Sticky Rice: Orlando's First Restaurant Specializing in Lao Street Food

By Roger Jimenez

Located right on 1915 East Colonial Drive, Sticky Rice is Orlando’s one and only authentic Laotian cuisine spot that is famous for their traditional sticky rice and the incredible Asian delicacies they have to offer. This location opened in early 2018, and boasts 4.5 stars with over 1,300 reviews - a testament to the popularity of this restaurant and it's food!

Join us as we uncover the culinary goldmine awaiting at Sticky Rice, a must-visit destination for discerning food enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable dining experience in Orlando!

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Inside the Restaurant

Sticky Rice shows off a casual dining atmosphere that effortlessly blends urban chic with laid-back charm. This culinary gem greets guests with the edgy allure of dark walls adorned with captivating graffiti artwork, perfectly complemented by an array of vibrantly hued chairs set around sleek wooden tables.

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According to their website, the three-headed elephant mural is meant to "represent each of the former small kingdoms of Laos: Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and Xieng Khouang". You can view a time lapse of the creation of the mural on their site here!

elephant head mural on wall

The Menu

Most everything on the Sticky Rice menu is meant to encourage what every mom told you to never do - eat with your hands! There are various small plates, rice dishes, dips and noodle soups to order during your visit. 

In the way of sweets, Sticky Rice offers unique desserts you’ve probably never seen before! With choices such as purple sweet rice, coconut gelato, and even pandan waffle, this spot is perfect for dessert lovers seeking out something fresh and delicious!

black and yellow menu
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What We Ordered:

  • Crispy Rice Lettuce Wraps ($12)

  • Fried Pork Belly Sticky Rice Bowl ($12) 

  • Pork Tapioca Dumplings ($8)

three images of food with rice and lettuce leaves

Picture this: crispy rice nestled in crunchy lettuce wraps, packed with flavor that'll make your taste buds do a happy dance. Seriously addictive stuff! If comfort food had a poster child, this would be it. 

And imagine crispy pork belly lounging on a fluffy bed of sticky rice, like a warm hug from the inside out – pure bliss!

The Drinks

For the alcohol inclined, various imported beers and sake can be found for market price.

For those with more of a sweet tooth, Sticky Rice offers regular Thai tea, green Thai tea, and flavored iced coffees that will pair perfectly with any of their incredible desserts!


Sticky Rice is a popular restaurant located in Orlando, known for its authentic and flavorful Laotian cuisine. The restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring traditional Laotian dishes such as rice dishes, stir-fries, and noodle soups, all prepared with fresh ingredients and bold spices. Customers rave about the restaurant's friendly atmosphere, attentive service, and generous portion sizes. With its convenient location and delicious food, Sticky Rice is a must-visit destination for those craving authentic Asian flavors in Orlando.

Colonialtown North

Colonialtown North is known for its central location, providing easy access to Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, and other popular areas. Right nearby is Colonial Drive and all of its incredible dining options like Sticky Rice, making sure that you'll never go hungry. Residents enjoy close proximity to a number of amenities, including shops, restaurants, parks, and cultural attractions. Sound like home to you? Let us help you find one!


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