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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Curry Fried Rice

Very good lunch experience, once you enter the restaurant you are immediately greeted and seated. The overall atmosphere is relaxing and casual. The place was completely packed with locals on a Sunday. Before, you order your main dishes, please make sure that you account for the large portions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Very good lunch experience, once you enter the restaurant you are immediately greeted and seated. The overall atmosphere is relaxing and casual. The place was completely packed with locals on a Sunday. Before, you order your main dishes, please make sure that you account for the large portions. The Vietnamese spring rolls that we ordered were fresh and the overall... More 

Thank GattoViziato
Norwood, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Went here with some co-workers who had been here before. The food was great and it was nice to get away from the crowds at Capitol Square for a night. I had the best crab rangoons I have ever tasted here, they were large and nice and crispy. All the dishes we got were very good. I got the honeyed... More 

Thank cardello
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A very good friend came to town....being that our go to dining out was Thai Food.....we ventured to Lao based on the reviews. We were not disappointed ...this quaint place in a residential area was a hit. The food is fresh and you can decide on how much heat you would like on your entree. Highly recommend the rice paper... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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298 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is a quaint restaurant located in a residential area. While the place seems empty, it was hopping with customers picking up take-out orders. When my order of green papaya salad and fried chicken with steamed sticky rice arrived slightly delayed, the server offered a plate of cucumber salad - very crunchy and refreshing. The serving was generous to pack... More 

Thank Anne S
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The town where we live in NE WI has practically zero ethnic food, so we always look forward to trips to larger cities. Madison does not disappoint, in regards to restaurants. This was a small neighborhood restaurant with a cozy friendly vibe. The Mango Curry shrimp dish that my husband ordered was quite good. The appetizer assortment (although nearly 100%... More 

Thank goldpedler
Schaumburg, Illinois
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Ordered the mook. Steamed fish. Excellent. Som tum salad great also. Great food. Great location. Authentic food and authentic sauces. Quality Laos food. First time eating here and impressed. Owner made me jaew sauce for food and it was great. I know Thai and Laos food so I know what I wanted to order. Perfect. I will be back

Thank Chcagojames
Madison, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank joebagley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank First L
Annapolis, Maryland
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198 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jeff W
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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