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“Amazingly Authentic for Chinese Taste Buds” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chinoiserie

Chinoiserie
34B Belvedere Road | Taj Bengal Hotel, Alipore, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700027, India
+913322233939
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Ranked #44 of 2,653 Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Amazingly Authentic for Chinese Taste Buds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

If it is Taj it has to be great. Surely it was. I was apprehensive when my wife and her friend decided to dine Chinese at Chinioiserie because no matter how grand Taj is it always was not so popular about the food thing, be it any sort of party, wedding or fine dining. Well, this came out to be false and sure it won our hearts. Of course the rates (For four of us the bill came to around 4200 which included 2 soft drinks too) were that of the standards of Taj but it was sure what we were craving for. Seeing the other places to dine in the city the rates were simply reasonable.

Capped by excellent service and cleanliness and superb ambience it served us the freshest things we would have ever imagined. Made me remember the movie Ratatouille where at the end the critic is reminded of his home back when he was just a kid smelling farm-fresh. Same here also we experienced the same thing.

For starters we ordered Onion Pancake and American Corn. Onion Pancake was a thing which we had never experienced before. Simply tasted fresh and amazing. Would suggest a must try specially for this one. For the main course we took Burnt Garlic n Spring Onion Fried Rice, 3 flavoured noodles and Devil's Choice. We all liked the Rice and Devil's Choice the most. My personal favourite here was the rice. Deliciously made it really was heart-filling.

We really savoured our decision and enjoyed the evening. Simply wowed by the service too. Must and highly recommended for Chinese taste freaks.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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570 helpful votes 570 helpful votes
“Best in Chinese Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The ambiance,the food,the decor,the courtesy all point to one direction and that is Superb.

Compared to the other restaurants of Taj Bengal, this is simply bliss. Souk was great but way too pricey and Sonargaon was simply horrible.

Chinese food quality is mouthwatering and authentic. My 6 year old nephew simply adores this place in the city.Quality of service and staff courtesy is exceptional. Even if you have to wait outside, they behave so nicely. Compared to this. the staff courtesy at Sonargaon is simply wretched and despicable.

Earlier they used to allow smoking at the center of the restaurant,but has stopped that since the bar on smoking in restaurants and public places.

Overall memorable experiences for me and my family every time we have food there.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic Chinese cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

The quality and variety of dishes on offer.
The chef really takes pains to help you order something that you would enjoy.

Visited April 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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““Best Chinese Resturant in City””
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Where to begin? The awesome ambiance, absolutely authentic Chinese food makes this restaurant the best in Kolkata. The flamed and grilled starters are one of a kind. If you want to try soups or munch tofu they have the best ones. In the main course we did tried dishes of lamb and chicken and they were just awesome. A real good restaurant to dine.

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“I have already mentioned somewhere that nobody makes fluffy omelets like the way the Taj does. It hardly matters whethe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I definitely would use this hotel again since they provide all the facilities for business travelers as well suitable for a leisure traveler. The service in the hotel is very good and it was in all a smooth stay. I thank all the staff for making our day.

Visited March 2012
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