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“MAKE YOUR OWN ASIAN STIR-FRY !” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chap Chay

Chap Chay
Ranked #53 of 6,589 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Chap chay our do-it-yourself stir fry station, the first in Chennai, lets you be your own chef. You can get your stir fries made just the Way you want. Try the adventurous wok-through or pick from an Exciting ala carte menu of Asian recipes mastered by our chefs.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“MAKE YOUR OWN ASIAN STIR-FRY !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

This Restaurant in the Raintree Hotel on St. Mary's Road, RA Puram is a hidden gem in Chennai for a different Chinese dining experience. Overshadowed by the more popular Above the Sea rooftop Restaurant in the same Hotel, and situated in the basement, it is well worth a visit. It has around 50 covers in 3 separate sections, the best one being right in front of the see-through kitchen.

It has both a la carte & make-your-own stir-fried dish options in Cantonese cuisine. Though the menu card had some interesting appetisers like 'Shrimps with Chestnut Gold Coins' & 'Wok-tossed Dry Squid' & mains like 'Wok-Tossed Rock Lobster' &' Whole Mud Crab', we settled for the even more interesting 'Make Your Own' option. We could choose from a variety of vegetables & meats to add to the noodles or rice in a big bowl, then hand our selections ove r to the waiting Chefs behind the glass to stir-fry & serve at our table.

The ingredients were fresh, quantities unlimited, & the servings invariably too large to finish !
There was a selection of sauces to add to taste. You do get an additional thrill of having made your own dish, & it was all so tasty !

Most of us skipped dessert, as it was too filling a meal, but I just could not resist ordering a twist on my favourite - a 'Litchie & Ginger-poached Asian Pear with Vanilla Yoghurt', which was quite delicious !

Not having a licence to serve alcohol, they could offer a selection of different Chinese Teas to complement the meal. Prices are somewhat high, but considering the 5* location & wide choice of fresh food items, does not put you off too much.

Highly recommended for a different & satisfying Chinese Dining experience.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TLP-KUMAR
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ArunRajD, General Manager at Chap Chay, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Vanakkam ! !

I personally Thank you for choosing Chap Chay at The RAINTREE ST. MARYS ROAD, Chennai for your Sunday Brunch and also taking your valuable time for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor.

It gives a great pleasure to read your comments as you have mentioned every single activity in the restaurant and appreciated our restaurant as a Hidden Gem and its guests like you who makes is famous and i am sure we will be there very soon. As mentioned by you we have another restaurant in the rooftop which is more famous and there again you will get the best of the hospitality from us.

All your appreciations will be passed to our staff who will be very happy and we will strive to make every effort to make all our guests happy.

I once again thank you for taking your valuable time to rate us excellent in Tripadvisor

We look forward to welcome you soon at The Raintree St. Marys Road, Chennai.

Regards,

Arun Raj. D
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Chennai (Madras), India
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624 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Good Sunday Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Service was great, food good and the ambience very pleasant. it was disappointing to see such a nice place with less than 10 guests on a sunday afternnon.

The stir fried was good, dimsums average and desserts could be more imaginative. Highly recommend this restaurant for its ambience and service.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fivestarholidays
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ArunRajD, General Manager at Chap Chay, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Vanakkam ! !

I personally Thank you for choosing Chap chay at The RAINTREE ST. MARYS ROAD, Chennai for your Sunday Brunch and also taking your valuable time for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor.

Thank you for posting an excellent comment to talk about our Sunday Brunch, Your appreciations on our service, Food and Ambience will give a postive energy to all of us. We have taken a note on your comments on Dimsums and desserts and we will work towards it to make it better on your next visit.

I would like to thank you once again to give us a excellent feedback

We look forward to welcome you soon at The Raintree St. Marys Road, Chennai.

Regards,

Arun Raj. D
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Bangalore
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Outstanding fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

We did not go for the DIY stir-fry, but ordered ala carte. They had a steamed fish that was divine. It does not get crowded, so kids had lots of space.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nellipuzha
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Lyon, France
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We enjoyed our dining experience. Many special occasions have been celebrated there. Great food concept. Love the ambience, service and food!!! A definite thumbs up :-)

Visited April 2013
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Thank Chrysalisworld
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Bangalore
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Quality of food is very good.
Service is fast and efficient.Ambience perfect.
Lot of vegetarian options.
The best pan fried noodles I have had.Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Arvind M
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