13 Reviews / 13 Ratings
Try the konjee crispy lamb - yum!
I love Mainland China and I have been to various outlets around Mumbai. The ambience is okay, it's not as nice as the Andheri restaurant, but then again this Mainland China is situated in a mall, so I was more than satisfied.
I ordered the assorted non veg dim sum platter, they were delicious. There's no such thing as too much dim sums!
I really wanted to eat some duck, but unfortunately it was out of stock, so instead I ordered my all-time favourite starter - konjee crispy lamb. This dish is heavenly, the lamb is cut into very fine pieces and fried; the seasoning and balance of flavours is perfect.
I then had some seasonal vegetables with rice.
Bad quality ! Hefty Charges !!!!
Yesterday i went to Mainland Chinas Outlet in Malads Infinity Mall. I am fan of Mainland China for long time. As written in most of the reviews, they serve you Authentic Chinese food . But now i am feeling their quality is deteriorating. The outlet has the signature Mainland Chinas superb ambiance. But there was huge decline in the quality in food. First we ordered Wok tossed prawns in Black Pepper Sauce, which was very salty. After notifying the same, the dish has been changed and been made with proper taste. But honestly it was not as per the Mainland Chinas usual standards. Later we ordered for Fukein Crabmeat Fried Rice. We expected some Crab in the dish but what a Crap! It was nothing but the usual fried rice with few pieces of omelette (just like we can find in the Chicken Fried Rice on the street Chinesewalla! There was no single piece of Crab in this dish. We also had a wine and pint of beer. The real shocker is the Bill ! The actual bill was Rs.2305/- (as per given in the Menu card) but there was Rs.400/- extra (ie. 30% extra) they charged as various charges and taxes ! The additional charges are as follows - On wine - 20% VAT (Rs.119/-), On beer- 5% VAT (Rs.8/-), on Food its 12.50% VAT (Rs. 168/-), Service Tax - 4.944% (Rs. 114/-)! This doesnt end here, they separately charged Rs. 210 /- as Service Charge (@10%). On asking about this Service charge, i have been told that this will go in Mainland China employees Welfare Fund . That means in the huge margins on food and beverage the Restaurent recieves, (ex a pint of Kingfirsher mild for Rs. 180/-) the management cant manage the welfare of their employees and its depend upon the consumer!!!!
When i raised all these issues, then Rs. 400/- had been deducted from the total bill and we received the complimentary ice cream !!! This is because we protested and communicated the issue but what about those who dont protest and pay the bill ? So Kindly visit Mainland China if you are interested to pay the hefty taxes, Food with bad quality and yes, to pay for welfare for their employees !!!!
Not the same!
I visited Mainland China with friends during Diwali expecting the same quality as the other branches in Mumbai but was highly disappointed. We called for the chicken dumplings which were the only good thing that evening. Followed by lemon coriander soup which was just a lot of coriander and no lemon. Followed by veg chili garlic noodles, chicken fried rice and sapo chicken. All these dishes were served without any vegetables. No spring onions, carrots, bell peppers...and these are the usual. Disappointing. The flavors were okay and noodles a bit overcooked which caused them to stick together, After this..i feel I'll stick to The Andheri West branch.
not up to the mark!!!
I had gone to mainland china wid my group of friends to celebrate my best friend's birthday..We orded a a nonveg platter for staters.........everything was lukewarm,not hot not even warm.......the crabmeat dimsum was good,the soup ordered was okay.........the maincourse we ordered took 20 mins to come and it was cold!!!!CHINEESE SHOULD BE SERVED HOT!!!!!
AMBIENCE-is okay as compared to bandra or andheri one
service-the people serving didnt seem professional
overall a okay experience!!!
Even before stepping in, I was apprehensive if Mainland China could match up to the high standards set by Kamling less than ten days ago. The place was abuzz at 9:30 on a Saturday night and our party was seated at a round table for six for a while. Though we were initially unsure if we should bother with the table shifting, we were certainly glad we waited.
The staff was extremely courteous and seated us at as appropriate table as soon as they could. The drinks were prompt and the Sweet corn vegetable soup was steaming hot. We decided to experiment with the corn and waterchestnut dumplings and our gamble paid off. The filling had an interesting texture and the dumplings tasted especially great with their schezwan sauce. Would definitely recommend the burnt chilli garlic noodles in the main course and the mixed vegetables in basil chilli sauce (clay pot). Easily the most satisfying Chinese meal in recent times
Tip: Don't stuff yourself with the kimchi and vinegar cucumbers while waiting for the mains!
Best Chinese food in town
No restaurant meets the quality and quantity served by Mainland China.
Went to celebrate my friends anniversary. We gave instructions that the food has to be absolutely non-spicy. And the waiter who took the order thought and misunderstood we wanted spicy food. I was furious and thought of just paying and leaving without eating anything. But the staff was so courteous. The manager came and asked what the problem was. And after hearing the issue, just asked us to be patient and arranged for nice and tasty dishes in front of us. Infact they also provided a complimentary dish. This type of service makes the place so special. I have frequented the restaurant many times.
A must try is their Wok Tossed Greens with Garlic. Lemon Coriander Thick soup and Pepper Garlic Crabmeat.
Tongue Happy But Pocket Pains !!
Really, The food is really tasty and authentic what I have been looking for since long. You just cant resist to wait for such finger licking good food but to be practical, prices are really high as everybody has quoted. They should revise the prices again and then such different gathering will wait for them.
Would like to give it 5 stars for ambiance and food. A Sure try food for everyone.
I went on 23/11/2011 afternoon around 2pm.I had ordered Chicken Taipei it was just like chicken crispy fried with onions nothing bad about it though.Chicken pot fragrance rice had too many vegetables.The quantity is good but if you compare it with the price then its just too much.Overall an average experience.
Authentic Chinese, but is it worth?
I went to this place in this posh new mall (Infinity Malad) expecting a peaceful non-noisy dinner. But it didn't turn out that way. There was noise from everywhere and the ambiance was all killed by this chaos.
The menu is difficult to choose from since the prices are steep and there are no descriptions to the weird names (General Tao's Chicken.) Now as a customer I don't know what General Tao did with the chicken LOL! On asking the waiter all he could say is that it is nice. ); You don't want to spend Rs. 350 + on a dish you can also have in a mediocre Chinese restaurant.
The quantity of the food served at these steep prices is very very less. That's why I think it is just too pricey. An average eater wouldn't be satisfied with the quantity of the food they provide.
Overall this place is fit for only occasional visits on weekdays since it will be a bit quieter and peaceful on weekdays. These places are pricey, so I expect peace and ambiance in places where I need to spend more than Rs.1000 for an average meal for two. I would rather prefer going to the restaurant "Laughing Cavalier, Malad" at same price tags and better ambiance, better service, better food.