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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, great atmosphere. My favorite place to celebrate any occasion. Both halls are decorated in style and each has its own charisma. The saxafone player is enjoyable. I like seating outside as well. Food is always delishious: bronzini, fry potatoes with mushrooms, kutaby, pilaf, avocado salad. Assorted meat. The favorite Dessert is Kiev cake and smetannik made on premises.... More 

Thank pierrii
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed about our visit. We got there for lunch and we were served with badly heated dish called " kutabi " and yes we got a green tea, than we've got the bill where they made a " mistake" and charged us for this tea more than the whole lunch price. I wouldn't recommend the place to no one... More 

Thank IrinaNetwork
Staten Island, New York
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397 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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229 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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160 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?