59 Reviews / 61 Ratings
Lovely place..need to improve on some..
Took lunch buffet few days back and I was excited enough. I had a very good experience at the Kolkata outlet of this restaurant but this time had a little setback on the food. Staff is polite and presentable. I loved the steamed momos that we ordered as starters, they were just superb. Main course food was more or less the same as of any other Indo- Chinese restaurant. Thai curry was not good enough to hit my taste buds. Tofu was also not good for me. I liked Lotus rice. I know it might be one of their setback days, but I wish they come up with something new and attractive.
another amazing mainland china branch
this is one of the best places to have chinese in Mumbai, and my whole family loves it. Buffet is amazing value for money. Food-no matter what you order, is authentic, is free of unnecessary oily,and amazingly delicious and you can always get it personalized according to your tastes! Service is amazingly 5 star level so no issues there. Just go with family and enjoy. A little bit expensive but makes up for it in quality,so will not feel bad paying for it. portions are very good.
Last evening we went to this restaurant with my relatives .The ambience was nice, We really enjoyed the food and service staffs are very courteous ,the good part is they do have good option for vegetarian, one should try their hunan prawns if you visit this restaurant.The place is priced very reasonably.I would love to visit here again.
Our new favourite eatery
We tried this once a few weeks ago and it became an instant hit for both of us. My wife loves the authentic taste and style of Chinese food here and the service us excellent as well.
Price tag is a little on the higher side. Wish they can run some promotions to attract more customers. weekdays or weekends its always sparsely occupied and so they need ti think if they are ok with thr limited patrons or want to increase foot fall. We have been here 5-6 times in last 3 weeks.
With the now monotonous offering of pizza and western cuisine outlets around Hiranandani, this seems to be a good option to the taste buds.
Note: You can always order your food without MSG if that's important for you. This is a additional plus point for couples who are expecting or new moms.
All in all a good place for a nice dinner but kind of hits the pocket.
Place to DIE FOR!!!
This is one of my favourite restaurant, I love the food and a frequent person there,
The tsing hoi chicken gravy and burnt garliv fried rice is to die for, The hot chocolate rollls are yumm and truly amazing, the staff is friendly and sweet. Mainland China has always been the faviourite for my entire family.. I love this place.
The best option for authentic chinese food
A visit to Mainland China after long....had built too many expectations around it. The place lives up to its name. It offers quite a variety across courses.
The outlet at Powai is a long rectangle...with tasteful decor. The red and black shades would rather entice you to feel the 'China'man. The staff is very courteous and will will help you select the best preparation suited to your taste. We did go for short meal...only appetizers and rice with gravy. The food was light (not heavy on oil) and had a pleasing taste to it. The chef modified the base gravy on request and that was a delightful experience.
Mainland China Powai did satisfy us for a dinner...but it fell short on a creating a memorable dinner. Something that you may expect from a fine dining place. I will still give the benefit of doubt and visit them once more.
If it's Chinese then it's from Mainlan China
We had decided to go to some other restaurant in Powai, but that being closed for renovation we ended up ourselves in Mainland China @ Powai.
We were offered the Corporate Buffet which included:
Soup of your Choice
Veg/Non Veg Momos (3 pc)
1 Main Course Veg/Non Veg
All this @ Rs.505/-per head.....
And just mind it the dishes were awesome...This menu is hit among the office goers in Powai and you will find this place usually full in afternoon..
Food is really good and desserts..toooo gooooood
Great Experience... good food & brilliant service
They live up to the name. Each item on the menu is a preparation of authentic sauces made to perfection.
The servers were very polite & attentive, certainly makes you feel special.
Correct suggestions given to match the taste... food served very fresh & hot making it a perfect Chinese experience for you..
This is a regular, predictably good place, with some nice starters - the basil dumplings are worth a revisit. Noodles are of a higher standard here compared to most 'chinese' joints elsewhere, making a great combo with the Mahlak sauce. Service is quite good, however, to be fair to the restaurant, weekdays are the best times to visit since all stewards are forced to hustle on crowded weekends. It's always been a smooth experience here, though I keep wondering if and when Mainland China will introduce new items to gratify us all further. Price, well, it does pinch middle class patrons, but then a day or two in a month is no harm at all. After all, we live to eat, don't we? :)
My first authentic Chinese food experience
1st time in my life i had authentic Chinese food & it was awesome. wanton soup was amazing & fragrant pot rice with three kinds of mushrooms braised in ginger wine sauce also too good. Recommended for Chinese food lovers. Great ambiance & friendly staff. its bit costly but worth to visit again & again.
Was here last weekend with my wife and I absolutely loved the experience
The food here was brilliant. Their Jasmine rice is highly recommended and their General Tao's Favorite Chicken is something which is a must-try. The service is very good and the waiters are quite attentive. You can expect damages upto Rs 1200 for a couple without alcohol
Dinner at Mainland
I have been here a couple of times, and I must say the food is very consistent. Although, I must admit I like their starters quite a bit. The crispy vegetable, dim sums and corn are really good. I don't find the main course to be exceptional, the manchurian and the tofu were alright.
I must admit their service is great, compared to other restaurants. When they found out it was my birthday, they surprised me with dessert. The ice cream and chocolate cake was the perfect way to end things.
Standard Eating Joint for Chinese Food
Food at all Mainland China outlets meets the basic standard norms and will always be good but never excels - its like a factory churning out food based on pre-set standards. Pan fried noodles in soya sauce , chicken steamed wantons and chicken black bean sauce stand out. The service too is impeccable.
The Best Branch According To Me.
I agree with fellow reviewers, if you want to have chinese, this is the place. The ambiance is great, decor and staff all make you feel as if you have suddenly landed in China. Their starters, main course , desserts, tea everything is worth mentioning, and there is nothing that I have tried and not liked, yet. Try their steamed dim-sums, chicken, soups, they are all really nice. And they give chopsticks too, for a true chinese cuisine fan. :)
If it's chinese,it has to be mainland china
The place looked bright and beautiful and was quite full at around 9 in the evening. Though we did not make reservations, five of us soon got a table in the amply spacious restaurant.
The food here personifies quality. It's quite dear if you consider the quantity they serve,right from the soup in lemon coriander to the crispies in chilli pepper to the main course in hunan sauce to the deserts in honey.
The quality of the food and service is quite unparalleled at Mainland China. The Powai outlet lived up to the high standards that all MLC restaurants adhere to.
An old Affair.
I think it's the only chain of restaurant that I have tried in all the cities I have been a part of. Started from the buffet lunch we friend's would go in bangalore for, to taking my parents at delhi one and cousins at kolkata one. So when I saw it in Mumbai I had to drag a few friends here.
The food was stellar, and reminded of my first tryst with them at Bangalore, the ambiance is lovely. Make sure you try their lamb preparations.
The service is quite good.
Brilliant Chinese experience...
We have frequented this Mainland China many times and it is an experience worth every penny of it. We love the siu mai dim sums and they are yummy, the pepper sauce served with it my favourite. The ambience is 5 star and the service is really nice . Its definitely worth a visit if you have a deep pocket . The damage for 2 is easily Rs. 1200/- without alcohol.
Chinese food is my all time favorite. I can eat Chinese food 365 days. The best part about mainland china is their Buffets. I think it's value for money. Wontons, fried chicken wings, soups and variety of noodles... everything's just so perfect. I bet you will end up over eating. The food is super delicious. My recommendation, try the buffet.
As expected ...
Have been a regular at the Saki Naka joint and love their food. This place is way better when it comes to location, parking and seating arrangements. A huge place by Mumbai's standard ... with comfortable seating arrangement. Surprisingly this place is always full even on weekdays, thanks to the offices around and expats living here.
Food is as usual... nothing special to write home about. Service is pretty good but can take time during the peak hours. Love their crispy sesame lamb for starters and Chicken in Oyster sauce for mains. The honey fried noodles for dinner remains my all time favorite desert. Wish they would experiment a little with their food and start buffet like Pune and some other places.
Excellent Chinese food
Mainland China has an impressive ambience. Their cuisine has a very subtle taste and flavour. However, those who are looking for Chinese food modified as per traditional Indian tastes, this may not be the right place. They have limited options but all are pretty nice. We specially liked the crackling spinach, roast duck and General Tao's chicken. Also, love to have their Jasmine tea.
A Grand Family Dinner
On a busy Saturday evening when most restaurants refuse to take dinner reservations, Mainland China kindly obliged us by booking a table for 9 people! :-O
We landed there five minutes later than our scheduled arrival time and the staff was courteous enough to escort to an already laid out table in a private dining area. We were given drink and food menus which we barely had to look at because the stewards were quite prompt in suggesting what to order.
We had a mixed bunch of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. For vegetarian starters we had: assorted dim-sums platter, crispy vegetables in chilli plum sause, burnt garic soup, lemon coriander soup. The soups were quite bland and didn't excite too much. The starters were pleasant and tasty. The crispy vegetables were crunchy and yum.
For non-vegetarian starters we ordered prawn pepper, aromatic chicken with ginger, roasted chilli lamb. They were all really delicious and we were happy to eat them.
For the main-course, we ordered potato and corn in chilli garlic sauce, some pot vegetable thing with a strong cinnamon favour and rice and noodles.
Overall, the experience was pleasant. The staff members also helped us click pictures of the family reunion.
We will definitely go back for another meal at our next family reunion.
i had heard a lot about this place and was absolutely delighted that it lived up to my expectations.
Starters - had a very good selection and the waiter was quite friendly and nice suggesting what we should try
Main course - Superb dishes
Dessert - mouth watering chocolate brownie
Service - the best
A little heavy on the pocket maybe..... but worth it. You get good food good service.
Really happy about this place
July 6, 2012response from management at Mainland China:
Dear Preethy, thank you for your appreciation .Looking forward to see you again.
Visited the place with friends on a weekend.
Friendly staff, in sync ambience and loved the food...everything we ordered was nice veg , fish , chicken and the server for our table made the experience better with his insights about the specialities we orderd. It is a tad expensive but worth it.
Go there if you have chinese cravings :)
Great Food.. Truely Large group friendly..
Been there for a team party!!
They alloted us a separate area which easily accomodated around 40 people.. It had round tables to accomodate 6-8 people on each.. The walls had a chinease portraits and signs over it so team had fun capturing pics as it was a separate area..
We started with the Corn Starter which everyone loved.. I dont like corn else would have tried it too.. Den we had a Spring Rolls which were great.. :) .. We tried few cocktails of which the Mint based cocktail was amazingly great.. Apart from that we also had Fruit Punch and Stuff like that but the Mint based was the best...
We then started with the Dim Sum (Chinease Dumplings) which had a veggie stuffing inside a rice coting (Looks like Modaks made by Maharashtrians).. Its served with Musturd and some couple more sauses.. It was kind off tasteless.. :P but was still good very plain stuff with the taste of cooked veggies only..
Then we had some spicy grevy based Tofu served hot in a clay pot.. With the flavoured Rice which turned out to be a treat for tastebuds.. One who love spicy food must try this stuff and Ull surely fall in love with it.. We also tried some Chilly Garlic Noodles which had a tinge of sour tomato flavoured taste and lots of chilly garlicy spicy flavour.. We coupled it with a Garlic Chilly based gravey,, This combination was spicy but Chilly garlic based greavy was not as good as Spicy Tofu surved in Clay Pot...
Time for Desserts.. We already had a lot and were full.. There was Chocolate Fondue which comes with a Hot Chocolate in a small bowl kept on a stand with a candle to keep it hot.. It comes with Anjeer, Jellys and Some fruits.. It was great.. Followed by a Sizzling brownie which is now really common everywhere.. Honey Noodles as a Dessert was disappointing..
So all in all... Great place to tickle your taste buds with a Great Chinease food.. Spicy Tofu in a Clay Pot is a must try for spice lovers :) ..
Kudos to all the Mainland China Chefs and everyone..
Burns your pocket but leaves your tongue contended
I had been here last sunday without a table booking. Had to wait in the lobby for around 20-30 mins which was quite tolerable. But an hard to digest fact was that I was not served water even after multiple requests which is the least you could expect from a class restaurant like this.
We started with the dimsum platter. It did not tickle my taste buds. We immediately went to the cantonese noodles which was wholesome for 3 of us. As usual I always prefer four treasure vegetables because of shetake mushrooms which I love beyond anything. We ended the dinner with a well deserved Hot chocolate brownie. The bill came to 1.7k which for a 3 course meal for 3 people with limited appetite.
lovely place ,polite staff,good food for the tummy
what a lovely place to be, great ambience,kind staff,great service,good food.
hubby and self had a great time, wontons(chicken)melts in the mouth,chicken fried rice tasty ,toi chicken gravy ,,amazing taste..overall i liked this place,,,yes a little expensive...but worth it ya.
mainland china cooks good chinese food :)
Good experience !
I am not a "chinese food" foody (being a vegetarian doesnt help the cause as well) but this place will definitely bring me back ! The options available for the appetizers, rice and vegetable preparations should keep you satiated.
We (a group of 5) did not have prior reservation for a Sunday dinner but managed to get lucky in 20 mins. The waiting area is small but well maintained and over looks the main dining area.
Chose to have the Honeyed Chilli potatoes, the chilli corn, corn & water chesnut and basil flavored dimsums along with the lemon coriander soup for starters.
The dimsums were awesome and so was the lemon corriander soup ! The honeyed chilli potatoes were a treat as well. Chilli corns were a good treat as well (but will skip them next time).
Ordered the mixed vegetable fried rice and a vegetable gravy with mixed veggies (forget the name) for the main course and they were well prepared.
The food may take some time to get to the table but its worth the wait (also shows that its not pre cooked most of the times)
The food palate is well balanced and not overtly done with pungent flavors like other chinese joints.
The staff is mostly attentive (rush hours can be a dampner with everyone) and were helpful when asked for suggestions.
The only down side of the whole affair is the taxes that you pay ! The service charge, VAT on food, a seperate VAT on mocktails / cold drinks loads up the final bill.
The place is certainly a little expensive but the food matches up !
Not bad for authentic Chinese food
The place tops in terms of ambiance, choice of food and service. It has a formal appeal to it, but makes for a great place to go on a date during dinner service (lunch session is packed with people in business suits). Choice for vegetarians is quite limited, but nevertheless good. Hopefully they will add more vegetarian options.
Verdict: One of the best places for authentic Chinese food.
Mainland China being a brand, was a little disappointed.. Been here many times- food is decent -not great- but mainly inconsistent- dont expect an good dish u had once to be served as well at another time. i remember having a eight treasure soup here tat was really good, but never again repeated..
Service is lackadaisical and there are a couple of waiters and captains who are yet to learn the basics of hospitality management.
music in background is bit uninteresting. Ambience is decent and menu is good thoh not very extensive and seems un-updated since past few years..
A real boost in management is required.
Mainland China served Non-Veg to a Pure Veg eater
Was there recently, got served non veg chicken soup instead of the veg soup I had ordered. Waiter simply said sorry and offered to replace. Restaurant needs to have better processes in place to prevent them from making basic mistakes of serving hardcore non veg food to pure vegetarians.
May 27, 2011response from management at Mainland China:
Dear Mr. Malhotra
We are so very sorry to learn about your experience at our restaurant. Please accept our apologies for the dissatisfaction caused to you. Also we would like to thank you for bringing this incidence to our notice.
We would like to garner more feedback about the incident.Would it be possible for you to share your contact details with me at firstname.lastname@example.org? Please do consider the request as it will help us improve.
My chinese food voyage
First of all, I would like to thank Burrp for giving me the space to express myself.
Mainland china reminds me of my voyage for the chinese food.
Chinese food, as i remember started for me when i was about 7/8 years old. My father got Chicken Manchurian parceled from a restaurant in Chembur. Alas! my taste buds had the first experience of Chinese food. My heart still slurps when i am reminded of my first experience. My sister and I finished up the whole chicken manchurian, hardly anything left for my parents.
After that I have tasted chinese food at tapris, other restaurants and my college canteen.
At chinese tapri, one near Mankhurd station has been my favorite spot that enjoyed with my friends during the school days.
In college. the chinese food story is same everywhere, you get cheap and awfully prepared chinese food. Still you like to eat it because it gets served quickly and in the end you express your anger with your friends for the canteen anna.
Come 2010, I saw the commercial of Mainland China, where the guy in the restaurant rushes to kiss the Chef for the tasty chinese meal he was served.
Heard it from my friends the food is just ok but the place is costly.
Still I had this in mind, the place would be an ideal space to have some really good chinese meal.
7th April 2011, my friends from the college decided to meet at Powai because everyone is busy with their jobs and we hardly get time to meet. On top of it my birthday party was pending and even one of my friend became a mama. So it was great day to meet and have party with your pals.
We decided to go to Mainland China, I withdrew 2500 bucks from the ATM coz I knew the place will be costly, informed my parents not to make dinner for me as I will be coming late and all my friends were excited to have some good food.
Six of us entered Mainland China, an ambience that makes you feel that you are going to have some real good food and enjoy the evening. The first thing we had discussion was to have soup or not coz of the high price or just go ahead with normal starters and main course. But then mood was good, we or ordered 1 soup, 3 pints beer, 4 starters and we were also served chinese tea. Till now we really liked the soup that was tasted by all 6 of us, while starters were also ok and beer as usual was pretty good :). By now 1 of my friend had became pissed of the food but others still thought the main course will be nice.
We then had a 10 min long discussion and then ordered the main course. It was 2 large singapore noodles (1 veg n 1 non veg), 2 regular fried rice (again 1 veg n 1 non veg), chicken manchurian n 1 veg gravy (don't remember the name.)
Clean plates were kept and we all were ready to give delight to our taste buds. First we tasted Singapore Noodles, the noodle were like vermicelli same as that you get in Apna Bazaar under the brand name Bambino, awful taste and began the horrible journey of my chinese food. The rice served were also of poor quality, when you are paying 400 bucks for rice you expect some better quality food but it was just in my imagination, reality had some awful food for me. Chicken manchurian was just like any other that you get served in a restaurant.
In the end what I experienced was awful, highly priced, no value for money chinese food. Service was also poor as the waiters used to interrupt for serving food while the plates were full and also we waited for more than 20 minutes just to get that bloody 4000 rupees bill.
It's all show no quality in Mainland China, only ambiance is the good part over here.
Outside we cursed Mainland china in as many ways as we can. The best one was "just keep replace u with one of the a's in Mainland China".
It's better i have chinese food served in a tapri rather than again going to Mainland China to have my pockets empty with horrific food experience.
April 12, 2011response from management at Mainland China:
Thank you for the feedback. Would it be possible for you to share your contact details with us so that we can get in touch with you to know more about your experience ?
Wine n Dine..... Setting for a Perfect Date :))
I visited this place for the first time with my date for the night :)) The day was beautiful for the company, the atmosphere, the solitude... And coming here just added another feather on that cap :) Starting from the wine to the dine, it was all simply awesome.....
I had always heard a lot about this place and infact have tried waiting in the long queues at Powai. And now I know why people would wait endlessly for their turn... Luckily we didn't have to wait much at all... We started off with Red Wine, mine was an exquisite Kingfisher Bohemia from South Africa... It had a nice sweet tinge in the end which I'm sure the ladies would savor :)) We then had our round of dimsums which came after a long wait.. But it made up for the fact that these were the finest little delicious dimsums I have had in a long time. The sauces that accompanied this were equally amazing. The wooowest thing is all the distinct flavors that your mouth comes across when you eat here, that just adds a new meaning to mindblowingly great food!!
Our maincourse consisted of a Fish preparation in Basil Sauce that came in a pot. We were beginning to feel a little full by the end of the first serving. Else I swear to God I could have licked that Pot!!! :)) The fish was beautifully soft yet not too soft, melted in the mouth beautifully.... We realised later the reason we were feeling full was to do with the authentic kimchi and salad... Suggest you not to overdo those ;)
Overall a great meal and good service and a day well ended.... I would like to try their buffet meal sometime... You get a lot more for a lot lesser ;)) This place is sure pricey but its worth visiting for the quality and sheer goodness of flavors... Must visit! I shall plan going their soon again.....
"The Best Chinese I ever had".........how true
After several visits to the powai branch I am writing this. The food is excellent as always. What I love about them is the consistency they have with all the branches. the Powai branch sure had some hiccups in the beginning but now the place runs like a well oiled machine. Good food and good service.
Could be better
I'm a fan of Mainland china, so much so that i've visited almost every outlet in the city and can actually compare them! Because the Andheri (sakinaka) outlet which I guess, was the first in Mumbai, honestly has the best cooks and the others have not lived up to the standards. Don't get me wrong... the food is still well-prepared, the service still impeccable. But the touch of awesomeness...thats what is missing from the Powai outlet.
Corn & waterchestnut dumplings - excellent, perfect
Thick Lemon Broth - strictly average
Lotus wrapped fried rice - this was tasty, no doubt, but at the sakinaka outlet it was just so much yummier!
Appreciate the complimentary mojito on the occassion of Fathers day but sorry, it was not mixed well at all! Plus, my favourite lettuce-veggies starter was not available on that day :-(
For me, 3 on 5
No duck :( but i still love!
my guy was craving for the peking duck..and we went all the way to powai for this one..but sadly they didnt have it.not even a starter.took me a while to get over the tragedy but i moved on eventually..we ordered the cantonese prawn rolls, tsing hao chicken and fried rice. The food is always upto the mark and delicious. and those of you who havent tried the hot chocolate rolls are missing something.
p.s. -nxt time around, ill call n confirm b4 keeping high hopes.
Service compensates for the little shortcomings...
Honestly, I didn't know this one existed. We intended to go to the Mainland China at Saki Naka but I remember parking woes at that one and so decided to try some place at Hiranandani instead.
The hospitality has always been superlative at Mainland China and this was no exception. We were just the two of us, but were given a 6-seater as we requested for sofa seats. The ambiance was elegant, well lit up but not too Chinesey. Their complimentary fragrant Chinese tea and khimchi kept us company till the food arrived.
Firstly, the water tasted funny and we had to order for bottled water... I'd recommend that you do so too. Our order read like this...
5 Spice Chicken (Rs. 340)
Prawns Siu Mai (Rs. 190)
Hookien Prawn Noodles and (Rs. 290)
Roast Lamb in Devil Sauce (Rs. 360)
Total Damage: Rs 1446 (including a Rs.118 service charge)
The 5 Spice Chicken was a terrible disappointment for the price. A whole meal would cost that much at other places. Tiny Portions, no flavour, batter fried chicken and no presentation at all. And this was supposed to be from the celebration menu. Avoid. The Siu Mai was good and tender as usual, but I would've appreciated larger portions. The noodles were very good and decent portions. The roast lamb was well done and not chewy as it tends to get sometimes.We were stuffed at the end of it and had to skip dessert.
I wrote a word in their feedback about the 5 spice chicken and the waiter took care to find out more about it. The manager was also intimated who told us that he shall convey our opinion to the chef and assured us of a better experience next time.
Same old as always!
I'm quite a regular at the Powai outlet,that speaks for the dearth of good options to dine in Hiranandani! Mainland China, is a place where you can opt for a leisurely lunch,or grab a quick bite or even dine with your family. It's all the same, The food is good .It's quite dear if you consider the quantity they serve. It's well made attempt to make the whole ambiance very 'Chinese' with the concept of this restaurant having everything 'red'. It's one huge rectangular area,which is well lit and done in a plush manner. It's always ever pouring with people,on week ends,you sure have to wait.. The service is average,nothing extra ordinary about it. The captain and the steward may have to be budged several times,with sometimes,your requests going unheard. A meal for four would cost you somewhere around Rs 2,000,including the following
- 2 Soups
- 2 Starters
- A portion of nice/noodles
- A Non veg main
Mind you they include service charge as well as Value Added tax,so don't bother tipping them!
I've been to this place countless times and have tried everything from Singapore to Schezwan noodles; from Peking duck to chicken; fish, crabs, prawns, lamb, just about everything they have to offer - regular rice, claypot rice, fried rice. Mainland China is one consistent place. It hasn't disappointed even once. The service is superb and fast. Slightest concern and they would offer to remake the dish for you. They have among the most polite and attentive staff. This is the second-best Chinese restaurant I've been to, best being Nanking in Bangalore where I've eaten dozens of times without a single disappointment.
But I do have one complaint: I, and most people, think this place is too expensive. The food and service are amazing but this place needs to reduce its prices 15%, which is unlikely looking at the waiting they have despite their large capacity. Owing to cost, this is a place to think twice before finalizing if you're eating alone. They should do half-portions for single-customers, which is not unheard of. They do have half-portion rice but not main dishes. This innovation is widely needed. One person, alone, should be able to eat (main course) at an upmarket (like Mainland China) restaurant for 350-525. That will increase their volumes and popularity.
great food.. never has a meal failed here
i used to go to the mainland china at saki naka before this, now with a mainland china just next door in unbelievable !! same great quality with a modern decor and friendly staff is just too good gotta love the lotus leaf wrapped rice, earthen pot cooked menu items and lots of other stuff each as good
I am a diehard fan of Mainland China and hence find it difficult to write anything negative about them. But the service at this (Powai) restaurant is really really bad. After a couple of bad experiences, we have shifted back to the Saki Naka outlet of Mainland China - the service there is superb. Never going back to the Powai outlet.
They had also started taking home delivery orders for Oh Calcutta from the Powai outlet. The food quality was bad. Mangsho was undercooked. Loochis seemed to have been reheated. Cold food. My request to the team there : please do not kill the Oh Calcutta market by dishing out such bad food.
Quality Gone Down
Visited this restaurant many a times but today had a very bad experience..
Place was overcrowded with too many people waiting and no proper waiting area
food service was very slow probably cause the place was overpacked.
No proper service as staff was short.
But the biggest hitch was precooked and reheated food
Overall a bad experience
September 9, 2009response from management at Mainland China:
At the onset we would like to apologize for the dissatisfaction caused to you at MLC Powai. We would like to garner more feedbak from you at a convenient time. Kindly send us your contact details at email@example.com.
Your comments are very important and will definitely help us improve.
Mainland China Team
excellent food... gr8 service..
the food at mainland china is as always fantastic... but this mainland china also has excellent service and a very friendly ever - smiling staff.. they are very attentive, courteous and not intrusive.
they know the food well and understand what the guests want... they had a food festival going on and the hot and sour wanton veg clear soup was award winning... just perfect...
an excellent place to go to in powai and i am definitely going there again...
Place is very well done up...
i will give 6/5 for ambience....
the food is always good here...
i m a frequent visitor of mainland china at saki naka....
but this one is just too good with the ambience...
the menu and food is the same as any other mainland china...
i love the different type of gravies that they offer....everyone worth try...
it is a little towards expensive side i wud say...
but the food makes up for it...
they offer chinese tea....
nice thing to do...
and you will get chopsticks if you ask for...
overall experience 5....
everything is good here....
so cant cut the points anywhere...
Revisit is always a good idea
I have been to Mainland in andheri(w) and gurgaon. And now in powai as well. I love all the 3 places (of course there are preferences in these 3 too)
But overall food is good. Best deal-must must try "Unfixed Lunch menu"
Priced at 225+taxes (typically comes to 550 for two people)
But the menu has choice of soups, main course dish,rice/noodles & a dessert.
So for a veg meal, u get two main course dishes. The options to choose from is fixed but overall it is very filling and value for money.
Lives up to expectations
Great Food, Good Service and a Lovely Ambience. I think that sums up a good place to have lunch if you are craving decent chinese fare!
We had chicken and prawn dumplings with these variety of sauces! which were filled with aromatic prawns... with the right amount of flavor n spice... yum yum!
The fruit punch which my friend ordered was ho - hum... as the stirrer was ridiculously short and keeping the drink mixed was proving to be a task!
Followed by spicy chicken with flat noodles (a personal favorite). The chicken was soft, succelent and done just right!
The only part which was uncomfortable was the seating. I and my friend were seated on a 6 seater round table... making us feel rather... welll uncomfortable. I wish they could have a few more 2 seater tables for folks like us who dont come with a large family.
Another is the big big menu with so many pages. You have to keep flipping back and forth to remember all your selections. Wish they could come up with sumthin more convenient.
I still keep going back for the delicious food! all stars there!