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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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Laconia, New Hampshire
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

very good spicy tuna roll. ordered two to go combo plates. first, general gau chicken. a battered chicken in a reddish spicy sweet and sour sauce. was ok. thick with batter, I think it should had been coated in corn starch and deep fried which the coating would have been thinner and may have been crispier from the sauce. picked... More 

Thank nhvacabadfood
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

We ordered a variety of sushi to be delivered to the Fireside Inn over MLK weekend. Most of the fish was tuna, snapper and salmon. The restaurant admitted that there was not too much variety in the area for different types of fish. Some of the tuna pieces weren't completely thawed out so they tasted a little off. Nevertheless, the... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Finding excellent Chinese food in the Lakes Region is difficult, but the China Bistro is one of the best. It is usually not crowded, especially in the off-season. The dishes that I've tried are good and portions are generous. The hot&sour soup is a bit sweet to my taste, but acceptable. The atmosphere is great if you are going to... More 

Thank LakeGeezer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
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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