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Lai Lai Restaurant

) #320 of 459 Restaurants in Kitchener €€ - €€€ Chinese, Asian
175 West Ave, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1R9, Canada
+1 519-579-3031
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible14%
6 Mar 2016
“Great vegetarian restaurant, skip the meat”
10 Jan 2016
“Our favourite place!”
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
175 West Ave, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1R9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 6 March 2016

When I first came by the restaurant and ordered the food, I did not like the food. (I had only ordered meat dishes.) But luckily I learned the secret. They have great vegetarian food. Skip the meat dishes. I love their vegetarian kung pao chicken...More

1  Thank Kelseycat
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

My fiancé has been visiting this place for 27 years and now we are doing it together)) the food is crazy delicious, portions are huge, the people that work there - so welcoming, helpful and pleasant, that it is definitely one of our favourite places....More

2  Thank Prokofieva
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Just ordered take out. Got Chinese pancakes as I love them. They deliver Mexican tortillas. I call to complain and they tell me 'that's how they do the pancakes there'. What?! Google Chinese pancakes - nothing alike. They are cheap and lazy. Do not go...More

1  Thank A M
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We went with a small group, 2 of which are vegan. The best part of our meal was that our vegan friends had many options. Regular chinese food was just so so. Won Ton Soup was very watery. The bathrooms need to be cleaned -...More

Thank Beaver33
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

We've been getting our Chinese from the Lai Lai for years now, since the late 90's anyway. That all changed Sunday. The last 3 or 4 times the food is sub par with giant chunks of celery that seems as if they were cut up...More

Thank Brent W
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We ordered 4 authentic cantonese dishes. $13 for black pepper sirloin beef but only had 5 tiny slices of beef with lots of onions and green pepper. $13 for seafood hot pot but only had 4 pieces of squid & 4 mini-size shrimps with lots...More

Thank grumpygramps69
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Are these "Excellent" reviews fake? Seriously: Great service, "great food?" I've been here twice now. I came again recently because I was hungry and in the area and had a hankerin' for Cantonese Chow Mein. I always order my favourite dish (CCM) when trying any...More

1  Thank SWONTraveller
Reviewed 4 October 2014

I was at Lai Lai for the first time in a large group for dinner. There was approximately 25-30 people. There was only one lady who took all our orders and drinks. She took down our drink orders and forgot several times to bring it...More

2  Thank nnn a
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We were looking for a restaurant in the Kitchener/Waterloo area that would appeal to vegetarians and meat eaters as well. This place has an extensive number of vegetarian choices in addition to the standard Chinese fare. Servers were pleasant and efficient and food was quite...More

Thank impkokay
Reviewed 24 December 2013

I was born and raised in KW and had never been to Lai Lai's. I had no idea what I was missing out on. Okay, so the restaurant itself desperately needs an update (the paper decorations are quaint though) and our server was so nice...More

Thank BizTravelGyal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 West Ave, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-579-3031
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