Name : A1 Chinese
Location : Dombivli(E)
This is one restaurant, that me and my equally foodie friends keep visiting for their tasty Chinese fare at unbelievably cheap prices. They serve both veg and non veg dishes, but we always end up ordering the non-veg dishes. You can begin with one of their soups or starters, Chicken Manchow soup and Manchurian, being the best ones, easily beats a bad cold ! Proceed to their main course dishes, where you can choose from their assortment of noodles and rice dishes. Schezwan, Hakka, Manchurian, you are spoilt for choice. The meat is fresh, tender and succulent. The rice and noodles are nicely done. The food is loaded generously with heavy spices and sauces and hot gravy, but unfortunately, that’s the case with almost all the small Indian Chinese joints. If you aren’t a fan of the typical Chinese flavors that such places serve (Soya, Schezwan, lots of garlic, to name a few), you won’t like the food a lot. The portions are adequate and the prices are much lower than usual. You have an option of asking them to pack your food, enjoy it at home.
On the downside, I would say, the ambience is very poor. The place is cramped and can seat at the most fifteen to twenty people. Had it been any smaller, it wouldn’t have qualified as a restaurant. It isn’t well lit and badly needs a revamp. The waiters are quite uninformed.
So here goes the report card(on the lines of Rocky and Mayur’s )
Taste : 8
Ambience : 6
Service : 7
Value for money : 9
..And I have written my first restaurant review. Wohhoo !