Taking its inspiration from the 1st millennium tribe that settled across Southeast Asia, LAO reflects the rich culinary traditions of the LAO people, heavily inspired by the natural beauty and intrinsic cuisine of Vietnam.

LAO aims to elevate traditional Vietnamese cuisine through Chef Mai's menu, fusing traditional cooking techniques with modern presentations developing unique flavors and sensory experiences.

LAO creates a truly unforgettable dining experience with both indoor and alfresco seating overlooking the hotel's central gardens. A spacious and creatively designed private dining room is available for intimate parties and dinners.

Bespoke Cooking Classes

Tuesdays | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join Chef de Cuisine Mai Nguyen of LAO for an exclusive interactive cooking class that takes guests on a gastronomic journey to the heart of Vietnam. The bespoke experience starts at the hotel's organic garden, selecting fresh herbs that will be used to compliment ingredients in the three traditional Vietnamese dishes; mouth-watering fresh Vietnamese rolls, fillet sea bass and grilled banana. Guests can then enjoy their masterpieces accompanied by a signature ice tea.

AED 850 per person
Minimum of three participants per class - RVSP

For reservations call +971 4 818 2222 or email Dubai.restaurants@waldorfastoria.com.

Opening Hours:

Monday 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


Reservations are strongly suggested. Kindly call
971-4-818 2222 or email Dubai.restaurants@waldorfastoria.com


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