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“Surprisingly Good.”
Review of Lao Wai

Lao Wai
Ranked #178 of 3,056 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Vasastan
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good.”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This place was recommended to me by a work colleague. The restaurant is tiny with very few seats so fortunately we had booked.

The menu is quite limited, however, there was a good choice of interesting sounding dishes. I really enjoyed the food. Everything is vegetarian and it a really good change to be able to pick anything from the menu.

The desserts - all interesting types of icecream, were excellent.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Ben T
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent vegan food”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This place has some very well tasing chinese food. It might not (or maybe it might, I'm not sure) be what you'd call authentic chinese cousine but when it tastes like it does here, who cares? There are some well known classic dishes on the menu (e.g. Mapu Tofu) but they don't come in any way we've been served them anywhere else. Dishes come in as they are made, and are typically shared among all the guests around the table. A huge plus is that all dishes are both vegan and gluten free. It's a pretty small place with simple decore and it can get crowded. It's also a bit more expensive than the average chinese restaurant but well worth the money.

Visited June 2014
Thank JacobLinda_W
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Veggie Chinese Food”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Visited on the strength of the lonely planet review & was not disappointed. Excellent tofu dishes, very tasty although if you like spicy food it might be worth mentioning this when you order. Not sure how it rates for value as everything here seems expensive!

Thank Jon001
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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408 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Veg restaurant with authentic chinese flavors!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Super minimalistic decor, could be a labour cafe

Straight-forward menu, two starters and quite a few not so well-known, vegetarian dishes.

Impossible to pronounce the names of the dishes, however they are quite tasty, with genuine Chinese flavors. It's better if you go together with other people and share your dishes so you can try as many different as you can.

Wine list provides some solutions to combat the spiciness. Decent prices for Stockholm, around 300-400 sek per person.

Thank zuiveld
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

This was a lovely meal from start to finish. Everything was delicious. My carnivore son was also really impressed.
It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The staff are all really friendly and the place although small is very comfortable.
Unsurprisingly it is really busy so get there early or book ahead.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank carolyn m
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