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89 Lake Street, Laconia, NH
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Previously known as the Oriental Garden, this restaurant is in the...
Previously known as the Oriental Garden, this restaurant is in the Winnepesaukee Lake region of New Hampshire and is has won awards as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the country. I recently had a great experience and would like to write a review. Thank you.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nice patio area with good sunsets

Our first impression was that it looked like the famous Massachusetts places, too. The food was okay, but nothing to write home about. We did ask that it be spicy and we were accommodated. I ordered Mongolian beef with onions and got Mongolian onions with beef -- reminded me of that old BK... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Boston, Ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our first impression was that it looked like the famous Massachusetts places, too. The food was okay, but nothing to write home about. We did ask that it be spicy and we were accommodated. I ordered Mongolian beef with onions and got Mongolian onions with beef -- reminded me of that old BK commercial, "Where's the beef?" We did get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Place reminded me of the famous Chinese places in Massachusetts like Kowloon and Weylus in the ambiance and charm. Beautiful woodwork and adornments about. But... the food wasn't that great. Even the crab rangoons that are touted all over the place about being rated the best in the country at some point in the past, were okay. I've gotten better... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Ok chinese, not that wonderful. The service was however very very good. The best thing on the menu hands down was the crab rangoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great dishes are number 3 garlic chicken, three cup chicken, chicken teriyaki on a stick. Their English isn't the greatest so make sure you are specific and clear as to what you want.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Bad experience here. I ordered the General Tso's luncheon special with a very unfriendly, rude waitress. She proceeded to bring me dirty silverware (strike 1), a cup of hot and sour soup with soup leaking all over the sides (strike 2) and my main dish, the General Tso, tasted like KITCHEN CLEANER (strike 3)! I promptly told the waitress I... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I think this restaurant is a fine-dining wanna-be, but how high-end can the usual chinese food be? The service was prompt and the food was actually really good, but everything is a-la-cart. And at the prices they are charging ... REALLY ???? On top of that, the serving size is very inconsistent. Some dinners entrees were just enough for one... More 

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Minersville, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Food was awful. Went late at night and food seemed as if just heated up in microwave. Some, like the pork strips, were ice cold. I love Chinese food and could only eat one bite of each to taste. Never had Chinese food this bad. The bar area seemed to be fun for the late night folks that like that... More 

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Wentworth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Friends and I have been coming to this restaurant for quite a while. The food is all home cooked and always consistently good. You don't wait more than 10 to 15 minutes at the most for food. Usually it's less than that. The combo choices for lunch are wonderful. I've ever had a bad meal here, and the owners always... More 

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Enfield, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I really hate leaving bad reviews, but I have to for this place. My husband and I got sushi and it was gross. The service was terrible, we waited 45 minutes for only a few maki rolls and when they came they all smelled terribly fishy! I asked for gluten free soy sauce, and they said they had spilled the... More 

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We liked the Wings and Beer special watching the Red Sox on a rainy night. The owner and bartender gave us some other places to eat and drink during our stay.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Lake Street, Laconia, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Laconia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Previously known as the Oriental Garden, this restaurant is in the Winnepesaukee Lake region of New Hampshire and is has won awards as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the country. I recently had a great experience and would like to write a review. Thank you.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?