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ZIN - Really THAT bad?!


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ZIN - Really THAT bad?!

Charles Yu | | Oct 31, 2009 03:32 PM

The owner of the newly opened Chinese restaurant ' Zin' in Yorkville ( old Boba address ) boosted that his restaurant is the best of its kind downtown, even better than Lai Wah Heen!!! However, Pataki of the Star, today gave it a 'Poor' 1.5*/5.0 rating! Citing bad food and bad service at sky high prices! Is the food really THAT bad? They charge $48 for the Peking duck, which is $10 more than some of the best restaurants up north and based on Pataki's description sounded inferior! IMO, any high end Chinese reataurant which dosen't know how to make a decent 'crispy skin' Peking duck should deserve to be scrutinized!
Love to hear any feedback from fellow chowhounders!

BTW, the latest LWH's Delux tasting menu for two at $130 is most appealing!
The dishes are - Fresh Dungeness crab cake with fresh fruit salad
- Braised sharksfin with shredded chicken and Chinese ham in premium broth
- Sauteed fresh garoupa filet with XO sauce
- Abalone and asparagus wrapped with shrimp mousse
- Lobster and black truffle lo-mien
- Desserts

I doubt Zin can match a menu of this calibre!

Lai Wah Heen
108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3, CA