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China Bistro

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89 Lake St, Laconia, NH 03246-2128
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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westwood ma
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is horrible. Everything is tasteless, greasy, and awful. It all taste like it was cooked in the same oil. The "famous" crab rangoons were soggy and not good. I think it was the worst chinese food I have ever had. The egg foo young was sitting in a container of grease and the gravy had no taste. The... More 

Thank mavis12
San Diego, California
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We had to call three times to get someone that could actually speak enough English to understand our order to be delivered. The food came late, and lukewarm, without chopsticks or silverware...a problem when you are staying at a hotel. The food was not bad, but it was tasteless and boring. If you have another option for Chinese food in... More 

Thank pjofnh
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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197 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special from outside and bathroom not best, but customer service and food tasted quite good. Pleasantly surprised.

Thank Bruce B
Laconia, New Hampshire
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80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

A friend and I decided to try this restaurant as we are both connoisseurs of Chinese food. The food was fine, but the portions were small and the service was nothing special.

Thank limeyl8e
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

The food was ok. The front desk wasn't exactly friendly so I'm glad I got takeout and didn't stick around. The rice was average. the boneless spareribs were not good and very dry. Definitely an amazing place for crab Rangoons though!

Thank Ktopham
Laconia, New Hampshire
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We got take out on a Sunday evening and it definitely could have been better. The pork fried rice was dry and flavorless. The beef teriyaki was pretty tough. The chicken fingers were delicious. The beef and broccoli was good but had excessive garlic...and we love garlic. I will probably try this restaurant again, but not late at night.

Thank HelenDL
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Have been there many times over the years. Food is always consistantly good. Occassionally they have an off day but 9 times out of 10 its great. Servers are friendly, get you anything you need, and owners are always there!

Thank mtibbals
Laconia, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Sesame Chicken was outstanding! The rice was fresh. A nice surprise. The staff where very pleasant and helpful in understanding the sushi menu...All food was GREAT!! I would most definitely go back...

Thank Mike N
Bedford, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

We eat here frequently. Food is a personal taste item and this restaurant has good food. Very reasonably priced, plenty of room and seldom crowded. The Hot & Sour Soup is the best I have ever had

Thank Jim C
Lisbon, NH
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

This restaurant was an easy walk from our hotel so we elected to give it a try. I believe that it was the owner who seated us, he was very friendly and quickly brought drinks while we reviewed the menu. Our waitress was friendly and knew the menu - our food was served promptly and was excellent, my wife was... More 

Thank snussnus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Lake St, Laconia, NH 03246-2128
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Laconia
  • Phone Number: 6035240008
Previously known as the Oriental Garden, this restaurant is in the Winnepesaukee Lake region of New Hampshire and is has won awards as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the country. I recently had a great experience and would like to write a review. Thank you.

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