China Gate Chinese Restaurant Review, MIDC, Andheri East
Located at a prime location, China Gate has the ultimate advantage of attracting customers, but sadly it fails to do so. The service and food quality, both needs sky touching improvements.
On entering the restaurant, I was escorted to a comfortable table. Surprisingly, at the 14th hour of the day, there were just 4-5 tables occupied out of the available 20-25 of them. I soon got to know the reason behind it.
So I opted for lunch buffet. The Chinese cuisine offered by the restaurant has variety. But the quality also could have been much better. Cold chicken and fish starters would be the last thing a foodie would like to have. Who serves soup and starter together? Keep at least a 2 min delay before serving the starter. Absence of buffet menu, crooked fork, air conditioning put off even when there are customers having food were some more turn offs. The drinks menu was offered 20 minutes after I had started. Well, the cons are endless! Bill took more than 10 minutes to arrive. Only spoon and fork given. How was I expected to eat dumplings without a knife along with the fork?
A complete disastrous meal. Apart from the cold food, all dishes tasted fine except the chicken lemon coriander soup. Soup needs improvement.
I wonder how this place is running with such bad management and service; possibly because of the less choices available for the nearby corporate guys.