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East State Street, Athens, OH 45701
11:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

The food was hot. The portions were huge. Service was good. Food came out quick. Not the normal Chinese menu that we are used to. Liked that you get hot tea and iced water when you sit down.

Thank Tabatha H
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

I have been to every Chinese restaurant in Athens and Lams always satisfies my taste buds. My favorite is the sweet and sour chicken platter. Lams has been around for generations and the family works very hard to provide fresh authentic food.

Thank DstarrP
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182 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Lam's Garden has a committed following in Athens. That's fine, but commitment sometimes overshadows common sense. The owners are sometimes gruff, and once when I walked in to order takeout, the gentleman interrupted my order to answer the phone and take that person's order...as I stood there, in awe. The food isn't THAT good. Really, it's so-so. I've come to... More 

Thank Huasobruto
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Visited based on previous reviews and I ca say we weren't disappointed. We had a family meal with soup (egg drop was great), spring roll( good, not greasy), chicken chow mien, sweet/sour chicken, and white rice. It all was very pleasing. One thing I really liked was that none of the dishes were very salty. Sometimes it can be that... More 

Thank mspons
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I eat out a lot especially chinese and this is by far the best restaurant for chinese food. The staff is so friendly, always smiling, the food is hot, delicious and fresh not to mention the portions are great! The waiter kept checking on us, refilling our drinks and wss so nice. I highly give this chinese restaurant my best... More 

Thank TravelingJim76
Lebanon, Ohio
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125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

When in Athens, there are at least 9 Chinese restaurants and I've been to several. This one, so far is the best. Great service, delicious food and a quiet upscale atmosphere. We did not leave hungry by any stretch! No idea why they had catsup at each table though? Tried the Po Po platter and an appetizer and all selections... More 

Thank Tom H
Nelsonville, Ohio
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

A great resaurant for a sit down experiance and or take out. Ive eaten at Lams for the past 20 year and have never had a bad time. I live outside of athens and if I'm going to drive 15 miles into town for Chinese, Lams is it. I would recomend this restaurant to anyone before some of the other... More 

Thank ArmySpcRet
The Plains, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2013

this is truly a 5-star chinese experience. excellent, quality food at a great price. it can not be beat!

Thank David W
Toledo, Ohio
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Great fresh food, not greasy and good size portions. This is some of the best chinese food in the area. Would definitely come here again!!!

Thank kathyjred
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Quality & selection was so hot. Not sure why folks go here when there are lots better places in town.

Thank LocalYokel64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East State Street, Athens, OH 45701
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?