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Lao Wai

#165 of 2,526 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Stockholm
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74 Luntmakargatan, Stockholm 113 51, Sweden
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we are not normally vegetarian we required vegan meals in Stockholm and Lao Wei was our very best experience. The dining room is small and reservations are necessary, we arrived without one but were seated within ten minutes. We were there for dinner so there was a full menu. It was difficult to choose because everything looked fascinating. In... More 

Thank Carole G
Bologna, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Little cosy place with a very good chinese-vegan cousine (opinion from a non-vegan). Prices are on average for Stockholm (which is expensive).

Thank Elisa I
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We came here for lunch after a long schlep from Central Station, to be told that they have just one dish for lunch which is the meal of the day. It was very disappointing since we were looking forward to a good vegetarian Chinese meal. The website does not mention that they have just one dish for lunch. THis dish... More 

Thank ZenHealer7
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Loved the food here, tried several of the dishes and they ranged from good to great. Nothing fancy, stripped down design of the restaurant is reflected by the simple but tasty food. From my seat I could see into the kitchen and watching the older white haired chef who was wearing a bandana work the wok added visual entertainment. Great... More 

Thank Magnus F
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

LaoWai is probably one of the smallest restaurants in Stockholm ... on a street off the beaten track .. serving vegetarian food. Don't let this fool you! The food is simply stunning.The restaurant usually only serve one dish per day which is based on season and availability of ingredients. No additives, no fuzz... simply great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant is on Luntmakargatan, probably the street in Stockholm with the most authentic Asian restaurants. We arrived early and got the last non-booked table. It filled up quite quickly. The food arrived fast directly from the kitchen. Lovely taste and variety among the dishes. Very far from the typical Chinese restaurant in Sweden, worth a visit for everyone... More 

Thank Joel M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This little place is not very exciting interior wise perhaps, but the food is outstanding! If you love food this is a must go. Asian cousine at its best! This is one of the best restaurants in Stockholm for sure. Could highly recommend to go there with a bunch of friends, order different dishes and share them! And the biggest... More 

Thank Linn L
København, Danmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I had lunch and they only served one dish - It was cheap, really healthy and tasted amazing... and they served it very fast! GREAT

Thank MikkelTorsting
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Dine at Lao Wai if you are vegetarian. Dine at Lao Wai if you are non vegetarian. I promise that you will love their food. Everything is woked and very properly done. I know because I saw the chef all the time. We ate Gong Bao Su Ji (soy protein is the base) and several other courses. The homemade ice... More 

Thank SwedenMats
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

You have to reserve your table in advance - but once you done that (by phone) you have something to look forward too. The friendly staff (who handle all the tables by him self) was very friendly and took time to explain all dishes for us. And the food is really good and tasty! The soya dishes are without GMO-Products,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Fusion, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Luntmakargatan, Stockholm 113 51, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > Vasastan
  • Neighborhood: Vasastan
  • Phone Number: 08-6737800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Vasastan

Neighborhood Profile
Vasastan is one of those neighborhoods that almost looks too good to be true. It has the winning combination of a central location, tranquility, and beautiful buildings – housing sophisticated bars and eateries – that makes this neighborhood Stockholm’s most sought-after place to live. If walking through this area makes you feel like walking through a fairy tale or picture book it’s no surprise, as it’s actually the film set of the famous Swedish children story Karlsson-on-the-Roof. No matter what season, Vasastan manages to impress in the sunshine, covered in snow and won’t even lose its charm when soaked in rain.