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Posted by Anonymous on 09/21/2014
We were excited to be invited to this trendy restaurant in the Meatpacking District. Indeed the decor was beautiful--it was like being in colonial Asia. But the food was only marginally Asian. The spring rolls were bland. The nasi goreng was a sticky, spicy mess with no vegetables in sight. The pad Thai was equally colorless. And this wasn't the worst of our experience--our server was snotty and humorless--really treated us with disdain. None of our party ever wants to go back. Be forewarned!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/09/2012
The name of the restaurant should be changed from Spice Market to Bland Market. We had the tasting menu; and while none of the food was unappetizing, none of it was remarkable. With the exception of the chicken, what little flavors were present were very americanized.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/09/2012
Just got back from trying this place for the first time. The food was excellent: great avocado roll, chicken samosas, and beef skewers. Staff were friendly and extremely professional. We tried the tasting menu and were able to alter it to fit our dietary restrictions (no shellfish please). Will be going back.
Posted by FoodieNYC on 05/01/2011
I went on a first date with my BF last night. Service: The maître d' and servers were incredibly polished; the only exception were the bus boys, who were a bit rough around the edges. Atmosphere: The atmosphere was inviting, and not as pretentious as I normally like :) Food: Presentation was great, but the food left a lot to be desired.
Posted by Daniel on 03/22/2011
If you're idea of creative Asian food is something bland, dumbed down and devoid of spice, complexity or surpirse - you will love this place. The best part of the menu is the dessert section - with the rest a steady and sadly predictable decline. The Laksa - usually an amazing and complex dish - was anemic and confusingly foamy; the star anise, shrimp noodles lacked life, verve and yes "star anise; while the salt and pepper fluke was simply an upscale fish and chips minus the tangy, peppery notes that are classic to this dish, garnished with a non-sequitor of what looked like McDonald's ice-berg lettuce (what are theythinking?). For people watching and perhaps something sweet its ok, but the rest is an insult to the palate.
Posted by No Name on 03/08/2011
Beautiful atmosphere, appetizers were good but the entrees are so bland and lack flavor. The fusion thing is really confusing in the flavoring of the food. It's a great place to go on a date though, for drinks and appetizers maybe and enjoy the ambience...stay away from the actual food!
Posted by PeteyP on 01/26/2011
Couldn't wait to say how spectacular this place is. The food- phenomenal!! Service does not get any better. Environment beautiful. This is definitely a place to come enjoy great food, drinks, and let loose. If you like spicy food. You're in heaven!! I'll be back until then ciao!!!