Chakara Bistro & Bar

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7328 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd. Fairport, NY 14450 [Directions]
Hours (as of December 2015)
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00AM to 10:00PM
Friday/Saturday: 11:00AM to 10:30PM
Sunday: Noon to 9:30PM
585 223 8101
Wheelchair Accessible
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[WWW]2012-07-11 City Newspaper
[WWW]2012-04-27 Metromix review

Chakara Bistro & Bar is a casual pan-Asian restaurant in Perinton. It describes itself as having an "eclectic and creative approach to food, using ingredients from all over Asia, including Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, and Indian." Delivery available.

Some of the noodles are made in house.1

The restaurant celebrated its grand opening on November 15, 2011.


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2011-12-13 09:28:44   Lunch 12/09: This place is tasty. I walked in at 2:45 and expected to get a rushed response since they would be getting ready for dinner. This was not the case. The service was efficient but I did not feel rushed. I had the Samurai Special and ordered the Tiger Shrimp rolls since the lunch does not appear to come with a spring roll. The tiger shrimp roll was delicious! Everything was fresh and did not taste like they heated it up and then tossed brown sauce on it. I would definitely recommend this place, but I hope that they expand the menu options once they get established. The bar area will be great once the get their liquor license. —FrankieEngelbert

2012-01-05 15:07:01   Just received a call that Chakara has their liquor license. —FrankieEngelbert

2012-01-23 18:43:36   There are lots of great Asian-style noodle restaurants around, but this is the only place that I've found that makes beef noodle soup as good as it is in China. Trust me, I know more about beef noodle soup than anyone else on my street, and quite possibly the next street over. The noodles are the star, they make the egg noodles in house and they are wonderful. The beef had just the right amount of tendon and was very tender. We also had the dumplings, which were hand-made and not the frozen ones that many other restaurants sell (hint: they're $5 a bag at any Chinese market freezer and make an excellent cheap and easy dinner). The Dan Dan noodles were also very good. We didn't order any alcohol, but the specialty drink list had some interesting options. The beer list was short, but had a few good craft brews. Service was friendly and helpful. —JasonS

2012-01-24 10:06:47   After reading the most recent comment, I had to chime in. I'd heard so many great things about the soup, and when I went there two weeks ago on Sunday, I ordered it. Or rather, I tried to. The waiter talked me out of it and said he knows that style of beef soup, and there are better things on the menu. So I swapped to the Lemongrass Shrimp. He proceeded to recommend alternate options to the other two diners I was with. They also switched, and while pleased with their entrees (the noodles are terrific) it was odd to have that happen, especially in such a blunt manner.

Other than that, the only issue was that inedible shards (toothpick size) of lemongrass were in my entree, as well as the Dan Dan noodles. We told our waiter who had said it was a known issue, and as a result, they tried to make the shards larger, instead of smaller. Hmmm...

Overall the food was very tasty, and next time I'll go I'll stick by my guns and get the soup! —JBeez

2012-07-09 16:53:36   We went with some friends this past Friday evening. For apps the veggi dumplings were quite good, the Tiger shrimp rolls were a bit overcooked, and the Malay flatbread was very greasy, but tasty. The beef stir fry was quite good, with the beef not overdone. My Tao of tofu was excellent, with subtle flavors and it all being about the contrast of crunchy vs soft tofu. All the dishes are Asian-inspired, but clearly a fusion of nationalities set for the American palate. Service was friendly, prompt and most insistant to refill water glasses every 3 minutes. Perhaps this was to compensate for the air conditioning being out on the very hot evening we were there. But we were warned of the problem as we entered, and were given the option by the host to come back another cooler time. Prices seemed reasonable for the suburban location. The decor is a step up from most Asian restaurants. —jgerek