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Kim Lai Chinese Restaurant

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599 Lafayette Rd Ste 12, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5409
+1 603-430-0761
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is very good, hot and tasty. The staff is quite nice and hospitable. The cashier is very sweet and efficient in making sure the order is correct. Plenty of duck sauce and fortune cookies which my boys loved. Will definitely return for a visit even though I have to travel about 30 minutes to get to it for... More 

Thank Michele B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had Kim Lai delivered while in town for business. The prices were decent, and I got a huge amount of General Tso Chicken, which had a great flavor. The crab rangoons were also very good. Delivery was faster than expected!

Thank Bowmanator22
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here several times. Love this place! If you like fresh food and great customer service this is the place. I had the steamed shrimp and vegetables so good. Food is always so good and this restaurant is immaculate!

Thank Peggy E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

My husband and I eat here often. Most of the people I work with go there as well for take out. The food is reasonably priced, always good, and the Mai Tai's are out of this world.

Thank Jennifer R
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Small Chinese restaurant in a strip mall just outside of downtown. Recently renovated. All food made with really fresh ingredients. All drinks a really good pour for a really good price. They do a huge take out business, too.

Thank Debby G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Melinda and her staff deliver exceptional service. The food is always hot, fresh and flavorful. The cocktails are carefully made and the staff does well making sure everyones table is cared for at all times. Hands down the BEST Chinese food on the Seacoast. No exceptions. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and make this spot in Portsmouth... More 

Thank Timothy L
Rye, New Hampshire
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839 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

I stopped in for a quick lunch and had the steak with vegetables, pork fried rice and two chicken wings. It was very good. The price was reasonable, service was fast and pleasant, and the atmosphere was stark and very tidy, but there was no ambience. Complimentary tea was served with the meal, but no cup of sour soup or... More 

Thank NHjo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We checked on trip advisor and found this restaurant. First off it was nice and cool inside on a hot day. We used the rest room and it was extremely clean. We ordered a pupu platter for 2 and substituted chicken wings for fingers as this is all our 11 year will eat. The food came out hot and delicious.... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Rye, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Totally remodeled last year, the menu is large and varied. Service is quick and parking convenient. Lunch prices are more than reasonable. Usually do takeout, but they also deliver.

Thank Robert D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

traveled from out of town and arrived late at hotel. not in the move to go out and wanted to order something other than pizza. Hotel had menu for this place so I gave it a try Has been many years since I had to specify no MSG. Thought most places stopped using it, but they still do. Food arrived... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 599 Lafayette Rd Ste 12, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5409
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-430-0761

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