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Lao Lane Xang 2 Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Lao Lane Xang 2

Practical information

Address: 102 avenue d’Ivry, 75013
Nearest transport: Tolbiac (7), Olympiades (14), Place d’Italie (5, 6, 7)
Hours: Closed Wednesday; Open Thursday-Tuesday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 58 89 00 00
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Thai, Laotian, Vietnamese

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2011) “We ordered and ate “family style” of course, most unFrench, having (from top to bottom) a shrimp and cuttlefish salad, spicy salad with pork bits and pho-like wraps of lettuce, mint and cilantro, fried tripes with a zippy sauce, quail parts and eggs and a huge chicken leg with cukes and regular rice…”

Le Figaro (2009) “…les files d’attente sont souvent longues sur le trottoir, au moins autant pour le décor ethnique et épuré (du bois brut, de l’ardoise…) que pour les bonnes spécialités, essentiellement laotiennes.”

Photo courtesy of John Talbott

7 Replies to “Lao Lane Xang 2”

  1. I would skip LLX2 and head directly across the street to the original LLX, which is a bit shabbier and practically the same menu. It’s the original and it’s definitely more authentic as I feel that LLX2 has been tailored for the Western tongue. It’s also a lot cheaper!

  2. I had lunch here this week on my way to Tang Freres, and I had one dish, chouchi khung (a.k.a. choo chee goong), shrimp in a red curry and coconut sauce. I thought it was excellent; nothing rotten about it, and I have the most sensitive stomach around. It tasted just like the same dish I used to eat at my favorite Thai restaurant in San Francisco. I would happily go back to try more items on the menu.

  3. “Whoa! Strong words, Sophie. Does Mr. Talbott know you feel this way about his beloved LLX2?”
    Actually Mr/Dr T., as you both know all too well, went to Lao Thai not LLX2 during the holidays.

  4. The only thing I’m hoping for is that he reads this soon enough before he thinks of going there again.

    And the staff is perfectly aware. They did not say a word when they picked up my nearly untouched plate of rotten fried quail.

  5. Whoa! Strong words, Sophie. Does Mr. Talbott know you feel this way about his beloved LLX2?

  6. Just don’t go to this bobo trap anymore, I mean it. It’s not only a matter of taste but of safety also. Went there for lunch today and the food was stale. Like smelly stale. There are hundreds of better places in Chinatown.

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