Lao

4.3
24 Reviews
$50 and over
Pan-Asian
Inspired by favourite comfort foods and classics, LAO serves the best of Asian home-style cooking with authentic spices, sauces and cooking techniques. Enjoy traditional dishes from across Southeast Asia in a relaxed, yet vibrant bistro-style atmosphere.

LAO creates a truly unforgettable dining experience with both indoor and alfresco seating overlooking the hotel's central gardens. A spacious and creatively designed private dining room is available for intimate parties and dinners.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 24 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CocoGirl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Went at Lao for dinner. Celebrating our honeymoon. Decided to have the Taste of Saigon (tasting menu) but it was a big disappointment!! Never order this again. They give 1 pc each for the appetizer, main was okay and the dessert was the worse 🤢
Never again!!!

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SineadR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service was lovely, but it was very quite and lacked atmosphere. But that is mostly due to very few guests in the hotel

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal and service. The kind my wife and I were still talking about the next day.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In waldorf Astoria located restaurant. Great place, great food. I had a lovley evening.

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Smileys
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The starter plate ( with apperitivo) was lovely, dessert was unusual and very well put together and the service was exemplary. Thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Lao.

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Anka
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was nice but not exceptional. We were seated inside and the atmhosphere was a bit bare, we were surrounded by candelabra's but the candles not lighted. We felt we were a bit in a lost corner of the place with slow service. So not a bad night but also not one to remember

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vipdaijones
Seattle
71 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant and highly recommended, we ate here many times

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JUHAJ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The vegan menu was really good with good prices as well. The portion size was bigger than we expected so accidentally ended up ordering a bit too much :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stayed at the Waldorf Astoria for a few nights so was convenient to eat here on our first evening. Food was fresh and tasty. Sashimi was so good to start with that we ordered a second. Red Thai chicken, beef tenderloin in black bean with side orders of broccoli, pak Choi and mixed vegetables. Definitely recommended.

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Momma
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are staying in the Waldorf Astoria and have visited Lao three times this week it was so good. Everything perfection.

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Ram1toptab
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

To me, the barometer of a great Viet restaurant is their pho, bun cha and spring rolls.
Everything we ordered was incredible except the pho and bun cha - both of which were the worst I've ever had. The disappointing broth of the pho was compensated wastefully by using wagyu beef when all you want is a comforting, slow boiled, authentic broth.
Otherwise, all other food items were above and beyond.
The crepes were spectacular, unlike anything I've had before.
The service was attentive but no intrusive.
Overall, I would go back, but would follow their advice on the showstopper dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of mine and my wife’s favorite restaurants. Food is always excellent and the personal touch with the service is wonderful.

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MikeK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food decent but not spectacular. Quiet setting. Service very good.

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Chin
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I am impressed with the food and the service. They even go to the extent of printing the message of "Happy Birthday" on their 1 page menu. I am really impressed with this extra mile, particularly the manager Ms Dwi.

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Jarda
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice waiters, perfect food and wine! I will def recommend and will eat there again when I am in Dubai

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DarrenH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great night. beef noodle salad starter was amazing.

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LisaA
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waiters were very pleasant and the service was great. The food was really tasty and plenty to choose from, the atmosphere was relaxed which was perfect for us. I would definitely come here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Excellent food. We’re there during our stay at Waldorf Astoria several times. The food is sooooo good, same like the service. Regards

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Souheil
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue for business and personal occasion. The food, service and staff were amazing.

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EmmaD
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were staying at the hotel and were looking forward to tasting Lao - what a disappointment at all levels - service was slow although the restaurant was far from full, the food was at best very average - no taste, texture was not appealing - we were expecting something much more tasty and original - we were very disappointed

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EmmaS
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really authentic great food. We have travelled to Vietnam and picked all the dishes we enjoyed there from the menu. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience1

Good food, plates where cold so made the main course go cold quickly, excellent service would go back but need to warm the plates up!

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Philip made great recommendations and his service was outstanding. Will request him when we go back. Tiger prawns are yummy too!

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Waiter was really professional - Philip

FAQs

Lao is rated 4.3 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.