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Mon Jin Lau Restaurant

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1515 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083-1102
248-689-2332
Today
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Asian fusion restaurant with roots in Detroit

Jin Chin, founder of Mon Jin Lau, started Chung's Restaurant and a grocery store in Detroit Chinatown in the 1940s. He took a risk and opened the first Chinese restaurant in the suburb in Troy after the riots in Detroit in 1968. The restaurant prospered and his sons were the first to introduce a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
tlc248
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Troy, Michigan
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Suwanee, Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We entered 10 minutes before closing. Service was quick as expected at this time of night. Food as very good. We ordered Thai and chinese. Loved it. We didn't try the sushi but I think everyone that was still there had sushi so it must be pretty good as well. Easy location to find and the staff was extremely attentive... More 

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great restaurant to visit during Troy restaurant week. Service is always impeccable and food very good value on the fixed price menu. Spicy squid an excellent appetizer. Tried the Asian fillet this time and it was delicious; cooked to perfection medium rare.

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Troy, Michigan
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Jin Chin, founder of Mon Jin Lau, started Chung's Restaurant and a grocery store in Detroit Chinatown in the 1940s. He took a risk and opened the first Chinese restaurant in the suburb in Troy after the riots in Detroit in 1968. The restaurant prospered and his sons were the first to introduce a fusion menu way ahead of P.F.... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Mon Jin Lau is by far the best Chinese restaurants and even better then majority of the restaurants in many China Town neighborhoods like in NYC and LA. Its an upscale place where you need to dress up. Drinks are amazing and food is the best part. I cant think of any dish which we have tried over the years... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have come here multiple times and I've always had excellent food! The service is good and the only improvement that I see so far is the egg roll. I believe that this could be made fresher and serve hotter and crispier. The one that my wife had seem to have been sitting somewhere waiting to be served since it... More 

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Orchard Lake, Michigan, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For vegetarians, I highly recommend the scallion pancakes and ginger garlic eggplant appetizers, as well as Udon Noodles and Szechwan Eggplant With Tofu. Hunan shrimp was disappointing -- far too few shrimp and way too many onions drowned in a sweet red sauce.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place is one of my all time favorites in Metro Detroit. I've come here for years with customers and business associates, even driving a long distance with Asian visitors. Most types of Asian food are available. Very busy lunch and dinner, make a reservation! Fantastic service, very strong menu, great kitchen. Be prepared to take some home!

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Detroit, MI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was better than typical Chinese fare, and the service was very good on a busy Saturday evening. Recommended!

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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. The sushi is the freshest I've ever had and they mix things up, you can always try something new. And the Main menu has many choices. I have never had a bad meal there and I go at least 5 times a month. The bar atmosphere is wonderful too. And if... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love this restaurant; it is not your typical Chinese food; it is Chinese but, the service and the flavor, atmosphere, it's just wonderful. A great place to meet after work, have beverages and some wonderful food; share some laughs and relax. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1515 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: 248-689-2332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?