I went to Lao Wai again a week ago and I can confirm that it is still the only and best vegan restaurant in Stockholm and probably in Sweden as well! It is also the best vegetarian restaurant in Stockholm and probably the only vegetarian restaurant in Sweden which actually prepare the food AFTER you order it. All the others are more like lunch restaurants, makes you feel like you are back in school canteen. And this is shocking with us Swedes. We go to restaurants, vegetarian or ordinary non vegetarian restaurants, and we vegetarians as well as meat eaters pay a high price for food which was prepared en masse in the morning, not even expecting to receive freshly prepared food. Canteen food is the standard for most restaurants in Stockholm.
This makes me sad. We have basically only Lao Wai, which serves great food. However, in other European cities you have plenty of great restaurants like Lao Wai. In Sweden - only one for probably 15 years by now!
Lao Wai should not be considered to be the best restaurant, this should be normal standard for vegetarian food at least! The demands are really low in Stockholm.
I have been here many times during the last years and every time I come back home to Stockholm I try to eat here. It is the best restaurants for vegetarian and vegans. Might be considered to be expansive but it is a real restaurant, it is worth every crown! Most of the other vegetarian restaurants in Stockholm only have buffets or small lunch menu with food more like in a canteen.
You must go here, it is worth it. Even when I was a poor student I would make sure I could go here some times every year.
Most other veg restaurants will make you disappointed after a visit to this one.
Updated from previous review on Sunday July 22, 2012
Cons: small place - reserver table! , noisy due the empty kind of basementwall, really! too small, noisy and dull atmosp