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Posted by kyle on 12/23/2007
i've never tried the westside gobo, only the upper eastside. maybe because i wind up going there for lunch, it's never crowded or noisy. my experience with the service staff has been very good. the food has never disappointed and i recommend it to everyone. i would have rated all a 5.0, but i have yet to be there for dinner, so i thought i would give a margin for error. the taro & yucca fries rule and the soy/spinach wontons had me dreaming of my next lunch excursion. my husband has the organic red wine and sez its wonderful; i have the dry sake and it is just as wonderful. the wait staff is unobtrusive yet responsive when beckoned. it surprised me to read unfavorable accounts, but perhaps that's the swing of the pendulum. as a vegan it is a sensuous luxury to find a spot like gobo, one to be indulged! now can someone teach me how to make those wontons?
Posted by Prince Joost on 12/03/2007
I went to this place on a Saturday night at around 730. It was fairly empty and I was seated immediately. My fiance is a vegetarian; I am not. This place was an excellent accommodation for both of us. The scallion pancake with the mango chutney was so damned good and the fried shitake caps were incredible. We also got the spring rolls and the seitan skewers, which were decent, but not my superb. For a large dish, we split the Vietnamese stir fry noodles which were delicious. Our server was a little blasé, but she left us alone and brought everything on time. The one caveat is that we got caught on the wine. We should have brought our own, it was just overpriced. That being said, the total cost for the meal was reasonable and I would definitely go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/17/2007
What a great find! Finally, something different from all the Italian places here on the upper east side. I can't wait to go back and try more of the delectable quick bites. Service was excellent and recommended some great dishes.
Posted by yasmine on 06/12/2007
Sitting by the window with the curtain billowing in the summer breeze set up the scene nicely. Gobo always did have an inviting atmosphere and this was the first time I've tried it. For the value, the Vietnamese spicy noodles were tastful and filling. However, the service was astoundingly casual. Our waitress was genuinely mean after we didn't order appetizers and drinks, and asking for water proved to be a challenging task. Dealing with the bill required getting up and asking the hostess for change. The server had an attitude and the waitress in a foul mood. Yikes. I haven't had service this rude and ridiculous in a long time. Just because I didn't spend a fortune? How sad...I don't recommend this place if you feel like being treated with polite respect during your evening out.
Posted by Villager on 05/19/2007
This is a great place. Every time my mother comes to town she insists on eating here. I love it too and there are many fine restaurants in this area. Gobo is special !!
Posted by UES Vege on 03/05/2007
This restaurant is absolutely incredible. I went there on a Monday night, and the service was attentive and very helpful, and the waitress broke down the huge and impressive menu for us. We had wine, appetizers, large plates and dessert, and each dish was better than the last. The food was creative, healthy and absolutely delicious (not to mention theexcellent presentation). The atmosphere was relaxing and calm, with plesant world music to complement the eclectic food. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone --vegetarian or not--who wants warm, good, beautiful food.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/11/2007
Both this location and the downtown location are excellent. The food comes out surprisingly quickly and is consistently delicious. This uptown location is not as crowded as downtown, which is nice. Great for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike -- I'm never disappointed. Try their yummy lettuce wraps!