Lao Laan-Xang

Madison, Wisconsin
2098 Atwood Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin
(608) 819-0140


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Serving Laotian Cuisine and Asian Vegetarian Dishes

The family who opened Madison's first authentic Laotian restaurant launched this second location in March 2005. Note that there have been numerous reports about fish/oyster sauce in some dishes, and shrimp/anchovy paste in the curries. Make sure to ask lots of questions.

Added by Sharyn Morrow on Jun 25 05 (last updated Jul 11 10)

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Lao Laan-Xang has a separate vegan section on their menu and will make most of their curries without using fish paste, just specify. The mango curry is the best you will find ANYWHERE. The portions are huge, the veggies are abundant, and they will give you all of the rice you want without an extra charge. Start out with the tofu spring rolls minus the eggs and specify vegan peanut sauce. We try to eat here at least twice a month. Some of the wait staff is not always the friendliest, but honestly, I am just there for the curry!!

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I know one of the owners and she would be very upset to discover that her day staff at the Atwood location were responsible for the worst service I have ever experienced in ANY restaurant. I arrived at lunchtime the place had maybe 4 tables of people who were already being served when I arrived. I was seated and ended up waiting for about 10-15 mins before anyone brought me a menu or silverware or water. After looking at the menu and dciding what I wanted to order there were two other groups of people that arrived and they were seated, provided with water, silverware and menus inside of 5 mins. Another table that showed up after I had been sitting for a several mins. was waited on and got their order and food before I did. half an hour later, I still had no food or contact with the wait staff. I had seen enough and let them know that I was very displeased with the service and left. I know the food to be very good so it would be unfair of me to rate the food poorly. I am rating the service I was exposed to. It was the worst!

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5pm - 9pm
11:30am - 3pm;
5pm - 9pm
11:30am - 3pm;
5pm - 10pm
5pm - 9pm

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