173 3rd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.734846 -73.985884
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Gramercy Park
Perfect! – 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!!
Asian Tapas? How Chino-vative! – 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.
An offshoot of the West Village's popular Chowbar, serving Asian-inspired small plates. – The Scene
A large wooden bar near the entrance welcomes cocktailers and those looking for a quick bite, while long windows on the facade and white, beach-ball sized globe lights brighten the brown-toned room considerably. Swift, attentive service offers fun flourishes like fresh ground sesame at the table.
The Asian tapas menu blends flavors of the East without resorting to a seasoning surplus. A mahi mahi sate, simply brushed with teriyaki, has slight lemongrass highlights while the honey, sesame and plum glaze doesn't overwhelm the meaty spare ribs. The chicken salad is meekly tossed in a sesame and pickled ginger dressing. Noodles are nicely balanced, especially udon strands with red coconut chicken curry and chow fun rice ribbons with vegetables, chili, cilantro, peanuts and truffle oil. Only the dessert menu gleefully embraces indulgence, with thrillingly over-the-top sugar-dusted wontons filled with molten chocolate and served with a cooling, fresh mint ice cream.
Where have you been all my life!? – 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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