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Lao Lao

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1271/4-7 Phaholyotin Road, Samsen-nai | Opposite Kasikorn Bank Phaholyotin Branch, Bangkok, Thailand
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+66 2 271 4260
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

As vegetarians I have to say the menu was a bit limited, but duh, it's a seafood restaurant so I can't really critique them on that. We were extremely jet lagged and ended up coming here at 1am for dinner, they were bright and happy to see us and surprisingly busy. Very kind servers, huge menu and friendly atmosphere. Besides... More 

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My favourite bar in Luang Prabang. Lovely atmosphere created by the lighting and log fire. A great find.

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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Very popular among middle and upper middle class including Thai & Chinese business men.Open in the evening only. Specialized for boiled rice and varieties of dishes to go along with boiled rice, e.g. stir fry vegetables, vegetable stew, minced pork stir fry with Chinese olive, all kinds of seafood. Good taste. No parking space- have to park on the street,... More 

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Singapore
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We took a Bus from Central Plaza Ladprao to Lao lao.We alight at Ari bus stop and walked to the metal overhead . This times ,we were assigned to the upper floor, where it was more quiet.As we were going through the menu,we ordered Kate Hwee with ice to cleanse our thirst. We ordered a grill sea bass,fried morning glory... More 

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Thank Leomak
Bangkok, Thailand
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

This is a place where locals go for Thai - Chinese style dishes served with khao tom (rice-soup). With excellent reputation for more than 30 years, what makes this place even more remarkable is the fact that it actually is a seafood restaurant. This is where you can have your main dishes accompanied by khao tom (white or brown rice),... More 

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Singapore
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

First visit to Lao Lao restaurant on 19 March 2015, as recommended by fellow TA member. Easy commuting to Ari By Bts skytrain from Nana.It is about 50 metre walk after alighting at Ari station.This restaurant is pack with local Thai and we were quickly usher to our table of 4.The service staff was fast to take our order with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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360 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Open from 4pm to 4am, this place was heaving at 7pm on a Sunday night. You might have to wait a few minutes for a table but its not a place that people linger at. The crispy deep fried (tempura) morning glory sitting on a spicy pork and prawn salad was excellent, as was the scallops served on their shell... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014

All the comments on tripadvisor are true, the owners are so nice, they really take the time to talk with you, even if there are a lot of people. The food was really good!!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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105 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

This is very popular among local Thai with specialty menu suitable for Thai porridge and acceptable seafood. For me, I always come here for porridge menu rather than their seafood. Any Asian visitors from chopstick using countries will enjoy their food here. Very crowded at night.

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Thank Mightythor2507
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

This is a real Bangkok Chinese dining experience. Seafood is fresh and plentiful. The prices are reasonable and the service is ok. If you do not have a sweet tooth, you might find that they season with a bit too much sugar. If you tell them they will cut down on the sugar.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1271/4-7 Phaholyotin Road, Samsen-nai | Opposite Kasikorn Bank Phaholyotin Branch, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Ari
  • Neighbourhood: Ari
  • Phone Number: +66 2 271 4260

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

Staying in Ari

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Ari
Home to at least a dozen hip coffee shops, sophisticated boutiques and some seriously fine restaurants, Ari is the newest epicentre of Bangkok cool. Fleeing from the skyrocketing rents in Thonglor and Ekamai, many young urbanites made Ari their new home. This mostly residential neighbourhood outside the city centre isn't much of a trendy area on first sight, but if you scratch the surface of government buildings and noodle shops, you'll find out that there's loads of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Bring a local friend or do your research on beforehand to avoid missing out on all the fun.
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