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Lao Wai

#125 of 2,489 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Stockholm
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74 Luntmakargatan, Stockholm 113 51, Sweden
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

Thank Karin H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Lunch at this place means one (1) dish to choose... complimentary beverage is also one, tap water with lemon, cucumber, ginger and something more.. The food is cooked with love and passion, a nice combination of spices, wegetables with perfect texture. Dinner has more dishes to offer and wine beside if you want... The place is small and intimate, you... More 

Thank Alf B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Luntmakagatan seemed like a good street for finding some Asian food. But discovering this little gem, we were lucky to have caught a nice table! The food was served in sequence, so we always had a new dish to taste. The servings where plenty, no one has to leave this place hungry or thirsty. The variety of vegetarian dishes we... More 

Thank hejkai
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

So I'm not a vegetarian, but I went here with my vegetarian boyfriend and his friend whilst in Stockholm. I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised by how delicious the food tasted. Normally I don't really like vegetarian food because it always tries to be meat but fails miserably. However, the starters, mains and desserts we had were... 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, Vegan, Gluten Free, Fusion
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.