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Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant

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1146 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703-4841
(608) 819-0140
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 56
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The only reason I am giving a 4 instead of a 3 is the great service and great ambience of this place. The food is very good but I can't say that this is a foodie destination when in town the dishes lacked a certain brightness that I could not really explain. Maybe the beef salad vegetables were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Jeff W
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Restaurant was less than 25 percent full, but apparently the kitchen was working on a large order for a catered event. After 35 minutes of waiting the waiter checked and then informed us one of our dishes wasn't even offered that evening. This meant they hadn't even looked at our order yet to begin making it. We promptly left, very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

1) We arrived before peak time. Because not many people were there, the waitress told us to pick a table we like. We did, but were then told that we could not sit where we like because we only had two while the table is supposed to take four. Fine, so we accepted the table that the waitress designated for... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The only reason I am giving a 4 instead of a 3 is the great service and great ambience of this place. The food is very good but I can't say that this is a foodie destination when in town the dishes lacked a certain brightness that I could not really explain. Maybe the beef salad vegetables were sliced too... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

So delicious! Excellent service! Will go often! Choose your own level of spicy. I ordered a lvl 3 which was perfect for me. My friend ordered very mild. Everything was fantastic!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Looking for dinner next to the Barrymore, very pleasant surprise. Great rangoon apps, salmon special was excellent and well priced. Nice beer selection to top it off. Will be back.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Ordered three mushrooms entrée, great favor, however almost no mushrooms. Staff offered to split tofu and pork half/half when I was indecisive, which was very nice. My partner's curry was rich and warmed us up, filled with nuts as advertised. Good Asian and American beers on menu, fairly priced. Portions were decent, somewhat smaller than nearby restaurants. I will certainly... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Each visit to Madison, this is the place I choose to go for dinner! They have a large variety of choices for dinner. The spring rolls taste fresh and are excellent. I enjoy the curry as well. Service is always very good and food is supurb!

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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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
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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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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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Address: 1146 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703-4841
Phone Number: (608) 819-0140
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

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  • Address: 1146 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703-4841
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 819-0140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

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