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Posted by Anonymous on 05/18/2010
I'm not sure what possessed me to order the faux turkey dinner entree, but it was a mistake. As a long time vegetarian, I've eaten there before and it seemed edible. But this time, the poor quality of the each ingredient made me feel so unhealthy. I wish I could un-eat the parts I had. The peas and carrots seemed like they were from a freezer bag. The "stuffing" seemed off, bordering on rancid. The mashed potatoes and tofurkey did not seem fresh. Just thinking about all this is making me feel sick... And the other entrees we got were just as gross. So, come here for the plethora of fake meats, but not for fresh, healthy, or tasty food.
Posted by michab on 04/01/2010
if you're a vegetarian and miss meat - this is indeed paradise
Posted by Anand Venkataraman on 03/11/2010
This place was suggested to me by a friend at work who knew I was a vegetarian from California. I looked up the reviews here and decided to "risk" the ire of the reportedly short-tempered staff. I'm glad to say that my experience was very positive. I did remember to close the door behind me as I entered since it was cold outside and other folk were waiting by the door to be seated before me. I entered at 8:10pm, was seated at 8:20. Everyone was very courteous. Even the waiters and waitresses who didn't attend to me smiled at me frequently and checked up to see if everything was to my liking. The place was crowded and there was a line of people at the door waiting to be seated, but I was not rushed. I decided to order the carrot-ginger juice (fantastic, if you like ginger, like me), Camarones Y Coco (not very remarkable - had to season it with salt), and the vegetarian salmon steak (ok, but really tasted like crumbed eggplant fritters. The nice couple next to me ordered a carrot beetroot juice saying they were inspired by my orange drink. They ordered an off-menu item (roti shanay, apparently a malaysian dish). I wanted to try it, but it was too late, my tummy was full. Promised myself that I'd order it next time. Overall, the food was not exceptional, though it was arranged very nicely. The atmosphere was fantastic. The staff were very courteous and cheerful and the items I didn't order seemed to have enough promise to make me want to come back and try 'em. One recommendation to the staff - The music was too loud - perhaps reduce it some? My phone went off 3 times and I missed all calls, even though it was in my shirt pocket precisely to prevent that from happening. &
Posted by Jon-trueNYC on 09/25/2009
Restaurants are a service business and it is necessary to serve your customer well. Given that Asian cultures are known for their hospitality (case in point - Singapore airlines and Cathay Pacific airlines are the ones which get the best service awards each year), this restaurant better get a new hostess. Folks like Eric, who think treating people like shit is keeping it real are responsible for getting the stereotype of rudeness for New Yorkers.
Posted by eric on 06/20/2009
Anyone complaining about the hostess must be from the Mid- West. This is New York. I like the" get in, eat and shut your pie hole attitude". It's real and not fake. Food is outstanding! Best mock duck ever!
Posted by NS on 06/19/2009
great food for delivery, bad for eating in. mean people working there, slow service.
Posted by Shera on 04/19/2009
I was a witness to a review posted by a guy named Oscar on 02/12/2009. My boyfriend and I were there the same time seated already right at the door. I saw and heard the whole thing and was impressed by the way he handled the situation. I felt bad because i love the food there but also had a few disrespectful encounters with the lady that always works the front desk...yall know who that is..she never cracks a smile and acts as if she can't open her mouth to speak to you. Matter of fact they didn't even leave the door open, they were coming in as other people were leaving and the ones leaving didn't shut the door!!! that's why i was so shocked that she snipped at them, blaming them for something they didn't even do! I'm sorry you guys missed out on the experience it could've have been but Veggie 2 is getting old and stank with the attitude that i am on menu pages now looking for friendlier alternatives!