Even as I write this I realize reviewing Foundation is futile. It doesn't matter what anyone says about this place. It's a huge success. It's always full and I don't think anyone who goes there has ever bothered to look up a review. It's an institution. But just in case someone is unfamiliar with it, or curious, here you go:
I've always had amazing food here. My favourites include the Final Option, which is a nice, balanced, creamy curry, the Molten Tofu, which is an incredibly flavourful tofu and broccoli combo served with spinach and black bean sauce over rice and the Spicy Peanut, which contains tofu, cauliflower, spinach, spiral pasta and sesame seeds served with a wonderful peanut sauce and flat bread. All entrees here are around $9.75, which is crazy considering the high quality and the huge portions. If you are there with friends I definitely recommened sharing some nachos. The small nachos at $8 are a bit of a mis-claimer because they are HUGE. They come with freshly made salsa, which could be a bit spicier but is still quite nice and sour cream. You can pay extra for guac. I don't like guac, but my friends do and they say the guac here is awesome. The nachos are loaded with cheese and toppings. Corn, black beans, onions...you name it, it's on there and it's delicious. They also have nacho specials where you can enjoy such toppings as sun-dried tomato and roasted garlic (yum!) and mango, corn and black bean. For $2 each four people can leave satisfyingly full off of a plate of small nachos. I don't know anywhere else that offers that.
That said the customer service, as many people have commented, leaves a lot to be desired. It isn't always outwardly rude, though on one occasion for me it was. Most of the time it's just absent and slightly dismissive. My last visit there I found a chest hair in my Spicy Peanut. I was pretty disgusted and although I had already ate most of it, I mean come on, should I be charged? It isn't my fault the chest hair was located at the bottom of the plate. I showed the waiter and he didn't apologize at first. He just went "Oh," and disappeared. When the bill came he did apologize and give me a 50% discount though I'm surprised I was charged at all. I guess I could've complained, but we were rushing off to see a show and didn't really have time.
A nice touch though is how you get campinos instead of mints at the end of every meal.
Long story short I guess, come here for great food and great deals, but don't expect to be wowed by the staff. Don't worry, everything else makes up for it anyway.