Chino Latino - Nottingham

3.9
569 reviews
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Pan-Asian
Cultured perfectionists. Chino Latino is a well established, constantly evolving and multi-award winning Pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail bar and has the reputation as one of the best restaurants in Nottingham. Chino Latino was also voted one of the top 50 best restaurants in Europe by Easyjet. Chino Latino is the place to go when you want a laid back drink or an exquisite meal in upbeat, glamorous surroundings.
An extensive a la carte menu combines flavours from Japan, China, Thailand & Vietnam to produce a range of dishes that will appeal to any appetite. Knowledgable staff are always willing to make recommendations and assist with ordering.
The place itself is Uber Trendy with a decor of gun metal grey, crimson and cream and fashionably under lit. Chino Latino has perfected the art of a sophisticated and cosmopolitan dining experience.
Awards include 'Best Asian Restaurant' 2009, 'Best Oriental Restaurant' 2008, 2007 & 2006, 'Best non-European Restaurant' 2005.
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D
London
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening, amazing food, amazing service, waitress was amazing! 100% recommend

CS
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was incredible, however I do not recommend going later in the evening. By 10pm (closes at 10:30) we were the only table and they began to set up for breakfast. It was very loud and unwelcoming as glass, cutlery and plates were swiftly taken off all of the tables. It made for a very rushed meal to which we didn’t bother to finish our shared mains. Shame as food was amazing and bar service at the beginning was very warm and welcoming.

P
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I think we had our best meal ever at Chinos. Food beautifully presented and delicious.

F
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overpriced, no atmosphere, food portions are tiny. Mains do not come with any accompanying dishes so have to pay extra. Much better places to eat in town than here

S
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, of the type you would normally get in a very high end restaurant. The set meal for 2 for expensive (£45 each) but very good value for money: given it's size and quality. I personally wouldn't have it again as there was far too much quantity. But it gave a great idea of the (large) range and (high) quality of the food. We had a splendid English white wine with the meal. Great city centre location. Will definitely go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The welcome was we got when we arrived from Frazer was great, The food was absolutely amazing and is a regular 40minute drive for me and my family because of the level of service we get

SH
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful evening! Second time we’ve been and we will come again x

HC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, food was good, service was excellent...really enjoyable and will definitely go back again.

S
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice food, amazing service! Had a very enjoyable evening.

DC
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and tasty food, attentive but not intrusive service. A few changes to the menu since last visit but still very good. Unusually quiet for late Saturday evening but that was not a problem.

CS
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always excellent service from the waitresses here. Always very friendly and welcoming. We also love the food. The taster menu is great.

CS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating our son’s birthday.
Reka our waitress was absolutely wonderful!
Made the whole experience a very rememberable evening. She was faultless and nothing was any trouble to her.

BL
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. Food was exceptional and great service.

JW
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, especially the steak with mirin and garlic. Salmon was particularly good also. Presentation is astounding and made us feel special. We didn't even tell them it was someone's birthday, however, they were paying attention and saw someone getting presents and such, they sent over a FREE desert, specially made, with happy birthday written in chocolate on the plate. We forgot some flowers which they helpfully placed behind the bar for us, and they found my phone number from the table reservation and called us minutes after leaving so I was able to go and pick them up. All around great place.

RB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Recommend the stone bass and hot-rock steak!

A
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, food was sublime, service ten ten & all round great place & evening

RP
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Needs updating. Very loud and a stark inside. I eat out a lot and was underwhelmed overall, especially for a meal that was £150 for 2 of us including wine and a tip.

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

good food overall but sushi doesnt taste good. Overall the price of food doesnt reflect the quality of the food especially for sushi.
Service is very good, kind people.

ES
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

I was very excited to try out this place as it had so many good reviews, unfortunately, I'm not sure what happened that night but the service was terrible, half of the things we ordered never actually made it to the table, including something as simple as a glass of wine, which was very disappointing. The food that actually made it was very good though. I think I would recommend the place but not until they sort out their staff issues

AJ
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Having been here numerous times before and found the food and service fantastic I now feel that the restaurant has declined. The service was extremely slow and we weren't the only people to notice, the table next to us complained as well. Not sure if I will return any time soon which is a shame as the food is normally great.

J
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant in Nottinghamshire, have the set menu you get to try lots of dishes and it’s all delicious, you do not go home hungry.

Staff are all very kind and attentive.

NB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

Chino is my absolute favourite restaurant and I have been going there for over ten years. In fact I got engaged there and have had lots of special events there. I recently took my friend as I had raves about it so much but was a bit disappointed. The cocktail menu wasn’t quite as good and it took a while to get served despite it not being busy. Seemed to be some new people on the bar. The food has always been melt in your mouth! Some of it definitely was but lots of favourites have gone like black cod tempura, soft shell crab and beef in a trio. I had the lamb and it was sadly a bit chewy. Never before have I said this. The only reason I wrote the review is because I would not want chino to go downhill!! I love it! The decor inside is still beautiful but maybe at times how worn. Toilets weren’t as well
Kept as normal but I know this is the hotel. Recently I went to iberico and it was definitely amazing melt in the mouth taste. I hope you appreciate the constructive criticism. I think for the price you pay at chino, which I am willing to pay, it has got to be melt in your mouth food. I will defo be back though.

HW
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

So disappointing we have visited twice before where the food and ambiance was fab but this time nothing really good to say about it

LR
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an amazing set new year menu .. the food was wonderful and great value for money with a glass of fizz too

BB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

There were a couple of little hiccups with the drinks but the restaurant was packed with people so the bar was extremely busy.

Food was incredible, one of the best emails I've ever eaten. I would definitely recommend this place, the staff are great too.

MF
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

This used to be my favourite restaurant in Nottingham but no longer. Although the food is good quality the menu is not as good as it has been on previous visits. The dishes look great but are not very big and the is only three sides on the menu which is very limited. When we explained this to the waitress her reply was that the chef will not do chips. I found this a poor response as there are as this just shows how much imagination he must have as there are so much more side dishes you can have without resorting to chips.

CS
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, as ever. Now found that the express lunch is very good value for money.

ST
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I'll start by saying that the food was fantastic, full of flavour, there just wasn't enough of it, we had a 3 course meal but it wasn't clear to order sides which we would have done had we known how small the mains were. There was maybe two other couples in there but it was a while before we were shown to our table and they didn't take our coats. There was a different waitress each time but it wasn't busy. I also had a mocktail called a momo that was supposed to be made with lychee but it was made with strawberry, there was no mention of strawberry in the description and I had to check with the waitress that it was my drink. It got very loud at around 8pm with it being connected to the hotel. I just expected a bit more of a personal service and a better experience for the money.

O
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food but extremely overpriced. £6 for two 3cm taco shells. £18 for 4 cubes of lamb each piece about 2cm x 2cm- no veg or carbs just 4 bits of lamb. All very tasty and freshly cooked but extortionate for what you get.

j
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we were booked in for a birthday but there was an error as the restaurant was booked for an event, they did try to contact us but we were unavailable so turned up any way. The hostess there was brilliant and apologised for the error and said we could eat next door but still have the food from Chino Latino which is what we did. She looked after us the whole time going backwards and forwards and they gave us a bottle of presecco on the house for the error. The food was amazing as always and they even did a desert for my sisters birthday. Truly made the error into a reason to go back again could not have done more.

HC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was nice but really small portions, left hungry after a starter, main and side each. Not enough waitresses so drinks order took a long time and they forgot to bringing back dessert menus so we just gave up on that and got the bill.

CS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On a visit to Nottingham, tried the normal tasting menu for 2 people at £45 per head. Enjoyed everything we ate. Only comment would be that the melon didn't work very well with the chocolate fondue because the cold watery melon made the chocolate sauce seize up. Loved the memo non-alcoholic cocktail though it had too much ice and too little drink. Booked for 6.30 , arrived at 6 and shown straight to table. Good excellent. Would go again if we visit Nottingham.

LD
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Overall this was a very nice, unusual afternoon tea and the staff were very helpful. I should mention though, that when we arrived no one seemed to know about the booking. This was soon rectified and we were given discount and free drinks which was lovely. The decor is tired and in need of a revamp.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Birthday meal for 4 people Early sitting 5:15pm we were the first group in the restaurant meals came out separately and cold didn’t get side orders waited for 15 mins and at this time our food was freezing cold and not to be consumed. Took meals back and when they arrived the second time, there was less meat on the plate, 3 little pieces of lamb !
Also had bad looks from the kitchen staff after returning our food!
They brought my husband a complimentary pudding which had that much gelatine in it, you could bounce it off the walls.
One thing I will say is the manager Mimi was delightful she understood and we didn’t have to pay our bill.. good job as we were starving and ended up going else where in Nottingham for food .
Would not go back ever again the waitresses and kitchen staff leave much to be desired

MM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I have visited twice now when we have stayed in Nottingham. We had the tasting menu which was really great value and really very generous portions! The beef tacos and the hot stone steak were highlights of the dinner. The cocktails from the bar are really good too!

The service was excellent - the staff were patient and let us enjoy our food without rushing us.

FB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Unfortunately the tasting menu was limited and nowhere to the same level of quality a year ago. We had gone for my birthday meal expecting the same experience alas no.

It was more of a loud bar than dining experience. I struggled to hear the other people at my table and felt as though I were in a night club.

I would not return at at £200+ for 4 diners such a poor experience simply isn’t acceptable

Flo Baker

ST
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent service in restaurant. Great food......as always

Poor bar service - 10 minute wait for cocktail menu and 15 minute wait for them to be made. Shortstaffed - great guy lacking help.

Furniture in dining room is not as good as it was - it's my tenth time. Good on upper level.

J
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice service and polite waitress, we both decided that we take the tasting menu the food was lovely, both myself and partner can’t eat steak, so we asked if cud change to duck, and they changed the dish with no problems. Lovely touch!

Both myself and partner wanted to try cocktails which lucked very tasty however due to other commitments next day chose not to have.

We both decided wud come again for sushi as the sushi we had was lovely and fresh.

Thank you! And luk furwurd to confirming another bucking with you!

Again thank you.

PW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely food and a nice space. My only negative feedback would be the extremely poor selection of beers both on tap and even in bottle.

CK
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

feels like McDonalds inside. looks of the bar are well intentioned but lacks the ambiance of the food. The food was very good
Service was bad / slow / left waiting. i had to get up and find waitress to get my desert that was sitting in service area visible to me. i almost collected myself

i had to again get up to find waitress to pay.

great food, poor service, no ambiance

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