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Lai Wa

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No. 11 Storgatan, Gothenburg 411 24, Sweden
+46 31 711 02 39
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Chinese restaurants seem to be popular here, we walked by a few on our way to our hotel earlier today. We decided on having dinner at one of the oldest (since 1975) in Gothenburg. The food was good but not better than what I can find in Beijing Alhambra California.

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Stavanger, Norway
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We came here based upon Trip Advisor rating and weren't disappointed. Good service and better food. The tables are tightly packed, but this wasn't a big issue.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

We actually wound up in here by accident, as we were aiming at some more local fare, but the restaurant was full. On the way back toward the hotel, we passed Lai wa, and decided to give it a try. So glad we did! Did not need a reservation, obviously, which was nice. The service was very friendly, and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2014

On our way to another restaurant that seemed to be closed, we stumbled upon this restaurant a Saturday evening. No problem to get table, but still well filled restaurant. We asked for recommendations, at first they referred to a "chef's recommendations" page, but as this always is quite a few dishes, we asked again. This time got quite big help... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

It is famous because it is one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in town, so most of the time, people would go there not just for their food, but also for their good memories of the old days. That's how I felt when I was there with my boyfriend. Talking about the food at this place, seriously, it is not... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Sweden has a LONG way to go to get authentic food from any ethnic region. As Chinese food goes this is probably the better ones, I am Chinese, eat regulalry at home and China Town in London, this place comes close. The Beef and Black Bean sauce is good (ask for it spicey) and the Spring Rolls are as they... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

When I earlier have eaten Chinese food, I went to this place because they have high score in a local newspaper. I found that the food were good and well tasting so I continued to go to Lai Wa. Even when there is no surprises they have good service. Chinese food tastes different when you travel to China, eat at... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

Visited this dump of a restaurant on a Monday, when other asian restaurants are closed. I ordered a duck and a soup. The soup tasted tasted really bad and the duck tasted like the soup. The people recommending this place and saying it has authentic chinese food got a really wierd understanding of what authentic chinese food is. Will never... More 

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Visby, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

This Sw-Chinese restaurant doesn´t offer any big surprises. You will find an ordinary Chinese menu. But: the food served here is _very_ good and the people working there are very friendly and nice. I would recommend their springrools!

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Thank Lars L
Gothenburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

Was there with whole family and friends including a chinese guest. There were other chinese people eating there and this restaurant is known to serve true chinese food and not the kind that has been adapted to european taste. They even have a part of the menu which is only in chinese, what does that tell you? Ask for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 11 Storgatan, Gothenburg 411 24, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg
  • Phone Number: +46 31 711 02 39

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?