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Restaurants, Chinese Sinsa-dong
3 out of 5 stars

This American Chinese restaurant keeps its vibe casual. The owner created it after falling in love with American-style Chinese food while studying abroad. The theme is "Modern Classic," reminiscent in many ways of a fifties diner. The vintage props placed strategically around the restaurant were obtained on trips to America and China. The large panda doll on the American-style bar captures the playful spirit of this particular food joint. The menu is more focused on main dishes involving intricate cooking, than plain meals. Drinks are provided accordingly from a large collection including Tsingtao beer, cocktails, and Kaoliang liquor. The fast paced Chinese cooking on oversized woks and the American recipes feel both comfortable and familiar. General Tso’s chicken, with its trademark sweet sauce, resembles the Korean sweet and sour crispy chicken dakgangjeong. Other impressive Chinese fusion offerings include a variation of Beijing duck called “Wrap the Chicken” and the spicy Red Island pasta encased in a thick pastry. The shrimp is even more highly recommended than the chicken dish. The secret of the juicy texture lies in the fresh, live shrimp. Appetizers include long, thin spring rolls that we most definitely recommend.


Venue name: Cha'R
Address: 13-9, Apgujeong-ro 4-gil
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 11:30–1am; Thu–Sat 11:30–3am; Sun 11:30am–11pm.
Transport: Sinsa Station (Line 3), exit 8. Apgujeong Station (Line 3), exit 4
Price: Mains from 10,000 won
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