Seattle >Chinoise Cafe On Queen Anne
beware of dishonest servers at chinoise seattle!!. i was surprised to see my credit card statement with 32% tip when we ate at chinoise seattle. luckily i am the type of person who keeps receipts. i put in 12% tip and what j.jackson did was added full $10 on my original tip!!! what a ripoff!! beware of this trick, they write (1) infront of your tips to add full $10 to your total bill.
Yuckoise. The variety of Asian foods does spark interest, but this place is ?the ?Jack? of all trades and the master of none.? Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese foods are available. There isn?t a wide selection, but there are popular dishes from each category. Thai phad thai, Chinese Mongolian beef, Vietnamese pho, and Japanese bento box. The environment is casual ? not classy at all ? and the service was the same. So I wouldn?t bring a date here. The food was OK at best (it must be the MSG). The sushi was HORRIBLE. It?s a nice idea to have a selection of popular dishes from diverse restaurants, but why eat a variety of just OK food? The biggest disappointment was the Spider Roll sushi. The chef apparently ran out of ingredients, or was too lazy to make some, so he filled in the middle of the Spider Roll with extra rice. Superior sushi, at Ototo, is just available across the street. The biggest quirk about this place was that you have to pay for tea. No class. Low quality. Average prices. Don?t waste your time here.
My problem with "Chinoise".
Ok I must tell you I have never eaten at Chinoise. I've always wanted to but something bothers me greatly.
The word "Chinoise" means "Chinese" in the French language. So here in USA, we have a sushi (japanese) restaurant with a name that means "Chinese" in French. Would you want to eat at a place with such contradicting and confusing name? What kinda food do they server there? Is it Chinese, Japanese, French, American, some of the above, or all of the above?!
Imagine you are in Italy, you see a restaurant's name in English called "Mexican," you walk in and find out they serve neither Italian, Mexican, English/American food but Ethiopian food. Would you stay or leave?
Local upscale-Asian chain offers a bright setting for tossing back sushi or slurping down noodles..
A modern mix of sushi house and noodle bar, the catch-all Asian bistro features dim lighting and a smooth jazz soundtrack. Get started with appetizers like fried softshell crab. Regular features among the "Wok Fare" include a Szechuan eggplant with wild mushrooms. The sushi highlights a Seattle roll, with cucumber, smoked salmon and tobiko.
The BOMB! So FRESH and so clean clean.. I just moved to Washington and was looking for some sushi on Queen Anne. I am so glad that I went here. Their rolls are fresh and inventive. I recently came in with my girlfriend ans she ordered sushi and I had Thai food, yellow curry. Not many places offer those choices. I have tried a few of their dinner dishes and have never been disappointed. One of our favorite appetizers are the summer salad rolls served with peanut sauce. This place is consistently very good. Thanks!
Wonderful sushi!. Wow... it just doesn't get better than this. Chinoise (at all locations!) has such a great mix of traditional rolls plus their house specialties. Every bite (and yes, you CAN fit that large roll with the sprouts sticking out into your mouth) is full of fresh, well balanced flavor. Miso soup is awesome every time. I have always loved everything we've ordered -- be sure to sit at the sushi bar and watch the action from the front row. Prices are reasonable considering the quality you get -- have never tried the other pan-asian fare because their sushi is just sooooooo darn fresh and delicious! Have always found service perfect -- attentive but not hovering, friendly but not overly chatty, kept our tea and waters full. THANK YOU CHINOISE!
A good neighborhood experience!. We just moved to the neighborhood and decided to try Chinoise. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was warm and cozy on a cold Sunday evening. The sushi was tasty and they had some inventive rolls that we liked. The potstickers were large and the dipping sauce was very nice. The prices may have seemed a little high but it was definitely worth a few bucks extra. The service was a little slow but friendly. We'll go back to try the Thai/Vietnamese entrees. They seemed value priced and the dishes sounded great.
Great place for different types of food.
SInce they server pretty good sushi and noodle dishes, this restaurant is great for when my wife wants sushi and I want Thai.
Food is above average; service is OK, location is great, as you have bars to go to after dinner, or cruise downto the Uptown for a movie.
Can't eat together. This is a very busy place with "interesting" food---the quality of ingredients used is outstanding---one very irritating service gliche is meals for couples or trios are served at different times--as much as 15 min apart----unacceptable and very unprofessional.
Very Good Sushi. We are big sushi fans in Seattle, and - after much research - have settled on Chiniose as our mainstay. Sushi chefs Jack and Jackie (not related) are amazing. The fish is always extraordinarily fresh, most notably the uni. Their hamachi and albacore are unrivaled in Seattle. Chef and wok man Ming makes the best Thai shrimp around. If you like sushi, you owe it to yourself to check this place out!
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