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Lai Lai Restaurant

175 West Ave, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1R9, Canada
(519) 579-3031
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Ranked #152 of 436 Restaurants in Kitchener
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Kitchener, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I was at Lai Lai for the first time in a large group for dinner. There was approximately 25-30 people. There was only one lady who took all our orders and drinks. She took down our drink orders and forgot several times to bring it and it was only water. When I asked her a fourth time she came back... More

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant in the Kitchener/Waterloo area that would appeal to vegetarians and meat eaters as well. This place has an extensive number of vegetarian choices in addition to the standard Chinese fare. Servers were pleasant and efficient and food was quite delicious. We will definitely be back.

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Kitchener
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I was born and raised in KW and had never been to Lai Lai's. I had no idea what I was missing out on. Okay, so the restaurant itself desperately needs an update (the paper decorations are quaint though) and our server was so nice I was gushing about her to EVERYONE! Even the other servers were smiling and personable.... More

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Kitchener
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Moving here about 7 years ago had us hunting down a good Chinese food restaurant - we've been to every corner of the city in the hopes of finding the one that gets it right on all counts. Lai Lai is that restaurant - I believe the décor has not been changed since the 60's which lends to it's charm... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I have been visitiing Lai Lai regularly. The food has always been good, well cooked and tasty. Their sweet and sour soup with won tons is excellent. Every time, without any fluctuation in quality. Their variety is good, a little geared towards Canadians (no tripe, cows tendons, chicken feet etc, you have to to Markham, Toronto to... More

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ontario
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

food portions good and quality of dishes were excellent no msg therefore true taste our favorite they cater to large groups down stairs in party room with all the goodies

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Kitchener, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Fresh Rice, delicious fresh food always.. A good friend of mine had recomemded this restaurant so we tried it!!!

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kitchener ontario canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We went here for a birthday celebration. The decor is quite dated and tired. The food was good and came in a timely manner.It was good but that was all. It was not great. I would not likely return.

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Wilmot, Ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We ordered: Beef & Broccoli - good quality beef, nice flavor, broccoli was nearly raw Mushroom Egg Foo Yung - very good, lots of bean sprouts, sauce was lighter than typical egg foo yung gravy Sweet & Sour Chicken Balls - very good, big pieces of chicken Vegetarian Pan-fried dumplings - average Egg Drop Soup with Minced Beef - we... More

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Kitchener
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We have been customers of the LaiLai since it opened - a very long time. But, since the management changed, the service and the food has declined. The sharp, spicy Szechwan flavours that I loved have faded somewhat. Occasionally the kitchen seems to be substituting cheaper ingredients. The very popular lunch specials are attracting few customers.

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Additional Information about Lai Lai Restaurant

Address: 175 West Ave, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1R9, Canada
Phone Number: (519) 579-3031
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
Cuisine: Chinese

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