Great service, great food, AND cheap. What else do you want. I've always enjoyed Chinese buffet places, but here you can order all the dishes you crave, get them made fresh for you, take home enough food for lunch the next day, and still pay less. Lai Lai's got the classics right: sweet and sour soup, General Tso, Kung Pao, and of course the dumplings, which are superb, but I encourage everyone to also order the lesser known dishes. Be sure to include a noodle dish. Everything tastes great, and -here's the thing- every dish tastes different.
Come on a crowded Saturday, and you'll see that the place is equally popular with Americans and Asians, families and groups of college students.