Chino Chinatown at Trinity Groves

3.9
461 reviews
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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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LK
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable, knowledgable staff. Great food and drinks. Plus, the Happy Endings...desserts! Great Wall of Chocolate, a must.

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WC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

For the most part we really enjoyed the food! We liked the wonton and elote appetizers the best. We also ordered the nachos and steak kabobs. Those were not as good. The nachos just tasted like pepper and the steak kabobs came out raw the first time and had to be sent back.

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JB
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Pace of meal and service was "off" a bit. We arrived early - 15-20 minutes before our reservation. Thinking it may be an opportunity to enjoy a drink or two, maybe before ordering. We ordered drinks and appetizers simultaneously. Apps arrived before drinks, which sat on the bar. Entrees came out quickly, too. We were finished about 15-20 minutes after our reservation!

But we go for the food - it was excellent, creative, well prepared. Everything I expected from a Trinity Grove restaurant. Service was professional and friendly (sometimes that's hard to pull off). I highly recommend trying Chino if you haven't. I'll try to go back again soon.

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MY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was tastey, but unevenly so. Best dishes were the Short Ribs and Sesame Chicken.

Noodle dishes and pineapple fried rice were unfortunately less great.

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JY
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The noodle dish that was recommended was way too salty. Must have poured the soy sauce in...it was so salty that we had to ask for extra rice to eat with it. The duck fried rice was a bit salty too but edible. The duck egg roll appetizer was pretty good. The atmosphere was good but I would not come back for the food.

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SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My server, Lorenzo, was great! We will come again 😊

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CF
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food feels like a scam. Eggrolls were cold in the middle, the duck fried rice was a dish you could get anywhere, and the fruit that they added to a previously frozen chocolate cake fought with the cake tooth and nail. One of the managers and our server did what they could to make it right but WOOF, the food was comically bad.

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BL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

They ran out of utensils and napkins and half our food order went missing. The staff seemed to have no clue what was going on and didn’t even attempt to rectify the awful service. We had to ask for basic things several times and at one point out water was taken away for no reason.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was awesome! My wife and I shared the duck fat rice and general tso chicken and were so full. The specials were really not that special and the drinks are super overpriced

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c
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The service is absolutely horrible. We waited 20 min before someone even said a word to us. I was not a fan of the Nats flying around due to the open patio either. However, the saving grace was the food. Sooo delicious. The duck rolls are incredible!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was just ok. Service was slow, ambiance very nice

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SI
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food - asian latin fusion - perhaps would have liked a few more options. My only request may be for a few more options. We will definitely come back.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Place was loud, cold and too energetic. Seemed more like a sports bar than a restaurant. I don't feel that I got was I paid for. I can understand that the high prices for average food are due mainly to the area of the restaurant but it was not worth the money paid. If you want a place to hang out with and have to yell in order to be heard across the table then this is your place. NOT a good first time date type of restaurant.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

There was a paint party being held inside and we needed to wait because they overeat outside even though we made a reservation. The food was fine but none of it was particularly impressive. The best thing we had was the chicken dumplings.

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ZS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly waiter, Chris. The food is always delicious here!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food menu was just ok. Was expecting more based on D-Magazine review.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food....absolutely awesome food... Yet this was the second time my guest and i had bad service. At least a 15 minute wait before anyone even acknowledged my table and asked for drinks. We spent hundreds of dollars there this event and have one more planned there. This was my wife's birthday... And the lack of service help personnel put a bit of a damper on our evening. The bar was especially nice. Great cocktails.... But that service needs improvement.

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GM
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food and service were excellent.

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TD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Ordered a carafe of a specialty cocktail, and it was only about two and a half drinks, would have been better off ordering singles. The portions were big, but the food didn’t pop. Best thing was the dipping sauce for the egg rolls.

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good as always!!

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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 9, 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
40 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid food!

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MU
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 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 19, 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 12, 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
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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 5, 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 19, 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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OT
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 15, 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 10, 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 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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