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Lao Wai

Luntmakargatan 74, Stockholm, Sweden (Norrmalm)
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Ranked #60 of 1,988 restaurants in Stockholm
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Asian fusion
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Norrmalm
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47 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Stockholm, Sweden
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 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... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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226 reviews 226 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

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... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 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.

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Stockholm, Sweden
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

As a vegetarian, it is a delight to come to a place that serves ONLY vegetarian dishes and a great variation of them. Asian touch of course, but you can choose to eat spicy and not to.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was there with my omnivorous boyfriend and we both agreed that we had the best meals ever. The meat substitutes are amazing and taste like meat. It was packed as it is a small and very busy place but if I ever have a chance to go back to Stockholm, I'd eat there all the time without hestitation.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Lao Wai is definitely not a restaurant for only vegetarians. The food is tasty and the atmosphere is relaxed. The place is small so it often gets full and sometimes the service is a bit slow but our waiter was very friendly. The menu has many options and if you have problems with choosing, you can easily ask for advise.... More

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Biel, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We just love this place, even if it is really small but the dishes are just excellent, their choice of tea fantastic and the service is at its best. Go for it!

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Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you want to eat excellent vegetarian food, then you want to visit Lao Wai, they have found a style that is just wonderful, they cook food and serve love, and they do it with style! we are usually 2 people, and we take in 3 different dishes, and we just can't stop eating, don't forget to have their thé... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Off the beaten track you'll fond this gem. They make the food when you order it, a la minute. No prefab, no microwave just directly from the wook to your plate. Be on time, it easily get crowded here, its a small place. Great, tasty food! I recommend the Mapotofu. Or the Gong Bao. Mmmm.

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