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Kim Lai Chinese Restaurant

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599 Lafayette Rd Ste 12, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5409
+1 603-430-0761
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bar Harbor
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick lunch and this place was just what we wanted. Reasonably priced lunch specials prepared well. Un like other fast Chinese restaurants I have been to they used good quality white meat chicken and fresh vegetables. The dishes were flavorful and the staff nice. I will definitely be back.

Thank BHMarc
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very good, hot and tasty. The staff is quite nice and hospitable. The cashier is very sweet and efficient in making sure the order is correct. Plenty of duck sauce and fortune cookies which my boys loved. Will definitely return for a visit even though I have to travel about 30 minutes to get to it for... More 

Thank Michele B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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529 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had Kim Lai delivered while in town for business. The prices were decent, and I got a huge amount of General Tso Chicken, which had a great flavor. The crab rangoons were also very good. Delivery was faster than expected!

Thank Bowmanator22
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Have been here several times. Love this place! If you like fresh food and great customer service this is the place. I had the steamed shrimp and vegetables so good. Food is always so good and this restaurant is immaculate!

Thank Peggy E
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My husband and I eat here often. Most of the people I work with go there as well for take out. The food is reasonably priced, always good, and the Mai Tai's are out of this world.

Thank Jennifer R
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Small Chinese restaurant in a strip mall just outside of downtown. Recently renovated. All food made with really fresh ingredients. All drinks a really good pour for a really good price. They do a huge take out business, too.

Thank Debby G
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Melinda and her staff deliver exceptional service. The food is always hot, fresh and flavorful. The cocktails are carefully made and the staff does well making sure everyones table is cared for at all times. Hands down the BEST Chinese food on the Seacoast. No exceptions. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and make this spot in Portsmouth... More 

Thank Timothy L
Rye, New Hampshire
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922 reviews
585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I stopped in for a quick lunch and had the steak with vegetables, pork fried rice and two chicken wings. It was very good. The price was reasonable, service was fast and pleasant, and the atmosphere was stark and very tidy, but there was no ambience. Complimentary tea was served with the meal, but no cup of sour soup or... More 

Thank NHjo
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We checked on trip advisor and found this restaurant. First off it was nice and cool inside on a hot day. We used the rest room and it was extremely clean. We ordered a pupu platter for 2 and substituted chicken wings for fingers as this is all our 11 year will eat. The food came out hot and delicious.... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Rye, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Totally remodeled last year, the menu is large and varied. Service is quick and parking convenient. Lunch prices are more than reasonable. Usually do takeout, but they also deliver.

Thank Robert D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 599 Lafayette Rd Ste 12, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5409
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-430-0761

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