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Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant

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1146 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-4841
+1 608-280-0104
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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217 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

My husband and I went to Lao Laan-Xang (II) down the street. It was crowded (8 PM on Sat) but we were sat right away and the food was fresh and hot. Service was great - the wait staff all very friendly and efficient. Their basil fried rice with tofu was pretty good. A bit on the more expensive side,... More 

Thank Traveler8Colorado
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

This was our first experience with lao food, and a very positive introduction! The food was very tasty, but not as spicy as we has hoped. With each dish, you choose a spice level. We choose the one just below the spiciest, called adventurous. While not bland, there was not much heat to it. All considered, a yummy meal, but... More 

Thank azsuma
Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

Everything on the menu tastes authentic. I love the way they use spices. My favorite dish is the curry squash which I pair with sticky rice, always to the astonishment of the servers.

Thank babette_12
Illinois, Usa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

I have been to both locations, but much prefer the Willy Street location. The restaurant is small, but the flavors are huge. Everything from start to finish is fresh, colorful, flavorful, and delicious. The staff really know the menu and are very quick to point out different items on the menu that they think you will like based on your... More 

Thank mskier
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

But watch the spice. Pretty much everything on the menu is good, and you can't go wrong with almost anything you order.

Thank Wayrachaki
Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

I have been eating at both locations for more than 10 years. They easily have my favorite SE Asian food in town. The curries are great, but don't miss the house specialties. I can also just spend the night with a few appetizers. I love the spring rolls and the spicy sausage appetizer.

Thank DJAfterbar
Madison, Wisconsin
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

Loved everything about this place. The server was quick to stop at my table and was well versed in the menu. She helped me with my choice and it was perfect! Looking forward to a return visit.

Thank Dura A
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

I went to this restaurant after reading the food blogs about Madison. This was a charming, neighborhood restaurant serving home-cooked Laotian food that tasted very authentic (I have been to Laos). I ordered the squash curry with chicken. It was a lovely combination of sweet coconut and spicy red chillies. It was warm and satisfying (great for a cold spring... More 

Thank pacyabags
Dubuque, Iowa
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012 via mobile

We travel to eat at this restaurant. The curries are my fave, but lots of other dishes are wonderful as well. Worth the trip every time. Casual, not fancy, cozy.

Thank OlGreyMare
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

This is a little restaurant and overall I like the food. The reason I gave the rating of 3 is because it lacks of Wow factor. Don't get me wrong, overall, it tasted good. We ordered spring roll (not fried kind) with Chinese sausage. Well, I was a little disappointed as there were only few very small pieces of Chinese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1146 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-4841
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-280-0104

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