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Jan 22, 2007 07:59 PM

Questions about Linda's thai food (the one above Salad King)

Would you recommend for a group of 6 ppl (3 couples) looking for an enjoyable evening out with good food, wine etc.?

Do they have any vegan/vegetarian options?

Do they take reservations?

Do you know of a website?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Yes we were there on Saturday with one person who had both dairy and egg allergies and we had no problems (I know it's not the same - just showing that they're flexible). We were a party of 11 (with a reservation - and it was great by the way).

    (this was working on Saturday, but seems to be down temporarily today)

    1. I go there often for lunch, with work people. Service is hurried and efficient, somewhat impersonal. They will make dietary accomodations as necessary. Food is excellent in quality and taste.

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      1. re: thenurse

        Linda is actually only open for dinner. During lunch time, the dining space is used as part of the Salad King restaurant when the downstairs space fills up. I would not consider service as hurried myself as they take two seatings maximum during dinner.

      2. Linda has some lovely food. The curried duck is really different and the Thai appetizer that you roll up in leaves (sorry, can't remember the name) is great because it has all the flavours that make Thai food Thai--lime, dried shrimp, peanuts, fish sauce--all in one dish. There is also one dish, the fish hot pot, I think, that seems like the most dangerous thing you'll ever see at the dinner table--they do an elaborate presentation of ladling it into a paper cone that's held over an open flame. I don't know what the whole paper cone and open flame thing signifies, but it was an amazing, rich and intensely-flavoured dish...and you can take bets on when the whole thing will go up in flames, so it's also very entertaining.
        The only things that have disappointed me at Linda were the Pad Thai and the mango salad--both were bland and lacking those Thai I added the left-over bits from the roll-up appetizer and they were much improved...

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        1. re: TwinklyTerrapin

          The appetizer that you're thinking of is Mieng Kham. Personally, I prefer to order dishes which are not available in the Salad King menu when dining at Linda. Dishes such as mieng kham, red curry duck, and the fish hot pot are some of their specialities.

          1. re: ComeUndone

            does anyone know what kind of leaves are used at Linda in the mieng kham appetizer?

        2. In answer to the specific Qs:
          -There are several veggie options and they will substitute otherwise.
          -No website ( has some info but that's it)
          -They do take reservations.

          1. Highly recommend it. We were there around 6 months ago, tried their tasting menu which is only $30 ! and there are like 4 to 5 courses. The main course that time is scallop and it is very tasty, appertizer and dessert are not that good, but the soup, Lobster bisque is great !

            Well, of course it cannot compare to some of the great restaurants in Toronto but for $30, it is a much better choice than many of the other winterlicious restaurants.

            But I am not sure if it is still $30 now for their tasting menu.