October 12, 2005
The server was attentive and quick, which got our visit off to a good start. We did enjoy our appetizer, four Cantonese dumplings with a number of sweet and savory dipping sauces. However, our menu selections were pretty disappointing. I ordered a tangerine beef dish, crispy beef strips in a tangy sauce, which I hoped would be similar to orange beef. I found the sauce to completely overpowering with a combination of sweet and salty tastes; I was thirsty all night long after that meal! The beef was tough and hard to manipulate. If you're using chopsticks, the food should be in bite-size pieces, easy to pick up or bite. My husband had almond chicken which was very salty and bland. The size of the entrées was large enough that neither of us finished our meals. We were also very surprised to find that rice was not included in the price of the entrée, a staple at every other Chinese restaurant I've ever visited!
Although I expect inflated prices in Las Vegas, the value was not in relation to what was received, particularly if compared to the prices in traditional Chinese restaurants. Our meal, including a beer, cocktail, and appetizer, cost $70. All in all, I doubt I would choose to eat dinner at Chin Chin again. We just weren't that impressed.
From journal Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas