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Posted by Coleynyc on 11/18/2009
Ok - the two things you can't miss are the cold sesame noodles and the crispy orange beef - they are AMAZING. I skip the prix fixe because the soups they include are all cornstarch and not so good. But overall the food is great and the servers are so nice!
Posted by Double Chin on 08/06/2009
Ok, so I am writing this 15 mintues after going. Big disappointment. The prix fixe for the price is no good. Wayy too much sauce on each dish and there was enough oil to coat a lane in a bowling alley. I've seriously had better chinese in Queens. Atmosphere and service was very good though, they were attentive (almost too attentive, they would look over your shoulder to see if you were done, seriously, on their tip toes) but the decor was nice, subtle music and cool temp, ladies bring a jacket. Best part of the meal was the ice cream. Cherry Pistachio, very good, very creamy.
Posted by Lauren on 07/14/2009
Chin Chin is amazing! Everything on the menu is delicious and well worth the higher prices. I reccommend ordering every appetizer they have as well as thier Crisped Orange Beef or Grand Marnier Prawns for an entree. You can't go wrong with anything you order at Chin Chin. Even when it is super busy, the wait for your food is never really long and the staff are super nice. Don't leave NYC without eating here!
Posted by ally's dad on 01/27/2009
When you believe that the only great Chinese food in town is in Chinatown and the bill for such should never be more than $25 per head how can one consider Chin Chin to be a great destination? Well, Virginia, it is! Jimmy Chin is a great host and the waitstaff is first rate. While the atmosphere is hardly Mott Street depressed, the slick looking room, replete with soft lighting and old Chinese photographs is relaxing and dignified. The food is truly first rate. All appetizers are wonderful with the various dumplings and the expensive lobster roll my favorites. The Grand Marnier Shrimp and Orange Beef is the best in town. Lamb with spring vegetables and chicken with leeks and candied walnuts are first rate. You can't miss with a dinner, and especially a client lunch. BEWARE - NOT CHEAP! P.S. Be careful not to ask Derek Jeter for an autograph! Enjoy. Amities Gourmandes, ally's dad
Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2008
I've been to this place twice in the past year, and each time it had a very interesting crowd. You have your typical Upper East Side ladies at one table and then guys who look like they could be the next 50 Cent at another. It kind of throws you off. The food is very tasty though, and not your typical Chinese menu. They have filet mignon and duck a l'orange but also shark's fin soup and peking duck. Definitely one of the better Chinese places I've been to, if you're willing to pay non-Chinese prices.
Posted by Greg S. on 05/28/2008
After learning that the Dish of Salt restaurant burned to the ground, I have found a new favorite Chinese restaurant in Manhattan. What I enjoyed most were the staff who were very friendly, fast and attentive. The food quality and portion size were above average. The Lemon Chicken had a very good lemon sauce. The Sesame Chicken had a nice garlic flavor and was generous in portion, but there was way too much broccoli that went with it. I like a few pieces, not 20. Doesn't effect my opinion that much since the chicken was still very good. The small dining room on the main floor has a very warm atmosphere and you feel very much welcomed.
Posted by chin chin fan on 03/23/2008
a very classy place, not what you would expect a chinese restaurant to look like. the food is really great very interesting tastes, unique menu with lots of choices, familiy-style portion sizes that justify the prices. the service is excellent too, they're very attentive (again, NOT what you'd expect of a chinese place!) and very helpful with questions. pretty good wine list too, and the bartender also makes a nice lychee martini. i would definitely recommend!