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“A not so "Fine choice"”
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Fine Choice
Ranked #1,565 of 1,929 Restaurants in Zurich
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Oerlikon
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Oerlikon
Level Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A not so "Fine choice"”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

The restaurant is situated on the opposite side of Oerlikon train station.

The decor of the restaurant is asian theme (not a surprise since it is a Chinese restaurant) with chinese lanterns and fans. In the middle of the dining rooms there is a huge dirty (a lot of green algae) fish tank with a couple of large gold fish swimming around.

The service seemed to be "sleepy" and completely uninterested in working or maybe it was the day after a long night out in the city? Who knows? What was more strange was that nobody in the restaurant had any kind of uniform (that goes from waiters to kitchen staff). While we were eating the staff were having a loud argument, screaming back and forth to each other in chinese, this was however rather entertaining.

The food was served fast (approx. 5 min) which we found a little bit too fast. Our well educated guess is that everything was more or less pre-cooked and quickly re-heated. At least it tasted that way. Chinese food is usually rich in flavor... not here. We did not even finish our plates and we decided to skip desserts and coffee.

The price was reasonable, but the quality of the food was really poor, not to mention the service. The overall experience was as if one had its meal in a garage due to the "cleanliness" and the professional behavior of the place.

  • Visited October 2011
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Zurich
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Decent basic chinese food”
Reviewed February 14, 2009

Fairly basic but good Chinese food for a decent price

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