Hold down Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key + mouseclick to select more than one option
Murray Hill / Gramercy >
Asian Fusion >
Posted by zorgclyde on 05/26/2006
I've came here with different people twice, and on both accounts the food was decent, though never great. I remembered the eggplant app was charred nicely, but the sauces was missing something. Same thing with the noodle soup - it was nice, but broth lacked deeper flavor. The portions was average, and even though I wasn't starving both times I went, it wasn't enough to make me feel satiated, just make me not hungry. The plus side is that service is fast and efficient, if not exactly attentive. Yes, you do have to share a table and overhear everything. However, the atmosphere is hip and festive, and it's a convenient place to plop down to have lunch with friends without feeling suffocated by formality. Also, price is decent for this area. That being said, there are plenty of other better places around USq, and I wouldn't go back unless other places are unavilable.
Posted by billybob on 04/22/2006
Yeah man the food is pretty darn good. and the prices are awesome. the service sucks a big fat one, but its worth it to me cuz of the value. i like hte photos on the wall. ppl look cool w/ noodles wrapped around them.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/21/2006
I had been meaning to try this place for a while, but when I finally made it there I was less than pleased. I ate a few bites of the tofu miso udon soup I ordered and was shocked at how bland it was. The wait staff didn't ask why my boyfriend and I hadn't eaten anything. I ended up spending too much money and had to go get another meal.
Posted by Westsider15 on 04/07/2006
Republic's seared marinated salmon on curry rice is DELICIOUS. Their pad thai is mediocre, the fried wontons are good, and their seafood broth noodle dish is ok and filling. The salmon is what keeps me coming back, that and cheap prices with quick delivery. The venue is very modern and lous with some fabulously tall ceilings. There is a long bar where many customers can eat alone or wait for their orders. It's always quite busy and bustling. Go try to the salmon on curry rice!
Posted by piccola on 04/01/2006
Went for a quick dinner on Friday. It was packed, but we were seated and served fast. The food is good and cheap; the atmosphere is fun - a bit trendy, but not too much of a scene; and I liked the communal tables. If you want to feel cool without shelling out a load of cash, this is the place! Good people-watching, too.
Posted by IKNOWRESTAURANTS!! on 03/31/2006
COME ON PEOPLE! Some people need to stay away from restaurants and need to cook at home and chill out. I live in the East Village and a regular at this restaraunt.I read some of the reviews and I am shocked. I understand that most of the people complaining are the uptight cats that believe that the world revolves around them in all NYC places. Its the customer that the server and hostess cringes at and understands that nothing makes these people happy. Saying that I have sat at the bar, in a group of 6, and with my boyfriend outside. I have always had a great experience. Some of the dishes such as the coconut crusted shrimp is tasty. The food always comes out fast and the bussers have been on top of it each time. I enjoy the communal tables and may I remind you..THE PRICES!! affordable and fun. I am a foodie and I understand there is other thai noodle places that are great but in the Union Square Vicinity where Whole Foods and DSW are present, this restaraunt does justice.
Posted by AJ on 03/15/2006
After reading the other reviews I was a bit apprehensive about the service. However we were seated immediately and orders taken promptly. One thing I always judge a service on is the water glass and how full or empty it remains throughout the evening. I must say it never got below half I was very impressed. Our waitress was very friendly and not over bearing. No wonder this place is so busy.