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Chinar on the Island

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283 Sand Ln, Staten Island, NY 10305-4511 (Robin Road)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Staten Island, New York
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365 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Ask me 2 years ago, and I would have said I loved the place. Went with a friend the another night as they offered a restaurant.com certificate. My first experience was wow. Now it's "the same old thing". I have never seen a change in menu or any specials. Diner's constantly move around the room, as do their children. One... More 

Thank FLB18
New York
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212 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We decided to try a new (to us) restaurant & chose Chinar on the Island, as the Yelp & Trip Adviser reviews were positive. This is an absolutely beautiful venue. The middle court-yard area (with tables) is lovely, with “Chinar” trees in the center, underneath a mural on the ceiling of a picturesque blue sky. The surrounding area has private... More 

Thank SuzieQ044
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We visited this restaurant just once. my impression from this place: good/ exotic interior + burned and expensive meal (we ordered lamb chops).

1 Thank YLAsee
Brooklyn, New York
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were recently there for a big birthday party which was set up in their banquet room and we really enjoyed it! The food was good, although at times a bit inconsistent, some dishes were great and some were so-so. The music was OK, a bit all over the place with styles, genres...but overall it was a fun evening!

1 Thank passionrumba
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147 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

This was the second visit for me to Chinar. The service is still attentive and the food top notch. It was sat night and there was an excellent saxophonist. We started with fried calamari which was tender and well seasoned. The main I had was shrimp and pasta in pesto sauce it was Al dente and delicous. Hinda had the... More 

Thank Jonboy111
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants on the Island. Friendly staff, fresh food , salads made for your order ( not 5 days in advance ) , middle eastern and russian flavors . We have dinner there at least once a week. Love it !

1 Thank Rimma F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Chinar on the Island never disappoints. I have been there numerous times and it's always amazing👌;especially the potatoes and mushroom and mixed meat platter. I celebrated my birthday there in January with about 20 guest and all my guest were very impressed with their service and food!! This is for sure my go to spot in Staten Island!

Thank JuJuEt88
New York City, New York
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We looked at a menu before deciding to sit down. It looked good so we decide to stay. The bartender came over and greeted us and took our drink order then disappeared for 15 minutes. When she returned she made our drinks and brought them over. We ordered two entrees and waited, and waited and waited. When the food came... More 

Thank Joe C
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147 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Good ambiance, nice dining room. The tables are not pushed together but in a comfortable pattern. The wait staff are friendly and helpful. Weekends there's live music. We were a party of 8 and started with lots of appetizers. They were fresh and delicious also the bread was the same. Octopus salad was tasty and tender the salmon &tuna exquisite.... More 

1 Thank Jonboy111
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Chinar on the island is a perfect place for any kind of celebration. The place beautifully redone after hurricane Sandy about a year ago has a certain charm and comfort ,excellent service , the food great as always! It continues to be one of our favorite restaurants were we keep coming back with friends and family.. Highly recommend it!

1 Thank Robokrugie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 Sand Ln, Staten Island, NY 10305-4511
    (Robin Road)
  • Public Transportation: There are few bus stops within a walking distance from the restaurant. The best option is to check public transit directions on Google maps.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Staten Island
  • Phone Number: 718-390-5305

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?