• Lin Garden Restaurant

  • 3.0 stars
    (64 reviews, average rating: 1.5/5)
  • Cuisines: Family
  • (416) 491-8484
  • 1806 Pharmacy Avenue Scarborough, ON M1T 1H6
  • Neighbourhoods: Sullivan, Wishing Well Acres
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64% of voters recommend
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foodie
4 Reviews
2012/08/21
  • Good Food
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • Im shocked with all the negative reviews for this place. The chinese over here is amazing. We always order the same items and are always pleased. They give good portions and everything is pretty cheap.

  • Order: Chilli fish, Chicken Manchurian noodles, Special chicken, Chicken fried rice, green beans
 
sadi
3 Reviews
2012/04/21
  • worst place, worst food
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • rudest servers and waiters. food does not taste good and is filled with oil. they really take a long time to bring the food to you.

  • Order: chicken fried rice, hot n sour soup, chicken chilli
 
ninjahkid
18 Reviews
2012/04/09
  • I AGREE THAT THIS PLACE HAS FALLEN OFF OVER THE...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • I AGREE THAT THIS PLACE HAS FALLEN OFF OVER THE YEARS.
    STILL THEY MAKE WICKED GREEN BEANS SAUTEED IN PEPPERS AND SPICES AND ONIONS.
    THE CHILLI CHICKEN IS HIT OR MISS.
    WE NORMALLY ORDER IT TO OUR OFFICE FOR BIG MEETINGS AND IT IS ALWAYS PRETTY OKAY.

  • Order: CHILLI CHICKEN, GREEN BEANS,
 
ThornhillFoodie902
1 Review
2012/01/13
  • Disgusted
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • Disgusting service - don't bother calling in an order. They don't start until they have your money. The Asian lady who owns the place is incredibly rude and the old guy behind the cash is worse.

    The food is cheap and coated with flour to bulk it up. Everything is oily and the oil was probably recycled from another restaurant who used it for ten years.

    The place is filthy. Stay away.

  • Order: Worst
 
TorontoFoodie287
1 Review
2012/01/07
  • Felt Like A Pimple
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I just have to wonder about all these positive reviews. I mean I understand if you can stomach the food, its cheap and greasy as hell, and some people love that, but for anybody to ever give the atmosphere anything but a negative 5 would just be lying, the place is dirty, dated, and has a faint aroma of just stink. Also, for anybody who ever says the service is anything but non existent is just completely lying. They are so self absorbed, so rude, so freaking arrogant, I felt like I was dealing with a five year old. They care nothing for their patrons, and are the most discourteous group of owners and servers you will ever meet. If there was a number I could call to just rant on the etiquette of these people, I would be on it all day. So for all those posts of 5 for atmosphere, and 5 for service, all I can say is, they must of still been loopy from all that MSG.

  • Order: Dirt In A Bowl
 
Clifford
1 Review
2011/12/16
  • Rude And Gross
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • Its fair to say, I'd rather be punched in the gut and eat some of the pigeon crap outside this restaurant, then deal with their rude contemptable staff, or eat some of their MSG laden food. The old man behind the counter is out right brutal at the best of times, and the decor makes you wish you had temporary blindness, at least then when little things scurry by, you can jus tell yourself its the wind. I've never seen a restaurant treat its patrons so poorly. Any rating over nothing is too much, but thats the lowest there is. Bad food, badder restaurant, worst staff ever.

  • Order: Some Food, Got Nothing But Attitude
 
MR
1 Review
2011/12/16
  • Disrespectful, Arrogant And Oily
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • I always wonder when I read the reviews on here, how about half of the people can have the worst experience of their lives in places like this, but then some, just swear by it. It makes you wonder. As for myself, you've guessed it. WORST PLACE EVER!!! To begin with, I had been there several times before, never ate there, just got take out, and that allowed me to overlook the disgusting filthy hovel that it was. You always felt that you were being laughed at when you were there. Its as if they are doing you such a great favour making you food, unaware of the fact that without you, they don't exist. On several occassions, I watched the man behind the counter, act grossly arrogant and rude, several times watched him ignore customers, and frankly act as though this was his kingdom, it must be nice to reside over so many mice. Needless to say the food was acceptable for the price, but they keep raising the prices, and keep getting ruder and dirtier. If you love the oil, this place is for you. If you love being treated like crap, this place is for you. I don't understand how this place stays alive, the more people I talk to, the more tell me about the same horrible experiences there. The way I see it, these type of asian cuisine restaurants look at customer service as something foreign and unneeded, they find it hard to ever feign a smile. All I can say is, I've never been treated like a third rate human as much so as here. To sum it up, those who love this place, just love the MSG, and don't realize all the dirt and filth and annoying staff. Keep away at all costs. Trust me.

  • Order: Oily Crap
 
Madhu
1 Review
2011/07/12
  • Adulterated fish
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • This is Indian hakka food and although they look chinese, the food served is an adulterated fish.

    The chicken on the menu is loaded with fat and the most unhealthy place to eat food.

    I agree with the other reviewer, the food is very oily and use very low quality unhealthy oil.

    Top it, this is the worst customer service restaurant I have ever seen in my life.

  • Order: Fried Rice, Chilli Chicken and Fried Fish
 
KJ
1 Review
2011/07/08
  • * Greasy food made with unhealthy oil * We...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • * Greasy food made with unhealthy oil
    * We bought fish chili that was tasting of corn flour.
    * Very cheap fish steaks
    * Worst Customer Service.
    * It is better to jump off a cliff than to go to this restaurant.

  • Order: Fish Chili, Chili Chicken
 
GreaseMonkey
1 Review
2010/10/30
  • Never coming back
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • I was there with my girlfriend and a friend not too long ago and enjoyed a really nice dinner. We ordered our usual, accompanied with a couple heinekens. The moment we finished our meal, the waiter throws the bill onto our table. We ordered another round of heinekens, they'd take the bill back, add the beers on the bill and throws it back on the table. They never asked us if we were finished and wanted the bill. Anyways, this running around and readjusting the bill happened many times that night. When we were ordering our 4th, maybe 5th round, the waiter tells us that they've sold out of heinekens. So we decided to order a couple of Blue's instead. When the waiter came to our table, he grudgingly places 3 heinekens on the table and had the entire staff watching our every move the rest of the night.

    When we finally decided to pay, we all agreed that with the bad service, the lying and watching us they didn't deserve a tip. I tip according to service, not the 15% everyone expects. Anyways, the waitress came to take the money, saw we left no tip, scoffed and stormed off. Honestly, with service like that, did they really expect a big tip?

    A separate incident when my parents went for the first time after coworkers kept insisting they try it, they didn't have a good experience either. The second my parents sat down, one of the servers says to them in chinese, "you're not going to like the food." They ignored the comment since everyone kept telling them how good the food is. The servers were all rude to my parents, the food came cold like they just took it out of the fridge, and ignored my parents when they complained about the cold food.

    Needless to say we've all decided to never return.

  • Order: spicy chick, pakour, shanghai noodles
 
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