My brother read the good reviews and heard from a friend that this place is supposed to be pretty decent. There were 4 of us there for my Mother's birthday. The service was fine - the hostess and waitress were very friendly.
Decor is fairly sparse - but neat and clean. I felt that they were trying to make it a higher class, trendy restaurant.
Unfortunately they fell flat with the food. Tiny portions, bland, fairly tasteless food and very expensive for what it was.
We got the 5 course meal for $29 per person. If I made the same food at home, I could have made all (except the bland lobster which we would have been just as happy without) for all 4 of us for under $10. (But I wouldn't because my food would probably taste better) This is what it consisted of:
Appetizer meal - all pretty bland. : 1 small (palm sized) green salad, 1 meat ball (covered in some kind of tomato/spice flavored sauce - tasted like premade meatballs you can get at superstore) 1 small piece of cantelope with whatever that bacon type meat that is commonly used on appetizers - sorry I forget the name at the moment.) and 1 tiny little pastry cup (about 1 1/2 times my thumb nail size (I have small woman hands) containing a single baby shrimp with some kind of dressing.
Soup - a double boiled soup - I think she said it was beef and papaya with snow fungus - it was a bit salty but the best thing that we ate. I think it was supposed to be salty so no real complaints there.
Half a lobster with garlic. Sounds great - but the lobster was pretty mushy/rubbery. I haven't had lots of lobster, but never had it like that. It tasted really bland - the garlic sauce/covering didn't seem to actually give the lobster much flavor - and I LOVE garlic.
Then we had a choice of a rice dish with a salty chicken, a beef or pork. Everyone else got the beef (which wasn't bad - but not really that good either), and I got the chicken just to try it - and basically got bones with a tiny amount of meat and skin (so really mostly rice)
Dessert was a pretty typical mango pudding. I've had worse, it just doesn't seem like something to make a fuss over.
We had a bottle of inexpensive white wine (Liebfraumilch) and a couple of beers to go with dinner. For $175 (including taxes) We expected to have something tasty not bland, something a little different or special. Each dish was a let down and definitely not worth it. If portions are small but really unique, tasty enjoyable, $29 would be fine. In this case even the Keg would've been less expensive and we'd have been full at the end.
My brother lived and traveled in Asia, and I've also traveled there (China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan) and enjoy the food. We were hoping to introduce our parents to some of the food we like and hoped that because it has a western twist it would be more enjoyable for them than throwing a bunch of odd looking dishes at them. Too bad that wasn't the case.