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“Try it - best Chinese food in west GTA”

Cynthia's Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #87 of 485 Restaurants in Oakville
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Toronto
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Try it - best Chinese food in west GTA”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Cynthia's hits the trifecta with food, service and ambience. The food is very good (spring rolls among the best I've had), the owner and staff are very pleasant and make you feel at home. They have done a great job with restaurant decor. Oakville residents (and beyond) use it for take out/delivery, but dining in is also first-class. There may be better Chinese restaurants in downtown Toronto but I've yet to find them.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“It was ok.”
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Fine decor.
Exquisite garment to waitresess.
Food is good. Nothing terrific. I should try the different stuff, but didnt.
I am finding many of these chinese restautants taste the same. I think they all use the same industrial spices sauce.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Seekingalpha
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Oakville, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Really unique dining experience”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We've been to Cynthia's on half a dozen occasions in the last couple of years. We tend to go for special occasions, as this is such a unique place - it always feels like a special outing.

First, the food. The menu is broad, and offers options for all tastes. We usually go with a group and order a number of dishes to share. It isn't the cheapest place for Chinese food in Oakville, but the quality is excellent. Everything from the duck to the chicken in black bean sauce is tasty - we've never had a bad meal there.

Next, the service. This is where Cynthia's really shines. All of the servers wear stunning traditional dress, making for a powerful presentation. Once your food arrives they dish food out onto each plate, making for really personalized attention. You truly feel like you are being tended to. Sitting down over a meal here for a couple of hours is comfortable and an enjoyable experience. For special occasions they try to make you feel special, and will sing (along with the karaoke on the screen!) happy birthday in Chinese.

One tip - they offer great value with their combos, which are also available for take-out. If you're not going in for a full sit-down meal, check out their combos if you want some excellent Chienese take-out for a good price.

Visited February 2013
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Oakville, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very Good Food”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Went for dinner with friends on a Saturday night. We had reservations. No issue with parking as the restaurant is located within a small shopping centre. The first impression was positive as the decor is more upscale than in typical Chinese restaurants. It was also interesting to see the entire wait staff dressed in traditional attire. The service was effective, efficient, and timely, but not special. We took the banquet for two persons with a soup, appetizers, and a main course. The food was very good and the portion size appropriate for two people. There is a fair list of wines. We ate well and had a fun dinner with friends. We will be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Honestray
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Oakville, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We have a tradition of eating at a chinese restaurant on Christmas Eve and we spent this year at Cynthia's. The dining room was full and there was a great energy. The peking duck was excellent as was the lobster. Jackie is a very attentive server and makes sure that everyone is looked after. A memorable evening and excellent meal.

  • Visited December 2012
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