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: (416) 642-3866
  • 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
61 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (28)neighborhood gem (26)great for lunch (20)special occasion (19)good for groups (17)romantic (7)great for brunch (5)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • terrible service, good food
    jasey88
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As soon as we walked in nobody was at the hostess stand, but it was behind a big wall so the staff couldn't see us. So we walked further into the restaurant. The bartender saw us but didn't greet us. After waiting a good 5-10 min the hostess finally brought us to our table... She seemed like she didn't want to be there and didn't even apologize for the wait. Once we got tovpur table our server took about 20 minutes to approach us... And that's because we had to finally flag her down. The other people beside us also left because they were waiting for so long. It wasn't even that busy. Terrible service.... But the food was good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salty food, poor service
    YuminMytum
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    A terrible experience. The food was nothing close to the quality of Salad King, even though we had expected something similar with better service for the extra cost. There was one waitress for 20+ tables so getting service was minimal. After requesting extra spicy, a warm plate of really salty basil chicken came out with rice that did not smell or taste of coconut despite its menu description. One who was possibly the chef dropped off the food. I told him I asked for extra spicy and all he said was if I ordered it extra spicy, then it would Be. Tasted it, no spice. When asked, the waitress asked if I wanted some hot sauce... After I said I wanted it brought in to be made spicy, I got it back with little spice and cold. Really disappointing!
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  • good food
    Nonickname
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was good as usual and i thought the service was great as our waitress was on top of pop drink refills. That is until i got the bill and was charged seperately for each glass. I would recommend this restaurant with a beware lecture. If they are not telling you what is not included in the price with drinks then they must be doing the same with their food! Left a bad taste in my mouth!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a Thai brunch
    Dave
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Thai was a brunch menu that's great. Puts a Thai twist on brunch staples (think toast plus a sweet Thai custard spread). Service was attentive. Highly recommanded.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Curry Dishes!
    lj33
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I was never curry dish fan until I tried theirs! The Panang Curry with Crisp Beef is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    nanoNite
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I've been at this location quite a few times now, and have enjoyed their food over and over again. They've changed their menu items around a bit recently, but the waitress kindly alerted me of all the recent changes. The internal decor of the restaurant was great, though the noise level was a tad bit noisy this trip around. I also notice that the decor in the restaurants make the place unsuitable for large groups, as it does feel a bit too crowded. More suitable for 2-4 people dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    Pepe
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    A very Happy dinner there and the interior decor is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Thai restaurant
    Amazing
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This was my second visit to Linda Modern Thai and once again I was not disappointed with the food we received. The only problem was that is was very busy and we had to wait from drinks to dinner quite a long time. The server was great but very busy. Other then that I would recommend this restaurant as a great choice for Thai food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    Kay7
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    A friend had invited me for dinner, which was my first visit. Since I enjoyed the food, I invited a friend on my second visit but unfortunately, it was not a good experience where the food was concerned. I ordered the Pad Thai because it was great on my first visit. My friend ordered the the lamb. My food was cold and their lamb was tough and tasted bland. However, the ambiance and the service was good.
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  • Great Cultural Food
    ICE9
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Second time going to this restaurant because we enjoyed it very much the first time. Couldn't help but order the same dish again, Seafood Coconut Curry, which comes in a full baby coconut. Tastes absolutely delicious & if Linda herself is there, she'll come around & carve out the inside of the coconut after you are done, so you can taste the inside of the coconut. We were 4 ppl, so another order the same as me, but the two other dishes didn't seem to have the right type of noodles stated for that dish. Not sure if it was an error or they ran out, but we didn't say anything because the 2 ppl didn't care too much. Great restaurant nonetheless & the food will not disappoint. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thai as it should be
    geordie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Linda's is a go-to for a fusion of Thai and Toronto. The roots in the Yonge-Dundas "Salad King" have grown in the Don Mills rebirth. While preparing Thai ingredients in a savoury manner, Toronto tastes are not forgotten. A steak in peanut sauce is a welcome alternative to those who are not feeling like they want green curry or pad thai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thai Cooking at its best
    Machto
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    My friend and I had traditional Thai food - pad thai and a bean dish. Both were well presented and delicious. The pad thai was coated in egg, a very different and elegant alternative to normal presentations - even in Thailand. We would definitely go back and try other dishes on the extensive menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place have dinner and drinks
    dougielovestoeat
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great private booths. food is very good order some apps and a few main courses and do it family style!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    huda89
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I wished the food was better and it had more flavour. The last time I went it was much better and I am a loyal customer of Salad King (Sister-company).
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth wasting a meal
    DocFoodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A real disappointment. Haven't been here for a few years. Menu has changed and the quality of food has gone downhill. In trying to go "higher end" Thai they have completely missed the mark. Deep frying everything does not make it sophisticated. Such a shame...have been going to their original restaurant Salad King for over 20 years.
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  • Loved the curry!
    W1ll0w
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The Panang shrimp curry was very flavourful and a large portion. When I asked to have a vegetable I can't tolerate left out, I was actually asked which vegetable I'd like them to substitute! Most restaurants either double the cheapest remaining veggie - as in, always onions, which I dislike, or serve less food. Instead, they added excellent broccoli. My companion raved about her taster plate too. On the other hand, $7 for tea is not something I'd spend again no matter high nicely served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 532 reviews are from the Linda Modern Thai FKA Linda Restaurant reviews archive.
  • 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
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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.
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    scenic view
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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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    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.
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    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
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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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  • 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
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    • 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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  • 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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  • 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.