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Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant

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1146 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-4841
+1 608-280-0104
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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230 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was our second time at Lao Laan-Xang. It was similar to our first. The service was top notch. Our waitress (the only one on duty) was a super friendly little dynamo of a woman. We were looking for the Graduate Hotel; and our waitress pulled out her phone and looked up the number and address that we needed, above... More 

1 Thank Calicoboy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Small, spicy family run. Authentic quality dinners at a reasonable price. You might have to get drinks across the street but it's worth the wait. I've been going for years and it's consistently fantastic.

Thank advisory321
Grafton, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Nearly every time I am in Madison, I eat here for at least one meal. It is just that good! Tonight I ordered the fresh spring rolls and curry squash. Both were delicious as always. The spring rolls come served with a sweet/sour sauce with crushed peanuts. While I prefer peanut sauce being served with this dish, their sweet/sour sauce... More 

Thank Stacy B
River Forest, Illinois
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a great find. This small restaurant serves great traditional Laotian food (similar to Thai but, in my opinion, even more interesting flavors and textures, due to a broader use of vegetables). Four heat levels from Timid to Laotian Spicy are available, the hottest involving a hot pepper (including ghost pepper) paste which is over the top hot. I... More 

Thank ChrisH018
Moorhead, Minnesota
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727 reviews
601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The menu offers a very large selection of many flavors with choices of various proteins or vegetarian. Very nicely flavored food. The spiciness is based on a scale of four denoting the scoop of peppers. Good and fast service also.

Thank kawidd
Madison, Wisconsin
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185 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

My partner and I visited Lao Laan-Xang for a late lunch yesterday. We loved it. Southeast Asian is my favorite cuisine, and Lao-Laan-Xang did not disappoint. It's a fairly small space and there were only two tables when we arrived @2:30. Our waitress was friendly and competent. She sat us at our table and gave us a few minutes to... More 

Thank rickleed
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Pineapple peanut chicken curry. Wow. Madison keeper, for locals and visitors. Even with the one hundred character requirement, it is worth my time to get this review submitted.

Thank EdsOpinions
Slidell, Louisiana
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We visited this gem of a restaurant on the suggestion of friends. Very glad we did. The spring rolls, both veg and meat, were a big hit. We also tried the 3 mushrooms, squash curry and Khua mee, which is similar to phad thai. All were quite tasty. Our server was very friendly though at times a bit slow, since... More 

Thank JWigOcn
Appleton, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I tried this place on a whim. I was glad that we did. We ordered crab ragoons to start and they were wonderful. We then both got a different dish for dinner. We both loved our dishes. I would highly recommend if you like Thai or Laotian food. The service was good, the food was great, and... More 

Thank Caitlyn H
Tuscany, Italy
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316 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Very good lunch experience, once you enter the restaurant you are immediately greeted and seated. The overall atmosphere is relaxing and casual. The place was completely packed with locals on a Sunday. Before, you order your main dishes, please make sure that you account for the large portions. The Vietnamese spring rolls that we ordered were fresh and the overall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1146 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-4841
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-280-0104

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