A restaurant review

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Vega, New York

Reviewed yesterday

★★★☆☆

Great mains, pity about the chips

Came for lunch with my sister. We loved our Thai-style mains which were amazing with lots of flavour, very impressive for a vegetarian restaurant.

But the service was below average and the chips were too terrible to finish.

When we arrived at 1.40, we had to wait 20 minutes while they got our table ready. OK, so we didn't have a reservation, but the restaurant was only half full. There was no reason to make us wait at all.

We ordered the chips as a side dish and they looked delicious. But, when we tasted them, they were overcooked and swimming in oil so we left most of them. We expected a lot more for $10!

When the waiter asked if everything was ok, we said we really didn't like the chips and he said 'That's funny, I love them' and that was it. He didn't offer us anything else or take them off our bill. Also, when we didn't leave a tip, he looked annoyed.

I was really excited about visiting Vega, and the mains were just fantastic, but the rest of the experience was really disappointing.

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  2. In the title, give the main idea or opinion.
  3. Write about the important parts of the experience, not every detail.
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Submitted by kyawkyawsoezhu on Fri, 28/08/2020 - 16:11

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One Zaab, Yangon *** Good place for those who craving for Thai cuisine. I was amazed by their menu, they have many famous Thai cuisines, service was OK and the taste was average, but for Yangon standard of Thai cuisine, you can say that it’s pretty good, a lot better than many Thai restaurants available in Yangon. I went there with 2 of my friends, one of them had Thai sausage with rice and the other one had corn salad with soup. I had this menu called Kort Saint Pra Htoo, it’s basically a noodle with salted fish and 2 different kinds of Thai sauce. They have beers too. This menu was the main that brings me here. I’ve seen my FB friend post picture of this it on her story, it gave me a flashback of my hometown as my mon like to buy it for me frequently. I’m a little disappointed by the taste because it’s not as good as what I used to eat at my hometown the sauce was terrible, then I realize that this is Yangon where foods are terrible. However, it satisfied my craving for Thai cuisine despite the taste.

Submitted by STELLA RIBEIRO SILVA on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 18:18

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I have to say that I love junk food, even though this is not the healthiest food in the world.Well, one of my bad experiences happened in one of these junk food's restaurants. First of all, the service was terrible, the woman that got my order was very rude and impatient with me with the others costumers. Secondly, the dish that I ordered was horrible. The hamburger was cold and the meet wasn't even well cooked. Unfurnatly, I did not have the courage to say anything about my food, beause I got ashamed, so I paid for the food and got out off there, very frustrated.

Submitted by IKEDA on Sun, 23/08/2020 - 07:15

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As I love eating out, I've ever been to many restaurants. As so, I got to some bad restaurants occasionally. For instance, When I had a ramen noodle, which was one of my favorite ramens because it was really good anytime I ate, the noodle itself was too cooked and the soup was lukewarm. As I had trusted the taste of that ramen shop ever before, I was so disappointed.

Submitted by esi on Fri, 14/08/2020 - 09:24

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I think people must cook foods at home. we have to stay at home.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Tue, 11/08/2020 - 10:56

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I definitely had that sort of experience. And not once, unfortunately. I can't remember all of that stuff but the most awful meals I'm going to write about. The first one was in Crimea. Actually, can't tell in which place but whatever. I ordered lamb skewer and it was disgusted almost uneatable piece of lamb fat instead of meat. When I started to complain the waited said I can order another one, maybe it will be better and, of course, I have to pay for both. Another example was not exactly about the meal, but about the cheating. Our noisy company was in a good pub in the center. The food was tasty and the beer even better but, when the bill was brought, we, with surprise, found there what we didn't order. There were lots of snacks and tons of beers and .... spaghetti. Can you imagine that someone orders spaghetti at the beer party? I also not. So we demanded another bill without this extra and, of course, we've never been to that pub again.

Submitted by Min Htet Kaung on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 17:03

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Kyay Oh shop in Chinatown After passing matriculation exam, I went to Yangon with my father and uncle.One day, visiting around the city, my father buy and feed kyay-oh to me in chinatown. I haven't ate it before. I think it might be delicious for me without putting a kind of vegetable in it. I don't know the name of that vegetable. It looks like lettuce. I didn't like its smell. So I ate only pork in this soup. It was expensive compared with other myanmar foods. I had to come back from this shop with my stomach unfulfilled.
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Submitted by Red Sus on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 03:38

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Since you guys post all about bad experiences. I will try to change the atmosphere a bit. This is my wonderful experience of eating. Right now, as recalling the fried rice I've eaten, my mouth couldn’t stop swallowing saliva. It was so damn delicious! The store was small, ordinary, and has nothing special at all. I went with my elder brother, he ordered ramen, and I’m not into liquid food so I ordered fried rice. Before the foods arrived, I was like “Meh, just eat to fill my belly anyway”. But the moment the food touched my tongue, my eyes were wide open. Damn! The hot food, the just enough salty, the tasty meat, the fresh-chopped vegetables, and the SPICY (I'm a spicy dude tho). I swear it is the most delicious fried rice I have ever eaten. It’s even better than my mother cooked. Since then, with him, we go to eat there regularly. We skipped cooking to go out to eat. And whenever we had to leave our city for weeks or months, our first and only choice was nothing but fried rice. We were addicted to that divine fried rice! The price couldn’t be any better. The only down thing was we had to wait about 20 mins to get our meal because they made it so carefully. Customers and the food delivery service were always in line. The store has been open for about a year. And when COVID pandemic struck, they had to close. And they never come back. I wish that I had the store owner's phone number, so I would be able to find them again. And that’s all. Thanks for reading guys!!

Submitted by grainpleaser on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 08:34

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I don't really remember if I had a bad experience at restaurant, because every time I want to go to eat at restaurant, I always read the restaurant review online. Restaurant review is so helpful for the new customer and culinary hunter like me. I wrote plenty of the reviews too and most of them are good.