I have written reviews here, almost all of them about places I liked. I usually avoid writing about restaurants that I loathed since I usually don't like to dwell on bad experiences, both food and service. But after reading the Il Grano post below, I realized that this forum could also benefit from not-so-good dining experiences as well as the good.
If you guys have a list of your own bad restaurants to avoid, please share.
Ten Ten Seafood Restaurant
Address: 671 N Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92801. In the 99 Ranch plaza.
Comments: The food is pretty uninspired and service was very bad. A dish of normal stir fried chinese vegetable which we ordered turned out to be something like $15.00. Since it was not listed on the menu, we should have known, but they should have at least told us the price, as they did for the seasonal price of the lobster we ordered.
Address: 613 N Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92801. In the 99 Ranch plaza.
Comments: Their xia-lung-bao was horrid. They were dry, mealy and just plain bad. Everything else was overly greasy. The service was really rude. There were two guys at another table who misread the menu asking about the Lunch Specials. The waitress taking their order simply shouted at them "NO LUNCH! DINNER ONLY! NO DISCOUNT!" I couldn't believe my ears! If that were me I would have left! But as it turned out they weren't done with us either. After we paid the bill, the owner came over to our table and had the nerve to yell at a friend of mine about not leaving enough tip. He had made a mistake doing the math and left about 13%, but he didn't deserve to be yelled at, especially when the service was so bad.
Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Address: Downtown Disney
Comments: I really had no problem with the service once we were seated (the hostess was a bit rude, but understandable since she was a bit overwhelmed the time we went). The problem was the food. The jambalaya tasted a bit like a reheated frozen dinner. Everything else was just bad. The live music was the only redeeming aspect of our meal there.
Address: Park Place in Irvine
Comments: The food was just horrible. Saltado we ordered consisted mostly of fries, and the rice it came with was cold. Seafood fried rice had a bad fish stink, as the seafood had already begun to rot. The worst part was it took over one hour to get our orders.