Garden Chinese Restaurant

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Mandan Lynn on February 1, 2012

As you would expect from a Chinese Restaurant, Garden has a lengthy menu with all the Chinese favorites: dishes with noodles, vegetables, beef, chicken, duck, pork, tofu, and seafood. Prices range from AR$15 for some of the appetizers to $85 for some of the seafood entrees.

We ate in the restaurant one evening and have ordered take-away on several other occasions. When we dined in, I ordered the cashew chicken and wasn't overly impressed. It was okay. Brent had the Pescado con Salsa Agridulce -- fried balls of fish with sweet and sour sauce -- and that's what we've ordered ever since. Brent also loves their hot and sour soup (sopa de agripicante); I'm not a big fan of it at any restaurant so I can't tell you how it rates.

We enjoy their summer rolls (vegetarian) and spring rolls, both of which come as an order of four rolls for AR$15. We have not yet tried the autumn rolls -- they must be extra-special, though, because it is AR$24 for two.

Every time we go, whether for our dine-in experience or to take out, it's pretty early in the evening -- before 9:00pm -- and it's not very busy in there. I usually only have to wait about 20 minutes for the take-out if we don't order in advance. The staff is very friendly and greets us with a smile as we approach the counter to place our order.

Garden opens every day at 12:00pm, takes a break from 3:30-8:00, and is open again at least until midnight -- later on Fridays and Saturdays.

If you're craving Chinese food (and you're in Recoleta, which is nowhere near Barrio Chino), it's worth a try.
China Garden Restaurant
Riobamba 1156
Recoleta, Buenos Aires

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