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Lao Tseu

209 boulevard Saint Germain, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 30 06
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“spring rolls” (5 reviews)
“peking duck” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
209 boulevard Saint Germain, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless you live in a big city Like Paris your experience with Chinese food is not within hailing distance of authentic, usually a sweetened, glutinous mess appealing to adolescent tastes. Even in Cities like New York you will have frequent encounters with such places. Not...More

1  Thank william z
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a busy and smart venue, not far from St Germain. It is a family-owned and operated restaurant. The proprietor is a distinguished gentleman who is unfailingly polite and watchful, and makes sure that the service remains excellent and friendly, even under stress. Lao-Tseu...More

1  Thank Jean G
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is a nice French restaurant that serves so-so Chinese food. We ate in the heated outdoor sidewalk cafe and enjoyed the change of pace after 10 days eating French food, but the Chinese food is not exceptional.

Thank Lewis S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Extremely clean restaurant with great service and impeccable food. The prawns were excellent, perfect sweet and sour sauce, best asian food I have ever eaten. The location is also great, super easy to find.

Thank jessicaleda
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Quite literally as my title suggests, it is the only place in Paris that i would eat a Chinese meal in! Its not perfect but its good enough and I am biased to St Germain area anyways! 😉

Thank AndrewJamesKL
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Lao Tseu offers the best Chinese food that I have eaten in Paris. As a matter of fact, it offers better tasting Chinese food than I have eaten in NYC. It is very different from conventional Cantonese-American cuisine. The food is spiced perfectly, so that...More

1  Thank Sociology
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We found this nice little asian restaurant and it was a good one! Cozy place, nice service and good food (54 euros for two). If in the area, we'll come back again.

1  Thank giupag82
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Had a family get together and were treated to the best Chinese food we have had anywhere. Friendly attentive service. Difficult to single out a particular dish for praise as everything was perfect!

Thank john d
Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you want a break from French cuisine then try this restaurant on Boulevard St Germain. The service is very attentive and the menu is extensive. The food is delicious and there is a great atmosphere. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank michaelwG247PT
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Lao Tseu is a family owned and operated Chinese food restaurant. I enjoyed their pot of chicken, the steamed dumplings, ant the Nem. If you like Peking Duck, need to order it 24 hours in advanced.

Thank Apeisach
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military
precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The
area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 boulevard Saint Germain, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 48 30 06
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