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Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant

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1146 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-4841
(608) 280-0104
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Grafton, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearly every time I am in Madison, I eat here for at least one meal. It is just that good! Tonight I ordered the fresh spring rolls and curry squash. Both were delicious as always. The spring rolls come served with a sweet/sour sauce with crushed peanuts. While I prefer peanut sauce being served with this dish, their sweet/sour sauce... More 

Thank Stacy B
River Forest, Illinois
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great find. This small restaurant serves great traditional Laotian food (similar to Thai but, in my opinion, even more interesting flavors and textures, due to a broader use of vegetables). Four heat levels from Timid to Laotian Spicy are available, the hottest involving a hot pepper (including ghost pepper) paste which is over the top hot. I... More 

Thank ChrisH018
Moorhead, Minnesota
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667 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

The menu offers a very large selection of many flavors with choices of various proteins or vegetarian. Very nicely flavored food. The spiciness is based on a scale of four denoting the scoop of peppers. Good and fast service also.

Thank kawidd
Madison, Wisconsin
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139 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

My partner and I visited Lao Laan-Xang for a late lunch yesterday. We loved it. Southeast Asian is my favorite cuisine, and Lao-Laan-Xang did not disappoint. It's a fairly small space and there were only two tables when we arrived @2:30. Our waitress was friendly and competent. She sat us at our table and gave us a few minutes to... More 

Thank rickleed
Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Pineapple peanut chicken curry. Wow. Madison keeper, for locals and visitors. Even with the one hundred character requirement, it is worth my time to get this review submitted.

Thank EdsOpinions
Slidell, Louisiana
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited this gem of a restaurant on the suggestion of friends. Very glad we did. The spring rolls, both veg and meat, were a big hit. We also tried the 3 mushrooms, squash curry and Khua mee, which is similar to phad thai. All were quite tasty. Our server was very friendly though at times a bit slow, since... More 

Thank JWigOcn
Appleton, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I tried this place on a whim. I was glad that we did. We ordered crab ragoons to start and they were wonderful. We then both got a different dish for dinner. We both loved our dishes. I would highly recommend if you like Thai or Laotian food. The service was good, the food was great, and... More 

Thank Caitlyn H
Tuscany, Italy
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262 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Very good lunch experience, once you enter the restaurant you are immediately greeted and seated. The overall atmosphere is relaxing and casual. The place was completely packed with locals on a Sunday. Before, you order your main dishes, please make sure that you account for the large portions. The Vietnamese spring rolls that we ordered were fresh and the overall... More 

Thank GattoViziato
Norwood, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Went here with some co-workers who had been here before. The food was great and it was nice to get away from the crowds at Capitol Square for a night. I had the best crab rangoons I have ever tasted here, they were large and nice and crispy. All the dishes we got were very good. I got the honeyed... More 

Thank cardello
Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

A very good friend came to town....being that our go to dining out was Thai Food.....we ventured to Lao based on the reviews. We were not disappointed ...this quaint place in a residential area was a hit. The food is fresh and you can decide on how much heat you would like on your entree. Highly recommend the rice paper... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1146 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-4841
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 280-0104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?