I"m a local resident here in Tulsa, and I've always visited Nam Hai for years. I've "PUT UP" with the smell and dirt of that place, because it was the ONLY place where you can get various Asian food. BUT.........ASIAN MART has totally changed that. Here's why: 1) It's clean and neat. 2) There's an odor because of fresh seafood. I mean "FRESH". If anyone has been to a fresh fish place (as in Texas or Florida), you know there's a slight odor. But not like Nam Hai....the odor isn't horrid and can be smelled halfway up 21st street....yeah, sad! T__T 3) There's music and movies (and you can order J-rock and Korean and Chinese Dramas!!!) 4) The people are nice! I MEAN NICE!!! THEY SPEAK ENGLISH....and they greet and talk to you! They're not rude like Nam Hai. They will first - greet you at the door, second - check you out and talk to you about your day, third - ask you to come back, and fourth - help you with anything. And will help you feel like you're welcomed and not like you don't belong because you're not Asain. 5) The food that is fresh, isn't bloody. And the fish doesn't have worms coming out of their mouth. There is no seafood in cardboard boxes, and neither is the food so old there's mold on it. 6) THEY HAVE A CAFE'!!!!!!! Yeah I said cafe'. And it's nice! ^_^ You can order Asian food and coffee and sweets and then shop and eat. Oh did I mention that it's clean too? Well, it is! ^_^ 7) The gift isle is nice and open. They don't have much, but then again it's new. And so it's being improved. 8) There's only one problem....You're not there!!! T________T They need more support. So please go and check it out. You'll see the difference. So, I hope this helped! Also for those who maybe lookin for authentic Asian food in a place that's nice and clean and such. Also, it's in a good location. It's next to a Dollar General, so you can go there if you need things that are cheaper! ^_^ Thank you for reading my review! <3333
Me and my kids went to the warehouse market (12920 E 31st St Tulsa, OK 74134) yesterday 7pm, April the 20th 2009, and I only have 16.50$ in my pocket, I am separated with 2 kids, and last payday April 10th, my husband did not give me any money to pay my rent and utility bills that means no money for groceries either and I don't have a job, I tried to find a job but noone hire me because I have to be flexible when it comes to my schedule and I don't know if I can do that since I am by myself living with my 4 years old son and 11 years old daughter. So We went to the warehouse market with only 16.50$, at the cashier, although I tried to find the cheapest food I still totalled 19.97$ so I told the cashier (His name is LUKE) to take some out, and I was surprised because he told me He got it, I was speechless, first I really need the food until friday the 24th of april that's the next payday of my husband, hopefully he give me some money this time. 2nd for almost 2 years here in Oklahoma I have not met someone that work in a store that would pay for stuff, because I know they don't get paid that much. So I am really really thankful to this guy, I called the manager to let him know about it, but still I want to write this for appreciation, from helping us and showing a good example to my kids.
My mom and I took my almost 4 year old to get her 4 yr pics and Christmas pics on Wednesday November 26th and our appointment was for 1:20. It was 2:00 when we finally got in there, which wasn't a big deal because we weren't in any hurry and my daughter was occupied with playing with the other kids that were there. Once we got in there, there was a few good pics we got but we felt a little rushed and the employees that were out at the front desk kept coming in and out rushing the photographer. They are really understaffed for this time of year. We bought maybe a third of the pics that we normally do. They do a good job normally but beware of this time of year with any kids you might have, expect to wait about an hour.