8 Reviews / 10 Ratings
Shut ur damn restaurant
We visited the restaurant for lunch n opted for a-la-carte... while they had an ongoing lunch buffet... placed the order... n the food took more than 40 minutes to come... we called the manager to ask for the reason of delay... to this he had the audacity to say "I have placed the order...what do I do?"...he wasn't even apologetic about it... after a long wait when the food arrived it contained mushrooms (we had strictly mentioned no mushrooms while placing the order)... we once again called the manager n he again said.. what can I do... I can remake it for u.... yet again not being apologetic... Mr. Manager our answer to what do I do... wud b shut ur restaurant... if u can't manage guests.... giving one star cos its compulsory
Good food, average service
A must go for a buffet that includes a vast variety of starters. It feels like a never ending line of food being served to you. The chicken and fish starters are delicious. The main course is however restricted to a few dishes. The dessert corner is again wide enough. The service is average. You need to have a little patience with their servers. The mocktails served are well customised. Its reasonable for the food served. Overall, its a well maintained place, for its fast moving crowd
Nice food but terrible service
As my office is in MIDC, my friends and I have visited this place a number of times on the pretext of birthday parties or farewell. Generally when you visit a particular restaurant frequently, the hotel management and staff do service you well. However I was surprised by the terrible experience we got when my friends and I decided to have lunch yesterday at China Gate. They claim to serve unlimited starters but they keep you waiting for a good chunk of time. There was a time when we waited for 20 minutes for the starters to be served but not one waiter came at our table. Considering the place was not at all crowded I was taken aback by such poor quality of service. When we repeatedly asked a waiter that we have been waiting for non-veg starters having not been served, I heard him pass a rude comment to his fellow waiter that we keep asking for more and how much we eat.
Although I did confront him (he billed at table number 28 - don't remember his name) he denied making the remark but the expression on his face was that of guilt and it said all we wanted to know i.e. it is burden for them to serve properly and customers are just not welcome.
Needless to say my friends and I decided to wind up and leave after paying the bill. Although it may be a one off incident what it does is neither me nor my friends would ever visit this place and not just the MIDC center but other chains as well. Certainly I will be sharing my experience with my colleagues and it will put them off as well. In this day and age of internet and consumer being king, I was really surprised by this kind of attitude. I only hope others who visit this place have a nice experience.
Good Food Bad Ambience
The other day I went to China gate with a friend and had a lot of expectations from this place, since I have been to their classy Andheri west joint Which had brilliant Ambience and food. I did not like the ambience at this restaurant 1 bit it looks like I am sitting in some fast food joint. But mind you the food is just great We ordered the Veg momo's platter and each and every Momo was devoured with Love. Brilliant food and quite filling
Best place in andheri for buffet lunch
Loved the lunch buffet here costing Rs. 500 (with taxes).
Their style of serving is unique (I think), they will serve you the starters on your table (unlimited of course), and the main course is self service and for dessert you need to approach the dessert counter and ask for what you want and you will be served.
The starters were so good that it did not leave much place for the main course! The Momos/dimsums and Fish served in starters were awesome. Main course was also quite good, although I did not like the crab curry.
I would definitely visit them again.
Went last week to this place with Family and was very Impressed with the ambience and hygiene levels, reached there around 8.30 pm and the place was about 70% full and all the adjacent venue like Red Ant and Caravan Serai were equally crowded ...
We tried Spicy Crab Meat Soup and also the chicken Noodle soup and crisp chicken all where great ...and then had Chicken fried rice which was average with Chicken in Hunan Sauce ....was good ....all together a good Experience and will be visitng Caravan Serai and Red Ant for sure shortly
Mee Marathi - Vile Parle
They are one of the staid Maharashtrian joints in Parle East across from the Parleshwar temple. No air conditioning but great Maharashtrian food. 3 people could hog till your full to the gills and the bill will likely be less than Rs. 500/-. Thalipeeth, Bhajani vada, misal, vada pav, masale bhath, puran poli with ghee, panhe .....you name it and its there and its good. Your Maharashtrian friends might suggest Prakash or Mama Kane. If you are in the western suburbs just head to Mee Marathi if you are looking for food and you won't be disappointed.
Do remember the avoid the "Zanzaneet Misal". I had it once and knew exactly where the misal was in my alimentary canal and my intestines through the night. :-)
Just like all China Gates
Its surprising how these guys come up with the entire set (China Gate, Red Antz, Red Box, Caravan Serai) at all their locations.
Bringing their breed to Ackruti in Andheri East was a nice surprise since that location has been in desperate need of good hangout joints for the Seepz and surrounding crowd.
The food lives up to the high expectations set by other China Gates around Mumbai. The place is huge and roomy, but still not noisy. Couple of long tables dedicated to families and quite a few tiny tables for smaller groups.
The waiters did look a bit worked up due to the weekend rush. In the end we had to wave our hands to get their attention and had to serve ourselves when we gave up.
Considering the peak traffic in that area, weekends would be the best time to pay a visit. It will be worth your while.