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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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 14 November 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 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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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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 

1 Thank Fred454
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I ordered Shrimp & Vegetables, it was the best I've ever had! I requested delivery and the services was prompt. The food was hot and the Driver was very courteous. In fact, I am getting ready to order again!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

If you love Chinese Food and you are in the Portsmith Area, you might like Kim Lai. The service is fast and friendly. The combo platters were excellent, there were many different combinations to choose from. My last two trips to NH, I made it a point to stop here

Thank CaliforniaChrome

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?