Chino's

★★★★☆

About Chino's

Hours
Mon. - Sat. 5pm - 10:30pm;Sun. 5pm - 9:30pm

Food

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My wife and I just dined here tonight. The service was friendly and fast. We had edamame, a BBQ Eel Miso Salad, and Kim Chee fried rice with Pork. The Eel salad was DELICIOUS. I cleaned my plate. The Kim Chee Fried Rice was full flavored and mildly spicy. We added pork for just $3 and it was sweet and spicy.
Total price with one soft drink was $32.50.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I just dined here tonight. The service was friendly and fast. We had edamame, a BBQ Eel Miso Salad, and Kim Chee fried rice with Pork. The Eel salad was DELICIOUS. I cleaned my plate. The Kim Chee Fried Rice was full flavored and mildly spicy. We added pork for just $3 and it was sweet and spicy.
Total price with one soft drink was $32.50.

Pros: Well seasoned and spiced, friendly waitress, fast

Cons: On the high end of $

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I'VE BEEN GOING TO CHINOS FOR A WHILE NOW, AND THE FOOD JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER. THEY RECENTLY CHANGED UP THE MENU, AND ITS EVEN BETTER. SO THE SANGRIA THEY HAVE IS TO DIE FOR, WHEN MY FRIENDS AND I GO IN WE GET A PITCHER OF IT AND IT IS WELL PRICED. THE SERVICE IS ALSO EXCELLENT. EVERYONE IS SO FRIENDLY. I USUALLY EAT AT THE BAR BECAUSE THE BARTENDERS ARE REALLY ON POINT AND FUN!
I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE TO THIS RESTAURANT, FOR THE FOOD, SERVICE, ETC.!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

I'VE BEEN GOING TO CHINOS FOR A WHILE NOW, AND THE FOOD JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER. THEY RECENTLY CHANGED UP THE MENU, AND ITS EVEN BETTER. SO THE SANGRIA THEY HAVE IS TO DIE FOR, WHEN MY FRIENDS AND I GO IN WE GET A PITCHER OF IT AND IT IS WELL PRICED. THE SERVICE IS ALSO EXCELLENT. EVERYONE IS SO FRIENDLY. I USUALLY EAT AT THE BAR BECAUSE THE BARTENDERS ARE REALLY ON POINT AND FUN!
I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE TO THIS RESTAURANT, FOR THE FOOD, SERVICE, ETC.!!!!!!

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WENT THERE FOR ONE OFM Y BEST FRIENDS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, MY WAITER WAS SO COOL AND SO ON POINT... MY CALAMARI SALAD WAS SO DELICIOUS, SHRIMP VEGETABLE FRIED RICE IS SO DELICIOUS

2
★★★★★

WENT THERE FOR ONE OFM Y BEST FRIENDS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, MY WAITER WAS SO COOL AND SO ON POINT... MY CALAMARI SALAD WAS SO DELICIOUS, SHRIMP VEGETABLE FRIED RICE IS SO DELICIOUS

Pros: great food for cheap prices

Cons: TOO SMALL

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I live close to Chino's and have eaten there before twice, for convenience and a decent atmosphere for a neighborhood restaurant in the 2 block radius. The food is okay--nothing special. Like others have commented, Asian tapas = great idea but is also an opportunity to charge higher prices. I decided to give it one more try--this was Friday night, after 9pm, and while the back of the restaurant was relatively full, the front half of the restaurant was empty except for one party of 4 and a completely empty bar. There were tons of empty tables - enough to seat 14 people. I asked for a table for two and the host told us that there were "no table for 2" and told us to "sit at the bar and eat," or we could "wait 20 minutes" for a table for 2 to open. I was really disappointed with the attitude and the lack of hospitality/courtesy that was demonstrated by the host. My friend and I decided to walk out and go to Joe's Diner a few doors down, where we were immediately seated in a table of our choice (which turned out to be a table for 6!) and treated with very friendly, quick service at bargain prices. I will never go back to Chino's again.

1
★★☆☆☆

I live close to Chino's and have eaten there before twice, for convenience and a decent atmosphere for a neighborhood restaurant in the 2 block radius. The food is okay--nothing special. Like others have commented, Asian tapas = great idea but is also an opportunity to charge higher prices. I decided to give it one more try--this was Friday night, after 9pm, and while the back of the restaurant was relatively full, the front half of the restaurant was empty except for one party of 4 and a completely empty bar. There were tons of empty tables - enough to seat 14 people. I asked for a table for two and the host told us that there were "no table for 2" and told us to "sit at the bar and eat," or we could "wait 20 minutes" for a table for 2 to open. I was really disappointed with the attitude and the lack of hospitality/courtesy that was demonstrated by the host. My friend and I decided to walk out and go to Joe's Diner a few doors down, where we were immediately seated in a table of our choice (which turned out to be a table for 6!) and treated with very friendly, quick service at bargain prices. I will never go back to Chino's again.

Pros: Decent atmosphere for a restaurant in the 2 block radius

Cons: Host, bit pricy

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I thought the idea of Asian tapas was interesting, but it just turns out to be an excuse to serve smaller plates for more money than at other good Asian restaurants. The quality of the food is okay-but nothing special. Service was fine, tables by the door are nice to sit at when the weather is nice (they open the windows). If you lower your expectations you'll enjoy yourself, but I won't be back.

1
★★★☆☆

I thought the idea of Asian tapas was interesting, but it just turns out to be an excuse to serve smaller plates for more money than at other good Asian restaurants. The quality of the food is okay-but nothing special. Service was fine, tables by the door are nice to sit at when the weather is nice (they open the windows). If you lower your expectations you'll enjoy yourself, but I won't be back.

Pros: tables by window

Cons: overpriced for what you get, food nothing special

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After reading some of these reviews, I went to Chino's with a friend and ordered the Chow Fun. It was exactly what others have been saying; too soft and greasy. However, there was something about it, that made me finish it. I think it was the truffle oil. Anyway, the overall experience was good, nothing special, I would go there more for drinks rather than dinner.

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★★★★☆

After reading some of these reviews, I went to Chino's with a friend and ordered the Chow Fun. It was exactly what others have been saying; too soft and greasy. However, there was something about it, that made me finish it. I think it was the truffle oil. Anyway, the overall experience was good, nothing special, I would go there more for drinks rather than dinner.

Pros: good cocktails

Cons: food sub par

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Everything here is pretty good, some things are excellent. The rare miss--as some noted, chow fun can be overly soft and/or greasy. Spare ribs are okay but nothing special. Almost everythign else we've had has been really good and all is really cheap.

The setting is nothing special, nor is the service but if you want some Asian small plates in a bar-type setting, go for it.

2
★★★★☆

Everything here is pretty good, some things are excellent. The rare miss--as some noted, chow fun can be overly soft and/or greasy. Spare ribs are okay but nothing special. Almost everythign else we've had has been really good and all is really cheap.

The setting is nothing special, nor is the service but if you want some Asian small plates in a bar-type setting, go for it.

Pros: Food is good, Price is right, Causal it is

Cons: Occasional food miss, Tight seating

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Chino's has become my new regular Lunch spot after trying their awesome pork sandwhich and calamari salad. I've also had their Chow fun's which despite being a bit oily, are so delicious. The Lunch box deal where you can pick two for $10 including rice and an ice tea is one of the best luches in the area. Service was quick and friendly, and the decor is cozy and interesting

2
★★★★★

Chino's has become my new regular Lunch spot after trying their awesome pork sandwhich and calamari salad. I've also had their Chow fun's which despite being a bit oily, are so delicious. The Lunch box deal where you can pick two for $10 including rice and an ice tea is one of the best luches in the area. Service was quick and friendly, and the decor is cozy and interesting

Pros: food, value, decor

Cons: no reservations

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I have to give Chinos props for a great decor (cozy, interesting), good service, and an inventive menu...but I have to say my friend and I were highly disappointed with the food we ordered. Spareribs were good, but the Chow Fun was anything but, along with the Kim Chee fried rice. It seems like if you stay away from noodle/rice dishes, you should be safe. The chow fun was served in some sort of red broth, which made it soupy and the noodles soggy. On top of that it was particularly bland -- same for kim chee fried rice.

1
★★☆☆☆

I have to give Chinos props for a great decor (cozy, interesting), good service, and an inventive menu...but I have to say my friend and I were highly disappointed with the food we ordered. Spareribs were good, but the Chow Fun was anything but, along with the Kim Chee fried rice. It seems like if you stay away from noodle/rice dishes, you should be safe. The chow fun was served in some sort of red broth, which made it soupy and the noodles soggy. On top of that it was particularly bland -- same for kim chee fried rice.

Pros: decor, prices, service

Cons: food

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I love Chino's! It's my favorite kind of place--small, intimate, cool well-thought out decor, really great food--but with no snotty attitude. Instead, attentive friendly service which creates such a warm vibe to the place. The roast pork bao bun is so fantastic, served with a hot mustard that balances the sweet pork without overwhelming it. Crackling calamari salad--fried calamari tossed with frisee greens--really yummy. A side of sticky rice and a ginger iced tea--all for 9.95 at lunch. A real bargain for such amazing food. Each bite a delight!

2
★★★★★

I love Chino's! It's my favorite kind of place--small, intimate, cool well-thought out decor, really great food--but with no snotty attitude. Instead, attentive friendly service which creates such a warm vibe to the place. The roast pork bao bun is so fantastic, served with a hot mustard that balances the sweet pork without overwhelming it. Crackling calamari salad--fried calamari tossed with frisee greens--really yummy. A side of sticky rice and a ginger iced tea--all for 9.95 at lunch. A real bargain for such amazing food. Each bite a delight!

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One Saturday night my boyfriend and I were looking for a new place to dine in the neighborhood. We discovered Chino's and it was a perfect start to a great night. The food was delicious. The service was great. My boyfriend had one of their sangria's which was unique and tasty. Overall we had a fantastic experience, all for a very reasonable price! We will definitely return!!

2
★★★★★

One Saturday night my boyfriend and I were looking for a new place to dine in the neighborhood. We discovered Chino's and it was a perfect start to a great night. The food was delicious. The service was great. My boyfriend had one of their sangria's which was unique and tasty. Overall we had a fantastic experience, all for a very reasonable price! We will definitely return!!

Pros: Tasty Food and Drinks, Service, Inexpensive

Cons: No reservations

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Last night, my sister decides to treat me for a belated birthday dinner, that I suggested this place. On the menu board posted outside - they got Passion Fruit Creme Bruleé. That's good enough for me as we settled in the cozy and dark wood interior filled with mod Asian touches. Most of the items fell below $10. We had the crispy tofu and seared tuna rolls for appies, divine yum! Entrees consisted of Roasted Spareribs (falls off the bone goodness!) and a bowl of Chow Fun with Shrimp (I detected Kimchee on the sauce - super spicy hot!). Spicy Lobster Fried Rice was not spicy - just scrumptious. And to die for Creme Bruleé saved my burning tastebuds. All in all, a pleasant place with affordable prices and a moody ambiance as well.

2
★★★★☆

Last night, my sister decides to treat me for a belated birthday dinner, that I suggested this place. On the menu board posted outside - they got Passion Fruit Creme Bruleé. That's good enough for me as we settled in the cozy and dark wood interior filled with mod Asian touches. Most of the items fell below $10. We had the crispy tofu and seared tuna rolls for appies, divine yum! Entrees consisted of Roasted Spareribs (falls off the bone goodness!) and a bowl of Chow Fun with Shrimp (I detected Kimchee on the sauce - super spicy hot!). Spicy Lobster Fried Rice was not spicy - just scrumptious. And to die for Creme Bruleé saved my burning tastebuds. All in all, a pleasant place with affordable prices and a moody ambiance as well.

Pros: Affordable Eats, Delicious Food, Cozy Ambiance

Cons: Cramped Space, Uneven Service, Black Tea Blah!

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The "Asian Tapas" theme sounded good to me, but I didn't expect it to be so good that I would return the next three nights in a row! I found the staff to be exceptionally friendly, the service prompt, and the prices fair. At this time I wouldn't be able to choose my favorite dish because every time I try something new, it becomes my new favorite! The mood inside is quite calming (especially when sipping one of their Asian tea choices with dessert). A true compliment to authentic Asian cuisine. This is my first review ( I was compelled to write it!).

2
★★★★★

The "Asian Tapas" theme sounded good to me, but I didn't expect it to be so good that I would return the next three nights in a row! I found the staff to be exceptionally friendly, the service prompt, and the prices fair. At this time I wouldn't be able to choose my favorite dish because every time I try something new, it becomes my new favorite! The mood inside is quite calming (especially when sipping one of their Asian tea choices with dessert). A true compliment to authentic Asian cuisine. This is my first review ( I was compelled to write it!).

 

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