Chino Chinatown @ Trinity Groves

3011 Gulden Ln, Suite 110,
Dallas, Texas
469-513-7457
Hours:
Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm (Kitchen closes at 10pm)
Friday-Saturday 11am-1am (Kitchen closes at 11pm)
Sunday 11am-9pm
The Vibe:
Tucked away in mellow Trinity Groves is Chino Chinatown. You can choose to dine on the relaxed patio, dimly lit with paper lanterns and novena candles or inside where you can watch all the food being prepared through their open kitchen. We chose outside since it was a beautiful night in Dallas and because Trinity Groves is a great place to people watch.
Patio Atmosphere
What it is:
Chino Chinatown is an Asian & South American Fusion Bistro. Chino Chinatown offers a modest menu of small plates, great for grabbing a bite to eat and a drink before you head out for a night on the town.
The Food:
OUR FAVORITES: The Duck Fat Fried Rice is a must have, with chopped pieces of bbq pork, duck and shrimp topped with an egg, its robust flavors are sure to delight the most seasoned pallet. Their Chicken Lollipops are also a great offering fried chicken on the bone with a sweet spicy sauce, piled with cilantro. Yum!
Duck Fat Fried Rice with Sunny Up Egg
Chicken Lollipops
NOT SO GOOD: Avoid the Ceviche, if you’ve ever had traditional ceviche… and enjoyed it, you will be sadly disappointed with Chino Chinatown’s take on it, which tastes more like a shrimp cocktail.
Ceviche
The Cocktails:
Green Tea Infused Old Fashion (modern twist on an old classic) and Snake Charmer (a refreshing, light vodka based drink with a bite) are two great beverages to start off the night.
The Snake Charmer cocktail
Bottom Line:
Would we go back?

Ben: Yes, anything with duck fat has a special place in my heart.
Sadey: Maybe, I felt like the menu is a little misleading.  

The overall experience was okay, service was slow for it being early in the evening on a Monday night and not a full house, but the food came out warm, and the drinks we’re strong.