Mak Chin's

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Their chicken is one of the finest in the area. They have fried and other kind of meals with their chickens, their originality in here never fails to astonish me.

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Their chicken is one of the finest in the area. They have fried and other kind of meals with their chickens, their originality in here never fails to astonish me.

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Mak Chin's has changed since I first visited nearly two years ago. It use to be order at the counter, sit down restaurant, but now it is a regular seated and be waited on restaurant. The prices are a little steep, but food is delish! I

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★★★★★

Mak Chin's has changed since I first visited nearly two years ago. It use to be order at the counter, sit down restaurant, but now it is a regular seated and be waited on restaurant. The prices are a little steep, but food is delish! I

Pros: atmosphere, food

Cons: prices

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We stopped in the chic bar/lounge area for Happy Hour there last week, and I was SO impressed! The HH menu is an assortment gourmet appetizers - the ribs were delicious ($2.95!), the calamari, and the tuna tartar. But the best part was

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★★★★★

We stopped in the chic bar/lounge area for Happy Hour there last week, and I was SO impressed! The HH menu is an assortment gourmet appetizers - the ribs were delicious ($2.95!), the calamari, and the tuna tartar. But the best part was

Pros: Atmosphere, Martinis, Happy Hour Prices, Service, Yummy food

Cons: The awesome martinis are NOT on the Happy Hour menu, so don't get carried away!

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This is not the best restaurant I have ever been to. The waitress was very inattentive was not friendly till we were leaving and it wasn't like it was busy me and my husband were the only people there. The waitress forgot our soup or tea and tried to charge us for it and she charged us for a dessert that we didn't receive.

3
★★★☆☆

This is not the best restaurant I have ever been to. The waitress was very inattentive was not friendly till we were leaving and it wasn't like it was busy me and my husband were the only people there. The waitress forgot our soup or tea and tried to charge us for it and she charged us for a dessert that we didn't receive.

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Went in for lunch at 12:00, ordered one of the bento combinations and 3 dumplings. The restaurant was less than half full, but the kitchen was in complete disarray, scrambling and sniping. Dumplings came out in 20 minutes, the main

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★★★★★

Went in for lunch at 12:00, ordered one of the bento combinations and 3 dumplings. The restaurant was less than half full, but the kitchen was in complete disarray, scrambling and sniping. Dumplings came out in 20 minutes, the main

Pros: Decent value lunch; nice ambience

Cons: Appalling lunch service; "dumplings" don't deserve the name

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Nice simple menu. Great tasting food with different degrees of spice and aroma. We ate in the restaurant area where service was average.\r
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Good price/quality ratio.\r
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Will go again.\r
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Nice simple menu. Great tasting food with different degrees of spice and aroma. We ate in the restaurant area where service was average.\r
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Good price/quality ratio.\r
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Will go again.\r
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Pros: Simple menu, great selection of appetizers.

Cons: Amateurish service.

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I have been to Mak Chins several times. It is true that the service is usually lacking and sometimes terrible. I have met friends there for happy hour and appetizers and the food was great. It is perfect on a nice night for sitting on the

3
★★★★★

I have been to Mak Chins several times. It is true that the service is usually lacking and sometimes terrible. I have met friends there for happy hour and appetizers and the food was great. It is perfect on a nice night for sitting on the

Pros: Great patio and couch area

Cons: service service service

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I'm not one who typically reads the negative reviews for restaurants and assumes they are correct. Things happen, some people have very unreasonable expectations, others are just having a bad day and are impossible to please. It is for

3
★★★★★

I'm not one who typically reads the negative reviews for restaurants and assumes they are correct. Things happen, some people have very unreasonable expectations, others are just having a bad day and are impossible to please. It is for

Pros: Bus service

Cons: Nearly everything else

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Are you kidding me with the reviews of this place? We started with an order of Chicken Sate which was all dark meat chicken. Who the heck serves dark meat chicken except the cheap places and this place fits that bill. I then ordered a

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★★★★★

Are you kidding me with the reviews of this place? We started with an order of Chicken Sate which was all dark meat chicken. Who the heck serves dark meat chicken except the cheap places and this place fits that bill. I then ordered a

Cons: Owner, Runner, Food

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I so look forward to going to Mak Chin's at least once a week. I find it to be a wonderful place to unwind, have a cocktail, relax, and have some quality appetizers and/or entrees. I enjoy dumplings and while Mak Chin's are very

3
★★★★★

I so look forward to going to Mak Chin's at least once a week. I find it to be a wonderful place to unwind, have a cocktail, relax, and have some quality appetizers and/or entrees. I enjoy dumplings and while Mak Chin's are very

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It used to be "order at the counter", but recently a consultant suggested they revamp the entire menu. Now Mak Chin's is a sit down experience with more daring fusion food. Be careful of the crab and shrimp dishes, some come with shells

3
★★★★★

It used to be "order at the counter", but recently a consultant suggested they revamp the entire menu. Now Mak Chin's is a sit down experience with more daring fusion food. Be careful of the crab and shrimp dishes, some come with shells

Pros: Nice amibience, tables are far enough apart, solid and unique food, good service

Cons: Some will find the food overly complicated and fussy served in "healthy" portions

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I used to really enjoy Mak Chin's quick, inexpensive lunches. I went today, and the menu is completely different--no lunch menu, no more desserts. What used to cost about $7.00 for an entree, vegetable, soup, and eggroll is now at least

3
★★★★★

I used to really enjoy Mak Chin's quick, inexpensive lunches. I went today, and the menu is completely different--no lunch menu, no more desserts. What used to cost about $7.00 for an entree, vegetable, soup, and eggroll is now at least

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The discription of food did not match it's entree. We ordered a chicken curry that was extremly spicy and was not labeled as such. It was so spicy that it was not even enjoyable. I am usually a big fan of curry but this curry had a

3
★★★★★

The discription of food did not match it's entree. We ordered a chicken curry that was extremly spicy and was not labeled as such. It was so spicy that it was not even enjoyable. I am usually a big fan of curry but this curry had a

Pros: nice decor

Cons: bad service bad food

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Eating on a budget? Come here! The food is good for the price and drinks pretty good also. Great lounge atmosphere, with slightly better than typical bar food. Really good for lunch or a weeknight dinner. Bring friends, get loud, have fun.

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★★★★★

Eating on a budget? Come here! The food is good for the price and drinks pretty good also. Great lounge atmosphere, with slightly better than typical bar food. Really good for lunch or a weeknight dinner. Bring friends, get loud, have fun.

Pros: price, food, drinks

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Great place to try out! I agree with many in the terms of price to quality ratio as far as the food is concerned, but it certainly isn't bad. The best part about this place is their happy hour drinks that I can go for anytime...only $4

3
★★★★★

Great place to try out! I agree with many in the terms of price to quality ratio as far as the food is concerned, but it certainly isn't bad. The best part about this place is their happy hour drinks that I can go for anytime...only $4

Pros: Awesome awesome happy hour drinks! great hangout lounge, gotta bring your friends~!

Cons: food quality/expectations are on and off, overall decent

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Nice try but still food court cuisine. I am not hot on getting my own drink, set ups, and condiments. Bet the bar is rockin after happy hour and food always tastes better with a cocktail anyway.

3
★★★★★

Nice try but still food court cuisine. I am not hot on getting my own drink, set ups, and condiments. Bet the bar is rockin after happy hour and food always tastes better with a cocktail anyway.

Pros: Clean and open with enthusiastic staff.

Cons: Noisy with average food court style forgetable cuisine.

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I love this place! Laidback, yet hip, delicious Asian-fusion with a twist. The portions are huge, the food is super yummy, and the service is quick and friendly. This place has a great atmosphere and lots of space for quality lounging.

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★★★★★

I love this place! Laidback, yet hip, delicious Asian-fusion with a twist. The portions are huge, the food is super yummy, and the service is quick and friendly. This place has a great atmosphere and lots of space for quality lounging.

Pros: Lots of parking, plenty of seating, delicious food, cafeteria style

Cons: Gets a little too loud for conversation

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Looking to skip the boring and predicatable Sunday brunch offered everwhere in Houston? Check out Mak's on Sunday, with tasty and cheap, yet super potent Belinnis and a DJ spinning vibrant tracks outside on the patio. Had a great time

3
★★★★★

Looking to skip the boring and predicatable Sunday brunch offered everwhere in Houston? Check out Mak's on Sunday, with tasty and cheap, yet super potent Belinnis and a DJ spinning vibrant tracks outside on the patio. Had a great time

Pros: Great brunch, cheap yet tasty drink specials

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I am a HUGE fan of all Asian food - so when I heard about this place I was super excited to try it out. My first experience was a sit-down week-day lunch. The first thing I noticed was the minimal staff - cooks in the back and 1

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★★★★★

I am a HUGE fan of all Asian food - so when I heard about this place I was super excited to try it out. My first experience was a sit-down week-day lunch. The first thing I noticed was the minimal staff - cooks in the back and 1

Pros: Unique & Tasty Dishes

Cons: Speed of Service

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This has quickly become my favorite Asian American or Asian Fusion restaurant. The trendy decor and casual atmosphere make it fun to dine but the food it what brings you back. My favorites are what sound like old faithfuls; Madarin Orange

3
★★★★★

This has quickly become my favorite Asian American or Asian Fusion restaurant. The trendy decor and casual atmosphere make it fun to dine but the food it what brings you back. My favorites are what sound like old faithfuls; Madarin Orange

Pros: Parking, Ambiance, Food, Seating, Selection...

Cons: Coctails are Not so Good, Sometimes close early w/o notice

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Food is great, but costs more than I would normally pay for this Pei Wei type cuisine. Makes it a little unreasonable for a work lunch break, but good for a friday night dinner.

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★★★★★

Food is great, but costs more than I would normally pay for this Pei Wei type cuisine. Makes it a little unreasonable for a work lunch break, but good for a friday night dinner.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service

Cons: High Prices

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Ordering at the counter and food-wise it does remind me of Pei Wei, and having the bar and patio reminds me a bit of PF Chang's (which owns Pei Wei). So I guess Mak Chin's is a combination of the two places. It's a nice addition to the

3
★★★★★

Ordering at the counter and food-wise it does remind me of Pei Wei, and having the bar and patio reminds me a bit of PF Chang's (which owns Pei Wei). So I guess Mak Chin's is a combination of the two places. It's a nice addition to the

Pros: A little bit of everything for everyone

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ok, ive been here 4 times now and im still not sure what they want to be... lounge, take out asian, patio bar, sports bar??? there is something really coool about the vibe and the service (especially in the bar) is fantastic. as far as

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★★★★★

ok, ive been here 4 times now and im still not sure what they want to be... lounge, take out asian, patio bar, sports bar??? there is something really coool about the vibe and the service (especially in the bar) is fantastic. as far as

Pros: vibe, service, price

Cons: food not quite ready for prime-time

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I brought friends here on my birthday and we had a wonderful time. The food was awesome - one of my friends was so impressed she ordered it for her husband's birthday party that weekend. The prices are reasonable, the atmosphere's fun,

3
★★★★★

I brought friends here on my birthday and we had a wonderful time. The food was awesome - one of my friends was so impressed she ordered it for her husband's birthday party that weekend. The prices are reasonable, the atmosphere's fun,

Pros: Great food, great atmosphere

Cons: Hard to find the first time

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The ambience is great. I love the feel when you walk in. The lounge area is very cool. Service is friendly and the food is very good. This place has so much going for it, but the counter-ordering concept cheapens the vibe.

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★★★★★

The ambience is great. I love the feel when you walk in. The lounge area is very cool. Service is friendly and the food is very good. This place has so much going for it, but the counter-ordering concept cheapens the vibe.

Pros: Great location and new restaurant, patio and lounge

Cons: Counter ordering

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Despite the casual counter service concept, the atmosphere at Mak Chin's is modern and trendy. Seating options include a traditional dining room, an adjacent bar/lounge area with raised seating and cozy couches, or…

 

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