I had been to China gate with my sister-in-law cum best friend a few days ago.
I would not have thought of writing a review if I had not started blogging just few days after that evening. One more reason, I had seen a lot of negative reviews about this place online, which I didn’t agree with.
Contrary to what was being said, I found the place pleasant. And I would like to echo words of almost all customers, that the staff was extremely courteous. I for one, definitely felt pampered. 🙂
Firstly, you face no difficulty in spotting this place. It is right above, TAP Resto Bar on the main road of Andheri West. Landmark: City mall (which is very famous)
Secondly, every dish was served within a gap of around 5 minutes of clearing the previous one. It was so accurately done that I was surprised. I have been to very few restaurants that are so professional in their serving etiquettes.
As soon as we sat, order of our drinks was taken. I ordered Cosmopolitan. I order it almost everywhere I go. So, I can say that it was one of the best I have had till now. Look at the glass, it was a sizeable amount of alcohol to set the mood right.
That’s me. I am wearing KOOVS New York Fashion Week Embellished Sweater and slightly distressed denim. Sorry, I don’t have image of whole look because I had not planned to blog about it at that time.
My sister-in-law ordered peach breeze, which was honestly not all that great.
But let me tell you this, the appetizer, Veg. Crispy Spinach Paneer, Baby corn and Mushroom was way beyond amazing. It was the best dish of my dinner at China gate.
We asked our order taker to suggest us something that was neither too spicy nor too bland for the main course. So, we had these Veg. Coriander Noodles. What amazed us was that he stayed back to note our feedback. We didn’t like it much as it was a little sweet for our taste. And he gladly took it back. Wow! I liked it.
He took our order again and within 3-4 minutes came back with food of our choice, Veg. Thai pot noodles. Both of us were not keen on rice, so we were hell bent on trying only noodles. The order taker moved away only after we assured him that it was good and that we were satisfied. Imagine! And we were not even invited. We had gone there on our own. Wonderful service.
(Image: Veg. Coriander Noodles, I couldn’t take picture of Thai pot noodles because we were so hungry that by the time I realized it, we had already finished it up! Oops.)
And then arrived our yummilicious hot sizzling brownie with ice cream. Oh, how we knew that nothing could beat that! It was mind blowing.
My Order Summary:
Drinks: Cosmopolitan, Peach breeze
Appetizer: Crispy Spinach Paneer, Baby corn & Mushroom
Main Course: Veg. Coriander noodles, Veg. Thai pot noodles
Dessert: Sizzling Brownie with ice cream
Address: Royal Plaza, New Link Road, Next to City Mall, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053
All in all, the ambiance was pleasant and clean. Food was average, could have been better. But then I tasted only their vegetarian food, so don’t know about their non- veg. dishes. The staff won brownie points. It is definitely a place worth visit for Desi Chinese food. Get Going!
Happy Eating! Cheers!