27 Reviews / 29 Ratings
could be better
Went with a large group of friends all of whom are ardent foodies. At the first glance only, liked the ambiance a lot. Prices are too high-and while the quantity is good-the quality is not very good. Maybe because we all like our Chinese food to be more Indianized in taste, here we found food to be quite bland. We had vegetable clear soup, smoked ginger fish (which was great as it was deep fried), Kamling fried rice, Veg Manchurian (on the dry side,not very good), Pan Fried Noodles (good in the beginning when it came hot but then became clumpy soon). The dessert item of Honey Noodle Ice Cream was the best in the lot.
Good chinese food
Stumbled here on a lazy weekday afternoon with some college friends when we wanted to try something new without venturing too far away from our college. Surprisingly,studying in churchgate area for past 3 years,none of us had ever eaten here! Maybe because it looks kind of ancient or has a 'closed down' kind of look. Of course it is not closed down and in fact is quite nice ambiance from inside. Food was good enough though service was a bit more delayed than we would have liked. Price could be better. Prawn fried noodles were very nice, so were the spring rolls and hakka chicken.
Surprisingly i have passed this place several times but never noticed enough to try. My friend had craving for Chinese food and we decided to go try it out. We didn't see anyone in the restaurant which didn't gave us the confidence about the food but thought "what the hell". We ordered steam wontons, chicken noodles and some chicken soup. To my surprise the food was amazing and wondered why people don't come here on a Sunday night.
I would highly recommend this place for Chinese food and experience the slightly cold hospitality of the staff
Good Chinese food
One of the oldest Chinese restaurant in Mumbai. They were the pioneers when they started serving the REAL chinese food to Indian palate. Food is simple and tastes great. Chicken starters sautéed in the various Chinese sauces are yummy along with the Crab soup . As the restaurant is old so are the waiters with the greying hair. Good value for money chinese restaurant in SoBo.
Authentic Chinese Place
The first impression i had off this place when i visited it was that it is not an Indian Chinese restaurant... infact the ambiance gave me a feel that i was in some town in China having Chinese food... The waiters were mostly Chinese and were pretty helpful when you asked them something and looked like they knew their food...Had Mei-Foon which is basically rice-noodles... The food was decent... wouldn't rate it very good... The price seemed a little on the higher side... comes out to around 1000 for 2 people but then given the place where it is located, you come to expect it...
Kamling on my mind......
A proper Chinese restaurant, with a great ambiance, good service and really quality food. It was something totally different from the chinese I usually have. Worth every penny spent there. The prawns were very well made, the rice tasted great, the flat noodles, not sure what they are called in chinese, was a good experience for my palate. A class restaurant.
Good food but Expensive
This Chinese restaurant is right next to Ambassador Hotel near marine Drive.
The food here is not the standard indianized Chinese which you get everywhere these days, there is a certain charm to the place as well. Takes you back to the 90s.
The Fried Crispy vegetable is a good starter, it was something different and tasty. Steamed Dumplings are also delicious. Fried mei-foon (Basically Rice noodles) were good and a must try.
The food is good but is expensive for a place no in a star hotel, that is the major draw back here.
Worth a try!
We popped in for a quick meal after a play at NCPA and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. Yes, the captain didn't look particularly pleased (maybe because we asked for veg dimsums) but the place itself is spruced up pretty neat.
The fried wantons were well and truly crispy and though we enjoyed the crunch, we wouldn't have complained if the quantity of the filling was as proportionate. The American chopsuey was perfect. Filled with peppers, cabbage, sprouts and served on a bed of crispy noodles, it had just the right texture and flavour. Though we recommend you order something more spicy along with the chopsuey just to balance it out.
All in all, worth a try.
Absolutely useless food and even worse service. The Captain doesn't want to serve you and will come to you as if he is doing you a favour. The waiters treat you as if you have some dreaded disease..... When this was told to the owner, he refused to believe it. Kamling may have had its good days, but those are a part of history!
If you want to spend Rs.2000-3000 (for two) over a worthless meal with pathetic service, Kamling is it. The restaurant boasts of being an authentic and traditional chinese restaurant..which it is definately not. I feel Mainland China has far better food, service and ambience than Kamling. It is not worth spending your money over such pretentious joints, when there are far better options a available.
Kamling has diminished!
All its fervor and authentic Chinese cuisine which Kamling boasted in the 70's till the 90's have all vanished. Today, its another so called chinese restaurant with a bakda flavour.
Its food is oily and the chefs are not so experienced in chinese food. Basic hakka noodles and fried rice are ordinary. Visit this place for soups. At least that's worth going for.
Wish it was as good as it seemed
Well this is one of the few places where you have a variety in Pork dishes, except that it is one highly priced place with not that up-to-the-mark food. Found the place and ambience very quiet and not so appealing, service was OK-OK , not that good. The Menu was good and seemed to have a lot of variety, but very less spicy options. Starters are over priced, and so are the main course items. We ordered Roasted Pork with Onion(Half), one chicken Dish(half) (that was suggested by the waiter, dont remember the name) and a bowl of veg fried rice and chicken sweet corn soup, apart from the pork, the rest of the stuff was quite ordinary, not worth the money. Cost us around 900 bucks. Considering the food "Too Costly!!" Only good part was Marine drive is too close by , so after the food, you can have a walk by the sea :)
The Worst Part Of China
When you go to a Chinese restaurant, you expect to get some good that has some spice and a little bit of flavor right? Well, some places are terrible. Their definition of Chinese food is like khichidi at a bad roadside dhaba. I ordered the following:
Chicken Spring Rolls
Chicken Hot & Sour Soup
Chicken Haka Noodles
Tofu with Spring Beans & Bamboo
Hong Kong Chicken
Apart from the spring rolls, the food was terrible. It wasn't flavorful nor was it justified to be categorized as Chinese. In my noodle dish, there were not any noodles. In addition to that, the chicken hong kong had no flavor whatsoever. I have never had such a bland experience. Give me a break. I should have thrown the 1500 bucks in the garbage because that's what I felt I ate.
Statutory Warning: Please do not try to tread in this part of China. Its patheticaly bad
We had ordered 2plates(small) of Chicken-mein-Foo(rice noodle) and 1 plate(small) of american chopsuey. Mein-Foo was a "Foo-lish" choice compared to the chopsuey which was atleast eatable. Prawns with garlic gravy was just tolerable. Ambience was good with a nice "Jackie Chan" feeling. Overall speaking its not worth the money u spent.
Food Quality: 3/5
Food Quantity: 2/5
Food Pricing: 2/5
This Restaurant is run solely by Chinese Management. I saw just 2 Indian Care takers (not waiters* as they didnt take orders) that just poured water in glasses on each table. I must admit, I was confused if theyre business is dependent on us as customers, or our job dependent on them as waiters. Youll know my grievances as you read below:
Food Quality: We ordered a pork fried rice and Prawn friend rice; with 2 gravies Chicken cooked in Hongkong Sauce and Chicken cooked in Peking Sauce. (Directly main course as a soup costs 340/- and starters a minimum of 400/-)
Food Quantity: Were Indians. We eat to survive a night, not just the next 3 hours! Make sure youre portions satisfy the Indian Appetite and not those of your hometown. Your food quantity must satisfy the customers money. Thankfully my date ate less and I made the better of the dish. We even heard customers to the next table express how surprised they were when the waiter placed the dish on our table.
Food Pricing: Ridiculously over priced. Theres not much even invested in furniture nor cutlery. The lighting was mediocre and barely anything fancy in our vicinity that can cause the management to keep their prices that steep.
Ambience: Strictly ok!
Service: We arrived at the table, freshened up at the washroom turn by turn and waited for 20 minutes for someone to serve us water (We asked 3 different waiters to put us some water in our glasses). When we asked the Sr.Waiter/Manager (elderly Chinese man) to briefly describe a dish, his response replicated a pigs grunt. When he took our order, he interrupted us about 3 times with his views on what we should order (Why would we want to see the menu card if we preferred a strangers preference?) No eye contact was made, no humble welcoming gestures, no smiles, no asking us if wed like anything else, no asking us for feedback on the food, etc. How miserable! It really felt like we arrived right after a Chinese funeral.
The total came to about 1100/- for 4 dishes, which estimates the average to about 260/- each dish, with ridiculous portions (minors will eat more), terrible service, mediocre ambience and grouchy responses from Management.
Wont revisit & make sure all those I know dont too.
(P.S - They scored 2 stars thanks to the food quality. Service & portions cut most of their scores)
The worst & most pathetic chinese expereince!!
I went there with my family yesterday & was utterly bitterly disappointed!! To begin with, there was no water in the loo...YUCK. Even the public loos are better & cleaner than this one. We ordered veg & non veg Wanton Noodle Soup. "Ewwwww" was the word to describe it - it smelt funny & was gone off!! However they replaced it (which was sweet of them) with an even more terrible Sweet Corn Soup. The Main Course did no justice either. the only savior was Chicken Fuyong. I recommend a strong "no no" for anybody who wish to go here!!
Good indian chinese food:)
i went there about few months back...this place has been there for a really long time...they have a really good indianised chinese food...well furnished...and really good service. the usual affair of fried rice,Manchurian,chilly panner n chicken etc.. they were all really well prepared.priced a little on the expensive side..however the quantities are good enough to easily fill 2-3 people well...i like i like...
Variety is the spice of life
Good Food here The best part is that this restaurant has started serving smaller portions so you can experiment with more food. If you are 4 or more people you can actually try 10 dishes. Of course like all Chinese restaurants ( Im sorry to be racist ) you will have some particular smell and see some ants somewhere as well. But its not an unhygienic place. I would definitely recommend this place for a casual walk in meal in the day. Its location is very good, just near churchgate station.
Probably the best Indo-Chinese food in Mumbai
Every time I go to Churchgate, I make it a point to either eat here, or get some food to go. The ambiance is good, the service is fast, and the food is to die for.
Every time I eat there, I try to pinpoint exactly what makes their food better than any other Chinese food in Mumbai, but so far I've been unsuccessful :). Even something simple, like fried rice, tastes so much better here than in any other restaurant. And the chicken and shrimp is always fresh.
I've been warned to stay away from the buffet and order à la carte. So far, this advice has never failed me.
Prices are slightly higher than your average mom-and-pop Chinese joints, but the quantity makes up for it.
All in all, this is among my top-ten restaurants in Mumbai.
Good old fashioned Chinese
Kamling is supposed to be the oldest Chinese restaurant in Mumbai. I don't know how far the story is true but it is said that a few sailors jumped ship and started this eatery. From the outside and even inside, Kamling is an unpretentious place. We entered a typically 60's style restaurant with Chinese lanterns swinging at the windows and over stuffed sofas on the bigger tables with "Reserved" signs on tables that mysteriously disappeared when you walked in without reservation. The old fashioned Cantonese style Chinese menu was simple - and the food that we ordered was simple, tasty and good value for money.
Go for the Mei-Foon which is outstanding. The chilie chicken and Haka noodles are also lip smackingly good. I was disappointed with the Prawns in hot garlic sauce because the of the middling size and also the taste. My Manchow soup also fell short - perhaps I should have asked for Lung Fung.
But overall the experience was good and I have to go again for the dumplings which I was told were excellent but since we had already ordered too much, the helpful Maitre d' restrained us from ordering.
Been going here for the past 10 years or so. Never ceases to please. Great food. great service. ethnic ambience and music. the waiters are chinese looking too! (even if they aren't actually chinese - though 1 or 2 of them are genuine chinese bred)
My fav foods: Shark fin soup & sliced pork
Drinks are nice. Desserts are disappointing.
Love going back there over and over.
great ambience decent food
though the staff is a bit arrogant and rude if i can say that..they place has awesome chinese food...i loved the ambience..good interiors. if you're in a mood for a quite dinner and chinese is what you like then kaimung is a good choice..and the location is a plus point too..