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“Good and different Chinese food; uneven service”
Review of Nikhao

Nikhao
Ranked #576 of 11,345 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighbourhood: Nevskiy
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Neighbourhood: Nevskiy
Reviewed 10 June 2016

My son and I visited this restaurant that was quite close to our hotel. Nikhao is a small chain with several locations; we were at the Nevsky 112 location. They had a very extensive menu – 60 pages of selections (albeit 2-4 per page) in the main menu, plus a specials menu that had to be at least 20 pages! Both my son and I felt the food was good, and somewhat different than what we’d had at Chinese restaurants in the US, but the service was slow and had other quirks, such as having my son brought three dishes he ordered first, and then waiting at least 5-10 minutes more for any of my food to arrive. The food was fairly spicy, in contrast to my son’s other experiences that Russian restaurants are more geared for bland foods, both in Russian offerings and in the way they treat other cuisines, including Chinese food. We recommend the food, but just go prepared not to be put off by the service.

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Reviewed 6 May 2016

The food was awesome, the stuff was really friendly. The service was not very fast, but we were at the restaurant at the evenings when it was fully booked. If you like Chinese food, you won`t regret visiting the place. They also have Japanese menu; probably the best sushi in St. Petersburg at reasonable price.

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Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

As a Chinese with a very oriental tastebud, this restaurant certainly did not make the cut. Atmosphere and service were great but not the food. We had a few dishes to go with the steamed rice. First of all, the rice was too soggy, but this may be individual preference. We had the chestnut chicken which the chicken pieces were deepfried before ending up in a claypot with the not-soft-enough chestnuts. The hotplate tofu was passable while the fried pumpkin was above average. We also ordered two soups, the ginseng chicken soup and the spinach soup, both forgettable. The bill was reasonable though and the servings were big.

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Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Superb choice of Asian cuisine, mainly chinese.
Extremely tasty and well presented.
The service is excellent: attentive and efficient.
The clientele, mainly Asian, is showing the quality of food.
Highly recommended.

Thank Christophe A
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