai,



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