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Lai Lai

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Arribenos 2168, Buenos Aires, Argentina
20:00 - 11:45
12:00 - 15:15
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Sun 20:00 - 23:15
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 11:45
Thu 20:00 - 11:45
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 15:15
Fri - Sat 20:00 - 00:45
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Nice cosy place in Belgrano. Food was great. We ordered dumplings, spring rolls, shrimps chow main, and beef chop suei. All the dishes were abundant and very tasty. Very affordable prices.

Thank Vittoria N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I moved to Buenos Aires from Florida, and love Chinese food. So finally decided to try Chinese food in Buenos Aires. On a Monday not all places are open in Barrio Chino so was little option and went with Lai Lai. The place is great for a regular Chinese meal, very similar with ones I used to have lunch in... More 

Thank Anca M
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It's difficult to eat a good Chinese food in Buenos Aires. The fried rice at Lai Lai is good. All the traditional Chinese food is ok. Located in the Barrio Chino, the Chinese neighborhood, it's a small restaurant with good food. Good prices, family operated.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was EMPTY late at night yet the arrogant waiter told me to move tables after u was comfortably seated.Asking for wifi i was greeted with a Duh are you stupid for asking this cuestion look..... The food came they dont offer you chopsticks because its too expensive to offer that and they ask for a whopping 10 pesos... More 

Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

If you are in Buenos Aires, Capital City and you decide to visit the smallChina Town in Belgrano dont hesitate to eat in Lai Lai. Some of the best options of the menu are only written in Chinesse, like "Cabeza de Mosca / Fly Head" " or , "Saleteado Haka / Haka Saute", spicy but tasty ! Also "Three Aroma... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

Very good atention in a china restaurant that is not more different from another of chinatown. I market like possittive the clean pleace and the very tasty dishes and generous sizes. However, The local is small and don't has windows or fresh air. We eat chicken with almonds and it was very good but if you dont know the china... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

So the food was okay. Nothing spectacular. I kind of had higher hopes. But that doesn't mean it was bad. We had the chow mien noodles with shrimp. The Shrimp were tiny but the noodles were good, and it was plenty of food. Egg rolls were good and we enjoyed our meal over all, but after craving chinese in Buenos... More 

Thank Mundolocolv
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We had lots of dishes, to start with we had fried and steamed dumpling, both a bit boring, and the spring roll that were ok. For mains we had mapo tofu that was very nice and spicy, a pork neck chop suey that was perfect and beef and chinese vegetables in oyster sauce, very nicely cooked and good flavour. The... More 

Thank Thapimsta
Weinheim, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Most Chinese restaurants in Buenos Aires’ minute china-town are pretty poor: they tend to serve sweet & sour standard fare that is not very appealing. I have tried some of the restaurants and the only one I recommend (so far) is Lai Lai. It is a still far away from what you can get in the US or Asia but... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

I know I'm a tourist and don't understand every nuance in culture quite yet after a week in BA, but I think poor service is pretty universal. I wanted to try Asia Oriental's counter for lunch but my non-Asian significant other is very very very sensitive to fishy smells so it made him nauseated. I spotted Lai-Lai nearby and remembered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
20:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 16:15
12:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 11:45
12:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 11:45
12:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 11:45
12:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 00:45
20:00 - 00:45
12:00 - 16:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arribenos 2168, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Belgrano
  • Neighbourhood: Belgrano
  • Phone Number: 4780-4900

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Staying in Belgrano

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As one of the main commercial hubs of Buenos Aires, Belgrano has something for everyone. The myriad of shop windows in Cabildo Ave. will draw you in, but it is Chinatown — an area of no more than two square blocks — which will keep you hooked. Crowned by an ornate arch marking its entrance and filled with small stores packed to the brim, it is a place where colour and scent emanate from every corner, particularly during the Chinese New Year when they spill over to surrounding areas. But if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, the residential quarter of Belgrano is the perfect destination. This section of town features some of the most magnificent mansions in the city, spread out on cobbled streets lined by tall, majestic trees: a true feast for the eyes.
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