Chino Chinatown at Trinity Groves

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Chino is inspired by Chinese immigrants that came to South America from the southern province of Guangdong and Macau in the late 19th century. Due to lack of Asian ingredients, the Chinese adapted their cuisine with items available in the area, creating unique blends of Chinese cooking with Latin ingredients. They established “barrio Chinos” which translates to “Chinatown” in Latin American cities. Chino will transport people to this era of mystery and adventure.

Inspired by “barrio Chinos,” Uno Immanivong created Chino Chinatown, a destination for Chinese and Latin-influenced cuisine. The bar menu is motivated by the cocktail movement and features classic, hand-crafted drinks. The menu is a collaboration of Asian & Latin cooking styles and techniques.
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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Firstly, I asked for a non sweet version of the cocktail I ordered. It arrived syrupy sweet and warm with the ice cubes almost totally melted. When I brought this to our server’s attention, she made excuses and even blamed the mint leaves for making it sweet. She should have immediately whisked it away and made another one. The food was subpar. This is all the time I want to spend on rating this restaurant.

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious and reasonably priced. Our waiter was nice and gave great recommendations. Would highly suggest the duck fat fried rice, ramen and drunken noodles!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good as always!!

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! The combination of flavors is unique and delicious. I highly recommend this place.

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Duck fat fried rice is amazing. The mash up of Asian and Latin flavors is a brilliant idea.

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BB
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We ordered duck fat fried rice and tenderloin skewers: the dish was ok but nothing spectacular

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AN
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food and atmosphere is great, however they are severely lacking in service. I've been only a handful of times and every time the service has been subpar.

This last time, we had a group of 6; my husband and I came after the waitress greeted the table at first and she didn't come back for another 15-20 minutes and we had to go to the bar for our drinks. Even when she finally came by, she never asked us if we wanted something other than water to drink. When we were finally finished with our meal, it took her another 15-20 minutes for her to come by and ask us if we needed anything else and even then, she never cleared our plates. We sat there for probably another 45 minutes talking, with this old food in front of us and she never came by. On top of that, we were charged 20% automatic gratuity for less than stellar service.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid food!

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MU
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great good and the waiter had great recommendations! Will definitely go back!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Good location. Food was okay. We were brought incorrect food two times. Bar was slow with drinks. Server was friendly, apologetic, and prompt.

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KR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate and drank some must-haves! Nothing we had was off-mark. The Duck Fat fried rice is worth a drive to eat. The waitress was super friendly and we didn't have to wait long for any appetizers. We will definitely be back very soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good, and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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DD
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tried Chino's as a special treat for a sybling visiting from the west coast. We were very pleased with the distinctive menu, and waitress Sarah's attentive service and solid recommendations on what to try from their menu. For those that are Chinese purists; don't be put off by the description Chino's publishes noting Chinese with a latin flair. The dish's asian tones are nicely complimented by the addition of the South American flavors. Well worth a visit if you're ready to try something outside sour comfort zone.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good as always

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I only go to Chino Chinatown when I have a craving for something rich in flavor and a bang for my buck. Their duck fat fried rice and lollipop chicken does it for me every time.

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K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

No one in our party was impressed with the food. It was pretty mediocre and expensive for being so basic. Would definitely not go back again.

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1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

When the food comes out before the drinks that’s never good let alone 45 mins to get a drink .
Service by far the worse I have ever seen.
Food was ok but not worth the wait .

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NT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and a dessert was comped

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Rude waiter that seated us. Entire staff was seemed poorly dressed and not put together very well.
Food was fair at best. We will not be going back.

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a
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food arrived cold. Server was overwhelmed. Reservation requested a table with a spot for a baby carseat & we were seated right next to the patio door which people had to keep opening to go outside, but the door would stay open. Had to keep getting up to close the door so my family wouldn't freeze to death during dinner. Went ahead and placed our dinner order, & ordered a second round of drinks and asked for the check all at once because service was slow. Asked for a to go box, which I never got. I just let that slide because the food wasn't great anyways.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They stayed open late to accommodate us. Food was very good!

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TD
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The atmosphere and food quality have diminished over the last couple of years. On this visit our food came out one plate at a time over 4-5 minutes and the food was warm, not hot. The restaurant had a lot of flies as well.

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RI
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Our friends picked this spot but the food was just so so. They're more into their presentation than they are about the actual food or the ability to eat it. I ordered elote which never came until I asked about it almost 45 minutes later. They informed me that it was sitting in a togo box in the back and they were trying to figure out where it went... then they brought it out and served it to me. It's just corn on the cob with dressing and cheese poured all over it. I asked "how do people eat this??" I was told "they just eat it. It's messy. Some cut it off with a knife". Not only was the flavor just so so but the ability to eat it without making a huge mess was not an option.
The fried rice that came with my dish was wet/slimy. Rice should never be wet or slimy, even when fried.
The chicken was tough and stringy and the sauce was just meh. It was spicy but not super flavorful. It was more along the lines of orange chicken than sesame chicken.
Our friends had been before and really loved it but my husband and myself remarked upon leaving " I wouldn't go back. The food was kind of gross and the price was quite high for the food quality."

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PB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty but my food was not hot. It was barley warm.

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EA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was extremely salty. The Thai coconut shrimp soup was so salty I couldn’t even eat it and the shrimp was very fishy tasting. I used to love this place but after how bad the food was this last time I don’t think I’ll be going back which is very disappointing.

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BS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We tried to make a reservation for 7:30 Staurday 15th September. Open Table indicated there were none at that time, so we made a reservation for 7:00. Before we left at 8 there were more empty tables than were occupied. So next time we go to Trinity Groves there will be no need for reservations apparently. This restaurant is just mediocre, food, service, ambience nothing special. Loud music bouncing off all hard surfaces

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KC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is great; the chicken and broccoli dish is really good! Their drinks are delicious too! Service was good too but only complaint was that waitress came by like every 5 min. She was very attentive but it would have been nice if she came by less to give us more uninterrupted conversation time.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the chicken lollipops!

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T
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

I used to rave about this place and highly recommended it to friends. I thought of it as one of the jewels at Trinity Grove. However, the Last few times I’ve been there it’s been marginal at best. Service is seriously off, food is poorly cooked by being too greasy or over-cooked and the menu has become stale. The restaurant just has to get back on track. Just by looking at the buzziness of the surrounding establishment you can surmise that others are in agreement with this assessment (for one reason or another).

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MA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was mediocre and there were flies where we were sitting. Its a shame because it was delicious

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K
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my husbands birthday. The food was delicious we had lobster shooters and duck fat fried rice. My husband got a huge slice of pineapple upside down cake with a sparkling candle free for his birthday dessert. Service was good. We will certainly return.

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LC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I ordered a chicken salad which was OK but rather short of cucumbers and mandarin oranges. My friends loved their dishes of mushroom soup and Kung Lao chicken. It was just a little pricey.

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good, drinks were ok. Overall it was a good experience, the service was excellent for sure. One note though is that they will offer extra items to your entrees and will not disclose that it will cost extra.

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r
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We visited on a Friday at lunch time. Honestly, we think only one waiter was on duty. My salad entree was served 10 minutes before the hot entrees, and it was inedibly dry with few of the listed ingredients in it. We couldn't bring it to the server's attention because he never returned to ask how we liked our food. We asked two food runners for our check at the end, and it was delivered twice. The table looked like it could use a good scrub down with Mr. Clean. Seriously disappointed in this experience, and we won't return.

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j
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was overpriced for what you got, duck was well over cooked. Service was slow for how dead they were on a Saturday night. Was never offered another round of drinks (drinks are also cheaper on the menu then they show up on your tab) special instructions for food were not followed. Would most likely not return

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SA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Restaurant was busy, but not full on a Thursday at lunch. We were seated without menus, and it took a long time for our server to come over. Service was slow, and we didn't receive items we ordered a few times so we had to ask. It seemed as though management was picking up the slack for our waiter. The waiter was apologetic, but did nothing to remedy or improve the situation. Food was fine, but not worth the bad service and moderate-to-high price tag.

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S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious! Our server was excellent & very attentive.

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food, friendly waitress, laid back atmosphere.
We arrived at 5:00 for an early dinner and they were a little disorganized. But we loved our experience and the price was what I'd expect for a very nice meal.

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S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

This is our third time here. Our server was sub-par. She messed up our order. Double charged us. Checked up on us sporadically. And in the end, decided an automatic 20% tip AFTER tax was due to her. That means she gave herself a 21.6% tip.

While I always tip 18-22%, the arrogance of the server to do this on a six top was selfish and disrespectful.

Nowhere did it state that there will be auto gratuity on a table of 6, and nowhere did it say it would be 21.6%.

After confronting the hostess about this, my concerns and dissatisfaction went unanswered, for she didn’t know anything about auto-gratuity, and she didn’t care to check or ask anyone. She basically showed us the door as we were exiting.

On the other hand, the food was excellent, hence the 3 stars instead of 1. It’s not the kitchen’s fault for the server’s crap service and the restaurants mishandling of our complaint.

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m
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation and I didn’t have any problem when asked for it. The waiters were very attentive and servicial. In overall the food was great even thought I think they have modified the seasoning in some aspects like for the ramen broth and it didn’t come with eggs like usual. Service i. The other hand was excellent!!

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