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Encore Cafe

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1007 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2923
+1 785-856-3682
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Lawrence, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd heard wonderful things about this restaurant and it proved to be true. My all time favorite is always Pad Thai and their's was spot on. Huge portion at lunch - took more than half home. Their serving containers at lunch very ingenious! I will return.

Thank lesare2017
Bel Air, Maryland
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I read reviews carefully before choosing the Encore Cafe and they guided us well. On a Saturday night there was a 15-20 minute wait but we had a drink at the bar and the time passed quickly. The wait staff was very attentive. The atmosphere was nice enough for a casual date night. Immediately upon being seated... More 

1 Thank Freebirds2
Lawrence, Kansas
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I'd had Encore to go a couple times as it's a favorite of our friends. Finally had a chance to sit down at the restaurant. Delicious and flavorful. Ample portions. Numerous options. The wonton soup and dumplings were fantastic although the greenery does dominate the dish a bit. Still the broth was well done. I'd have it again. My daughter... More 

Thank larehare
Topeka, Kansas
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

If your in the mood for Chinese and you want really good food then Encore Cafe is your place. The place is clean, the staff are friendly and the food is always fresh and hot.

1 Thank MsD4U
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We go here whenever we visit our friends. This place has the best Chinese food around. Price is reasonable. They have excellent and friendly wait staff as well.

1 Thank Shufesco
Topeka, United States
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is my third time eating at Encore. Once again the food and service were top notch. Although this is Chinese food it is not the buffet or fast food take-out type of Chinese so many people think of in the US.

1 Thank Chuck H
Bugtussle, Tennessee, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The food was absolutely amazing. I had the Teriyaki bowl and the portion was generous and the meet was tender and delicious. The wait stuff was fun to interact with. That said the bar service was HORRIBLE! We were with friends who had gone before and indicted we needed to "wait" before we ordered food because it "takes them forever"... More 

Thank Cowboy_Zeke
Leavenworth, Kansas
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319 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Have tried many restaurants in Lawrence but first time to the Encore Cafe. It was fantastic and can't wait to go back! We had a short 15-20 min wait on a Friday evening, so that was nice -- grabbed seats at the bar to drink and wait. Our server, Brandon, was so friendly and helpful on menu choices and provided... More 

1 Thank Rich_Holden
Saint Louis, Missouri
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378 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had not been here before and we wanted a low key anniversary celebration. We walked up and down Mass. street and this cafe seemed to be full of patrons. So we went in to take a peek at the menu. It looked to be pan Asian so we decided to try it. They only had a 20 min. wait... More 

1 Thank Deana M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The spring rolls had no flavor. It said chicken and shrimp, it was mostly lettuce with 1 piece of steamed shrimp in each half. Nothing to add flavor other than the dipping sauce. The pad thai looked like it came out of a Chef Boyardee can and had about as much flavor. Not spicy in the least, very tangy with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2923
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 785-856-3682

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