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Chin's, Livonia, MI (restaurant )
tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-07-27 5:29 pm   Permalink

Name:Chin's
Type:restaurant
Street:28205 Plymouth Rd.
City:Livonia
State:MI
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:734 525-CHIN
Status:operational

Description:
http://www.tikifish.com/chins.html

Here's my review of Chin's from way back (note, this is NOT the Chin Tiki - it is a restaurant outside Detroit owned by the same owners) - have a good laugh - I was such a Tiki newbie at this point I called 'The Book of Tiki'.. wait for it... 'Sven Kirsten's Tiki Style'. I blame it on the MSG...

Hey, at least I had the enthusiasm, if not the knowledge...



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Chub
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Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2007-01-15 2:53 pm   Permalink

Here are pics from my visit to the Livonia Chin's on 1-11-07. Enjoy!














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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3664
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2007-01-15 3:41 pm   Permalink



here is my before and after the first time I went. Note the BOT in my hand. And the red in my face.
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Jeff Central
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Joined: Jul 23, 2002
Posts: 1591
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2007-01-16 12:08 pm   Permalink

Great pictures Chub!

Thanks for posting!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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TikiSass
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Joined: Sep 11, 2006
Posts: 9
Posted: 2007-01-19 10:12 pm   Permalink

This archeological study has been great..Thank you for the pictures. They are great...i am hoping to hit this place with FreddieB. Great Work!

 
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Chub
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Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2007-01-20 11:04 am   Permalink

Just to warn you, the food is really not very good at all. I've been trying different dishes at Chin's for the last 4 years and the only one that is decent is the Szechuan Chicken. Even the egg rolls are bland and taste microwaved. The drinks can be decent, but it's hit or miss.

Have Fun!
-Chub

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Michele
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Joined: Mar 24, 2006
Posts: 7
Posted: 2007-03-06 07:31 am   Permalink

I just drove by Chin's yesterday and was curious as to what the connection was to Chin Tiki's in Detroit here are some very recent photos like yesterday....double chin!





 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3520
From: HELL
Posted: 2007-03-06 08:19 am   Permalink

..i'm glad to see from your pics that they decided to move some of the decor from the old chin tiki downtown to the livonia location....especially those 2 large wooden tikis crammed in the booth...

 
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Michele
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Joined: Mar 24, 2006
Posts: 7
Posted: 2007-06-03 3:12 pm   Permalink

My son teases my cat that she has a bald chin, look what he did to the Chin's sign OMG! too funny and you know what they say about CHINese food and cats YIKES!! Have a good laugh!

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Keviki
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Joined: Jul 04, 2007
Posts: 4
From: Detroit, MI
Posted: 2007-07-04 7:13 pm   Permalink

Here's some new pictures of Chin's...

















Bigger versions on my flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sultmhoor/sets/72157600649979542/

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Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
Posts: 2205
From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2007-07-04 9:18 pm   Permalink

The inside looks realtively new, so tell us more about the 'old' looking sign on the outside.
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3520
From: HELL
Posted: 2007-07-05 11:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-04 21:18, Chip and Andy wrote:
The inside looks realtively new, so tell us more about the 'old' looking sign on the outside.




there is nothing new about the inside...it's always looked that way with the exception of some of the tikis that were brought over from the old chin's downtown...i wish they would fix the lights in the sign that used to blink on and off around the border....i think the neon portion is all that is working..nice to see they repainted the sign on the side of the building.


 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2007-07-05 11:24 am   Permalink

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On 2007-06-03 15:12, Michele wrote:
My son teases my cat that she has a bald chin, look what he did to the Chin's sign OMG! too funny and you know what they say about CHINese food and cats YIKES!! Have a good laugh![



Well Michelle, I for one am not laughing. Please tell me what proof you have that Chin's or other Chinese restuarants serve cats to their customers? These common stereotypes are NOT accurate or humorous, but rather reek of racism . Did your son learn that from you?"


 
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tekoteko
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Joined: Jun 20, 2005
Posts: 299
From: The Abyss.
Posted: 2007-07-05 12:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-05 11:24, dogbytes wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-06-03 15:12, Michele wrote:
My son teases my cat that she has a bald chin, look what he did to the Chin's sign OMG! too funny and you know what they say about CHINese food and cats YIKES!! Have a good laugh![



Well Michelle, I for one am not laughing. Please tell me what proof you have that Chin's or other Chinese restuarants serve cats to their customers? These common stereotypes are NOT accurate or humorous, but rather reek of racism . Did your son learn that from you?"



Yeah, I've been priviledged enough to have a few snacks in the RongoRongo Room with Dogbytes, and I'm certain that no cats or dogs were served, even though Dogbytes is Chinese. That old stereotype isn't the least bit funny...I mean, unless Xenophobia is the new comedy.



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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3520
From: HELL
Posted: 2007-07-05 1:10 pm   Permalink

if i am not mistaken, and i rarely am, there was an article in a local paper many years ago that chef shangri-la was serving cats in lieu of cow for their dishes.....this must have been a good 9 years back or more....i may have to research the tribune archives for this one....hmmmmm. but never fear...they have since cleaned up their act and i have eaten there many times since.

 
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