We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Encore Cafe

££ - £££
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1007 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2923
+1 785-856-3682
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 69: English reviews
Lawrence, Kansas
Level Contributor
46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd had Encore to go a couple times as it's a favorite of our friends. Finally had a chance to sit down at the restaurant. Delicious and flavorful. Ample portions. Numerous options. The wonton soup and dumplings were fantastic although the greenery does dominate the dish a bit. Still the broth was well done. I'd have it again. My daughter... More 

Thank larehare
Topeka, Kansas
Level Contributor
127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

If your in the mood for Chinese and you want really good food then Encore Cafe is your place. The place is clean, the staff are friendly and the food is always fresh and hot.

Thank MsD4U
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We go here whenever we visit our friends. This place has the best Chinese food around. Price is reasonable. They have excellent and friendly wait staff as well.

Thank Shufesco
Topeka, United States
Level Contributor
41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is my third time eating at Encore. Once again the food and service were top notch. Although this is Chinese food it is not the buffet or fast food take-out type of Chinese so many people think of in the US.

Thank Chuck H
Bugtussle, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The food was absolutely amazing. I had the Teriyaki bowl and the portion was generous and the meet was tender and delicious. The wait stuff was fun to interact with. That said the bar service was HORRIBLE! We were with friends who had gone before and indicted we needed to "wait" before we ordered food because it "takes them forever"... More 

Thank Cowboy_Zeke
Leavenworth, Kansas
Level Contributor
314 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Have tried many restaurants in Lawrence but first time to the Encore Cafe. It was fantastic and can't wait to go back! We had a short 15-20 min wait on a Friday evening, so that was nice -- grabbed seats at the bar to drink and wait. Our server, Brandon, was so friendly and helpful on menu choices and provided... More 

1 Thank Rich_Holden
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
352 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had not been here before and we wanted a low key anniversary celebration. We walked up and down Mass. street and this cafe seemed to be full of patrons. So we went in to take a peek at the menu. It looked to be pan Asian so we decided to try it. They only had a 20 min. wait... More 

Thank Deana M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The spring rolls had no flavor. It said chicken and shrimp, it was mostly lettuce with 1 piece of steamed shrimp in each half. Nothing to add flavor other than the dipping sauce. The pad thai looked like it came out of a Chef Boyardee can and had about as much flavor. Not spicy in the least, very tangy with... More 

Thank Todd B
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip to Encore...two couples and three enthusiastic children, and they welcomed us with open arms. Food was quite good and the prices are excellent. We will be back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I have gone to this place many times, and I think that I have been turned off by its Asian food breadth, without any particular country identity. Went again, with family, and I must confess that I was much impressed. That is, I found the food to be fresh and lively, with individual tastes, and with different field for each... More 

Thank Town P

Travellers who viewed Encore Cafe also viewed


Been to Encore Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2923
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 785-856-3682

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Encore Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Lawrence, Kansas

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Encore Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?