03/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I met up with four of my friends there. We were seated promptly, but that was merely because it was around 5:30, which is just before it started getting really crowded. The place is quite small enough as it is, and I felt pretty sorry for some of the hapless customers squished near the door watching us eat. If you do end up going to this place (and I don't think you should), go early at least.
Food was unremarkable. I have had both much better and much worse. Kudos to them, though, for saying they can tailor the dish to suit your dietary needs. The members of my party didn't take advantage of that, but it's nice to know that it's there.
However, I take issue with the pricing arrangement! They charged one dollar per person for rice, a fact we weren't aware of until the bill came. They weren't even individual bowls of rice either (which maybe would have tipped us off), but simply one soup bowl sized pile of rice. Furthermore, each person in our group had to order at least 12 dollars worth of food! What restaurant does that, and for a group of only five people?? (I am not sure what the policy is for smaller groups; one of my friends had gone there before for lunch, but he had ordered quite a bit of food by himself) The ambience certainly does NOT merit that kind of pricing.
Service was mediocre. Not fabulous, but not horrible either.