A New Laotian Destination in Oakland

shanghaikid recently jumped in with a tantalizing early review of Souk Savanh, a new Lao and Thai restaurant on International Boulevard in Oakland, which took over the spot previously occupied by Black and Silver Lao Food and Burger.

After trying a few dishes, shanghaikid believes the restaurant's strength lies in its Laotian dishes. The Lao sausage ($5) arrived with a pungent dipping sauce and seemed fresher than Black and Silver's version. The larb salad with chicken was also memorable, and incorporated many vegetables.

Plus the restaurant is a good bargain: Most dishes, which are moderately sized, clock in at $5.95 or less.

How does Souk Savanh compare to the other Laotian restaurants in the region? Perhaps one day it'll win a coveted spot on yummyrice's list of the best Laotian dishes in the Bay Area.

Souk Savanh [East Bay]
1927 International Boulevard, Oakland
510-533-6021

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