Owned by a jazz and blues fan, a meal at Chinta Blues will always include the melancholy overtones of blues. However, the buzz at this busy restaurant... More
Owned by a jazz and blues fan, a meal at Chinta Blues will always include the melancholy overtones of blues. However, the buzz at this busy restaurant often drowns out the background music. Not that it matters, as you will be so focused on the great food. A jazz-blues-influenced, intimate set-up inside. The popular outside dining area is heated during the colder months. The menu features the spicy combination of flavors from India and China, that distinguishes Malaysian cuisine.
Busy, hectic and lively but the overall ambience is great!
Chinta Blues is second Chinta Ria restaurant in St Kilda. The other sister restaurant - Chinta Soul is actually just down the same road at the other end.
Out of the two restaurants, Chinta Blues is more lively and exciting. Plus it is right around the corner from one of the hottest bar in St Kilda - Mink Bar.
But back to Chinta Blues, it is a Malaysia style restaurant, with a fast pace hawker style ambience. The food is great, but I wouldn't say it is 100% authentic.
Get in early, especially on a Friday or Sat. They don't take booking, so if you rock up late, be prepared to go in the waiting list on a busy night.