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Posted by Anonymous on 02/12/2010
My bf and I went here on 2/15/09. I am hoping to go back 2/14/10. I had never been to a vegan restaurant before this and was surprised at how good everything was (my bf is a vegan, I am a meat lover.) It is a little tightly packed, but it adds to its charm. The service was excellent, and like I said, the food was really good. I recommend this place to all our vegetarian and vegan friends.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/05/2010
painfully bad. sorry. maybe it's because i'm not a vegetarian and felt it was missing the real thing. i ordered a bean and butternut squash soup that had a slight medicinal background taste. the main course was a noodle dish with bolognese sauce. the flat noodles were limp and the sauce--well there again was that medicinal leitmotif. far too expensive for the poor-tasting the food. but it seemed very popular and others seemed happy, so what do i know. ok. what i know is that i could cook ten times as well at home, and that i'd be a lot more satisfied with an old fashioned slice at the pizza joint down the block.
Posted by Arnold on 11/13/2009
I dunno, everyone here complains about the loud noise but I kinda enjoyed it. It had a nice hip ambiance. The open kitchen, flames shooting up in the air from the woks was all kind of a cool show. If your looking for a romantic quiet evening with your girlfriend, probably not the best place. But if you're looking for a trendy, cool, hip, fun and loud vegetarian place, this is DEFINITELY it. I highly recommend it!
Posted by harried eater on 11/08/2009
If only the restaurant were a little quieter, you might be able to appreciate how good the food is, and how reasonable its prices are compared to blossom and candle 79. All in all, definitely worth a visit.
Posted by surprisingly unhappy costumer on 11/07/2009
My boyfriend and I had heard good things about Gobo so we were looking forward to eating there. What first shocked me were the ridiculous prices. What shocked me next was the passive and arrogant attitude of my waitress. I was then shocked by the alarmingly small size of my entree and then FINALLY I was shocked when after my boyfriend and I had payed our bill a waitress who wasn't even waiting on me accused us of not paying! I would not recommend this restaurant to my worst enemy!
Posted by Teri on 10/27/2009
A friend and I had lunch at the West Village location. Haven't been there in a few years but it was just as wonderful as the last time. I had the Singapore stirfry with seitan skewers and my friend had the braised tofu in black bean sauce. Both were quite delicious, the portions were very filling and the value is unbeatable. Will definitely recommend to friends and visit again soon. Try it, you'll be back too. They also have takeout.
Posted by Food Junkie on 07/20/2009
Avocado Tartare: A mediocre guacamole at most. For $11, I would've liked my guacamole to be accompanied by some sort of chip. Fried plantains maybe? 5 Spice Tofu: The roll was decent but the sauce was terrible. It tasted like water down russian dressing with Sarajia hot sauce. Eggplant with Herbed Tofu Cheese: Where's the tofu cheese? The eggplants were too oily and the dish was drowned in canned tomato sauce. The whole peeled plum tomatoes were horrible. Sorry, but a few basil aren't going to cover the can taste. Scallion Pancake w. Mango Salsa: You can't call something mango salsa when the main ingredient is used as a garnish. Also, it was drowned in hoisin sauce which overpowered everything else. Butternut Squash Risotto: Horrible executed. It seemed as if they were too cheap to put more squash. The flavors of the butternut squash weren't even incorporated into the risotto. It tasted like 2 separate things that was meshed together. The flavors were so one dimensional. Green Tea Stir Fry Noodles: Tasted like Chinese take out. There was nothing special. No cool tofu products. The noodles were green, but nothing hinted the slightest flavor of green tea. Nori wrapped Seitan with Chinese Brocoli: First off, they didn't use Chinese Brocoli. Second, the red Thai curry sauce was completely watered down. I guess they forgot that vegetables give off juice when cooked. Also, the dish was garnished with a handful of pickled ginger, which overpowered the entire dish. The seitan was also too oily. They should have seared it until crisp vs. just frying it. The service was lousy. We had so many dishes that had so many different sauces and the waiter didn't even change our plates. When we asked to have our plates changed, he changed ONE plate. The decor of the place was quite nice at first glance, but when you look closely, everything's pretty cheap. While some of the concepts were there, the dishes were poorly executed. I have no idea how they manage to stay afloat, and I have no idea why people eat there.