Submitted Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 1:13pm [Dine in]
Well, because this place was right close to where I was working at the time, and because it looked so nice, my boy and I went there to get something to eat after a long day of work.
It was sort of cool how it's like a fast food place, where you go up, order what you want, and then get it served to you at your table. It makes it a really casual place, and you don't have to worry about a server coming around all the time.
I had some salmon alfredo which I really liked. Maybe the fish was a bit too oily to have been served in pasta covered in olive oil, but it made for a very rich dinner that filled me up.
So yes, don't hate on this place because it's casual. Jason Alexander's portrait in the girls' washroom would be shamed.
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Submitted Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 1:01pm [Dine in]
I liked this restaurant, and I liked the food I ate there. I don't remember what my dinner was called, but it was number twenty-seven on the menu, if you care to ever research. My boyfriend had green curry. The coconut milk in it was much more potent than in other Thai places where it's used, and personally, I found that to be a good thing. A lot of times I find that ethnic cuisine places kind of tone down their dishes in order to appease the people who aren't used to the cuisine, but the generous use of kaffir leaves in my pad dish were another example of the fearless authenticity of what we were served.
The staff were very quick and friendly, and kept my water glass full without being irritating. It's a little dim inside, but it's pretty and there were lots of people. It was a good place to be. Oh! And there's also the option of MAKING WHATEVER YOU WANT, wherein you just tell the chef what you want him to do and he'll do it. Fearless! And we got a candy with our bill, which is always sweet. Yes, so I think you should eat here.
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Submitted Sunday, June 4, 2006 - 10:23pm [Dine in]
Okay, so the food tasted all right, I will say that. It wasn't anything outstanding, or even truly memorable, but it was very flavourful and came in a large quantity. I had the manchurian chicken chow mein, and sampled many of the other dishes on the menu as I'd went with a big group.
Anyway. The problem with this place is the people who work in it. They often seem very bewildered and take a very long time to ask you what you want and to then give it to you. At least twice, food was placed on our table that nobody had ordered. We were left to ask ourselves whether or not we should eat it. i hadn't anticipated a moral self-evaluation with my dinner out, but c'est la vie.
Anyway, yes, it was a neat little fusion place with a pretty inside despite the tacky outside. Eating the food when it finally showed up was nice, and all the free water was good. But yes, it's rather disconcerting when the people serving you wander around in some kind of daze instead of dealing with patrons in a more professional matter. I was left to wonder what that chef might be up to back there.
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