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“Average Food Quality and Value, Poor Service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Lake Chinese Cuisine & Banquet

Grand Lake Chinese Cuisine & Banquet
8362 Kennedy Road #8, Markham, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #231 of 475 Restaurants in Markham
Cuisines: Chinese
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“Average Food Quality and Value, Poor Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We had a party of 11 dined there during Easter weekend. This was because all the adjacent restaurants were full. This place was not full. The dinner menu had couple of set dinners (for the size of the group), but they were rather expensive and not too appealing. The service was poor; the waitress reluntantly scooped the soup into the bowls and did not de-bone the fish. They were not too attentive. Food quality and taste was average. I had better Chinese food elsewhere.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“but for the dog...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Weeknight dinner for 2.

There was plenty of parking in the shopping center.
This is a large full service restaurant with an extensive menu.

We noticed a group of 30-40 people playing marjong in the banquet rooms next to the main dining area. Our waiter told us they met daily during the week. After playing they had dinner. Otherwise the restaurant was quiet.

Since there were many free tables we were seated promptly. The staff was friendly throughout the evening.

We ordered sauteed sole fillet with snow peas & battered deep fried green beans. Both dishes were delicious. The portions while good were not overly generous. We easily finished both entrees.

At the end of our meal I noticed a woman a few tables away had been dining with a small dog on her lap. It was not a service dog so it was a probable health code violation. As they walked out a staffperson bent over to pet the dog & chatted with its' owner. Since they didn't take the health code seriously, I began to imagine a host of other health violations....it made me uneasy.

Consequently, I hesitate to return or recommend.
A shame since the food was good & the service friendly.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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