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Posted by Anonymous on 07/05/2012
My experience at purple yam was such a disappointment. The servers have the worst attitudes. The kitchen faces the dining room and is subsequently burning hot an competes with the non existent air conditioner. It's do warm, you're actually reaching for the check because it's intolerable. The staff are unapologetic and the food is simply mediocre.
Posted by Sharon on 04/06/2012
Go here if: You are seeking a peaceful garden setting during the week Looking for something new to eat And like strong flavor combinations. I stumbled upon here for lunch today, a weekday. I was the only one sitting in their quiet sunny garden. The owner was very nice and explained some of the options to me. She made some beverage suggestions when I asked for something with out sugar. I was looking for something fresh and opted for the Noritaco salad with kimchi fried rice. The spicy kimchi rice is mixed with a vegi citrus salad and sits in a salted crispy nori - this was a great combination! The cook suggested I eat the two packets of food like tacos and this was a great idea. Very unique and refreshing. Can't wait to come back and try out some other options in their cute garden the next sunny afternoon I have off. Maybe I will see you there!
Posted by Chris on 09/16/2011
Visiting my girfriend's son & daughter in-law in Brooklyn, we ended up at the Purple Yam on Labor Day because one restaurant nearby had nearly nothing left on their menu and another was overly crowded. What luck! We ordered dumplings and cucumber kim-shee for appetizers. The dumplings were excellent. I ordered chicken adobo, one ordered pork adobo and two ordered beef adobo. While the chicken adobo was excellent, my girlfried is a light eater and shared her beef adobo with me. Wow, that dish was awesome. The flavors were tremendous and the beef was tender. This was one of the best meals I have had this year. I will never miss this restaurant if I am in NYC.
Posted by Melody on 06/11/2011
My girlfriend and I went here last week and were disappointed. We'd been here before, about a year and a half ago. That time the food was amazing and made up for the rudeness of the staff (upon asking for a table, they asked if we had reservations. We live around the corner and had no idea reservations were required, but they scoffed 'next time, make reservations.') Anyway, we went back last week, ordered the same tasty foods as the first time. This time, though, the duck leg was not flavorful and the presentation was average. I've prepared a better plate at home. The salad was missing ingredients that, strangely, were included in other dishes. They seemed to make up for that with more dressing. The sliders were tough and under-seasoned. The desserts (chocolate-rice something and 'homemade' ice cream) lacked flavor and were pricey. We won't be coming again.
Posted by India on 01/20/2011
I've been coming to this restaurant for a while now, and I have to say it is amazing. it's expensive, but you get what you pay for. Chicken adobo is off the hook, fresh lumpia is great too. The only thing that I have negative to say about the place is their wine list. I love the interesting foods, but their wine list doesn't include any traditional wines (i.e. no chardonnays, red zinfandel, etc) It's still worth it, I can usually find something I like after trying a few different wines, and on the upside it does get me trying wines outside of my confort zone.
Posted by Few on 12/04/2010
Purple Yams is very good and has many unique dishes, but it is expensive, and it will come down to whether you think it's worth the cash. I find it too expensive to really feel satisfied.
Posted by India Koster on 10/26/2010
Awesome food, awesome service.