My wife wanted to try Chinoise so we trekked up to the Queen Anne location after finding the International District restaurant gone.
We arrived shortly after they opened for dinner at 5 PM. We were quickly greeted and seated. Initially walking into the restaurant, I was not quite sure what kind of restaurant Chinoise was except that it served Asian food. Looking over the menu, it became pretty clear Chinoise served a cross section of popular Asian food from several Asian countries. There were Chinese, Korean, Thai, Japanese, and Vietnamese menu items that I recognized. I may have missed another country or two.
My wife ordered the spring rolls and I ordered one of the sushi combo plates as an appetizer. The spring rolls were decent - crisp on the outside and a good filling in the inside but could have been a bit warmer temperature wise. The sushi was pretty good - tasted very fresh. The miso that came with my sushi was ok - a little too strong with the bean paste.
As an entrée my wife ordered the Mongolian Beef and I ordered one of the Chef's special dishes, Ha Noodles I think was the name. While the Mongolian Beef was decent and was pretty traditional from any other Chinese restaurant, the Ha Noodles were hard to figure out. While my wife loved the Ha Noodles, I found it pretty bland. The flavors in this noodle dish was hard to find and lacking anything distinct. I should have gone with the Pad Thai.
I would go back and try their other dishes. The service was friendly enough and I think the food definitely has potential. If nothing else, their sushi is pretty decent.