by Junko Ilic on
came here with restaurant week with my friends. was a bit weary, as i disliked tao in vegas because of the crowding and claustrophobia, but decided to give it a shot! the decor is pretty cool looking and zen/loungey, but again, was SOSOSOSO crowded that if there was a fire, we all would have died and been trampled to death...they definitely do not follow fire hazard instructions. we had reservations for 6:30 and got seated at 8:15, so you should make a res 2 hours before you actually want to eat. i really dislike places that don't honor reservations. not cool. we got drinks at the bar which were yummy, but had to stand waiting for 2 hours in the OVERcrowded downstairs bar/lounge area with nowhere to sit. so needless to say, i was cranky and hungry. when we finally got seated, all the food came out in a decent time and was GREAT. yummy yummy. got the tuna sashimi, sea bass and banana pudding. all were AWESOME choices. i've never before compared fish to candy, but the sea bass is. the mojito i got was great as well. would have given 5 stars for the food, but the wait time was ABSURD and when the downstairs got crowded, people had to wait in hoards upstairs by the stairs, which is also ABSURD. so, i do not think i will be coming back. there are lots of places to get yummy food that observe the reservation time and are not fire hazards....like buddakan.
by Lacie Coggeshall on
Randomly got to try this place out this week. I actually ditched my job's holiday party (a block away) to meet up with an old college friend here. I was already sorta filled with wack food from the holiday party but I was being treated to a meal here and I can't resist a free meal. Backup- I've been here before but didn't eat and pretty much ended up leaving 5mins after arrival cause I didn't want to party either. Update- Being seated was no biggie since we arrived before 10pm. I like the diner appeal of the place but the food is def better than diner food. It was cold as heck outside and I WAS disappointed that they had NEITHER the hot chocolate OR cider available. We ended up getting alcoholic breverages which I sorta really didn't want to get. :( boo. What we ordered was tasty tho. My friend did most of the food ordering cause he was the hungry one. He got the veggie/tomato soup, mussels and I swear the biggest set of beef sliders I've ever seen. lol. I LOVED sliders who i was happy actually. I ate part of his sliders. And we made the mistake of ordering individual desserts. Oh my my, the brownie with the ice cream was delicious and I had to pinch myself because I couldnt' finish it. I returned half of it. DANG IT. I hate wasting food. My friend ordered the gelato and this bowl musta had like 10 scoops on it. He couldn't finish it either. A BIG star for being generous with the food here. Esp for the price. I'll def come back here...really liked it. PLUS they open late, as a new yorker I'm a FAN of anywhere in philly that serves food after 12am. seriously!
by Douggers M. on
Super divey! This bar is incredibly HUGE! I had no idea. They have pool in the back, a big screen and comfy couches. We had the dog parade in tow so it was great that they were dog friendly too.