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Vientiane Palace Restaurant II

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151 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703-2008
+1 608-255-2848
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, WI
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in here on a Friday afternoon, the food was really good, the service was good. Worth a try if you're looking for something different.

Thank Matt M
Mc Farland
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213 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

was in town for a conference and ended up here with a few others for lunch. We were all a bit disappointed. I had mixed vegetables with shrimp. The shrimp was VERY good, and the veggies were cooked just right, but the sauce was bad --even had clumps of flour or corn starch in it = NOT good. someone else... More 

Thank Jeanette E
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I lived in Madison for 8 years until 2002, and Vientiane Palace was one of my favorite restaurants. I was very happy to see that it was still around one my first trip back to the city in 13 years. Nothing much has changed. It's not a fancy place. In fact, it's kind of dark. But the food is still... More 

Thank capricorn18
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I've driven by this place dozens of times and had always wanted to stop and try it. Well, today was that day and I'm sorry to say that it was a waste of my money. I would not recommend this place at all. I ordered the spicy plate from the lunch menu and got a dish that was very displeasing... More 

Thank Cynthia R
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We have been eating in this restaurant from 1998 I guess.. One of the best fried rice and red curry on our Town. Great taste and flavor. Chief chef cooks best.

Madison, Wisconsin
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014

The food is good but the inside of the restaurant smells and is ugly. The waitress may or may not be able to talk to you. Food is good, but take it to go.

Thank dawnomj
Harshaw, Wisconsin
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318 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

OK food in an Ok atmosphere. Asian food in a family run place. Good for a decent meal at a decent price but nothing to get excited about.

Thank ScoutMidwest
Pinedale, Wyoming
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I asked a local at a shop nearby where I could get good Thai food nearby; she gave me 2 options and I obviously chose the wrong one! From the outside looking in, it was difficult to see if the place was open or not ie. no cars in the parking lot, no big bright sign saying "open" etc. The... More 

Thank Gannett81
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We ordered vegetarian take-out from Vientiane this summer. If you call in an order, I would suggest you order by the item number on the menu and specify how hot you want things spiced. I found that the woman who took our order (although there was a significant language barrier) was diligent, patient and accommodating. The food was just fine... More 

Thank WhirledTravels28
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

After traveling in Thailand, this food is the most authentic in Madison. It's a mom and pop place..no frills, just good home cooked meals. The squash curry is the best in Madison by far and their bean thread noodle and Kee Mow are some of my other favorites. Tom Yum is also very good. This place is also one of... More 

Thank Ahna S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703-2008
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-255-2848

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