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Lao Wai

Luntmakargatan 74, Stockholm, Sweden (Norrmalm)
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Ranked #63 of 1,905 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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42 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Stockholm, Sweden
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This place is very small and from memory I think there is space for about 25 people. The menu is all vegan and there's a good range of different dishes. There's a tofu section, vegetable section and soya protein section so that's a good start. The food tasted really good, rich and the portion was plentiful. I would say it... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Much better than the vegetarian chinese buffet found all over the world. Great service and the food was above average, it did suffer a little from the overuse of soy/sweet and sour sauces as noted by others. Got in midweek without booking.

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Stocksund, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Serves 'only' gourmet Chinese vegetarian food. The owner-chef has chosen such a small place so he can prepare every dish individually - be sure to book! His passion for this food is tastable. Nice little wine list, and very reasonable prices.

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

If you've tried chinese veg cooking with soy substitute meat or fish, you will not rate this place as highly as some do. Very limited menu. As with much of this kind of cooking it is quite salty but tasty nonetheless. Really enjoyed my starter but the other reviews are over the top. It does get packed and is very... More

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