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Lai Lai Garden

Cnr William Nicol and Montecasino Boulevard, South Africa
+27 11 268 0219
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good20%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible30%
Travellers talk about
“crispy beef” (10 reviews)
“peking duck” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
Cnr William Nicol and Montecasino Boulevard, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!!

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 3 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 26 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
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the place yesterday.Waited for the springroll for 1hr!!!We came to empty restaurant at 12.During the period from.12-1pm the rest.became full.They forgot our order completely.The main manager didn't show any help nor professionalism while we were complaining.DON'T BOTHER TO VISIT THIS -RESTAURANT.They do not value...More

Thank Kvolkova
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Great service and the food are of great quality. Service is excellent and the guys are very friendly

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed with the quality of food and as we were they only ones eating the service was slow and all the dishes at different times. The prawn spring rolls contained one prawn and the overall quality of the food was average. Not the...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

There's a saying that you can expect great Chinese food if the restaurant has terrible, rude service. Having eventually got someone's attention and had the table, literally, pointed at, we were expecting some GREAT food. The menu has all the usual dishes you'd expect to...More

1  Thank The_foodie_police
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Arrived at restaurant and staff insisted we sit outside even though the place was three quarters empty and there were many tables available inside. Then the staff member almost threw the menus at us. After just opening the menus the staff member, who stood over...More

1  Thank maxinea963
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
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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