checked this place out last night.. definite high points and low points. atmosphere is lacking, as it is in most hardcore-asian restaurants in this area. the sidewalk outside the door reeked of hot garbage (a common problem in the a-dong lot). byob, which i didn't know ahead of time because there is no website and no phone number listed online/in phone book.
the service was absolutely disorganized. menus and water right away, 20 minutes until our orders were taken (restaurant half-full at best). all food came out about 5 minutes later. soups, appetizers, entrees.. all together.. at which time waters were empty and not refilled. check came quick though- as usual with such places.
food though.. food was tremendous. best tom yum soup in the area, bursting of flavor with no excess of spice or grit in the bottom. lots of fresh veggies. large, attractive grilled shrimp and tender chicken. i had the excellent squid salad which was grilled very tender and mixed with fresh chopped chilies, bell peppers, cilantro and a lime based dressing. tasted a little bit of the super spicy shredded pork and shrimp salad yum that the s/o ordered.. also good despite a piece or two of gristle in the meat. here, one red pepper graphic next to an item on the menu really means "spicy"!!!
i took a takeout menu home. will definitely pick up orders in the future, don't think ill be returning to dine in.
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