Western food. Good service and comfortable ambience.
RUNNER UP - "Best Western Restaurant" - CHENGDOO citylife Magazine Annual Readers' Poll 2009
July 26, 2012
20 reviews1 star: 3
2 stars: 4
3 stars: 3
4 stars: 4
5 stars: 5
Expensive, poor service and the food is not very satisfying. With places like Kaffetugan, Le Sud, The Spot and Lazy Pug there is no need to go to a place like Grandma's or Peter's for a western meal. Save your money and have something better to eat instead!
January 17, 2012
2 reviews0 stars: 1
Last time they moved me to a different table because they were drilling holes on the walls and they needed my table for that as well. It was really noisy.
Today service was awful. They said they didn't have cooks, that's why it took them over 30 minutes to bring my food.
November 16, 2011
11 reviews1 star: 1
2 stars: 1
3 stars: 3
4 stars: 3
5 stars: 3
I've been to the Renmin Nan Lu branch a four or five times and everytime I've been disappointed at the food. Their portions are small first of all. Next the food tastes like it is cooked by Chinese cooks trying to western after a weekend cooking class. I went for the weekend brunch which is advertised in this magazine and utterly revolted. Terrible dried wads of sausages, reheated dense circular hash browns that were obviously frozen, garbage pancakes. They didn't even try. They should just give up and spare everyone. Something tells me there really isn't a grandma running the joint.
August 18, 2010
1 reviews2 stars: 1
Grandma's Kitchen used to be the best Western restaurant in China. The menu was chock full of home recipes and Texas-style dishes that were unique in China as well as authentic, hardy, and delicious.
But the new owners have ruined it. They've turned it into just another run-of-the-mill Chinese Western restaurant.
It no longer has the homestyle cuisine or the Texas items on the menu, and the quality of the meals has seriously declined.
The breakfast I had recently was very disappointing. Instead of real breakfast sausage like the old Grandma's used to serve, they now serve hotdogs which they lie about on the menu by calling "breakfast sausage".
Do they think expats are so stupid we don't know our own food?
And they no longer serve real home fries or hash browns. They serve these frozen potato-based oily triangles.
My breakfast was missing the biscuit as well the explanation as to why it was missing. Though when i complained, the staff did take care of me with a slice of apple pie, which is still delicious.
If you crave Western food in China, Grandma's will give you as good a fix as any standard "Western"
restaurant in China. But if you remember the old Grandma's, avoid this place and avoid the disappointment.
It ain't what it used to be.
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