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“What a treat! Thank you all who wrote a review for Trip Advisor.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chi Lin Restaurant

Chi Lin Restaurant
2137 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953-4245
321-453-6400
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Ranked #43 of 133 Restaurants in Merritt Island
Cuisines: Chinese
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1 review
“What a treat! Thank you all who wrote a review for Trip Advisor.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

This is among the best Chinese food I have had in a long time and it was 1800 miles from home. While visiting the area I checked out Trip Advisor for some good Chinese food and decided to try Chi Lin. We had the Beef Sichuan and Kung Pao Chicken with Hot and Sour soup. All were excellent and had a very unique taste. I Asked for 'hot' and it was perfect for me. As mentioned before, it is great for takeout - only two make shift tables.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Cocoa, Florida
2 reviews
“Best Chinese food in Merritt Island and beyond”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Chi Lin's food is awesome. I love their shrimp with mixed vegetables, fried rice, lo mein, veggie stir fry, and their sliced beef stir fry with veggies. I've been enjoying their takeout selections for 10 years. The quality and flavor is head and shoulders above any other Chinese restaurant around.
The previous review was obviously fake as Chi Lin's does not have seating for 10 people. They are takeout with one table and four chairs. And the suspicious nature of the previous review: sounds like a jealous competitor from Yums.
I've been ordering from Chi Lin for 10 years now and never a problem. The food is always great as is the service (quick and friendly). And the value cannot be beaten. One lunch portion is really too much. And that comes with soup and an egg roll. It's enough to feed two people.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Slidell, Louisiana, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Perfect if your looking for take-out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Chi Lin is a small easily overlooked family run restaurant located in a small strip mall. When I first stopped in I thought I was in the dry cleaners, but then realized it really was a restaurant. As others have said, if you looking for a place to take a date or a family this isn't it. But, if you like really good take-out Chinese food give them a try. I have a soft spot for General Tao chicken and pork fried rice. They prepare both very nicely and if you pick it up right when its ready it will still be nice and hot when you get home.Also, the nice lady that takes your order is a lot of fun to observe. Very polite to the customers and then sounds like a drill sargent barking orders to the kitchen staff. HA

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“Give 'Em a Try”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Definitely not a place to bring a date!! This is a pure take-out joint, not a sit-down restaurant. There are 2 tables located in the front if the restaurant, but these are more for waiting patrons rather than eating. Their Steamed Beef Scallion Dumplings were some of the best I've ever had. Our entrees of Beef in Garlic Sauce and Chicken in Garlic Sauce were just OK. I expected better after reading the great reviews. I'd give them a chance if you want decent take-out, but nothing stupendous here...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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“good food quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Try their salt& pepper shrimps and pepper beef. Very well cooked.
The cook is not excellent big restaurant cook but good enough for a small family run take-out. Reasonable price for good Chinese food.
The owner is quite nice. Good service, give you a kind of at-home feeling (to Chinese).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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