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“Special place for special events!”
Review of Chai's Island Bistro - CLOSED

Chai's Island Bistro
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Special place for special events!”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

We went to Chai's Island Bistro this past weekend to hear the most amazing ukulele player in all of Hawaii and he made it worth the $69 per person meal charge. The food was very good and the entree options were fabulous, although the servings were not impressive for the price. The service was pleasant, but the atmosphere was the best part (second only to the entertainment.) It was the perfect place to end a perfect Hawaiian trip-- highly recommend!

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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
florida
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely experience”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Chal's has it all- great food, service,ambience. We picked Friday in order to hear the Brothers Cazimero - an old time island favorite duo. Wonderful experience. Can't wait to return.

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Thank Sue R
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Toronto, ON
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great food & good value (with set menu)”
Reviewed 23 January 2012

We went on a day (Sun/Mon/Tue) where the $40 set menu was on offer. This included

- taro bread with peanut Thai sauce
- butternut squash soup "shooter"
- tuna encrusted in macadamia nut w/ salsa
- salad with coconut shrimp
- choice of oxtail in broth or fish of the day in curry (we tried both)

All the food was impressively plated, and more importantly, tasted great. We'd go back again.

PS they have photos along the wall & a past celeb guest seem to include Justin Timberlake!

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank icee88
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Calgary
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Entertainment and Shrimp!”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

I loved the shrimp and prawns. Everything was really fresh. The entertainment was great!
I did not care for my dessert as much.

Visited December 2011
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“interesting”
Reviewed 24 December 2011

Been there once...the infusion of many tastes were very interesting...I reall don't know what else to say!

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Thank Faith T
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