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“Perfect if your looking for take-out”
Review of Chi Lin Restaurant

Chi Lin Restaurant
Ranked #36 of 145 Restaurants in Merritt Island
Cuisines: Chinese
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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

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Thank Frank M
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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...

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Thank Emptynesters09
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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).

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Thank travellingchild
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

I come in for take out once or twice a month for the last five years. The food is consistently good. The chicken, meats and seafood are always fresh. The vegetables are always crisp. They will add or subtract ingredients if you ask.
Sometimes they use too much oil in the wok, so I always make sure to ask for very little oil, and they happily do this. I would recommend to anyone

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Thank rickciordia
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

This is the 3rd Chinese Restaurant Ive been to in search of GOOD FOOD - I finally found it - food is all cooked fresh - all white meat on the chicken (no fat) - actually located it via Trip Advisor Reviews - SO GLAD I DID ! Their Menu is a keeper for FUTURE - SURE !

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Thank whitewitch63
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