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Lai Lai Garden

Cnr William Nicol and Montecasino Boulevard, South Africa
+27 11 268 0219
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good18%
  • Average23%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible30%
Travellers talk about
“crispy beef” (10 reviews)
“peking duck” (5 reviews)
“dim sum” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
Cnr William Nicol and Montecasino Boulevard, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice - could be better Egg fried rice is not fried rice at all. It is egg added to steamed rice. Hot chicken is thin and chewy chicken strips with no flavor. Ambience is nice. Staff is satisfactory.

Thank Rajeev G
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

When it opened, the food was good, the prices good and happy smiling Chinese staff served the tables. Now, it’s totally overpriced, the food is the worst Chinese food I’ve eaten in a long time, it’s tasteless and the serving staff are rude, unfriendly and...More

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

very cold reception followed by very long wait for service. constantly asking for service. food arrived very late and cold. could not stay to eat as we had booked for a show. they still wanted to charge. Pathetic

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Probably a very good typical chinese restaurant in SA...food is nice even if it's a bit expensive for what it is....service is not so good....welcome was a bit cold ...if ever we could call it a welcome. Took us some time to get our food....i...More

Thank patrickkoo
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We got to the restaurant at 8.15pm and were told before we even ordered anything that the kitchen would be closing at 9?? Undeterred we went ahead and ordered Veg and tofu soup, veg spring roll, prawn dumpling, fish with Tai sauce, spicy chicken and...More

Thank NightBreed01
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Service was shocking. Food was cold and tasteless, tables were dirty and the overall experience was poor. Thoroughly disappointed considering all I wanted was a decent Asian meal!!

1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Walk in at 2:00 pm today for lunch and told 'We cannot serve you as the cooks are having lunch now'. Disgraceful attitude. Avoid this place and spend your money elsewhere.

Thank snowyeti
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Always amazes me how no one at the restaurant seems to recognize their regular patrons .... Food ok - deep fried dim sum great, Peking Duck ok-ish .... waitresses don't engage with guests. Waitress handling payments has been taught .... "credit card, savings or cheque?"...More

Thank Anthea Memory A
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Food was tasty, service was shocking! Waitress was down right rude, forgetting half our meals and bringing them sporadically, complaining to the manager yielded no help or assistance and not even a basic apology. Would not recommend this place to anyone based on service alone!

Thank Jessica V
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We wanted to try out the Peking Duck as it was listed to be the best in SA. What a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, it was tasty but just plain average. There was nothing special about it. Serving Peking Duck with only one sauce...More

Thank JacquesB32
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr William Nicol and Montecasino Boulevard, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 0219
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