Posted: 3/7/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I had the displeasure of visiting Sarika's Thai restaurant today. My wife suggested we go there to celebrate her recent graduation from training as an LVN. From the start, I was taken aback due to the delay in greeting us and getting us seated. We waited at the entrance for nearly 10 minutes, with nobody else waiting with us, for someone to acknowledge us and ask us to be seated. My wife finally tapped a waitress on the shoulder and asked if we were supposed to seat ourselves. We were met with an annoyed look from the waitress. She found us a place and sat us. She immediately left. We waited another few minutes for another waitress to ask what we wanted to drink. We both asked for water with lemon. After nearly 10 minutes, we were brought iced tea. My wife corrected the waitress in what we had asked for. The drinks were taken away and replaced with water after about another 5 minutes. We then waited to order, after receiving menus along with the water. It took 15 minutes before my wife waved her arm to get the attention of our waitress. This waitress was occupying her time with seating other customers and bringing their bills to the cashier and had not stopped by nor even glanced our way to see if we were ready to order. By this time, I was nearly out of patience, but I held my tongue in respect to my wife's pleadings to not make a scene. Our order was taken and we proceeded to wait for our meal to arrive. During this time, a young couple was seated at the table right next to our own. Another waitress, along with our own, started up a conversation with the young man of this couple. They appeared to know him and commented about how they were glad to see him again. From what I heard, he was a regular. They brought him and his companion their drinks and took their order immediately. Meanwhile, my wife and I continued to wait for our meal. I was on my lunch break and had to return to work by 1PM. We waited for about another 15 minutes or so, which would not have been a big deal normally except for what happened next. The couple seated next to us, received their meal from their waitress. All in all, it took about 10 to 15 minutes from the time they arrived to the time their meals were placed before them. I decided that I could not keep quiet any longer. I removed myself from the table and asked to speak to the manager. I was shown where he was by another waitress by way of her pointing to him behind the register. She did not even have the courtesy to walk me over to him and tell him that I needed to speak to him.