This and its sister restaurant China Kitchen at Delhi's Hyatt Regency were launched at roughly the same time by a Singaporean Chinese chef who worked for Hyatt on the mainland. The idea was to compile a list of Chinese food's greatest hits which would be cooked by chefs flown in from the mainland. While Delhi's China Kitchen stuck to the food focus and is now Delhi's best Chinese restaurant, the Bombay restaurant also added a floor with a loungey, clubby feel. As always happens in such cases, the lounge-types found somewhere hipper and trendier to go and the lounge-part began to seem dead and past it. This would not have mattered if China House had focussed on the food as well. But it has not kept up with its Delhi counterpart and while you can't eat badly, you do not always eat very well.