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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KH
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was one of the best waitresses we've had! She was very kind, funny and easy to talk to. I wish I remembered her name.
I made reservations and asked for a picture of Megan the Stallion on the table and they actually did it, which was surprising, but I am very happy that they did that.
The food was good. It wasn't worth the high prices though. Other than that everything else was good.

B
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food is always great! Service was a bit slow and there was a language barrier. Overall good becasue the food was great. Side note: Because of the Birds that are outside tables should be cleaned quicker as to not attack more birds as you are dining.

JM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Short ribs were really good and price point wasn't redic. We also had the sesame chicken which we would also recommend if you're craving something traditional.

CG
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The atmosphere was nice. The service was great. However, the food was overpriced and just edible. Chicken in the Drunken Noodles was dry and hard. “Seared” tuna on the nachos was well done and bone dry.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Service was great but the food had no flavor.

LB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always good! A great brunch or dinner spot.

HA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The dishes we had were incredibly flavorful and tasty. Will definitely be back again soon.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice spot in Trinity Groves with a great patio area. Went with a couple of friends and we all had different drinks which were all so good and nicely made. Food was delicious! Definitely will be back to try some other menu items and drinks.

KC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We all are super busy and wanted a fun, different meal.
We all tried something different and shared bites with each other.
We were all impressed with the food.
We sat in a large circular booth and had an easy time conversing with each other.
Yummy experience!

B
Houston
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Upon entering the restaurant the lady behind the bar told me that they were no longer seating. I politely responded that we had a reservation. She looked at me and had no words. Before she could responded any further, I decided that I would decline to dine at the establishment because of the rude response I received. I didn’t want to be a victim of a bad food experience.

NC
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just had our first visit and loved it! The duck egg rolls and pan fried dumplings were cooked perfectly and the homemade mango lemonade is amazing! I had the ramen and my daughter tried the orange chicken. Both dishes tasted as we expected and our only regret was not being able to take our leftovers home as we were “ staycationing” in Dallas. We will definitely be back to try new dishes soon!

GC
Dallas
97 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Love the duck fat rice! And the drunken noodles are great! So is the sesame chicken and everything else. Great food. Fabulous service!

SR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very satisfying but on this occasion the drinks were watered down. I only ordered a sangria and it tasted like soda and lime instead of wine.

l
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The orders were not written down, so only some things came out correctly, if at all, and the server did not visit much at all unless tracked down inside. The food was good, but the service could absolutely be improved.

UN
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food but we sat outside and the flies wanted to eat as well. I hate flies. Not the restaurant fault but it made the experience less.

LD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Latin Asian fusion food. Delicious. Waiter was a big help in choosing our meal.

TA
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. One of the waitresses was chewing gum. A total no-no!

H
Dallas
100 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Our service was great but food was just okay. Would maybe try again in the future...

SH
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First visit to Chino and it was outstanding. The server was sharp, friendly, knowledgeable and seemed to really enjoy working at Chino. I had the Ramen noodles with shrimp and I couldn't finish half the meal (got the rest to go). My friend had Drunken Noodles and had to take a large portion home. We both love Aisan cuisine and this is one of the best in Dallas. You have to give it a try.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

The food was bland. Nobody was happy with their food.

SM
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service good food, fair value. We will go again.

LK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

WC
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
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.

JB
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
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.

MY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 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.

JY
1 review
Dined on 12 May 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.

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

CF
1 review
Dined on 4 May 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.

BL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 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.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 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

c
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 April 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!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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

SI
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 6 April 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.

JM
1 review
Dined on 30 March 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.

DS
1 review
Dined on 28 March 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.

ZS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

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

MB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 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.

GM
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Food and service were excellent.

TD
1 review
Dined on 1 March 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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