We had a great time at Chin Chin. We (2 persons) arrived at 5:45 pm on a Thursday and got seated at the (kitchen) counter immediately as the waiting time for a table was 2 hours. They don't take reservation but you can leave you name & wait at the Go Go Bar down stairs, which is a very hip & happening bar. There were a few layers deep of almost a thousand people at the huge bar.
What I love about Chin Chin:
i) High energy happening place to be from the time we entered the restaurant.
ii) Fast, efficient & friendly service staff. We were greeted by the waiter & suggested we share our food (like most places, its the trend now). The wait staff seemed very professional as they were attentive and fast at servicing & turning the tables.
iii) Nice music, simple modern decor, furniture & energetic ambiance.
v) Wide variety of food & drink selections, almost everything in the menu looks good but we just ate an hour before so we only ordered 3 items. Dry red curry of soft shell crab; chargrilled wagyu; and palm sugar ice cream sundae with honeycomb. They all tasted delicious, just perfect portion for 2 persons. As we were seated by the kitchen counter, we saw the kitchen staff preparing our food.
iv) The price & portion were reasonable for the good quality of food & service, a good value.
As we were leaving at 7:30pm, at the door, we overheard the receptionist told a guest that the wait was 3 hours and the guest happily answered "sure, put my name on". and there were quite a line waiting at the door. There are not many places people would wait hours in the cold. That shows how hot Chin Chin is right now.
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