Chako is one of several KBBQ establishments available uptown. There are built-in individual grills set in the middle of the tables, and customers would order the pre-marinated meats and other items, and would do their own grilling. 

The dinner price was $17.99 per person (my friends and I went on a Thursday night). For the weekends and holidays, you'd need to add $2.00 more to the price. 

Compared to other restaurants offering the same kind of food and service; Chako has a more upscale ambiance. The interior was large and the decor is very contemporary. Be forewarned that the washrooms are unisex. 

The menu offers a good selection of starters, rolls, cold dishes, meat, seafood, greens and ice cream for dessert. If you want to take a look at the full dinner menu, I have uploaded it here :)

Let's start the review off with the meat dishes. Each individual serving of meat contains between 4-6 pieces.  

The beef short ribs were by far my favorite. They were nicely marinated, and there wasn't much fat on them.

The beef was thinly sliced which made it easy for grilling.

The chicken was juicy and had a nice flavor when all cooked.

The calamari was average at best, and I found the texture to be way too chewy.

The tiger shrimps were good, but it was pretty hard to eat due to the shells.

The mussels had a really good flavor to them.

The dinner menu also offers some rolls. The only one that I tried was the spicy salmon roll. Nothing much can be said about the roll as it was pretty standard.

For those who like vegetables, the greens available are pineapples, red peppers, green peppers and zucchini. They were nothing special but it does help considering the amounts of fat intake.

Dessert was limited to a choice of either green tea or mango ice-cream. The ice cream tasted exactly like store-bought ones but that didn't matter to me at all. I was pretty full at the end of the meal, and finished it off with one scoop of green tea ice-cream.

The service was friendly, and our server was quick to get us our requested items (more meat, water, pop, etc ...)

I highly recommend Chako if you're into AYCE KBBQ. Chako is pretty out of the way for me, but it's nice to go to once in a while. 


Quality of Food: 4/5
Service: 3.7/5
Overall Dining Experience: 3.7/5
Price: $$

Address: 2190 McNicoll Ave, Unit 112-113, Scarborough, ON, M1V 0D3

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