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“Poor service, below average food”
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Gin Gin Restaurant
Ranked #113 of 144 Restaurants in Amherst
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Buffalo, New York
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Poor service, below average food”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Not sure what folks find appealing about this place. Went there on a Friday night, there was one person taking all the orders, both for take-out and for those eating in the restaurant. She also was taking care of the cash register. Apparently a hostess or a second waitress would be out of the question.

Now for the food. We had moo shoo pork and sesame chicken. Standard fare, I know. But I have to say that I've had better at the Wegman's buffet bar. The pork was particularly poor. The chicken was also sub-par. Won't be back...

  • Visited May 2013
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“terrible dim sum experience”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We came after friend's recommendation to have some dim sum. But the dishes there suck. First of all, their service took forever。 Secondly, two of the dishes were so salty we couldn't take at all! We asked the server to tell the chef but I guess he never did 'cause nothing happened...Thirdly, the rice noodle roll, was fried!!! I've been in Guangdong for 4 years but never seen it in this form! And it tasted terrible. No taste at all. Can't accept the rice noodle roll I love would end up like that..Last but not least, it took us $18 per person, same amount as dinner we had the same day at Eastern Pearl, a way better Chinese restaurant.
Apart from all above, the dishes you could buy at Asian market were okay, like shrimp dumplings, egg tart, Steamed Creamy Custard Bun, etc. The bubble tea was good though. But that place is PRICEY and TERRIBLE. I super like dim sum but only take ones with quality. Will never go there again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Ariel323
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Buffalo, NY
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Still the best overall Chinese in WNY”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

It's not fancy, but Gin Gin consistently serves great food, from perfect won ton and hot and sour soup to delicious pan-fried dumplings, all the way up to sophisticated healthy - the steamed shrimp, scallops and vegetables was a mainstay of my 70 pound weight loss program. But the menu is enormously sophisticated, the weekend dim sum is delightful, and the owners are friendly and generous. We love this place.

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Thank criden
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North Tonawanda, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Big Portions”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Went to Gin Gin Restaurant for the first time after a friend recommended I go. They had big portions and was priced very reasonable.Took leftovers home and still had some remaining after eating from them later that night. Egg rolls were big and delicious.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank ElainaJohnson21
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Buffalo, New York
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“Horrible Service!”
Reviewed June 2, 2011

The waitress will never say hi, lead the seat, or give you a menu as long as you are not white. That is totally unacceptable and discrimination!!! The food is just so so. Will never go back!

  • Visited April 2011
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