is Ranked #6 of 25 Restaurants in Kensington Winnipeg.
Some say it is great, battered, private.
The Latest Review: ★
Sent on the 11th of May, 2014
We were going to go to the Marigold on Empress for a buffet (2 people) on Saturday, May 10, 2014. We opened the door and walked in and when we got to the reception area we had to stand there for about 5-10 minutes, then a bunch of Chinese (Asian) people just stared at us. Then one of them asked us what we wanted. Well this is a restaurant, right? Well we wanted to eat, they all looked around like they didnt know what to do with us! Then finally a very tall chef (Asian) man came over and very gruffly said to us NO you cant come in-this is a private affair and demanded that we leave. We said well there is no sign on the door stating a private affair is going on, he said they were going to put a sign on the door, came back about 1/2 hour later, to see if there was a sign and, of course, there wasnt. We also say another rather disgruntled gentleman getting back into his car, so we decided to ask him what happened to him and he said, oh no I wouldnt eat in there because they are rude, I just got a take out menu! As for the other times weve eaten here the food has been okay, gotten a bit better over the years. BUT if you want to eat great Chinese food and have downright fantastic service drive by this place and go to the Good Earth Restaurant on Portage at Roseberry the owner is very approachable and comes by to check on his guests. It will definitely be a little while before we go back to this restaurant as it is going to take a long time for us to suck this behaviour up and lick our wounded pride!
Rank #6 of 25
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