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“Duck!”
Review of Mr. Chow

Mr. Chow
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Ranked #55 of 95 Restaurants in Malibu
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 22 April 2013

We finally made it to this new restaurant with a family birthday group of nine. The service was impeccable in a brisk, fresh atmosphere. Several in our group noticed the Beijing duck being served at other tables and were interested in trying it. Our waiter told us that due to the 45 minute prep time we should have it for our third course. The family style servings were generous and we were all quite content after our second course. It was entertaining to have the duck carved at the table and we all anticipated a delicious and unique completion of our meal. Imagine our surprise when a second carved duck (because of our group size) was brought out from the kitchen! Granted, it was our fault for not paying attention to the menu or doing a bit of research ahead of time, but it was quite shocking to get a bill that included $612 worth of Beijing duck ($68/person before tax/tip)...over doubling our check. Although it was a great meal at a beautiful restaurant we left with the feeling of being taken advantage of. We think it would have been very reasonable of the waiter (who was the most aware of how much food was going to be served at the table) to have at least given an option for partial servings. We aren't a group of football players, just three generations of foodies. That said, my husband and I (hosts of the big group) will try Mr. Chow again for a date night...we just won't be having any Beijing duck.

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Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Had dinner recently at this newly opened outpost of what has become a chain. Good, friendly service but the food was incredibly unmemorable. I don't mean bad -- in face everything was well prepared and presented. It was just so, well, unremarkable.

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Thank malibuirishmike
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

Hooray. Finally a class act in Malibu. Went on a Saturday night, early with a party of five. Let the waiter order for us and it was wonderful. Just a bit over 400 for the 5 without alcohol. Room is a little crowded but it adds to the atmosphere. Welcome to an area that is very short on good dining.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

great service...nice energy, BUT would however like to see a better menu selection....perhaps a broader selection...it's a bit limited....and kind of a boring menu....

otherwise, welcome to the neighborhood!

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Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

This restaurant, although a little out of the way for most Angelenos, is a real must. Mr. Chow's in Beverly Hills has always been one of my favorite restaurants, but, the last couple of times, my friend and I weren't all that impressed. BUT...Mr. Chow's in Malibu if the real deal. Located in the old Nobu spot in the Malibu Country Mart, it is buzzing with energy and great decor. That, of course, are just the wrappings. The food is fantastic....marvelous...yum, yum, yum. I think I have now tried everything on their menu and love it all. But..you must have the lettuce cups and duck if nothing else!
Enjoy!

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Thank Dollphin824
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