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Feb 23, 2007 10:53 AM

Mr.Chow yes? or Mr. Chow no?

I've wanted to try Mr. Chow for years now, but am wondering if its worth it, at least once? any thoughts?

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  1. I'm sure you will get alot of negative responses here about Mr. Chow. I definitely think it's worth going, but you need to prepare yourself, so you go in with the right expectations. First off, it's going to cost a fortune. And there is no way around that since there really isn't a priced menu, and the bill comes written in Mandarin. (Or Cantonese? Who knows?) And you will probably just have dishes brought to you. You CAN request stuff though. The other thing you should know is that this really isn't Chinese food by any stretch of the imagination. Its a bizarre cuisine all it's own. I love the chicken satay that is bright orange, and comes with peanut butter. It's quite strange and tasty. LOVE the drunken fish too. And dragon noodles. And bright green shrimp. I avoid crispy beef and that deep fried spinach they push on everyone. I suggest tons of lychee martinis too. All the food is pretty sweet, served in small portions family style and a bit odd. Think of it as an '80's fusion flashback and have some fun. Get dressed up. Look for celebrities. And don't be suprised with the bill. This really is a place you can go once, and say you've done it!

    1. Thanks! so maybe worth a try, even if just once :) and plenty of lychee martini of course

        1. if you like overpriced americanized chinese food go for it. =)

          1. I would say 'why not?' Although many would say it's americanized chinese food, I have yet to taste americanized chinese food the Mr. Chow's way. Just be realistic that you are going there for the experience (and mind you: it's an EXPENSIVE experience!) LilZ gave you a pretty good detail as to what to expect. One thing I would like to add is that the tables are very close to each other and that it could get really loud and cramped.