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Encore Cafe

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1007 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2923
+1 785-856-3682
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Topeka, Kansas
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123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
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315 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 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 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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346 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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
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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
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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
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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
Lawrence, Kansas, Usa
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I love the bamboo pot. Excellent food. Good vegetarian choices too. And they make a great Mojito. Looking out over Mass street doing people watching. Excellent value.

Thank WillyA123

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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
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?