Let me start with telling you, we ate here three times in a weeks stay…
That should pretty much define how much I love this place.
From the outside, and even the interior, you’d never guess that this was a Chinese restaurant. It has the layout and decor of a high end french restaurant with white table cloths etc
It’s not the prettiest of spaces, its has a simple lay out which you have to walk into, the bar is located at the entrance and blocks the view of the table inside ( I’m pretty sure this is because there are A-listers constantly dining at Mr Chow, we saw Liam Neeson)
The first time we went to Mr Chow was at the end of the lunch service, and they still managed to squeeze us in and even allowed us to take our time even though service had ended in the middle of our meal. We also went back again on two separate occasions for dinner.
Other than the food, the main reason why we kept coming back was due to the server we had every time “Patrick”. He provided the most attentive, knowledgeable and professional experience we’ve had out while dining. Not only that but the second time we came, he remembered our drinks and what we had ordered for lunch on our previous visit and made recommendations based on that, which was extremely impressive.
Items we tried were
- Chicken Satay – to die for you must get this, Mike prefers his satays to be made from thicker cuts of chicken, and wasn’t extremely “peanuty” in his words but none the less, DELICIOUS
- Glazed prawns w/ walnuts – this has always been my go to when eating Chinese in the states mostly because Canadian Chinese restaurants do not serve it. Mr Chow’s version is by far the most elegant flavour wise
- Chicken Joanna – Michael loved this dish, it wasn’t my favorite but thats just a personal preference
- Beijing Chicken
- Velvet Chicken – My absolute favourite and to this day I cannot stop thinking about it
- Fiery Beef- Was good for a few bites but was a little too on the sweet side for me, I couldn’t finish the dish and probably wouldn’t order it again
- Lamb with spring onion – Nope, half of my family are Kiwis meaning I grew up eating Lamb on the daily and when it’s not cooked/seasoned right, its just not right in my head. I couldn’t stand the flavour or the over cooked texture of the lamb
- Crab Claw – Delicious and kind of cute because of the presentation, Mike doesn’t like fish but really enjoyed his tiny bite I reluctantly offered him (because I didn’t want to share the goodness)
- Vegetable fried rice – YUM, had it each time and every time it had different veggies. The only time I didn’t enjoy it as much was when they had edamame beans in it, it over powered the delicate flavour of all the yummy seasoning
- Garlic broccoli – Patrick always asks you what your favourite vegetable is (for your side) we love broccoli, Mr Chow does his broccoli right. It was cooked perfectly with just the right amount of garlic. Perfect side veggie dish
Highly recommend trying the Mr. Oldfashioned ( I forget if thats the actual name but its close to it)
We also recommend doing the SEMI PRIX FIXE when eating there, makes more sense money/food wise.
Monday – Friday
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Monday – Sunday
6:00 pm – 11:30 pm