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“Good Chinese food with very reasonable price!”
Review of Lai Lai

Lai Lai
Ranked #1,701 of 5,487 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Belgrano
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

There are full of people and the waitors were super busy, we had to wait sometime to order or to even get the bills. But except that, it's a very pleasant dinner experience. There are lots of choices, and the food we order was good. Some of the tables ordered noodles and it looks really good! Will go again!

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Thank Sisi M
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

The food is good, not great, but for our local chinatown is decent. I went with my girlfriend. We ordered 2 mains (once beef with black pepper and one of the eggplant dishes, the name is not translated into spanish) + 2 rice + 1 can coke: total $138. So is not expensive !

The minimum consumption per person is $45, which felt a little bit insulting, since we all know that their dishes are big enough to share.

Previous reviewers have complained the they refuse to give you tap water and they charge $3 for the pair of chopsticks. It is really not common in argentina to order tap water, so no surprise they refused. The waiter told us that they charge $3 for the chopsticks that you throw after you use them. But they give you real chopsticks and don't charge. Indeed, they didnt charge us for that.

The eggplant is a good choice, but I don't know why, they didn't translate its name to spanish. The beef with black pepper is also good for a change. The rice was ok!.

I recoommed it ! I will definitely go again!

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1  Thank Oniropolo
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

The food was bland - not terrible but not particularly authentic. We asked for tap water and the waiter told us he was not allowed to give customers tap water, they had to buy water instead. We also asked for chop sticks, but were told we would have to pay 3 pesos each. All the Chinese customers in the restaurant had chopsticks (im not sure if they had paid for them, but i suspect they were given them for free), whilst all non-Chinese customers were only supplied with cutlery.

Despite the absolutely poor service, and the poor waiter that had to enforce such, i can honestly say without bias that they food was blah. Having been brought up on Asian cuisine, i am surprised by the positive comments of other customers regarding the food. Also for the equivalent of $US30, without any beverages, it definitely led us feeling a bit ripped off.

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2  Thank emma m
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Honest admission - after a week of having local food (read beef, with the occasional diversion into pork) for every meal and in desperate need of variety, the temptation to rank this place at 5/5 is rather high; a 3/5 (which is where it really is - in absolute terms) would however be too harsh. So I settled on 4/5. You will find a familiar Chinese menu - lots of options, with over 10 pages of everything from spring rolls to soups to rice and noodles (and yes, Kung Pao chicken too). The food is tasty if not gourmet, the service quick but not fancy, and the ambiance is warm without being too cheery. Definitely recommended - and certainly above its pricier neighbors in the Barrio Chino quarter and elsewhere!

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Thank RollingJedi
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

visiting buenos aires we were kinda getting tired of the same restaurants, you beef everywhere! i asked around to see if there were any options besides Lomito sandwhich. sure enough someone suggested Barrio chino. walking around barrio chino we looked around and found restaurants that were not that appealing. however lai lai had a line out to the street waiting to eat. i decided to wait in line it might be worth it, and it was.

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1  Thank Jimmy L
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