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Lao Wai

#181 of 2,596 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Stockholm
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Luntmakargatan 74, Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 673 78 00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its a small family owned restaurant where the owner is Swedish guy that actually lived abroad in Asia to learn about the special Asian flavouring, and then he took all his knowledge and opened this little charming restaurant and serves the best veggie food ever eaten, I´ve brought Turkish friends that never eat veggie food, and ordered them Gong Bao,... More 

Thank David Y
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A small cosy place near the Radmanasgatan metro station with wonderful fusion of fresh vegetables and ingredients. The tofu with flavours of garlic fresh coriander and sprinkling of sesame seeds was surprisingly unusual and tasty. Good options in starters as well as mains. Choice of wines and beer.

Thank Medha A
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This is a small vegan restaurant located near Sveavägen in Stockholm that serves chinese . I visited the restaurant with 5 other people and we all ordered 2 dishes each and shared them all together. They were all delicious and I really recommend any vegan visiting Stockholm to try it out! Non-vegans should try it to of course ;) The... More 

1 Thank Jacob W
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I was here only once for lunch and I was in Stockholm for work. I looked for a very good vegan-asiatic restaurant and this was one among the list. Of course I came with lots of expectations. They gave me a seat and a ginger-like drink quickly and...gave me the unique lunch dish! I was reading during the waiting and... More 

2 Thank Ilaria B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Although we are not normally vegetarian we required vegan meals in Stockholm and Lao Wei was our very best experience. The dining room is small and reservations are necessary, we arrived without one but were seated within ten minutes. We were there for dinner so there was a full menu. It was difficult to choose because everything looked fascinating. In... More 

1 Thank Carole G
Bologna, Italy
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Little cosy place with a very good chinese-vegan cousine (opinion from a non-vegan). Prices are on average for Stockholm (which is expensive).

1 Thank Elisa I
New York City, New York
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678 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We came here for lunch after a long schlep from Central Station, to be told that they have just one dish for lunch which is the meal of the day. It was very disappointing since we were looking forward to a good vegetarian Chinese meal. The website does not mention that they have just one dish for lunch. THis dish... More 

2 Thank ZenHealer7
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155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Loved the food here, tried several of the dishes and they ranged from good to great. Nothing fancy, stripped down design of the restaurant is reflected by the simple but tasty food. From my seat I could see into the kitchen and watching the older white haired chef who was wearing a bandana work the wok added visual entertainment. Great... More 

Thank Magnus F
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

LaoWai is probably one of the smallest restaurants in Stockholm ... on a street off the beaten track .. serving vegetarian food. Don't let this fool you! The food is simply stunning.The restaurant usually only serve one dish per day which is based on season and availability of ingredients. No additives, no fuzz... simply great

2 Thank Apetronic
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant is on Luntmakargatan, probably the street in Stockholm with the most authentic Asian restaurants. We arrived early and got the last non-booked table. It filled up quite quickly. The food arrived fast directly from the kitchen. Lovely taste and variety among the dishes. Very far from the typical Chinese restaurant in Sweden, worth a visit for everyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Luntmakargatan 74, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > Vasastan
  • Neighbourhood: Vasastan
  • Phone Number: +46 8 673 78 00

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

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Vasastan is one of those neighborhoods that almost looks too good to be true. It has the winning combination of a central location, tranquility, and beautiful buildings – housing sophisticated bars and eateries – that makes this neighborhood Stockholm’s most sought-after place to live. If walking through this area makes you feel like walking through a fairy tale or picture book it’s no surprise, as it’s actually the film set of the famous Swedish children story Karlsson-on-the-Roof. No matter what season, Vasastan manages to impress in the sunshine, covered in snow and won’t even lose its charm when soaked in rain.
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