Chino Chinatown at Trinity Groves

4.0
405 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday 11:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm,
Friday and Saturday:11:00am - 11:00pm

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Phone number
(469) 513-7457
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Uno Immanivong
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Singleton
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
405 reviews
4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
49%
Very Good
23%
Good
14%
Fair
8%
Poor
6%
4.1
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DW
4.0Dined 6 days ago

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
3.0Dined 7 days ago

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
5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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DF
3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Food quality seems to have declined since we were last there a couple of years ago. The place had very few customers. The metal chairs are very uncomfortable.

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WP
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Dining at Chino Chinatown was a pleasant experience with great service. Both my fiance and I were curious to try new foods so we ordered the Tour of Chino (It was highly recommended by our waitress) and sampled what was available. While the pork in the sampler was a bit dry, the other foods were all excellently prepared and delicious. We especially enjoyed the fusion restaurant's spin on the elote as well as the lollipop chicken. If you're feeling curious for new flavors and wonderful accommodations

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C
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

This is still one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas!

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E
3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The waiter was very nice and accommodating. We ordered the wontons and they arrived very cold. After we notified the waiter, he brought back a fresh order of the wontons. The new ones were delicious!

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PT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We love Chino. Great appitizers ro start with some unique bar drinks. Loved our entrees .. great portion sizes

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BM
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

For something new, plus you can walk around to try the cake bar or Kate's chocolate

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OT
1.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Father’s Day but they rushed us out so quick

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JK
1.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Food was great but service was horrible. Cocktails were not good and questionable as to if alcohol was in the drinks. For the type of cuisine it is overpriced. More than likely won’t go back but we did enjoy the Duck Fat Fried Rice and the Chino Platter. Just overpriced.

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j
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Some of the best food we've tried. Great menu, great staff!

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S
2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We were at in a high traffic area even though we made a reservation. Servers continuously tried to get past each other between our table and another table. The same server ran into me 3 times and the table next to us 3 times, which means we were startled 6 times! It's hard to eat when you feel like you're on a football field. The lobster shooters we just okay, the lobster itself had no flavor and was extremely tough. I ordered the Short Rib Drunken Noodles, something they are known for. The plate looked so sloppy. Way too much sauce, the veggies weren't chopped up into bite sized pieces and the short rib was so overcooked it was dry. Overall it was so disappointing. We took our meal home in hopes of enjoying it more in a nice environment but we actually hated the food more the second time. Won't be returning unfortunately. I love any kind of Asian fusion cuisine but this fell very short. Too bad because Trinity Groves is so cute!

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b
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Wife’s Birthday

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TP
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We brought a group of 5 people and ordered the Chef Uno Family Dinner. It was more than enough food, we had a lot left over. Everything was incredibly delicious. There was nothing we would have substituted. We could not agree on which item was the best.

In addition to the mind blowing food, we had amazing service! I wish i could remember her name. But she was the blonde waitress for the round booths on Saturday night. She did a great job, very knowledgeable about the food and cocktails.

We tried a few of their cocktails. The mule with the pisco was a big hit as well as the snake charmer. The cocojito (like a mojito but with coconut water) was a little strange. But the regular mojito was really good.

The food came out fast. The music was neither too loud nor too quiet. Very nice atmosphere. I would love to go back for a date night.

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B
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants - I come here as often as I can. Food is great, but lately service has been lacking. Last 3 or 4 times I've been, the restaurant is only 30% full, but we have to wait 15+ minutes for a server to come take our drink orders, then wait again for their return to take food orders. On one visit some people in our group were ordering two drinks at a time because it was taking 30+ minutes for the server to return. Still will come back though, food is great and large sized plates.

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RL
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food is delish, service is awesome!! We have never had a bad experience! Love this place!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

It has been a long time finding a restaurant that it hit on every level. It put it simply this place was amazing. The look, the feel, service and food were outstanding. I wish my hometown of Houston had something even close to this. The duckfat fried rice was incredible, along with the tour of chino.

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AG
2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The food wasn’t fresh. Not worth the money. Very disappointed.

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MH
1.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I waited 25 minutes for the waiter to ask for our lunch orders and another 35-40 minutes waiting for the food. FOOD NEVER CAME after being there an hour, we left.

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US
1.0Dined on April 23, 2018

It was a horrible experience because of the mean crappy waiter. I went their for my birthday with my family and server didnt even greet up. The only time we saw our waiter is when he came to take our order for drink and foods. We saw a bus boy more than our server. He never came to the table to ask how the food was, he didnt care enough to know how the food was. We felt very unwelcomed, so when it was time to pay we decide to not tip him good as for us tip is base on service and we were not satisfied. And the crazy part is as soon as i put the check tray down after signing and tipping this server look at the tip and ask us why did we tip so less and we told him because we didnt like the service. And the server had an audacity to tell us that we should go to a fast food joint to eat if we are not going tip more than 18% and when i told him that my tip is base on service he blame it on restaurant being busy and couldnt take care of it. That was very rude behavior, people who do not know how to treat there customer feel valued and at the same time behave rudely shouldnt be in a customer service business. The server name was Albert or something like that. Overall a horrible experience never coming back and never going to recommend anyone. It was a worst birthday dinner. I think you guys need to train people.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Water glasses were dirty on the table when we arrived and the service was slow. We weren’t in a hurry so it was ok. It gave us more time to chat and stare at other people, lol. Food was still great. Always a an interesting variety of food choices. Plus, the valet was on point that evening.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was ok. Really busy around the time I went. That played a huge factor on service. I don’t recommend their wontons.

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MM
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love coming to Chino Chinatown. Delicious food and friendly stafff. I’ve been here a few times and every time has been a great experience, would definitely recommend.

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OT
1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

They marked me and a friend as a no show even though we were the only two people in the restaurant.

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B
5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Our Favorite place to Dine

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PK
5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

First visit. We were pleased. Excellent service...Food was really wonderful.

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AN
3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great for a group hanging out. High noise level. The food was mediocre and over priced. Was curious about the Asian/Mex blend.

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f
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants. A great place to bring new friends who just moved to Dallas. The food is always great and the staff is very friendly.

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RI
2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The service was good but the food was not. The chicken tasted like it had been cooked hours earlier, the steak was mushy... it was just bad. I was really looking forward to this place but I’ll never go back.

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E
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Fantastic place to eat, delicious food. There is a great selection of food delivering in a timely manner.

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OT
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I don't know what it was about this visit to Chinos but the food seemed off. The glass ware was dirty and even the wine seemed a little funky. It was just weird. Service for this day was top notch.

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DD
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to Chino for Valentine's dinner, and the food was delicious. We always prefer to sit at the bar when dining out, but the bar seats at Chino were very uncomfortable. The bar area appeared to be understaffed for the evening. We were only one of two couples seated at the bar, however the bartender remained quite preoccupied at the service well. This led to rushed interactions and slow service, which dulled the experience for us. I would definitely recommend the food, though.

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CM
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I absolutely love their food. The Braised short rib bento bowl was awesome. The cocktails are made with care and are really tasty.

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BF
3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was good, it nothing special. Wait staff was spread too thin on a busy Saturday night.

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MR
5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

I didn't attended , I went there but I found that was not the food I want it but place is great

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OT
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We love Chino, great food for the value/price and very fun atmosphere! We love to bring all our friends and family together here!

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B
3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

My guest and I only ordered the appetizer sampler so this isn't a full review. The drum stick and the sliced pork were the best. I was underwhelmed with the duck spring rolls but it was all tasty.
It was a quiet night in the restaurant and service was good

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LS
4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Absolutely LOVE this place! The food never disappoints. It's always a good choice.

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OT
4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

You’re paying for the location here. Food was good, but a bit overpriced. $80 for 2 people including 1 appetizer and 1 cocktail per person

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