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So Chen Chow in "Buhminghahm", MI...how's the food?

boagman Aug 22, 2012 12:39 AM

Sorry about that very bad joke, but it's late, and that's the best I've got at the moment.

Anyway, I'm tempted to pull the trigger on the half off Groupon that currently features Chen Chow, but I've heard very different things regarding the food at thing place. Let's put aside the see-and-be-seen aspect of the place, which I care nothing about...all I want to know is if the food is worth the 50% off trip there.

Thoughts? Comments? "Eat-there-and-die" style death threats? Let's hear 'em.

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    boagman RE: boagman Aug 22, 2012 07:12 PM

    Wow...nothing? Nothing from nobody nowhere?

    Not exactly a ringing endorsement.

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      VTB RE: boagman Aug 22, 2012 08:21 PM

      If you try it and then recommend it, then I'll go. I've been scared to try it. Looks like BS to me. The exec chef's bio speaks volumes to me. But, as I said, I'm open; just don't want to be the first....

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        boagman RE: VTB Aug 22, 2012 08:29 PM

        Chicken! ;)

        In all fairness...it's probably my turn to bite the bullet for the group.

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      ginkonut RE: boagman Aug 22, 2012 08:36 PM

      The restaurant is known more for it's scene (the front of the restaurant is a lounge - nice atmosphere to ppl watch) than the food. Serves pan-Asian share plates and full plates.

      We went on a Friday night and had dinner in the back booths - food was fine not outstanding. The standout dish from our group was miso glazed cod which was nice. Sushi was ok, chicken was ok. we then had drinks in the front lounge which was fun. Nice music with a mixed older crowd dancing.

      1. coney with everything RE: boagman Aug 27, 2012 10:52 AM

        We had a work dinner there a couple of weeks ago and I liked the food well enough (I had duck) but I wouldn't care to pay those prices out of my own pocket.

        Half off? Maybe...

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          gan911 RE: boagman Aug 28, 2012 08:09 AM

          pan asian screams overpriced crap to me...no offense to anyone

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