Lai Lai Gourmet

★★★☆☆
  • 2466 Lafayette Rd

    Portsmouth, NH 03801

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  • 603-436-2898

About Lai Lai Gourmet

Hours
Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
3.4286 7
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Great place for the kids, is a little on the expensive side but the cooks are hilarious and they cook right in front of you on a huge hibachi grill.

4
★★★★☆

Great place for the kids, is a little on the expensive side but the cooks are hilarious and they cook right in front of you on a huge hibachi grill.

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This is a great place to go with a group of peopl. I really liked the chefs there; they were quite entertaining and the food was very good

4
★★★★☆

This is a great place to go with a group of peopl. I really liked the chefs there; they were quite entertaining and the food was very good

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The atmosphere feels like a seedy restaurant on the bad side of town. When the cook starts cooking everything seemed okay until we get to the meat portion. I ordered chicken and it was not cooked all the way through. Pieces of it were pink in the center. I told the waitress (who spoke little to no English) and she says "we will let the cook know so it won't happen again" and apologizes. She comes back out and I tell her that I don't won't the food and she tells me that "the cook is cooking you more chicken". Keep in mind that the chicken has touched all of my rice and vegetables and possibly contaminated it. I tell her again that I don??t won??t the food not 5 minutes later she brings the check out and the full cost of the meal is on it. I explained to her that I am not going to pay for something that I didn??t eat. So the manager comes over (who also speaks little English) and he YELLS at me that the chicken was the only portion not done and $14.95 includes the appetizer, vegetables, salad, and soup so I responsible for part of the meal. By this time I am so tired I tell him that I will pay for the rice (because I took two bites) and the salad/soup. He brings over the menu throws it on the table and to show me the price. I tell him to go and add up the cost so I can pay and leave. I ended up paying $10 for food that I didn??t eat and didn??t take home in a to-go box. DO NOT GO THERE!

0
★☆☆☆☆

The atmosphere feels like a seedy restaurant on the bad side of town. When the cook starts cooking everything seemed okay until we get to the meat portion. I ordered chicken and it was not cooked all the way through. Pieces of it were pink in the center. I told the waitress (who spoke little to no English) and she says "we will let the cook know so it won't happen again" and apologizes. She comes back out and I tell her that I don't won't the food and she tells me that "the cook is cooking you more chicken". Keep in mind that the chicken has touched all of my rice and vegetables and possibly contaminated it. I tell her again that I don??t won??t the food not 5 minutes later she brings the check out and the full cost of the meal is on it. I explained to her that I am not going to pay for something that I didn??t eat. So the manager comes over (who also speaks little English) and he YELLS at me that the chicken was the only portion not done and $14.95 includes the appetizer, vegetables, salad, and soup so I responsible for part of the meal. By this time I am so tired I tell him that I will pay for the rice (because I took two bites) and the salad/soup. He brings over the menu throws it on the table and to show me the price. I tell him to go and add up the cost so I can pay and leave. I ended up paying $10 for food that I didn??t eat and didn??t take home in a to-go box. DO NOT GO THERE!

Pros: None

Cons: Poor service and food prep

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We were visiting the area last weekend and friends suggested that we try this restaurant on Saturday night. Even with reservations we waited nearly an hour to be seated. It was an uncomfortable wait standing in the entryway and cold. I had a lot of time to look around and was completely disgusted by the greasy ceiling, the dirty fish tank (which contained a fish with open sores!), and the not surprisingly dirty ladies room.
Once finally seated we were handed dirty plastic menus. The meals themselves were ok, but given the very poor hygiene of the interior I was very uneasy about the cleanliness of the kitchen and freshness of the food. We have been to other teppanyaki restaurants throughout the county and this was a real disappointment.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were visiting the area last weekend and friends suggested that we try this restaurant on Saturday night. Even with reservations we waited nearly an hour to be seated. It was an uncomfortable wait standing in the entryway and cold. I had a lot of time to look around and was completely disgusted by the greasy ceiling, the dirty fish tank (which contained a fish with open sores!), and the not surprisingly dirty ladies room.
Once finally seated we were handed dirty plastic menus. The meals themselves were ok, but given the very poor hygiene of the interior I was very uneasy about the cleanliness of the kitchen and freshness of the food. We have been to other teppanyaki restaurants throughout the county and this was a real disappointment.

Pros: none

Cons: dirty, overpriced, loud and cold

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Great time. Excellent food and plenty of it! The chefs make it very entertaining. Definitely don't leave there hungry! High recommend. Best with a group of friends/family

4
★★★★☆

Great time. Excellent food and plenty of it! The chefs make it very entertaining. Definitely don't leave there hungry! High recommend. Best with a group of friends/family

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We just love Hibachi's and try to come here often. The food is prepared right in front of you by experienced chefs who do amazing things with knives. The food is excellent.

5
★★★★★

We just love Hibachi's and try to come here often. The food is prepared right in front of you by experienced chefs who do amazing things with knives. The food is excellent.

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The food is excellent and the preparation on the grill in front of you is very entertaining. A wonderful dining experience for the whole family. The chefs are very personable and skilled. I go every chance I get!

5
★★★★★

The food is excellent and the preparation on the grill in front of you is very entertaining. A wonderful dining experience for the whole family. The chefs are very personable and skilled. I go every chance I get!

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