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Yi Cuisine - review (long)

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Yi Cuisine - review (long)

Jamie | Aug 21, 2005 02:05 PM

6 of us girls had dinner there last night for a friend's birthday. Here's what I thought:

Service - I wanted to drop off the cake a day before when the restaurant was closed, but the hostess really accomodated me by meeting me out back since the front doors were locked. When I got there for the dinner, she was really on top of the cake and letting the waitress know about anything special I wanted done w/ it. The table service was fine, nothing out of the way extraordinary, except the one thing that bothered me was that I hate it when you order a bottle and after the initial pour by the waitperson, you have to fill the glasses yourself b/c they didn't notice.

Environment - it was my first time there, and i thought it was so pretty - nothign too overdone, simple, clean, and crisp. we had a booth, and the place wasn't too crowded for a saturday nite, but it was nice b/c we could still hear each other talk. It was a little too dark at the table as none of us could see the menu that easily (but I already knew what i would order by tips from chowhounders!).

FOOD - since we all had small appetites, we each ordered a dish to share and ordered a side of the garlic noodles. by far the best thing was the garlic noodles - I'm craving them the morning after. we also ordered the garlic noodles w/ crab - the crab made it way too salty. The second best we had was the ahi tuna poke - the tuna was so plump and fresh. I was really looking forward to the spicy tuna/roasted jalapenos on a bed of seared sushi rice b/c of chowhound recs - but we were all disappointed - for me, i tasted something cheesy. Some of the other girls really enjoyed the kobe beef, the flatiron steak (i thought this was the 3rd best of what we ordered). The filipino style chicken was ok.

In conclusion, I will definitley go back for the garlic noodles and the great atmosphere.

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