Restaurants & Bars San Francisco Bay Area

Poleng Lounge

Tobias | | Feb 19, 2007 06:08 PM

Partner and I went a few nights ago and had a mixed experience. Tune Poke was a nice way to start, though a little too spicy for me. Eggplant tower was laughably small, and the Roti Prata that came with it was a far cry from the Straits Cafe version. Vegetarian dumplings were delicious, but the biggest disappointment was the shrimp curry. It was incredibly rich, with way too much cream, and was also underspiced.

Finally, we're used to seeing top notch restaurants stick to seasonal produce, and it was strange to see cherry tomatoes, eggplant, and other similar items on the menu.

The food was carefully prepared, even if it missed a bit at times, and the service was good. I'm inclined to give it another chance, but can't understand why the Chron raved.

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