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Kim Lai Chinese Restaurant

599 Lafayette Rd Ste 12, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 430-0761
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Ranked #89 of 187 restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jun 3, 2014
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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always get my take out and delivery food here. Courteous staff and great basic food. Delivery guy so nice.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I have been ordering food delivery from here for 5 years. It is always delicious. I usually get the General Tsao Chicken and today was no different. The pieces of chicken were huge, and all white meat. The delivery is extremely fast. Sometimes I wonder how they even have time to cook the food because it arrives faster than I... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I like that they use white-meat chicken in their dishes, the quality is a bit better than most Chinese food places. It's not something that is going to make you say "wow, that's an amazing meal", but it is better than normal Chinese food fare. I am always satisfied, and never disgusted by the grease and low quality meat.

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Olympia, Washington
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47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Had another great meal at Kim Lai - owners are very gracious and food is great. Soup is flavorful and hot. Great meal and will order more often!

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Tampa
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Maybe I'm used to NY style chinese food but this was bland, the fried rice had no flavor. The portions of food were pretty big so order small. But for the price I did not enjoy the taste.

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Had an appetizer platter & shrimp & lobster sauce luncheon special - The appetizers were very good ! beef teriyaki, chicken fingers, boneless ribs & egg roll were excellent !!! The shrimp/lobster sauce was marginal. The place was small, but nice & clean. Service was average

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Milan
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This is a little jewel of a restaurant in an ugly strip mall. The GPS will not take you the right way, missed it after several tries. The service is friendly, the drinks are great and the food is fantastic. This is the place to go for Chinese. They also do take out. Reservations not always needed but good to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010

speedy delivery, well prepared food, and the portions are just right.

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Newmarket, NH
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2010

I am just crazy about the General Tso Chicken. Simply put, it is the best that I have ever had. Whenever I am in the area, it is the first restaurant that I think of going to.

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Hampton, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2008

RT 1 location is great but the Pease location is not.

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