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Lai Lai Restaurant


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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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All reviews hot and sour soup prawns pork brown rice no msg been coming here for years take out excellent food mandarin jimmy vegetables
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

My wife and I ate here once a week when we lived in Burlingame in the 1980s, and our favorite dish was the sliced BBQ pork with hot mustard. Now nearly 20 years later, I return, this time with the two adult children. Ordered too...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank flitzer170
Reviewed May 27, 2019

My wife and I found this restaurant by an Internet search near our hotel. It's not fancy, but the food was tasty. And no MSG is added to the food. I had a half order of hot and sour soup (not as spicy as hoped)....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jandc8491
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I visited here for dinner. The hosts were accommodating from end to end. The food tasted great, was well presented and was sumptuous. We were offered a sample of plum wine before we decided definitely on that; and it was very nice....More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank dgalligannz
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Time and time again this restaurant has been our #1 choice in Chinese/Mandarin cuisine. We decided to have take out like many other nights when my wife and I are alone. We had the won ton soup, prawns with vegetables and spicy Mongolian Beef. I...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Mauro1990
Reviewed December 11, 2018

It seems like Lai Lai is loosing some of it's great consistency. I used to be able the same thing and it would taste the same way over and over....really good taste. Now when I order certain dishes, the flavor and quantity varies. It is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jaclyn G
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

It’s been at least 10 years since our last visit and the food is even better than I remember! Be sure to try the walnut prawns! Amazing!

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank phatjazzkat
Reviewed November 16, 2017

Had generals chicken. Heavy on the garlic... Asked for steamed brown rice, received white steamed rice. I did see a lot of great looking food coming out of the kitchen, so it's worth a try.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank TimH392
Reviewed November 28, 2016

I've eaten at Lai Lai for years, but this was the first time I ordered ahead for take out. We got exactly what we ordered with large portions and reasonable prices and it was ready when expected. Another great facet for a great Millbrae institution.

Date of visit: November 2016
1  Thank Dave_in_Reno
Reviewed November 3, 2016

My family has been going here since it opened and its always great. Lunch specials include soup of the day. Great for dinner. If you have a birthday or event to celebrate this is your place. Jimmy and Gary are the best. The entire staff...More

Date of visit: November 2016
2  Thank myab672016
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Large portions. Their signature dish General Tao's chicken did not disappoint. All the staff was friendly, especially our server Ally !! Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2016
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