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US$14 - US$34
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Asian, Japanese Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Chikos around half a dozen times now but unfortunately we won't be back. After being completely ignored for 15 minutes we asked for our order to be taken, only to be told they were very busy and it would be a...further 15 minutes before we could order. This isn't the first time service has been slow but usually the food more than makes up for it. Not this time. The scallop entree only had 2 small scallops, the sushi was excellent but the salmon included skin that wasn't crispy, sloppy noodles and stringy okra. The duck was tasteless and chewy. Also, the water was room temperature tap water and even the wine wasn't cold. All up a very disappointing experience and considering there are many local restaurant choices we would simply rather go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

We went here due to other trip advisor reviews. They reflected exactly the quality of the restaurant. Outstanding food. I had the mal of the day - snapper on risotto and my husband had the pork knuckle. Best pork knuckle he has tasted anywhere in...the world as it was not dry and the crackling was perfect. We feel moshed off with a dessert from the cabinet- the chocolate mousse which we shared. Yum. Meals a good size. More expensive than a cafe but worth the money. Will go back to try other items on the menu.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 June 2021 via mobile

The food was great but it was quite strange that our family meal was sent out kids first, then adults some 15 mins later. This meant we didn't all get to eat at once which takes from the experience

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

Yet another great dinner at Chikos. Awesome shared entree platter and all mains were great. Service was good but our second round of drinks at the end of our meal took quite a long time to arrive and we were almost ready to leave. Chikos...is our favorite local and we eill definitely be back. It would be nice to see some vegan choices as we have a vegan in our family and we haven't been able to visit with her.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 22 February 2021

Cocktails were pathetic, meals were pretty but tough and salty, desserts were pretty but bland and tasted almost stale. $150 for 2 cocktails, 1 Sake and 2 mains - bit pricey.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent presentation. Friendly service and good value for money. The squid linguini is a must try! And the tiramisu dessert is just heaven.....

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

Our 3rd visit as reminded of their yummy deep fried pork knuckles by a fren. Still as good. But for a small eatery out in the West, prices may be a lil steep. And don't bother with their cocktails. The "Lipstick" consisted of vodka, rum...and cranberry jus put together in a tall class. Their Bento box @ $38 was full of fusion flavors. Interesting.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 30 June 2020

To be honest based on the area I wasnt holding out too much hope for this restaurant but it had been recommended. The starting impression was the really nice decor and feeling of the place, then the great service - very friendly and professional. And...finally the food which was an eclectic selection of a western-asian fusion meals. Not a massive selection but really yummy and served up with great presentation. Would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 25 May 2020 via mobile

Okay so, went here with my family on the weekend (23/05/2020). I’ve had a bit of a mixed experience here hence the 3 star rating. The restaurant area is quite right which meant they couldn’t really adequately distance people. Other restaurants have mostly taped a...few tables in between other tables to ensure distance, they did not. We were given a table at the corner at the far end. Good thing was it was far away and felt private. Bad thing was that you step up to the table, step down to the chair and then put your feet down and sit down. Getting out meant, standing on your chair, stepping up and then going down a step. We’d ordered the entree tiger prawns; yakitori chicken and lamb shank. The yakitori chicken and tiger prawns were fantastic. Unfortunately the lamb shank was too salty. I completely get how busy they would have been after being open just a few days since going into level 2. The drinks service was also a bit slow. I would be keen to give this place another go, once things have calmed down a bit.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Wasn’t sure what the hype was all about as the food is so average at a high price range! Food came out looking very appetising.. Had a sirloin Steak which was like rubber knife couldn’t cut through it?! Deserts were blah and some were honestly...quite stale! Would I visit again probably not..More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Chikos Restaurant and Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4