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“Delightful Asian”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lai & Wai - Asian Bistro - CLOSED

Lai & Wai - Asian Bistro
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: The recipes in our bistro are brought together by three families: Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. At Lai & Wai you can taste different Asian cuisines: Classic Chinese platters, Korean Beef Bulgogi, Vietnamese Pho, Japanese Sushi, Indonesian Rice Table and more.
Lyons, Illinois
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Delightful Asian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We ate here late one evening after a long day, so we just wanted something simple. We decided just to order some of the starters and share them as small plates. I agree, a nice list of well priced wines. The food was excellent and our server commented on how we had selected items from different Asian cultures - Thai, Chinese, and Viet Namese. Everything was excellent with nice portions, very well prepared and seasoned. Although we only had a small sample of their menu, we found the food and service to be excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Bill R
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Hampshire
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Uitstekend! Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

From the moment we walked through the door we had a good experience. The staff were attentive, professional and very friendly. We ordered from the set-price menu, opting for the Chinese meal. Everything was just perfect. Two of our party wanted to order a different soup starter and despite being a "set menu" the chef was kind enough to cater for our needs. Very reasonably priced and good quality eating- I will be going there again on my next trip to the Dam.
Thank you once again for a great evening!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Dinodoesstuff
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Close to hotels, reasonable and nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

The team here will do well by you with fast elegant service, reasonably priced wine (seriously) and good food. Been there at least 4 times, never disappointed. My recommendation - the Singapore Noodles.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Cristene
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Limassol, Cyprus
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“One of the best in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Eating at the Lai & Wai was delightful and extremerly reasonably priced! We went there by chance - liked the ambience and the waiter at the door was very polite and smiling. We ordered a number of small dishes - we were only 2 and wanted to taste more than two dishes. They were all of excellent quality, especially the duck with pancakes, the salmon sashimi and the wakame salad. We had a bottle of Chilly white wine and paid a very fair price for what we got. We returned the next and decided to order the "large" dishes as well as some of the small ones: the prawns were excellent and so were the scallops, the duck just as good and the price, again, very fair. Excellent service, always with a smile, even though you need to wait sometine before you get served as everything is done from scratch, on the spot - really fresh and well prepared food. We certainly recommend it and we'll definitely go back.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Ninetta K
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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“Lovely dishes, excellent service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

My two daughters and I had a great lunch here! On the menu are all kinds of famous Asian dishes. We started with the Vietnamese springrolls (nice crisp and homemade), the seafood pancake (never tried one before, but looked great and was tasty) and the sushi platter, which was truly amazing. The sushi took a while but the beautiful looking Vietnamese waitress told us this was due to the fact the sushi is always freshly rolled and made of fresh rice. This was true, cause the rice was still lukewarm and had a nice aroma. The udon noodlesoup with pork was perfect! Quite a large amount of meat, so that was a nice surprise! We finished with a delicious Bibimbap served in a cutelooking bamboo holder. The atmosphere is very nice and trendy. The service is good and professional. I would definitily recommend this new place in town!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Li M
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