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Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant

1146 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703-4841
(608) 819-0140
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you have tried various asian cuisine especially spicy ones like Thai or Indo then you must try this Lao cuisine. The taste is unique and very good. Try the house specialities w steam rice or sticky rice. Their papaya salad is one of the best ever. Wine is quite ok. The only drawback is lack of staff with the... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The restaurant is small and cozy, the service is excellent and the food delicious, served family style. I guess that's why it's always busy and crowded, so we had to wait about one hour for our food, but it totally worth it.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went here for a Monday night dinner based on a recommendation. When we got there, a few other people were eating. By the time we finished at around 9:30, the place was packed. The waitress was very friendly, and the atmosphere nice. This is Laotian food, somewhat different from other Asian curries and spices. We had a Kang Gai... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was in town and with a colligue so we decided to avoid the dreaded chaines. It was a Monday so there was no wait. We were seated and the great service bagan at that point. Our waiter was knowelgable about the food and gave dead on suggestions. My meal had the perfect blend of hot and smooth. My coworker... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

They were super busy that day. I made a few friends during the wait. I think i know why they were busy because the food was delicious. try their garlic chicken

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Viroqua, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Chose this restaurant based on proximity to our evening venue and reviews here. Reviewing the Atwood Ave. location in the review. Alas, our search for an excellent Asian restaurant in central/western Wisconsin continues, especially with the disappearance of the Golden Egg Roll in La Crosse. I really wanted to like this place. Asian is almost always my first choice when... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

the crunchy chicken dish was fantastic. I forgot the exact name, but it's what we always order at this place.

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lake geneva, wi
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We have a book called "Eating Well In Wisconsin" and have always found great restaurants from their recommendations. Lao Laan Xang is no exception. It is small with about 10 tables but it is HUGE on delicious food! We shared spring rolls, soup, cucumber salad and two entrees (24a and 29) I don't think you can go wrong here. We... More

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We asked a long haired fellow, on State Street, if he knew of a good Asian restaurant. He told us to go up Willy Street and look for Lao Laan. What a find! I ordered tea and they brought me a light brown creamy looking drink that was delicious. We started with spring rolls, they were really good. I've forgotten... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I frequent both locations (other on Atwood Ave.) whenever I'm home in the area. Our food is always delicious and we usually have enough to save for leftovers (double meal value!). We also always make sure to get the tofu spring rolls... I've never had a better one than the ones they make here. SO GOOD! Though... More

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