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Lao Thai Family Restaurant

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501 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1938
+1 651-224-5026
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sticky rice” (3 reviews)
“papaya salad” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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501 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1938
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Yummo!!! Authentic Lao/Thai food! As a Laotian woman, I can attest that this is cooking just like Thu's (grandma)! Everything was prepared fresh and was full of flavor. I'd recommend the jerky and sticky rice with hot papaya salad- a true Lao staple. The fried...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed December 18, 2016

I happened to go into this place with a friend because I saw a sign for Tiger beer. Once inside we ordered the Heavenly Wings and jerky. Oh wow! Excellent taste. I have never had such appetizers in an Asian restaurant. If it is Saturday...More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed September 17, 2016

After reading reviews on TripAdvisor, and from recommendations from two locals on University Avenue, we were surprised to find that the dishes we ordered were just average. One person in our group had pineapple chicken fried rice. We all tasted it and it was okay,...More

Thank mstravelergal
Reviewed July 12, 2016

University Avenue has a ton of great ethnic food and my parents have their favorites, but my wife and I decided to try one they haven't been too--Lao Thai. The restaurant was really easy to get to and had ample street parking. The service was...More

Thank ChuckWI
Reviewed July 26, 2015

University Avenue has many fine Asian restaurants and this is one of the. Amazingly friendly service from Henry combined with tasty Lao/Thai dishes made this a genuinely fun visit. Prices are unbelievably inexpensive; especially in light of the food quality. A caution, they do not...More

Thank smooth1111
Reviewed March 29, 2015

We live 45 minutes away but whenever we get the chance we dine at Lao Thai Family Restaurant. In addition, our daughter and family, who live approx. two blocks away, order take out here and they have never been disappointed. The décor is basic but...More

Thank 1whosearches
Reviewed December 23, 2014

I had a hankering for some Asian take out food this evening and wandered down University Avenue. I was heading for a Vietnamese restaurant and Lao Thai caught my eye. They have a clean and well maintained but very "Spartan " décor. I ordered Pineapple...More

1  Thank edward c
Reviewed September 29, 2014

Food was delicious! I ordered papaya salad (Lao prep-spicy), seafood salad, chicken drumettes, sticky rice and thai ice tea. The tea was too sweet for me, nonetheless, it satiated my palate. The price was reasonable for portions, location was readily accessible, and ample street parking....More

Thank em_khoon03
Reviewed August 18, 2014

The spring rolls are huge and fresh with shrimp, pork, veggies, and noodles. Our other usual order is the lob/lab without tripe, lean group beef with a lot of seasoning. Order some sticky rice on the side, delicious. It's a special trip for us as...More

Thank Jessica K
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1938
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-224-5026
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