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Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant

1146 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703-4841
(608) 819-0140
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Ranked #45 of 820 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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86 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Appleton, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had a blast sharing plates, appetizers, and friendship. We had the spring rolls w/the chinese sausage - the BEST I have ever had. The long song soup was wonderful. My favorite food was the Larp (going back for more of that for sure)! We also had the Lao Combo (not my fav but still good), the mock duck, the... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This was a celebration meal, wife's birthday, our first birthday meal was a bit of a disappointment, so we went out a few days later to this establishment, had been here on a prior occasion and recalled it favorably. This is a smaller place, so wouldn't recommend for large groups, however, for a couples place its just fine. We ordered... More

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