We went to Made in China Hot pot (Scarborough) on Saturday July 18. 2015. This location had terrible service. The server's were very rude and kept ignoring when we asked for something. They would walk right pass us during the entire time that we were asking for assistance. When it came to the cheque they charged us a service fee of $8 for 4 people even though we weren't made aware of this prior to the meal. We have been to this restaurant location before and there was never a service charge for four people. But when we asked about it the server said that it was a new thing that started last week. When we asked them if something was wrong due to the looks they were giving us they said it's because they were making sure we didn't need anything. Then we called them about an hour later that's when they said "we don't charge service charge for four people". I'm very disappointed in the service.
A disappointed customer will not be returning and reviews will be posted.
These guys just don't get it. You can never have a consistently good experience at this place. While the employees will do their absolute best to make you happy, during the day time there is only one employee running the entire restaurant. They take your order and make your food and shisha, I find this unhygienic and unfair for whoevers working.. anyways their business.
Their shisha while herbal is still great that is if you get the right shisha equipment. Sometimes their smoke is surreal and sometimes its barley there. They bring a new hookah if it doesn't get enough smoke but that takes awhile especially if only one employee is working. Also with the shisha a common problem is the air vents, which suck up the smoke right as it exits your mouth.
Music at this shisha bar and desert place is repetitive, the same songs play over and over again. This is noted from several visits. Ive gone to most of the shisha/hookah bars in the GTA (Habbibs, Alexandrias, Cleopattra, etc.) and the music creates a nice vibe; they have rap, hip-hop, mainstream, arab.. basically a nice mix of everything. These guys on the other hand have the absolute worst choice in English music and it seriously feels like an identity crisis is taking place when I walk in on a Friday night and hear stuff that my 8 year old niece listens to.
The one thing I love about this place is there deserts and fried snacks which come fairly quickly if more than one person is working. But again there is a downside if you are taking out because there is no packaging for the the funnel cake, it is just a plate with aluminum foil on top. It's a disaster after a 5 minute drive because the ice cream is melted and the funnel cake is just a soggy mess.
I am never so critical of restaurants but I really don't like what I see and I know they can do so much better. This place is 5 minutes from my house and this is why I have made so many visits. But honestly for an authentic shisha experience with great music and vibe I would rather drive an extra 15 minutes and go to Alexandria or Dreams. At least there I know I will have a uniform experience.
Whoever comes in during the day make sure to tip the poor employee whose working the kitchen, cash register, and waiting tables. Thanks for the awesome service Raj and Ram (Sorry dont remember the names of the other employees but you guys were also great!)
didnt even know this place opened up. glad we found out. the funnel cakes are amazing here! they really live up to their name. also other menu items are not bad either. The oreo cheesecake is def one to try. The kicker to this place is that they have shisha (even though its herbal), thats just the combination that was needed in markham. great place to chill and gain some pounds.
I've eaten a lot of fried rice in my life, but this had to be the worst that I have ever had. Part of the new food court at Markville Mall, which is decorated very nicely, I expected at least decent tasting food for the almost $10 spent. I'll make sure to spend my money elsewhere in the food court next time. Even the food court was pretty dirty with empty bags on tables, and food on the floor - but this cannot be attributed to the Manchu Wok franchise.
This place is awesome food is delicous delectable tasty indian food. I ate there with my kids we enjoyed it very much. Curries are all very delicoius, excellent chioice of vegetarian dishes. Try this place out the service is excellent too!!! I been to every indian buffet in the city and this place stands out with one of the best! I am an indian food lover and I know my food this place is awesome! Good service and Tasty indian food.
Paola i couldn't dissagree with you more, i have eaten here many times and i've never had a problem with the portion sizes. the food is delicious, great service and wonderfull staff. But then again i am a fairly small person who knows the portion sizes may be problematic if my hands where the size of yours, everything probably looks small to you.
Great service best everything, Great price and great portions. Best prices available, best restaurant amazing food i love it and again great portions.
Paola its not enough portions for you?
when i went today it was perfect
maybe i just need to gain the mentality of a whale
my final thoughts good food, good price and portion
I purchased a greek salad ($5.99) and chicken ($3.49) and the portion size was so small. When I asked if this is the correct amount I was told yes. They don't give you alot of dressing because if you want extra you have to pay more. I won't be going back.