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Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant

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1146 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-4841
+1 608-280-0104
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved having dinner here! We shared a huge veggie egg roll as an appetizer and it was super yummy! For the main meal I had a spicy peanut curry dish and my friend had a pad thai type dish, both were superb! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Emmlet83
Madison, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner on a Friday night and the restaurant was busy. Nonetheless, we were able to be seated in less than five minutes. The menu is fairly long and we gave a lot of thought in what we wanted to eat, as everything seemed interesting. We ended up ordering a Lao Room Wit (an assorted fried appetizer, including Lao's... More 

Thank Marco L
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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238 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was our second time at Lao Laan-Xang. It was similar to our first. The service was top notch. Our waitress (the only one on duty) was a super friendly little dynamo of a woman. We were looking for the Graduate Hotel; and our waitress pulled out her phone and looked up the number and address that we needed, above... More 

2 Thank Calicoboy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Small, spicy family run. Authentic quality dinners at a reasonable price. You might have to get drinks across the street but it's worth the wait. I've been going for years and it's consistently fantastic.

Thank advisory321
Grafton, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Nearly every time I am in Madison, I eat here for at least one meal. It is just that good! Tonight I ordered the fresh spring rolls and curry squash. Both were delicious as always. The spring rolls come served with a sweet/sour sauce with crushed peanuts. While I prefer peanut sauce being served with this dish, their sweet/sour sauce... More 

Thank Stacy B
River Forest, Illinois
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a great find. This small restaurant serves great traditional Laotian food (similar to Thai but, in my opinion, even more interesting flavors and textures, due to a broader use of vegetables). Four heat levels from Timid to Laotian Spicy are available, the hottest involving a hot pepper (including ghost pepper) paste which is over the top hot. I... More 

Thank ChrisH018
Moorhead, Minnesota
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739 reviews
612 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

The menu offers a very large selection of many flavors with choices of various proteins or vegetarian. Very nicely flavored food. The spiciness is based on a scale of four denoting the scoop of peppers. Good and fast service also.

Thank kawidd
Madison, Wisconsin
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203 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

My partner and I visited Lao Laan-Xang for a late lunch yesterday. We loved it. Southeast Asian is my favorite cuisine, and Lao-Laan-Xang did not disappoint. It's a fairly small space and there were only two tables when we arrived @2:30. Our waitress was friendly and competent. She sat us at our table and gave us a few minutes to... More 

Thank rickleed
Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Pineapple peanut chicken curry. Wow. Madison keeper, for locals and visitors. Even with the one hundred character requirement, it is worth my time to get this review submitted.

Thank EdsOpinions
Slidell, Louisiana
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We visited this gem of a restaurant on the suggestion of friends. Very glad we did. The spring rolls, both veg and meat, were a big hit. We also tried the 3 mushrooms, squash curry and Khua mee, which is similar to phad thai. All were quite tasty. Our server was very friendly though at times a bit slow, since... More 

Thank JWigOcn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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?