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Chef J

#663 of 6,555 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Carlo Farini 70 | Closed Sunday Lunch, 20159 Milan, Italy
+39 02 688 9918
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Today
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Milan, Italy
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575 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Relatively more comfortable than most in town, with a choice of dishes that's different from the most common ones here. We had a few dishes with some high and lows: grilled eggplants were extremely greasy, while hot spicy mushrooms and spinach and peanut salad were very good. Other were somewhere in between. Quite expensive in the end, especially due to... More 

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Good Chinese foods and service. If you go there in the afternoon, you can enjoy Italian lunch too. This restaurant menu are always delicious.

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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126 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

Serving high quality, home made Chinese and Asian food. I especially loved the peppered shrimp. Friendly and solicitous service, great value: 4 people ate and drank for 81 euro.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

I've been there a few times already when im back in milan to visit family. I know my mum and auntie go there often, and have spread the voice amongst their friends. All of us have the same opinion: best chinese place in milan! the area is not that fancy but the restaurant is clean and simply decorated (nice change).... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Like I said, I have discovered this "Gem" if you will, as I tried all other Oriental places in Atlantic City...... I was unsatisfied with all the others. I am now on a first name basis with the people managing, wait staff, front desk....... who have this nice little nook. My opinion is "superb" food, very tasty and an enjoyment... More 

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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

I have been at Chef J a few times and I never got disappointed. Ask the chef about the mandchu specials. I think they do not use glutamate to keep the food fresh and juicy like many chinese restaurants do. The ingredients and the spices are the key here. First time I tried some fish in a chinese restaurant and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Saturday evening is dedicated to Pekin-style duck, crispy skin and meat served with thin pancakes and a light duck broth. Very good, do not hesitate. To be recommended as well the Manchuria dumplings and the shrimps with ginger and leeks. Everything is fresh and tasty, service attentive and quick. Recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 23:30
Monday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Carlo Farini 70 | Closed Sunday Lunch, 20159 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Isola
  • Neighbourhood: Isola
  • Phone Number: +39 02 688 9918

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?