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“Passed this on a drive by, had to go back, glad we did”
Review of Lai Lai Garden

Lai Lai Garden
Ranked #15 of 56 Restaurants in Blue Bell
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This meal was a real joy, we had been told that there are not many good oriental restaurants in the area but if there are this has to be #1 The menu as you might imagine is extensive but they do have a early bird special with a good variety of dishes. We zeroed in on the honey toasted walnut and shrimp and were not dissappointed. the were several asian families dining and a group of at least 35 Chinese students all enjoying themselves. The waiter we had was a real hoot, friendly, helpful and amusing. All in all a fine meal, nicely prepared and served with great taste.

2  Thank Warren H
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We ate here for the first time after having passed the place many times and always noting that there was a large amount of cars in the lot. We ate on a Tuesday evening, and it was still busy with about a dozen different dinner parties in the place.
Note, they have an extensive bar listing and multiple mixed drinks all of which are priced very fairly for size of drink and the listed ingredients. Plan on "drinking" with your meal, its been a long time since I found a place that didn't charge 12.00 for a respectable mixed drink, their cost $8.50 and it was well made.
Food is really good and the sushi is obviously freshly prepared. They do have a 6 person sushi bar if you wish to sit at it.
They have several Japanese food items but primarily their listing is Chinese. They offer a variety of styles, Cantonese, Peking, Thai etc...and the sauce options can be changed on several main dishes.
This is not "Take out" rather much better, the vegetables are clearly all fresh and well trimmed. The meats are all sliced well and prepared well. They provide a fresh fruit dessert after your meal free of charge, and it's quite nice...and who doesn't like a place that puts little umbrellas in your Planter's Punch drink in a funky tall glass.
Worth the evening out.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

First time here (since 1998). We had to ask for the separate Sichuan menu from which we ordered the tea smoked duck, which was terrific. We had Sichuan style noodles, which were spicy but not crazy hot. The hot and sour soup was good, as was the chicken in black bean sauce. It was a busy Saturday night, quite full by 7pm. We will return here when we're visiting the area.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Short of flying 13 hours to the other side of the world, Lai Lai is closer to try authentic cuisine for the Chinese new year. For our festive celebration, we wanted Peking Duck - and this comes as close as you are going to get this far from mainland. The duck was appropriately crispy but likely pre-cooked and didnt warm up well. Of course duck is a bit of an acquired taste, tends to be tougher than the wimpy chicken we eat frequently, not greasy with a very crispy skin (duck has more fat) but unfortunately the dipping sauce wasn't anything exceptional. The thin pancakes to wrap and roll up the ingredients made it so much like Beijing! We were also advised to get the chikn lettuce wraps which are less expensive than most of the local chain places and just as good! afterwards the serve orange slices and melon to cleanse the palate. There is an extensive list of Amer-chino style dishes and sushi, so everyone will likely find something to enjoy. Some items are pricey, but it's par for the course among other sit down asian offerings.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went for my husband's birthday on a Monday. We were given the private room without asking for it; there were 4 of us in the family. I had creamed shrimp...wonderful...and many of the dishes eaten, like noodle dishes, were usual ones like Lo Mein, but exemplary in their preparation. I have read other reviews stating that the service was slow...not in our case. Service was attentive and we were visited frequently during the meal. Of course, Mondays are not Saturday evenings...so, choose your time. It is nice to still find an upper grade, sit-in Asian restaurant that makes one feel special with excellent food. BTW: We frequent the sister restaurant, Mei Ting, in Doylestown.

Thank Alana C
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