Linda Modern Thai FKA Linda Restaurant
Linda Modern Thai FKA Linda Restaurant

Linda Modern Thai FKA Linda Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lindamodernthai.com/
  • Phone: 4166423866x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Closed everyday between 3:00pm and 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Wing Li
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Don Mills Road and Lawrence West
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Over 500 parking spaces available in the shopping mall.
A word from Linda Modern Thai FKA Linda Restaurant
Come and try Canada’s first Thai Select Premium restaurant, awarded by the Thai Government for authentic Thai food, outstanding service and great atmosphere. Our menu combines classical Thai flavours, homemade curries and sauces with modern techniques showcasing the best of Thai cuisine.
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Linda Modern Thai FKA Linda Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (51)neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (46)good for groups (37)special occasion (34)great for outdoor dining (18)romantic (14)kid-friendly (13)great for brunch (12)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • hawthorne
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Always enjoy our dining experience here. Like changing menu and opportunity to try new menu items. Had lettuce wraps with pork jowls...romaine lettuce provided....made wraps cumbersome...better with iceberg lettuce. Tofu curry dish was exceptional! Server very informative re: menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Rang
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My overall impression is the food was good but not great, the same with the service and ambiance. Considering the premium prices being charged the overall value I would rate as fair.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Islamic Noodles were a hit!
    Aymeigh
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We were greeted by the hostess as soon as we came in and they knew instantly where we were supposed to be seated. The waitress was very friendly and knew her menu well. Recommended the Islamic Noodles, which ended up being the most delicious Thai noodles I've ever had. It was plentiful but not heavy. I will definitely be coming back for more! The restaurant owner also came by and greeted us, which was a nice surprise. That rarely happens. All in all, a very enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend it for groups of friends, family gatherings, and even romantic dates!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Stefan
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Skip the rather average and over-priced appetizers. The pad thai and the grilled fish in banana leaf with red curry was delicious. The service was rather mediocre. Additional charges were explained only when the waitress presented the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere
    YummyThai
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    If you love Thai this is the place! Food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Nikki
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I am a Thai food lover and really this place makes it amazing! Good portions and delicious taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How things have changed!
    girlsniteout
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My favourite dish of curry fish wasn't on menu any more. The flavor of the three mains we ordered weren't impressive. There were pre teens running around and we paid $7 each for jasmine tea, which was very weak and lack flavor. I had to ask for more tea leaves to be added to the pot. Even the 4 flavours of tropical ice cream was disappointing. I requested a quiet table and we were seated in the middle of the restaurant. Need to put that something, something back to what it used to be.
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  • Absolutely wonderful.
    ate2much
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had a great time. The food was excellent, as was the service and staff.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Food, Unfriendly Staff
    Luv2DineMom
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I brought our 3-year-old for a quick lunch this past weekend. The girl who served us was accommodating to check the kitchen for us to see if they could serve us a dish that only appears on their dinner menu (which they did and we really appreciated it). The whole experience was quite nice, until my 3-year-old was getting bored and started to bang his cutlery on the sculpture next to him. We were quietly stopping him while one of their staff came over and said "please him to stop". While I was about to apologize, he added "because it is very expensive". This really threw me aback, as if the value of the sculpture would make a difference of common etiquette. I truly think that he could be more tactful than this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NickRev
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have come to expect Linda's to be welcoming with a quiet ambience and an interesting menu. The background music was well chosen although a little loud in the early evening. We like to bring guests here because of the variety in the menu. The sense of privacy at the table is very appealing. The attention of our table attendant (Victoria) was much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noise factor huge
    lillian
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been to Linda Thai for lunch and it has been fine. Dinner was another story. It was so loud that we just wanted to eat our food and get out as soon as we could! The food is delicious and the service was okay.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow AHmazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Blown away! I wasn't expecting the restaurant that I walked into at all. Fabulous service, mouth-watering food and the decor was stunning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summerlicious 2014
    Mary
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The ambiance and the service of the restaurant was great. From all the Thai restaurants I've been to, I'm disappointed with the food. For starters, the Soup tasted like water and the quinoa rice with roasted duck looked like fried rice. For dessert, they served mango with sticky rice and the serving size is small.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went to Summerlicious at Linda Modern Thai for dinner. It was a wonderful treat. We ordered the cold rolls and the Tom Yum Goong (hot and sour shrimp soup) as appetizers. The appetizers were small but it was a good start to keep up ready for our meal coming up. My friend ordered the King Oyster Mushroom with Basil Sauce. He said it was delicious. I ordered the Golden Curry with Shrimp and man was that ever an experience! It was so delicious that I was glad to have leftovers to take home. It was flavourful and comforting.Our desserts were Khanom Buang and the Mango Sticky Rice, small portions and just okay. The service was attentive and checked in with us regularly. We would definitely go back even if it wasn't for Summer/Winterlicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The ambience was really nice, the decor is beautiful. The food is amazing, especially their beef panang curry. Price is definitely reasonable for the quality that they serve, definitely a neighbourhood gem for those living in the eglinton don mills area who are looking for good thai food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Thai food
    love2explore
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was my first at Linda and I didn't get disappointed with it. Will go back again if I am in the area and will try their other dishes. I jist love their Quinoa fried rice with smoked duck!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    Foodyfoodreview
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Is was expecting a lot more from this reataurant bc i read online that it was four stars. I rate it two bc the wait time for each meal was 15-20 mins, Though the server was nice. The food portions were ridiculously small other than the entree. The dessert was a quarter size of my palm. Never again coming even if it was free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly good
    Ron987
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I don't expect much during licious dining, so I was very impressed by the quality of food that was served when I went Linda. The sui mai is better than any I've had in the city and the beef panang was so good. Love how a fork-tender piece of meat is deep-fried to create a crispy shell and then have it served in a sea of rich, fragrant curry. I would definitely return to eat that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ceano2k
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Main courses were very good, deserts need improvement. Service was not bad, nothing breath taking.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Dina4diner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The dinner started at 5 pm and the signature appertizer dish is already sold out. One of the reason I booked dinner and not lunch is because the particular dish is only available during dinner summerlicous menu. If you never been to Thailand and never tried authentic Thai food, this place is for you! The decor and atmosphere is great but the food sadly not worth a try!
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  • SilverButton
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Atmoshphere and service are impeccable. The crispy beef Panang was really flavourful and you can tell they use fresh and authentic ingredients in their curry base. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvthai
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The summerliscious menu was interesting. First course portions were very small. The chicken satay was rather dry. Beef dish was very good. The vegetable dish was not such a good choice since veggies were scarce and we had asmany of them in the beef dish.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • summerlicious experience
    bert
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I've been meaning to visit this restaurant for a while now. Initially, I was not impressed with the host. My dining partner and I had a reservation for 1:30 and as I was waiting for the host to return from seating previously arrived guests there were 3 more patrons that entered without a reservation as I noted while they spoke. The problem is that the host completely disregarded me as i waited next in line and instead took these patrons without a reservations even though they arrived 5-10 mins after I did. I felt this was quite unfair!! Our lunch service was longer than an hour even though the restaurant was not full. A disappointing first experience. The owners need to pay attention to guests and be fair to seating them in order.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Linda Modern Thai Thoughts
    Rang
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Overall it was a positive experience. We went for Summerlicous, and the appetizers were just OK, the main courses were excellent and the desserts we not bad. Our waitress did a good job and we were greeted in a positive manner. It's not fantastic but it's good and I would say surpassed our expectations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and waiter excellent
    Dinerx
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My one complaint is that our table wasn't ready until 15 minutes after the time of our reservation. I expect this was because we arrived during the Summerlicious promotion. However the food was delicious with very fresh ingredients and the wait staff was attentive and efficient. The waiting area could have been better organized and a host should have been present at all times given how late the table was available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the Crispy Beef Panang!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The Chicken Siu Mai was perfect for my taste. The Crispy Beef Panang was delicious. Just the right crunch to the crust, beef was tender, really LOVE the red curry sauce! I couldn't get enough of the sauce. The service was right but I wish I had more... :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Summerlicious
    Carzanna
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I reserved lunch for four and we were able to eat on the patio. The food was as described and delicious. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. Even offered an extra chair for purses saying his wife has expensive ones and doesn't like to put them on the ground. It was a beautiful day and people from one of my friend's office walked by to day hi and envy our lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious rushed...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We went for summerlicious and felt very rushed. I mean theres good service but then theres being asked every 2-3 minutes if Your ready to order yet. We were 30mins early for our reservation and were getting caught up abit before we decided on what we were going to order. I finally let the waiter know that we'd call her when we were ready. It was also my friends Birthday dinner and both our 1st time there. We wont be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They aim to please
    foodaholic
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were here for dinner with friends and it was our first time. We were not disappointed. The menu was explained along with ingredients. Everything tasted very fresh. Linda and staff are lovely and very attentive. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crispy Beef Penang
    LittleBritlovestoeat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Went to Linda's for dinner with 3 friends for Summerlicious. I ordered the vegetarian main course which was light and tasty - pretty much all tofu and bok choy in a broth served with rice. My 3 friends ordered the Crispy Fried Beef Penang served in red curry in varying degrees of heat. Just had to get my meat fix so I accepted their offers for a bit of their dinner. Wow! It was so delicious! Because it's something I wouldn't know how to duplicate at home, I'd definitely get this the next time or recommend it to a friend. The place was tastefully decorated, though a tad cold inside. Washrooms were super clean! A stroll through the Shops at Don Mills after dinner was the perfect way to end a summer night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie101
    foodie101
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    nice decor great service food was very favourful however portions are very small for the price
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summerlicious
    gcue
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were there for Summerlicious last Friday and we found the servings were small compared to other places we have been to for Summerlicious or Winterlicious. A friend ordered the tom yum soup and the bowl hardly had anything in it. Would not go back for summerlicious event there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summerlicious
    Charms
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Went for Summerlicious 2014 Lunch. Loved the Thai decor in the restaurant being Lunch the restaurant was busy and this was reflected in the service. The Mango Salad and Quinoa dish were okay as served, I prefer more flavour and added Thai basil to both dishes and Voila what a difference... delicious. My daughter had the curry dish which she enjoyed. We both enjoyed the refreshing coconut water and jelly served in it's shell.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An owner that cares
    CB2932
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Had a super lunch with industry colleague. Service was attentive. Food well presented and proper temperature. Tea experience was great. Lovely tea leaf infusers with hot (not tepid) water which makes all the difference in a good cup. Nice china cup to serve it in to boot. You know when attention is taken with those smaller details that other areas are well run as well. Nice touch for the owner to stop by the table and inquire if we had enjoyed lunch and if we liked the tea. had a nice little chat before moving on. Will definitely recommend to friends and return myself. Not a big fan of Canadian white wines - but tried an excellent blend there and bought a bottle later at the LCBO.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jackie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My friend and I both think the curry for the crispy beef is bit too sweet, it takes away the flavor in the dish. But the fried pudding dessert is quite delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great
    yummytummy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My wife and I went to Linda for our wedding anniversary looking for some yummy Thai food to remind us of our honeymoon in Thailand. This was not the place, overall our dinner at Linda was a disappointment. Would not recommend if you are looking for some authentic Thai food.
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  • Linda's Summerlicious
    readysteadydine
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    A summerlicious special should not be an invitation to lower your food standards. Have sampled Linda's before (non summerlicious) and found the food tasty. The $25 special includes and apply that was not "bathed" in peanut sauce, although chicken on a skewer can be moist if not overcooked. A main that was all sauce and raw veg (an very little at that). And dessert...let's just say one bite said it all......
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  • Linda's Beef Panangis breathtaking!
    NadjV
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Linda's Thai is a delicious experience filled with flavour and great service. Our server made some excellent suggestions and we really enjoyed our dining experience on the patio at this neighbourhood gem. Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fine experience
    stan
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Our second visit, and everything was terrific, as usual: food, service, ambience. As was Winterlicious, the Summerlicious menu is great value for money. Definitely you should go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful as always...
    DiversionsVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Even Summerlicious can't confuse the consistently excellent kitchen.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic