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“Good Chinese restaurant”
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Tings Place
Ranked #22 of 90 Restaurants in Lafayette
Cuisines: Asian
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Denver, co
Level 6 Contributor
251 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good Chinese restaurant”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Recently went there with friends and their family. They handled a mid-sized group (9 of us) very well.

Good service, good food, reasonable prices.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Mission, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice Dining Experience”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a very nice chinese/oriental restaurant. Four of us shared four different main dishes and all were excellent. The only down side to our meal was the spare rib appetizer which as tough a shoe leather, but their egg rolls and won ton, hot and sour and egg drop soups were all outstanding. The price was moderate and the service excellent and wait staff very friendly. We will return to Tings Place on our future visits.

Visited June 2013
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Worldwide
Level 6 Contributor
648 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 714 helpful votes
“First time at the new location - and a "reassessment"”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We used to visit the old location once or twice a year. Then came the relocation (or two relocations, with one of them not lasting for long?).

In North America, I have the following working "groupings" of Chinese eateries:
Type I - Typical chop suey house. Dominant prior to 1980; still can be found. Hardly authentic.
Type II - Relatively authentic Chinatown restaurant - hard to find outside larger North American cities with sufficient Chinese populations to provide a customer base.
Type III - In-between places (better than Type I but not up to Type II), usually in suburban strip malls.
Type IV: Fusion restaurants with a bit of Chinese along with Thai, Japanese or whatever else in an apparent attempt to cater to more tastes - often not fully successfully.

We used to think of Ting's as a Type III place - but on the good side of Type III - perhaps 3.5 to 4 stars (if we were careful in our ordering, and made sure to get the spiciness level up higher than they do for most of their customers - to be closer to Malaysian-Singaporean-Thai Chinese in style). We would tend to prefer to make our own Chinese food from scratch at home - but would occasionally eat out when the mood struck us.

The mood struck yesterday, with my wife being invited out by a neighbor who also used to go to "the original" Tings on occasion. They brought back take-out for me.

The food was about the same as I remember it. Not like I have ever had in China, or in overseas Chinese communities outside of Type III places in North America. My wife was disappointed - and thought that we should not bother going unless someone else brought up the idea.

What has changed?
1. I had a physical reaction to the food, as though it contained MSG (or possibly another additive which brings on the same reaction). Previously, I don't remember having had such reactions, and had been assured that previous the Ting's kitchen didn't use MSG. Are they now using some form of industrial flavor additive?
2. We have changed. We eat less "manufactured industrial" food while more restaurants reportedly source more of their stuff at least partly made (e.g. from Cisco). We save more of our "Chinese" restaurant visits for Asia.

For now, a downgrade from a 3.5-4 to a 3 rating.

  • Visited July 2013
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Boulder, CO
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Recently reopened”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

The food from Ting's Place is great. Although the wonton's are very different from any I've ever had, the taste is still great. The Mongolian beef is a favorite of mine and the cost is pretty average for Chinese food.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Lisa C
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lafayette, co
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pricey”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We did not find anything exceptional about Ting's. We were hoping for more in Lafayette. And, the price was too high for this neighborhood. With the 2 good Thai restaurants in the neighborhood they have their work cut out for them.

Visited January 2013
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