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Lai Lai's Buffet and Dining

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601 Bridle Ln, Monett, MO 65708-9307
4172353568
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11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Missouri
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like Asian buffets you will love this restaurant. Menu items are great also and just take a little longer. Clean restaurant and very friendly employees Private meeting room if you book it.

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Thank David B
Aurora, Missouri
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy the delicious buffet items. Although we've been to larger buffets, we've never been to one with food as yummy!! Milky shrimp...never had it before and it's so amazing! All other items are also delish...meatballs, mushrooms, crab rangoon...actually, with the exception of the hot spicy dishes (which I never eat anyway) I have yet to try anything that... More 

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Thank Carmen W
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Good price for good food. Sushi isn't bad, if I'm not wanting to drive to Springfield it'll do. We always get the buffet and it has yet to disappoint. Only issue really is the cleanliness. The floors are always super sticky, I can hear myself walking and sticking to the floor.

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Thank Cameren H
Jefferson City, Missouri
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174 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The building appears new, but you cannot judge a Buffett by the building. The food was bland at best and mostly soggy - and this was at the peak of lunchtime when you would expect freshness. Vegetables were rare, with fried items dominating, along with a standard salad bar. Seating is mostly tables, too close for comfort, and odd, half... More 

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Thank John M
Monett, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My feet stick to the floor! I don't think they have ever mopped! I have been there a number of times in the past year and every time I have eaten the meat I have gotten sick, the service is always good and the food is hot on the buffet, it's just so greasy.

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Thank paigesopinion
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Since we live close by, this restaurant is a go to place for us. I'm not a big fan of buffets but this one is consistently fresh and varied having many tasty dishes. I love their general chicken and their spring rolls. I sometimes like to order off the menu and prefer their beef lomein - very fresh and plenty... More 

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Thank 903heidif
Monett, Missouri
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Buffet doesn't have a huge selection, but is almost always fresh. You can also order off the menu. They have also added sushi, which is very good. good food for the price. Service is almost always very tood. We have been eating here for the last three years, and have never had a bad visit.

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Thank Gen2shark
Monett, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I did not like 90% of the food. There was no lettuce or white chicken when we got there at 6:30 on a Sat. night. Eventually a small amount of white chicken was added but no lettuce was added until I got a chance to ask our waitress to get some, but too late for our meal. She did bring... More 

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Thank AverageGuy2016
Monett, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I have been a customer at Lai Lai's since it first came to town back in 1999 (I think). It is a locally owned restaurant and has expanded into it current location. The food is "Ameri-sian"; that is to say it is not strictly Asian, but a fusion of Americanized and Asian. The food is always hot and fresh and... More 

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Thank Dan C
Monett, Missouri
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Of course, in southwest Missouri there seems to be a Chinese restaurant on every corner. There are several here in Monett. Lai Lai's has the newest building and perhaps the most consistent food. The buffet is fresh and well stocked. The food at others is good; but, sometimes does not seem as fresh or traditional. Every restaurant seems to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Bridle Ln, Monett, MO 65708-9307
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Monett
  • Phone Number: 4172353568

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?