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“reasonable "local" Chinese ”

Chi Chinese Cuisine
Ranked #68 of 325 Restaurants in St Albans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$38
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We are delighted to serve you tasty authentic Chinese cuisine with a twist, featuring healthy and delicious creations by our award-winning chef. We take pride in presenting beautifully concocted dishes using premium ingredients. Come try our renowned Crispy Aromatic Duck, and Angus fillet steak in black pepper sauce. We guarantee an excitement of taste buds, and a relaxing dining experience knowing that we strive to provide the best and freshest ingredients in a stylishly renovated space. Our two-floor space entertains with music and performances (Please check our website and Facebook for more information), and we are always more than happy to host your private celebrations, whatever the occasion!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“reasonable "local" Chinese ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

reasonable menu and prices, but not a match on the more authentic places in china town. service was very variable, starting well but then we were left waiting over half an hour for the kids ice-cream. not awesome.

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Chi C, Manager at Chi Chinese Cuisine, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Please accept our most sincere apology again. Thanks for voicing your complaint with our manager, we regret that your dinner experience had not been perfect, please take the discount in service charge as a token of apology. We hope that you will find another chance to return and give us a try again, we look forward to providing you with an outstanding experience to make it up.
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English first
St Albans, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Takeaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

This is the only Chinese restaurant we use in St Albans. The food is delicious and good quality and the staff are lovely.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Piperoo72
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Chi C, Manager at Chi Chinese Cuisine, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
We are delighted with your kind review. Thank you for your continued support, we will be sure to keep it up and serve you fresh and tasty Chinese food every time! Thanks again and best wishes.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Fair price, fair food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We werent disappointed but were not blown away by the smart and clean restaurant. Service was prompt, food quality was reflective of price , could have done with a little more though. It was tasty , well presented and the menu was good. It was very noisy and it wasnt busy. unfortunately the place needs some investment in acoustics as high celiing, wooden floor, shape and bare plaster really amplfied any noise making it difficult to converse . Worth a visit to make up your own mind.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank archer61
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Chi C, Manager at Chi Chinese Cuisine, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
We are glad that our service, food and decor met your standards and regret to hear that you found the space noisy. Perhaps you would like to give the upstairs space a try, it offers a more intimate and quiet setting, let us know on your next visit and we'll be sure to do our best to take care of you. Thanks for your constructive comments!
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, and lovely service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

The staff at Chi are wonderfully friendly and attentive, and the food comes incredibly quickly.
There are plenty of very good vegetarian options, and the food is delicious and also tastes very fresh.
They did have some uncomfortable fabric chairs, but they have now been replaced with very comfy seats.
Prices are also very good.
I would highly recommend the sea-spiced aubergine!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Grace J
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Chi C, Manager at Chi Chinese Cuisine, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Thank you for your continued support and generous comments! We very much appreciate that you noticed and enjoyed the improvement we made in the space. It is encouraging to know we are moving in the right direction to serve you better. We are working on the new summer menu and will be sure to serve you exciting and always delicious food on your next visit! Thanks again and best wishes.
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“PROBABLY the Chinese food in St Albans.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

We have avoided this restaurant for some years having had an awful meal there (under previous management) . HOWEVER, recent reviews have tempted us back. I'm glad we tried.

The atmosphere is somewhat lacking and the silver painted tables are somewhat shabby, but the food more than makes up for this. Every dish delivered was beautifully cooked and very tasty. If they could improve on their service (we had almost finished our meal when the last dish arrived) it would be even better.

This is best probably the best Chinese food in St Albans.

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1 Thank SCBD
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Chi C, Manager at Chi Chinese Cuisine, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
We are glad you came back to give us a try, and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed the food. Thank you for your generous feedback, we are definitely working on the service and timing to serve you better on your next visit. Best wishes and looking forward to having you again.
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