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Kebab Factory & Coyote Reviews

Norman Foster | Aug 12, 2001 11:31 AM

Hi All, just found this forum, can't wait to share with you my worst experience with food in Boston.

As we all know, food quality in Boston is a shame comparing to LA & NY. And we are partially to be blamed for it. Cos' I get a feeling that most Bostonian have rather low standard on food. Proof? People line up for barely acceptable and sometimes plain shitty restaurants. If you were a restaurant owner who served such quality of food but with such long lines of customers waiting anyway, why would you want to improve? So, from now on, for shitty restaurants, speak up and boycott if you wholeheartedly believe that they suck! This is for the owners' good, not to hurt any business which doesn't deserve this.

Kebab Factory - saw this on Chronicle months ago, and finally tried it last night. Decor is nice, when we arrived, my chair had leftover food on it, I told the waiter to fix it. He conveniently swiped it onto the floor - where it joined the rest of the leftover food on the floor. Very disgusting indeed. We ordered a ground potator cake for appetizer. Much worse than the Croquette served in some local Japanese restaurants. My friend ordered the sea bass. The portion was unrealistically huge, but you only got the following tastes depending on which portions of the fish you ate from: 1) extreme fishy, 2) tasteless, 3) frost bite (a.k.a. raw). So, you can imagine how miserable my friend was and how they could ruin such a big fish. I ordered the ground lamp cakes. Man, they looked and tasted very similar to the appetizer mentioned above - which means suck. I could not identify the texture to be meat-based at all. It was THAT scary. The ONLY good thing about this place is my mango lassi. Very tasty indeed. But I will NEVER go again, very expensive too. I have to give credit to the chef who dares to show his face in the open kitchen type of window. If I served such quality of food, I would have hidden behind a iron mask.

Then sometime ago, my friend and I went to Coyote in Cambridge/Somerville. This place again has a neat decor which really entices you to go in. Their margaritas is the worst that I have had before, ever. How could someone screw up a margaritas so bad? Couldn't they just use those instant mixes if they don't know how to make one? Then I ordered the pizza, thinking that I didn't have a huge appetite and pizza is a rather 'safe' dish. It was the shrimp pizza. Oh man, this dog food was either extremely sour, or extremely chessy, and with way overcooked firm shrimps - the ultimate worst pizza I have ever had in my life. I didn't taste my friend's dish so I will not comment.

So beware of the aforementioned 2 restaurants and avoid at all cost. Cos' we need to give the owners messages in order for them to improve. If you want to try them yourselves, be my guest. Just share with us your comments afterwards.

Thank you for reading.


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