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Ling's Pavilion

ColabaSouth Mumbai  

  • 02222850023, 02222850024, 02222824533
  • 19/21, Mahakavi Bhushan Marg, Behind Regal Cinema, Colaba, Mumbai
  • Chinese
  • Meal for 2 - 1500
3.4

43 Reviews / 45 Ratings

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Great Authentic Oriental food

We visited one of the oldest Oriental places in Mumbai- Lings Pavilion with expectations of trying some yumm authentic Chinese food that you hardly get in the city. We ordered as recommended by our server -Beef Chilly dry which was not too much in quantity ut definitely delectable and Chicken pot rice ---ahh!!! rice cooked in some sinful chicken stock which added to the flavour along with some generous amount of slightly saute chicken in light soya sauce. I ended up over eating to my delightful surprise. :)

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khushrao

12 Reviews

February 06,2014

4.3

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Amazing Ambience

This restaurant is great for a good family time. The ambiance is really amazing, which attracts me to this restaurant time and again. The food is also good, but you should know what exactly to order, else you would land up eating something that your taste buds do not savour... Great Place to be & excellent service....

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My happiest food place

I love food. I live to eat and when I have the strongest food cravings on Lings can satisfy it. Best ever Chinese in Mumbai.

The place looks deceptive....right out of some corny 60's old movie but the food is to die for. I think they have a few things special...not everything on the menu is great. Their waiters are arrogant and annoying but I put up with all that just for my favourite food.

The chicken starters are good. Skip the dim sums here...they are better anywhere else. The best rice to order is the Bacon, chicken and mushroom pot rice (you can add or subtract what you want in your rice) and have it with the Mangolian chicken gravy. Large enough portion for two. Will leave you happy and smiling.

Drinks are comparatively cheap here too. Large old monk only for 150.
All in all, a great great food evening always.

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Amazingly delicious Oriental cuisine find in Colab

Great dishes - especially the work they have done on the sauces - it is just fabulous! Unique dishes such as Chicken pancakes, stuffed Crab Claws, Imperial Rolls, veg Siu Mai, Kung Pao Prawns, Stuffed Capsicum Pork, Stir Fried Beef slices with vegetables and the Chicken in Oyster/ Black Bean Sauce. Super fab, yo!

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genesis

26 Reviews

October 01,2013

4.5

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The Laughing Buddha Beckons

Started going to the erstwhile Nanking as a kid tagging behind my father. Baba Lings father used to run it. Today Baba Ling runs lings pavilion for many many years, serving the best 'Chinese' Chinese in Mumbai. One of the few places in Mumbai where you see a regular Chinese clientle always present. Sea food soup, dimsum platter, char siu pao, panfried noodles in white sauce with veggies, double cooked pork, fish in black bean sauce even a simple fried rice is elevated to a different level. Highly recommended for those who think of chinese food beyond hakka noodles and chicken manchurian. (Hat tip: If you happen to visit Delhi, Baba Ling also runs Nanking in Vasant Kunj!)

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foodtheory

12 Reviews

September 20,2013

2.0

Average Affair

Craving for Chinese, visited this place recently after contemplating suggestions and online reviews. It is a nice family restaurant with a small tree in the center lit up by green and blue fairy lights. More green and blue lights on the ceiling give the place a fun atmosphere (don’t worry, there is normal light too).
In case you plan to drink, ask for the bar menu, they don’t usually just give it to you without asking. Drinks are reasonably priced – 1 30ml BP going for Rs.100 and cocktails from Rs.200-300.

We ordered two starters and were unfortunately disappointed. The dimsum platter the fried chicken wantons were both average. Maybe we ordered the wrong things, but were discouraged from ordering more especially since service is quite slow.

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Awful Experience

This is the worst chinese restaurant i have ever visited in mumbai. The pot rice was literally burnt. The prawns had no taste. However, the starter was a little better. Would never recommend this place.

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Excellent - authentic and reasonably priced

Ling's which is the successor to the old NANKING's is a wonderful Chinese restaurant where the Chinese food is actually Chinese not Pinese or Ginese ( in Bombay) :)
The prices are reasonable, the service is adequate but best of all the food is authentic and quite delicious....

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5.0

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Lings pavilion rocks.

In my humble opinion this place serves the best Chinese food in town. It's a big favourite with the Chinese community residing in Bombay. Another USP is that their prices are very reasonable. The place is an institution for Chinese food.

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drish1985

1 Reviews

October 25,2012

1.0

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crappy

we had the imperial crab rolls which are supposed to be like spring rolls. it had no flavor whats ever. There was no salt in any of the food we had. and when we complained about it all they said was order something else the next time. Never going back there again

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RRD12

5 Reviews

July 01,2012

4.3

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Worth Visiting ONCE

THE ambiance was different; nice & imperial but it was not something you would expect from such a famous restaurant. But on the other hand, the food is definitely worth a try if you order right. The chop suey and the rice buns were amazing. Only Chinese food is served, no other continental cuisine but a decent variety is available. I rate it as good only because of the food but over all its a good place to try.

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Vast Choice-moderate price-good qty-bad service

Tried Fried Bombay duck....it was tasty!! the Rainbow rice and Red cook chicken had Authentic smoky Chinese aroma and taste...coupled with ambience and chic decor.

However, the service is bad and non friendly, their attitude after 10.30 pm is just to wrap up as soon as possible....

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2.5

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Average experience

Went there last night ordered starters n soup ...by the time soup was on our table it was cold ...the starter (chicken pan cake ) was simply okay, also the quantity of chicken was very little so we decided to go get out from there and head to sum other place ...untill a few years ago we use to love this place for its food and service ..but now the quality of food is really gone down

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the best dimsum

good location
service by the waiters could be tad better

the chinese elderly gentleman is a delight to talk to as he suggests the best of the menu

had the seafood soup

pork dimsum and spare ribs in chilly garlic

a tad bit pricey but definitly worth it

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4.3

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Got To Order Right!

Order the following and Lings Rocks!

Beer
fried Prawn crackers
Pan fried sliced pomfret in chilli garlic and spring-onion
Sui Mai or Pork Dumplings (request for chilli oil/paste and lemon chilli sauce as a condiment) Also have it with the mustard that comes alongside it.
Slice Beef Chilly (must order)
Chicken Chilly/Mongolian Chicken/ Blasting Chicken (Semi-dry)
Mushroom Pot Rice (if in a meaty mood then the mushroom prawn bacon pot rice is to die for)
Singapore Chilli Crab with Steamed Chinese bread - (Order it Spicy - OHHH!!)
Any Greens (avoid broccoli)

* I havent tried too many pork dishes. Shredded pork was good. Ive seen lot of traditional chinese groups come in here and have the seafood noodle soup. got to be in the mood for it - its awesome if you have 4 to 5 hardcore seafood lovers on the table.

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Cantonese Delights

If you are a Pork lover, like me, then do yourself a favour and head to Ling's immediately. There is an entire page dedicated to the tastiest white meat available.

While I have read some shocking reviews here, I can only attribute it to an off day for Ling's as any restaurant if likely to have.

However, I have been frequenting the joint for close to 10 years now and it remains a stellar option for authentic tasty Chinese food.

So much more to eat at Ling's, never fails to impress.

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snehamani

3 Reviews

September 30,2011

2.3

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Terrible Service, Okay food

I had been here a week ago. We ordered 2 soups (the hot and sour one was quite bad, the thom yum was good) and 2 starters- one garlic corn and mushroom (which was quite good) and steamed dimsums (which were not satisfactory). The main course (steamed bamboo rice and buddha's delight) had huge portions and were really good. However, the only thing I remember about this afternoon was the service. We had to ask for a refilling of water, to bring the menu, to get our bill- everything. They were hopelessly inefficient, and while taking our order, condescending at times.

Despite the food being above average and the cost being not very expensive (for SoBo), I wouldn't return here thanks to their service.

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Kaushik

11 Reviews

August 23,2011

4.5

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Ideal for family dining

Simple delicious food, knowledgeable & helpful server giving suggestions and space as needed, reasonable prices and a 'small town' ambiance...ideal for family dining.

Very good tom yum soup and chef recommended clay pot rice. The Chinese tea went well with the meal (did not miss the alcohol at all)

Has a nice, warm feeling to it maybe because it is patronized by regulars (slightly older family crowd) and the cordial staff seemed to be working here for a while.

This special evening cost 3 people nothing more than Rs. 1000!

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keenan

9 Reviews

August 22,2011

1.8

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Never again i say!

We were here for lunch on 20th August 2011. The food was ok, not bad not exceptional. But I really need to mention the service, which was nothing but crap!
Firstly, the orders took 30 minutes to reach the table, which we didn't really mind, as the three of us were having a good conversation. However, once we completed the meal, we still hadn't called for the bill as we were busy talking, the manager ( this fat guy, didn't get his name) actually came to our table and yelled saying, " Why haven't you'll left yet!! Talk outside!". Imagine the audacity of the guy. Not wanting to create a scene as we had an important guest from out of Bombay we left.
I will not recommend this place to anyone henceforth.

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Value for money.....great food

must visit excellent food............Please try Authentic Chinese at Lings Pavilion....dim sums, bamboo rice, crab claws, blasting chicken, saichin prawns and lots more........very reasonable....worth the money........excellent taste in nice ambeince.

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Hearty Servings

If you're looking for reasonably authentic Chinese food in SoBo, Ling's offers the best value for money around. Despite its spacious interior, the place is usually packed to the rafters on Friday and Saturday nights. I've been here many times in recent years -- the steamed dim sum platter and barbeque platter are decent options for starters, and their seafood and pork preparations are outstanding. The bamboo rice is a specialty, as is the Beggar's Chicken. The portions are very generous, far more so than at, say, Mainland China or China Garden. And the food is better, and cheaper, too. Like most Chinese restaurants, they offer hot digestive tea to accompany the meal. The only place better is Royal China, which is in a very different price range.

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LOVE this place!

My boyfriend and I literally go on a food adventure in Bombay and always land up back at Ling's!!
The food, the staff, all great!
I recommend the pot rice, mongolian chicken, dimsum platter, steamed bread, ANY sea food, and the honey noodles =)
The food is a little pricey but well worth the money..
Have a great time!

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Dont miss the MIGHTY DRAGON WEDDING !!!

This is one restaurant that is a landmark in Colaba. Its a value for money place with a meal for 4 good eaters costing less than 2 grand.The best thing to do here is to freak out on the starters (Sliced Pork Chilly, Stir Fried Beef, Prawns) and then order a Bacon and Mushroom Pot Rice with the Mighty Dragon Wedding. This is one dish that you have to order. It consists of Prawns wrapped with chicken in a non spicy sauce.
To end the meal order the carrot cake or the fried noodles with the ice cream.

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What a Waste!

Ling's Pavilion has a reputation. We have been here before and slowly the food has gone from great to worse. A recent visit confirmed our experience.

When we were seated, a blast of toilet smell welcomed us. We somehow got past this.

We ordered Pepper Prawns, Fish fingers and Chicken Dumplings for starters. Fairly straightforward. The Prawns were good, really good and we were thrilled. We thought " well they have changed" Alas, the rest of the experience was downhill.

The Fish fingers had lots of batter, deep fried to imperfection and almost no fish. The batter in the dumplings was hard and not chewable. The matter inside had traces of chicken. The only saving grace was the mustard sauce offered with the starters. It was sweet and tangy.

The main course was the fabled Chicken Pot rice and Kung Pao Chicken. The Pot rice had no aroma. The waiter gave lots of rice to us and no chicken. We had to encourage him to give us the meat, he grudgingly obliged. Chicken was high on salt and low on taste. The Kung Pao had lots of tomato sauce and spice besting with each other. The cashew nuts were four in number watching the skirmish. Alas, they had no further compatriots. Four cashew nuts was what the recipe said.

The bill took an eternity to come. All the members of the restaurant were cracking jokes at the billing counter. Maybe the bills are the daily dose of humour for them. At one point we thought we might have to pay at the counter a la Udipi style. But, we were spared that experience.

This place is really the pits. Even Bademiya helps with parking in an otherwise nightmare street to get parking and proper restaurant like Ling's leaves you to the mercy of the Mumbai roads. Well, we are better off on the roads. Maybe we should just turn the corner and focus on Bade miya next time, thats a thought....

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Pubrunner

11 Reviews

February 27,2011

1.0

Dead Creeps Society

A Horrific experiance which lasted 12 hours out of which 11 were spent in the toilet after the meal. I should have stopped eating the moment i saw a cockroach running towards the kitchen. I guess the local chinese dont mind it thats why u see a lot of them.Go there if u have an appetite for pests or want a visit to chinatown in Mumbai.

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neha123456

1 Reviews

February 15,2011

1.0

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BAD SERVICE

you are thinking or planning a meal at Ling's restaurant - DON'T. Bad Idea.

I made this mistake on Valentine's Day, and it ruined my day. They have opened the restaurant but don't really want you there. First, they will tell you, "No reservations needed" then ask why you don't have a reservation. They do however help you recover by doing you a big favour and giving you a table. I owe the guy big time for that (if in a moment of madness and complete insanity I do visit the restaurant again).

We then had a bottle of expensive wine - it was good, maybe because they did not make it. I cannot say the same about the rest of the food or their service since they were responsible for it - in two words, IT SUCKED.

If however you do ignore my suggestion above and go there - order the menu in advance or see it online, memorise it, decide what you want to have, then go. The waiters will otherwise hound you till you order. We thought going through their vast menu was a compliment to the variety they offer - it is not. According to them it is a shame and disgrace and a bad reflection of your decision-making abilities. Afterwards, practice gulping your food in double quick time or you will only stop other customers to follow you from doing the same. The moment it seems like you are done, they will hover to see that you get up and leave at the soonest. We paid our bill. Can't say therefore if they want us to leave after paying the bill or before - just leave. Maybe you might be asked to pay the bill standing outside the restaurant.

The management is looking at a fast turnover of patrons. Help them - pass the place by and go to another one, you will be doing them a huge favour.

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4.0

old time favourite

had been to lings last time i was in mumbai after a gap of about 15 years.
was happy that the qaulity has been maintained .

had been to lings since the time of nan king.

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One of the best Chinese Places in town

Have been to links with Family , friends man times, can't seem to get enough of them. In a way its really a great restaurant.

Food : they serve some excellent food , last time i was there we were servered "basa" fish , the dish was excellent. Along with that the mushroom pot rice , the crabs and the Prawns golden fried was really fantastic. Its a great place to have a great evening ... well done guys and keep up the great work and the great food that you serve

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A classic.

This is probably Mumbai’s finest Chinese restaurant. I have been there literally hundreds of times. The restaurant is a favorite with the expatriate Chinese, Koreans and Japanese community. There are lots of them frequenting the restaurant especially early in the evening, happily eating daintily with chopsticks. Later, happy Indian families turn up to order their favorite dishes.

Lings serves the classic Cantonese style of food that many of us who grew up in what was then Bombay, were brought up on. This is certainly not Szechuan or Hunan cooking. In fact Lings do not do spicy food well at all. I believe that Royal China [Bandra, Sterling], another classic Cantonese restaurant also does not do spicy food well at all. For spicy Chinese I suggest the newer pretenders, China Garden, China Gate, Mainland China and 5 Spice et al. These restaurants specialize in a mish mash of Szechuan, Hunan and Indian Chinese. Nothing wrong with this, but, it’s just a different style of cooking.

The most unique aspect of Lings Pavilion is that it is family run. It’s owned by two brothers and at least one of them is always on premises. This means that produce is procured and checked by the owners, bookings taken by them and their eagle eyes rove the restaurant constantly. Standards are always maintained. Lings Pavilion is, however, slightly understaffed. There are just not enough Captains taking orders. Be careful, as this may result in slow or erratic service. The long standing star Captain is the delightfully eccentric and rather energetic Johnny.

The food is all good. Their spare ribs are to die for. They are real spare ribs not pork chops. The mains are diverse and delicious. You get all manner of fish, shellfish, beef, pork, lamb & chicken here. The stews of the day [ask for them] are really astounding. The Crab with Singapore Sauce is quite different as is the Crispy Bombil [yes crisp Bombil]. The various pot rice dishes [Prawn & Bacon, Pork mince and Egg] are absolutely fabulous. Their Pomfret cooked dry with only Chili Garlic is a lesson in Wok cooking but watch out, you get a whole promfret but it could set you back by an eye watering Rs 1000/-. The food is otherwise well priced with most dishes being in the Rs. 200/ – Rs. 300/ range. Alcohol is very reasonably priced and portions are generous to large by normal Mumbai standards.

Go there if you have not been, don’t order spicy food and I am sure you will eat very well.

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satty72

6 Reviews

February 07,2010

5.0

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Simply The Best

Lings is as institution,super food,courteous staff that points out that you are over ordering....chicken rainbow soup,pepper prawns,mongolian chicken,steamed promfet & chicken pot rice,all are outstanding at very very reasonable rates....

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Great food !!!... Bad Service !!

The Food Is excellent !!, I recommand the Chicken Mushroom Pot Rice with Chicken in Mongolian , The fish Mandarin, The Spare Ribs in chilly garlic & the sweet corn crab meat soup.
However the service is slow & bit erratic. They don't serve soup one by two for kids & even charge for the schezwan sauce !!
However go there for the great food

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Good Chinese @ Decent Prices

Have never been disappointed whenever I have been here. Some palattes may find the food bland, but one does like to have as close to the original stuff anyway.

This time I tried one of the pork starters - outstanding - thin slivers of pork delicately flavored and soft. The dimsums as usual was great.

I always order a Chicken Claypot Rice - these guys make it very well. However, when i was there last week, was disappointed - the dish came as almost plain rice with toppings put on. Has the chef changed?

Keep it there guys - you are good, don't give it away. How about increasing the dessert range.

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mohammed2807

1 Reviews

September 21,2009

1.5

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Overrated...and a horrible experience

I had been to this place a long time ago and had liked it then... but yesterday was thoroughly disappointed with the entire set-up including the food. Firstly i had booked a table in advance for five people only to learn that the table assigned to us was actually only the size which could accommodate four people... although the management did not think so... the entire restaurant has very small tables and is extremely difficult to enjoy your evening dining as all night you have to make adjustment to the crockery and silverware to accommodate the food. Also the management did not make an effort to find us a better table and had the attitude of take it or leave it.... Coming to the food, I had ordered the prawn Tom-Yum soup which i must say is a complete insult to oriental cuisine as it tasted more like a south-indian rasam than any soup that ive tasted in my life.... there was no herbs in the soup at all and was made with canned tom yum masala as was told to me by the waiter. The golden fried prawn was mediocre but had a distinct pungent smell coming from the prawn... The pot rice was again disastrous as it tasted and looked more like steamed rice with mushroom and chicken having no aroma nor the flavor you would expect from pot rice. This was clubbed by horrible service as the waiters never served any dish on the table and would only lay the food and disappear. When asked to do so, we were served, but i felt more like we were siting in a lunch home in dadar than in a fine restaurant in colaba with the method of service. Overall it was kinda sad that we chose this restaurant and i dont think that i would be visiting again or even reccommending it to anyone....

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Bad food!!!

I was actually disappointed...I had gone to this place after reading the reviews here but it really did not match to my expectations. Plus I ended up spending rs.2380/- for two people which included 3 drinks(beer).
Had some Jumbo prawn as starters which came in skewers. the body of the prawn was ok but the as soon as I came to the head part- it had a weird and vry pungent smell...so I cudn't eat any of it after that.
Next we had the chicken Pot rice (did not want to experiment again!). The rice was white and bland and it did not even have enough gravy!! We also ordered a side dish- some prawns wrapped in chicken breast in oyster sauce- which was tasty but had extremely less gravy.
Oh! yeah...i had asked the waiter to put some broccoli in the pot rice as he said pot rice comes only with chicken and mushrooms... but unfortunately he added broccoli in the side dish...so i had to do the mixing!!
Service also isn't that good. We had to wait for the waiter to come and fill water in our glasses and he came after we told him some 3-4 times!

I would any day prefer Five Spice over this place....

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One of the best Chinese in Bombay!

This restaurant should be at the top of all Chinese Restaurant lists for Bombay. They have continued to impress me year over year. Been going there since they were at the old location (Nanking) - God I'm getting old!

Shirmp is amazing here and so are the soups. Service is great along with the food.

Good value for money!

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Fab Chinese - vfm

Very different Chinese from Indian Chinese and the subtler Chinese of Royal China. Tasty, filling, addictive food. One dish tastes different from the other - difficult to come across in most Chinese restaurants in India.

Owner is friendly and helpful without bending over. Guess he is extra friendly because we are there so often and order huge take-aways too.

It is Value For Money.

Decor is crazy and they tend to chivvy you along, but we do not mind because we go for the food, it is family and group friendly and the recommendations as the chivvy you along are generally on the spot

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Takeaway horror!

We ordered a takeaway for lunch - stir-fried greens and egg fried rice, but stopped eating abruptly halfway when we realised the veggies included a medium-size cockroach. A call to the restaurant only elicited a "we're very sorry" and "we'll replace the order". No thanks. Needless to say, this is the last time we're patronising this place.

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Differential Existence...

I wish I could do the 5 stars (rating) in crystal (rather than gold)...merely to emphasize the brilliance of this place. Underrated by miles for sure - below the place where it should actually be sitting in people's minds. I don't know if I was just having an extra-ordinarily blissful day, but the summation of indulgence at Ling's Pavilion just about left me ecstatic.

An ode to Ling - who's pavilion we chose to dine in - coz he has imbibed the verbatim meaning of pavilion in each of his offerings!

Probably perturbed by the idea of how to make a mark in a city or a country or rather a world full of people craving to eat the most popular cuisine - 'Chinese (as they call it)' food, Lings has surely ransacked a plethora of brains - topsy turvy - and conjured an enormously different gastronomical sojourn!

Highlights of the enormity of difference:
1) Introducing the idea of cherishing subtle flavours (colloquially read 'blandness' in India) against a random medley of fiery spices, in a land known for its spices, is something akin to daylight mugging (going against norms i.e.) - blandness can be read as the 'STEAMED' offerings of chicken, of fish - and not just a measly one or two variety - a comprehensive list - prompting CHOICE of the eater!

2) Cheaper than cheap - imagine a world which serves you at least 20 fresh prawns in a starter, in a main course - for a measly Rs. 200/- is not an idea of magnanimity but definitely someone's idea of a joke or purely someone's philanthropic endeavour towards his customers!!

3) Promptly attended by a Far-East-Indian looking steward, he helps you navigate through the menu with relative ease; gauging the diner's likings and affinities to the meats and veggies, to the sauces, and unmistakably sorts out things in the diner's head and provides you with what you yourself wouldn't know you were looking for!!!

4) They serve half-portions. Is that a delight? Oh yes, considering that you can end up doing the mix-n-match stuff on every count!!!!

5) Sombre lighting, high-backed wrought iron- medieval looking chairs, tables adequately spaced apart from each other, 2 levels of space induce a sense of warmth in its hospitality and a touche of class as well!!!!

Moving onwards, the pickings for the night included:

a) Crabmeat Rainbow Soup (Rs. 100/-): freshly flavoured with a comprehensive offering of crab meat

b) Chicken Manchow Soup (Rs. 100/-): on track as elsewhere

c) Chicken Stew Soup (Rs. 100/-): stood by its name - thick stewy consistency

d) Whole mushroom with chicken filling in a crab meat sauce (Rs. 180/-): scalloped button mushrooms, filled and encrusted with mince chicken that makes it half-chicken and half mushroom - poured over by a rich crabmeat-abundant white sauce

e) Rainbow Prawn (Rs. 200/-): humongous number of medium seized prawns sauted in a light tangy gravy

f) Schezuan Chicken Hakka Noodles (Rs. 165/-): non-greasy and flavourful, intercepted with morsels of tender chicken.

g) Ling's Special Rice with mushroom and chicken, otherwise known as Pot Rice (Rs. 180/-): A healthy aroma of butter in steamed basmati rice, no sauce, topped with large portions of mushrooms and grilled chicken - the non-existence of the brown sauce was somehow refreshing

Is it a shame that we pay at least 1.5 times for any of the above mentioned items in any decent restaurant across town or across its suburbs? Is the pricing just a marketing strategy to lure people out of 5-star restaurants into a by-lane (of bade-miya fame) of Colaba? Is it the sheer alacrity of the owner who wishes for nothing but a pure blissful treat? Is it the propensity driven by sheer compulsiveness of the owner that has prompted the delightful and voluptuous treatment for the digestive senses?

Too many questions, but no need to prompt an answer. You mutely deliver, and we mutely indulge!

My brains already going LING-a-LING-a-LING!!; I hope the warm memories stay filled as I continue to chain a sequence of shots and begin to raid this outfit - 'Mahmud of Ghazni' style - again and again and again - and I hope they replenish with renewed vigour each time.

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Wow.....what food

The food was great....nothing fancey....just good solid food...and it is so easy on the wallet
I found the staff really helpfull....and they actually made my dishes to my liking and offered to make 1/2 portions so I could try multiple dishes as I was eating alone....I will make Lings a regular place for me to dine!

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As good as always

Order takeaway from Ling's which is now becoming a habit on Sundays. Noodles, Pomfret in blackbean and chilli and mah po tofu were excellent. But take a miss on the aubergiene beijing which was a chinese version of baingan bertha.

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Consistently good chinese in Colaba

Given I live around the corner, it is probably no surprise that Ling's is my favourite local chinese. I usually call up and order a few dishes to pick up and have at home. Today we had the Singapore noodles, vegetarian aubergine with black bean and chili sauce and pomfret with chili and garlic.

All dishes were very good particularly the aubergine and the pomfret.

Total bill inc tip Rs 700. Great value.

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Id rather eat dirt!

Rest : Lings Pavilion
Meal : Lunch
Date : 19/9/2006
Location : Near Regal, Colaba

Experience - Pangs of hunger, a movie showing, decision between China Garden, Royal China and Lings. We chose Lings coz i hadnt been there in YEARS and since it was a quick meal i decided not to go to China Garden which isnt a rush rush place nor Royal China which i wanted to try out and came highly recommended. The service at the restaurant was terrible at best.

Drink : Fresh Lime Soda, Pepsi

Food : We ordered the Veg Noodle Soup (very average) sweet corn soup. Both soups were pretty pedestrian. The starter was a steamed wanton, which was ok, not too bad but nothing to write home about. Main course was mushrooms, in a black sauce which was not too bad, with terrible pan fried noodles. Pie had the potato thing, which was i think a schezuan potato, not too bad. i think rice would have been a better choice, but overall the meal wouldnt have been tht much better.

Rating : Food 6/10, Service 4/10

Damage : 900($20 )

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Great Food, Good Ambience

If you dont mind going thru a bit of a hassle trying to find a parking space, Ling's Pavilion is a nice place for a quiet sit down dinner. The Restraunt has a character to it which comes from it's interior decor. There is a small stream of water running thru the restraunt with fish in them and a small overbridge with steps.

One needs to be a bit careful with small kids though, they could hurt themselves as there are multiple "fall points".

The food is really very good. I often drive all the way from Oshiwara to Colaba for a dinner at this place - definetly worth the effort.

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