Legin Restaurant

★★★★☆

About Legin Restaurant

Hours
Monday To Thursday From 10:00 AM To 12:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 10:00 AM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 12:00 AM
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This place has seemed to improve it's food selection and freshness considerably since I first started coming here years ago. Give it another go.

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★★★★☆

This place has seemed to improve it's food selection and freshness considerably since I first started coming here years ago. Give it another go.

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While I found this place to be slightly cheaper than the busier Wongs King down the road, they simply offered less to choose from. Taste was about the same on the dishes they did serve and there is rarely a line to get seated. Its always our fall back if we want Dim Sum and dont want to stand in line at Wongs King.

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★★★☆☆

While I found this place to be slightly cheaper than the busier Wongs King down the road, they simply offered less to choose from. Taste was about the same on the dishes they did serve and there is rarely a line to get seated. Its always our fall back if we want Dim Sum and dont want to stand in line at Wongs King.

Pros: PRICE

Cons: SELECTION

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Our Chinese friends tell us this is their favorite restaurant. We enjoy the food and the service, and that it is conveniently located in SE Portland, just west of 82nd Ave. Definitely recommended.

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★★★★☆

Our Chinese friends tell us this is their favorite restaurant. We enjoy the food and the service, and that it is conveniently located in SE Portland, just west of 82nd Ave. Definitely recommended.

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When my family want Dim Sum this is the place to go. They are the best Dim Sum in town. Get the experience of waitres pushing the trolley cart of the food any you get to pick want you want. Service is friendly and prices are not too bad. I recommend the Legin if yo want some good Dim Sum.

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★★★★★

When my family want Dim Sum this is the place to go. They are the best Dim Sum in town. Get the experience of waitres pushing the trolley cart of the food any you get to pick want you want. Service is friendly and prices are not too bad. I recommend the Legin if yo want some good Dim Sum.

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I've been to Legin many times. It's a place where my family goes to usually celebrate something. The dim sum is delicious and the best I've ever tasted. The atmosphere is extremely authentic and I find the trolley carts fun and convenient. My parents even know the owners and we go to wedding banquets there all the time. They do a great job.

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★★★★★

I've been to Legin many times. It's a place where my family goes to usually celebrate something. The dim sum is delicious and the best I've ever tasted. The atmosphere is extremely authentic and I find the trolley carts fun and convenient. My parents even know the owners and we go to wedding banquets there all the time. They do a great job.

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The food as Legin is the most atrocious Chinese food I've had in years and years. I grew up in the SF Bay Area and regularly ate from a variety of established Chinese restaurants over the years. At its best, the food should be impeccably fresh, delicately seasoned and light, never greasy. Legin really missed on all marks with a group of 15. Every dish tasted noticably of grease. Old grease. We all left feeling heavy and bloated. There's no excuse for that kind of lazy behavior. There seemed to only be one server on duty for three large groups. I won't be going back. Don't waste your time.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food as Legin is the most atrocious Chinese food I've had in years and years. I grew up in the SF Bay Area and regularly ate from a variety of established Chinese restaurants over the years. At its best, the food should be impeccably fresh, delicately seasoned and light, never greasy. Legin really missed on all marks with a group of 15. Every dish tasted noticably of grease. Old grease. We all left feeling heavy and bloated. There's no excuse for that kind of lazy behavior. There seemed to only be one server on duty for three large groups. I won't be going back. Don't waste your time.

Pros: Ample parking????

Cons: Grease, grease, grease

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This is a Hong Kong style restaurant - it has multiple dinning rooms and is known to cater to Chinese families and often has Chinese wedding banquets. It's pretty authentic and serves a wide range of dim sum options on fun trolleys. It's worth the trek out to 82nd.

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★★★★☆

This is a Hong Kong style restaurant - it has multiple dinning rooms and is known to cater to Chinese families and often has Chinese wedding banquets. It's pretty authentic and serves a wide range of dim sum options on fun trolleys. It's worth the trek out to 82nd.

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The food was great, and service was wonderful and helpful UNTIL I HAD SEEN THE MANAGER OR SUPERVISOR PICK HIS NOSE OUT IN THE OPEN!! I paid the bill and left feeling very unsatisfyied.
then i wondered if he touched my food?

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★★☆☆☆

The food was great, and service was wonderful and helpful UNTIL I HAD SEEN THE MANAGER OR SUPERVISOR PICK HIS NOSE OUT IN THE OPEN!! I paid the bill and left feeling very unsatisfyied.
then i wondered if he touched my food?

Pros: hot dishes cooked and served at your table very freindly staff.

Cons: did he wash his hands?

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Maybe it's because we sat in the smaller room, but we kept waiting and waiting for carts to go by, and then, when they did, we had to try hard to flag them down and give us some food. The stuff we did end up with was fine, but not better than fine, and there was very little variety. I asked about a couple of my favorite dim sum treats, and the waitress would say 'oh, that's coming'. An hour later we gave up and left. Not cheap either.

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★★★☆☆

Maybe it's because we sat in the smaller room, but we kept waiting and waiting for carts to go by, and then, when they did, we had to try hard to flag them down and give us some food. The stuff we did end up with was fine, but not better than fine, and there was very little variety. I asked about a couple of my favorite dim sum treats, and the waitress would say 'oh, that's coming'. An hour later we gave up and left. Not cheap either.

Pros: No wait on a Sunday

Cons: Food, variety, cost

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A lot of these reviews will tell you Fong Chong, or Jin Wah, are the best dim sum places and even though they are much closer to my home, the drive out there really is justified when I get my Shrimp Har Gao and Sticky rice. The other places just are not as good. the ingredients are better quality and the cooks know what they are doing extremelly well. In fact I never write reviews for anything but Legin really really merits it.

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★★★★★

A lot of these reviews will tell you Fong Chong, or Jin Wah, are the best dim sum places and even though they are much closer to my home, the drive out there really is justified when I get my Shrimp Har Gao and Sticky rice. The other places just are not as good. the ingredients are better quality and the cooks know what they are doing extremelly well. In fact I never write reviews for anything but Legin really really merits it.

Pros: Awesome food.

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Seems to be some debate on how good this place is amongst citysearch reviewers. In our opinion, the dim sum at Legin rivals that we had in Vancouver-the largest Chinese community on the North American west coast. We think it's delicous. And it's served HOT. Maybe if you expect "Chinese-American" food, whatever the hell that means, you'll be disappointed, but for a more authentic Chinese fare, I'll just say this...the place is usually packed, with at least 75% of its clientele being Chinese. For me, that's that's a pretty good validation of our high opinion of the place.

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★★★★★

Seems to be some debate on how good this place is amongst citysearch reviewers. In our opinion, the dim sum at Legin rivals that we had in Vancouver-the largest Chinese community on the North American west coast. We think it's delicous. And it's served HOT. Maybe if you expect "Chinese-American" food, whatever the hell that means, you'll be disappointed, but for a more authentic Chinese fare, I'll just say this...the place is usually packed, with at least 75% of its clientele being Chinese. For me, that's that's a pretty good validation of our high opinion of the place.

Pros: Authentic Chinese food served by Chinese servers to an overwhelmingly Chinese clientele

Cons: Not "Chinese-American"

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Not great but decent, some of the items i've had there are a little greasy and lifeless. I would not recommend it for a date night, but if your in the area and need to eat then its alright.

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★★★☆☆

Not great but decent, some of the items i've had there are a little greasy and lifeless. I would not recommend it for a date night, but if your in the area and need to eat then its alright.

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Keep me away from this place as far as possible. The hours are on the only good (and somewhat bad) thing since they are open late night. It forces folks with Chinese food cravings to have to settle for this place. Dim Sum is terrible and the dinner prices are atrocious. Most of the Chinese community would have to frown at this place but admire its spacious interior.

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★☆☆☆☆

Keep me away from this place as far as possible. The hours are on the only good (and somewhat bad) thing since they are open late night. It forces folks with Chinese food cravings to have to settle for this place. Dim Sum is terrible and the dinner prices are atrocious. Most of the Chinese community would have to frown at this place but admire its spacious interior.

Pros: Decor, Parking

Cons: Food, Service, Prices

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My friends decided to take me out for chinese food as a welcoming dinner two week ago, which turned into a disaster. From an asian that eats chinese food on a somewhat regular basis the food was horrible and not worth the menu price. The waiter there hardly came back to check on our table after we got our food. We had to repeatedly get up to as for assistance. It seemed like that the waiter was preoccupied with talking on the cell phone while the cashier or manager was busy taking care of her kids the whole time so was probably too distracted to remember that they still had customers. The only times that the waiter and cashier seemed to be doing their job was when you first come in and when paying. It brought frustration to us the whole night and we all agreed to never go back!

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends decided to take me out for chinese food as a welcoming dinner two week ago, which turned into a disaster. From an asian that eats chinese food on a somewhat regular basis the food was horrible and not worth the menu price. The waiter there hardly came back to check on our table after we got our food. We had to repeatedly get up to as for assistance. It seemed like that the waiter was preoccupied with talking on the cell phone while the cashier or manager was busy taking care of her kids the whole time so was probably too distracted to remember that they still had customers. The only times that the waiter and cashier seemed to be doing their job was when you first come in and when paying. It brought frustration to us the whole night and we all agreed to never go back!

Pros: parking, location

Cons: high price bad food, rude workers, doubleduty-daycare???

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We have gone to Legin for years and alway enjoyed it. Noticed it was not up to par about 3 years ago, but every once in a while we'd go back to see if things were getting better. They never have. Went last week for dinner and it was the worst yet. There were only a couple of other diners besides us in the dining room (which should have been the tip off and we should have left). I guess the server forgot that he had diners - we didn't see him for 45 minutes after he served our food - I had to go find him to get our check. The won ton soup tasted terrible (it used to be great) and the other two entrees we ordered were drowing in some kind of gummy sauce that I don't remember them ever serving.

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★★☆☆☆

We have gone to Legin for years and alway enjoyed it. Noticed it was not up to par about 3 years ago, but every once in a while we'd go back to see if things were getting better. They never have. Went last week for dinner and it was the worst yet. There were only a couple of other diners besides us in the dining room (which should have been the tip off and we should have left). I guess the server forgot that he had diners - we didn't see him for 45 minutes after he served our food - I had to go find him to get our check. The won ton soup tasted terrible (it used to be great) and the other two entrees we ordered were drowing in some kind of gummy sauce that I don't remember them ever serving.

Pros: good parking

Cons: food, service, prices

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Legin is a wonderful place for awide variety of Chinese cuisine. The flavors are unmatched in the Portland area. I have had Chinese food all over the United States and outside of China Town in San Francisco, it is tough to find a better Chinese Restaurant. The food is prepared just right! There are a few other great spots here in Portland for Chinese Food, House of Louie being one and the Pan Asian delight, Dragonfish, with it's unique blends, but Legin just has them beat by a smidgen!

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★★★★★

Legin is a wonderful place for awide variety of Chinese cuisine. The flavors are unmatched in the Portland area. I have had Chinese food all over the United States and outside of China Town in San Francisco, it is tough to find a better Chinese Restaurant. The food is prepared just right! There are a few other great spots here in Portland for Chinese Food, House of Louie being one and the Pan Asian delight, Dragonfish, with it's unique blends, but Legin just has them beat by a smidgen!

Pros: variety, service, family atmosphere

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I've had dim sum at a couple places in Portland, and Legin is by far the best. Sure you have to wait during peak times for a table, but its well worth it. All the food is hot when it should be, it tastes wonderfull, and there is a huge variety. Sure the servers don't speak english very well, but after going a few times I've learned the mandarin names for the dishes. My asian friends recomended this place and I agree with them. Its the best.

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★★★★★

I've had dim sum at a couple places in Portland, and Legin is by far the best. Sure you have to wait during peak times for a table, but its well worth it. All the food is hot when it should be, it tastes wonderfull, and there is a huge variety. Sure the servers don't speak english very well, but after going a few times I've learned the mandarin names for the dishes. My asian friends recomended this place and I agree with them. Its the best.

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Legin is okay if you're getting a takeout roast duck/chicken but if you go there for the dim sum, it's too greasy for authentic dim sum, not to mention that their peking duck is a farce. However, where else are you going to find better dim sum, Wong's King!!! If you go here with low expectations you should be okay but if you've got Asian relatives and you bring them here, they will hate you for it and never trust your judgment in food ever again. However, if you take them to Wong's King you will have redeemed yourself somewhat.

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★★☆☆☆

Legin is okay if you're getting a takeout roast duck/chicken but if you go there for the dim sum, it's too greasy for authentic dim sum, not to mention that their peking duck is a farce. However, where else are you going to find better dim sum, Wong's King!!! If you go here with low expectations you should be okay but if you've got Asian relatives and you bring them here, they will hate you for it and never trust your judgment in food ever again. However, if you take them to Wong's King you will have redeemed yourself somewhat.

Pros: takeout

Cons: food

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Then I'll have to stop eating Chinese food. It was pretty bad. Lemon chicken and Sweet & Sour Pork were indistinguishable from each other; tasteless fried puffs with gooey sauce poured on top. Moo Shoo vegetables were okay, with the pancakes and hoisin sauce, but as for the rest, let's just say we were sorry the next day.

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★☆☆☆☆

Then I'll have to stop eating Chinese food. It was pretty bad. Lemon chicken and Sweet & Sour Pork were indistinguishable from each other; tasteless fried puffs with gooey sauce poured on top. Moo Shoo vegetables were okay, with the pancakes and hoisin sauce, but as for the rest, let's just say we were sorry the next day.

Pros: location

Cons: food, parking, expensive

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I have read the other reviews, and find it frustrating when a restaurant can get a 1 or 2 rating, and then get several 8's, 9's and a few 10's.
My wife is Chinese, and she thinks this is probably the best restaurant in Portland. I'm Caucasion, and I liked it OK, but I prefer an American style of Chinese food. This is clearly a Chinese place for Chinese tastes. I think it would help, if a non-Chinese, is accompanied with a Chinese here, to help with the ordering. That way, they should have a more enjoyable meal.

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★★★★★

I have read the other reviews, and find it frustrating when a restaurant can get a 1 or 2 rating, and then get several 8's, 9's and a few 10's.
My wife is Chinese, and she thinks this is probably the best restaurant in Portland. I'm Caucasion, and I liked it OK, but I prefer an American style of Chinese food. This is clearly a Chinese place for Chinese tastes. I think it would help, if a non-Chinese, is accompanied with a Chinese here, to help with the ordering. That way, they should have a more enjoyable meal.

Pros: The real thing., Great parking., Caters to Chinese.

Cons: Too far away.

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If you decide to try Legin, go for thier dim sum. The carts whirl by quickly so get what you want while they come around. One word of advice - don't get a lot of noodle/rice dishes - save your appetite for some of their other dim sum dishes.

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★★★★★

If you decide to try Legin, go for thier dim sum. The carts whirl by quickly so get what you want while they come around. One word of advice - don't get a lot of noodle/rice dishes - save your appetite for some of their other dim sum dishes.

Pros: Great Value, Good Parking, Cultural Experience

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and I'm in Hillsboro. Great dim sum, fresh from the cart, and lots of variety.

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★★★★★

and I'm in Hillsboro. Great dim sum, fresh from the cart, and lots of variety.

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This is the most authentic Chinese food I have had here in Oregon. I'm from Cali. where Chinese food is very good and authentic. Oregon's China Town is not very good at all. I thought it would be, but I've tried 4 places and they all sucked. Legin is very tateful. if you like AUTHENTIC Chinese food, this is the place to go in OREGON.

2
★★★★★

This is the most authentic Chinese food I have had here in Oregon. I'm from Cali. where Chinese food is very good and authentic. Oregon's China Town is not very good at all. I thought it would be, but I've tried 4 places and they all sucked. Legin is very tateful. if you like AUTHENTIC Chinese food, this is the place to go in OREGON.

Pros: Huge Selection, Authentic Taste, Great for Large group

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Excellence Contonese Dim Sun and Special Legin Vegetables. Nice place for large group to dinne. Also nice to order the food to go...

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★★★★★

Excellence Contonese Dim Sun and Special Legin Vegetables. Nice place for large group to dinne. Also nice to order the food to go...

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This place is horrible. The wonton soup was so bland it was like chicken broth. The fried rice WASN'T. The rest of the meal was equally bad.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is horrible. The wonton soup was so bland it was like chicken broth. The fried rice WASN'T. The rest of the meal was equally bad.

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You have to love and hate the noisy environment at Legin. But, that is what the traditional Chinese would do in a Chinese restaurant -- they meet, gather and talk. Dim sum is VERY NICE although it sometimes lack a variety when you are there later than 12 p.m. on Sundays.

2
★★★★☆

You have to love and hate the noisy environment at Legin. But, that is what the traditional Chinese would do in a Chinese restaurant -- they meet, gather and talk. Dim sum is VERY NICE although it sometimes lack a variety when you are there later than 12 p.m. on Sundays.

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This was a miss for my wife and myself, we try to stay in a budget, and while that's hard with Chinese food in general, this place was just too expensive and the food to mediocre for us. Also was very crowded and noisy during a WEEKDAY. We left hungry, broke, and disappointed.

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★★☆☆☆

This was a miss for my wife and myself, we try to stay in a budget, and while that's hard with Chinese food in general, this place was just too expensive and the food to mediocre for us. Also was very crowded and noisy during a WEEKDAY. We left hungry, broke, and disappointed.

Pros: Neat fish tanks, Large seating area, Service is good

Cons: Too expensive, Too crowded, Long wait for food

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I've been to Legin 3 times, always on the weekend, for lunch twice and dinner once. All three times my food was good, served promptly, and I enjoyed it very much. I haven't been for dim sum, though. And I've never experienced the service problem. I would recommend Legin.

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★★★★☆

I've been to Legin 3 times, always on the weekend, for lunch twice and dinner once. All three times my food was good, served promptly, and I enjoyed it very much. I haven't been for dim sum, though. And I've never experienced the service problem. I would recommend Legin.

Pros: lots of menu choices, lots of seating, lots of parking

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I wandered in w/o knowing anything about it. It was not crowded and we were seated quickly, the service was fine, and the food was good. I would recommend to Chinese people and people staying at airport hotels. There were plenty of real Chinese people there, mostly in the bar and banquet hall. Lots of vegetarian selections but the cashew-veg-tofu in a noodle bowl had unidentifiable cubed white substance. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? It might of been a vegetable but seemed kind of fish-y.

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★★★★☆

I wandered in w/o knowing anything about it. It was not crowded and we were seated quickly, the service was fine, and the food was good. I would recommend to Chinese people and people staying at airport hotels. There were plenty of real Chinese people there, mostly in the bar and banquet hall. Lots of vegetarian selections but the cashew-veg-tofu in a noodle bowl had unidentifiable cubed white substance. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? It might of been a vegetable but seemed kind of fish-y.

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My friends and I have never had a bad experience at Legin. The service has always been great, and if you show a desire to learn what the various dishes are the servers are more than happy to give you the chinese name. The food is hot and they always are willing to bring out things that aren't on the carts.

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★★★★★

My friends and I have never had a bad experience at Legin. The service has always been great, and if you show a desire to learn what the various dishes are the servers are more than happy to give you the chinese name. The food is hot and they always are willing to bring out things that aren't on the carts.

Pros: great food, inexpensive, lots of selection

Cons: Noisey, longer dim sum hours

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Pretty good salt and pepper squid (not too much batter and enough squid in each piece). Better than acceptable service for a Asian restaurant although sometimes I feel somewhat forgotten when in the middle room.

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★★★★☆

Pretty good salt and pepper squid (not too much batter and enough squid in each piece). Better than acceptable service for a Asian restaurant although sometimes I feel somewhat forgotten when in the middle room.

Pros: plenty of tables, easy parking

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Located in a sprawling strip mall, Legin is an enormous Chinese restaurant specializing in standard Cantonese fare and dim sum. While plenty of dishes feature typical renditions of fried rice, chow mein, and sticky sweet-and-sour…

 

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