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“Average Chinese Food”
Review of Lao Tseu

Lao Tseu
Ranked #2,631 of 18,488 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Tried this place since it was close to our hotel. It was convenient after a long day of walking Paris. The food was good, but overly priced and very small portions for what we ordered, but that's Paris for you. We had spicy beef, chicken, fried rice and wine. Would have tried eating outside but the weather didn't permit it. If you're hankering for Chinese food in the Latin Quarter you might want to check it out knowing up front that it's a little pricey for what you get.

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Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

First night in paris early october, light supper in well protected out door cafe with cloth napkins table cloths. Had the chicken curry and beef with onions. enjoyed both very much, nicely spiced for a cooler evening. Servings were a bit small for,price but all we were looking for. Red house wine by glass light an pleasant glass seemed small again but reasonably priced at 5.5 euros.

Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

After 2 weeks in France, I was craving spicy food & it had been raining all day & really wanted soup. I was so excited to see this Chinese restaurant, which was very elegant & the food was wonderful!
The hot & sour soup was one of the best I've ever had & the spicy scallops were also delicious.
If in Paris again, in the St Germain area, I will definitely try to eat here!

Thank Lyb
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Excellent pepper beef, and decent five flavor duck. It's hard to find good Chinese food in some countries, so Lao Tseu was a welcome find.

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Thank toolworker
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

If you're in the 7th "arrondissement" (or anywhere else in Paris, for that matter) and you have a sudden craving for Chinese food, this is a destination that can't be beat. Yes, there are fancier Chinese restaurants in Paris, but the only difference will be their higher price. Lao Tseu's small dining rooms are modern but very comfortable and warm, as well as spotless. The menu has something for everyone, and the food is creative and delicious. The owner is a doll, and his staff are all incredibly friendly. The portions are somewhat smallish, so you'll need an appetizer and a main course, with a side of rice or noodles, to feel full, but that's not unusual for Paris. Reservations are helpful, as this place is usually full between 8:00 and 9:30 pm. And, one other thing: My wife and I usually dine once each week, and we have always noticed that at least half of the customers are tourists, yet they are treated as well as the "regulars" and always seem to be enjoying themselves.

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Thank NYC_Expat2
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