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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!
Posted by AP on 04/12/2009
As a long time patron of VP2, I can fairly say that this is my favorite vegetarian food EVER. I've tried pretty much everything on the menu over the years, and the only ridiculously poor items are the seafood ones, and that's only because anything "ocean flavored" to begin with is bound to go bad. The other subpar thing on the menu is the hostess! I see someone below mentioned her, and I'll agree that her foul attitude and poor customer service has made me regret eating there before, despite otherwise fantastic service. Word to you, Mole Woman- don't mistreat your longtime paying customers and stop warding off new ones! The food is top notch!
Posted by Stacey on 02/19/2009
Based on some of the reviews I have read already, you must see the place first and understand that you are in new york! We are a crowded city and most of our restaurants are small. With that being said, eating with people is considered the best way to get to know people and in Vegetarian Paradise, one of the coziest restaurants you sit close enough to people to make a friend while out for brunch or on your first date. The food is absolutely delicious. If you go, you must try their Soul chicken, it looks like chicken but it tastes better. I am a carnivore and I actually like VP2's food better than any meat. The patrons may not be the most attentive but understand that they are working in a small space in the middle of the Village, an area of NYC that definitely never sleeps and is always busy. I usually get the mango "chicken", which if you are dining in, is served to you in a halved hollowed out mango, stuffed with onions, peppers, sliced mango and "chicken" sauteed in the sweet mango sauce.
Posted by Oscar on 02/12/2009
I was looking forward to eating here because of the reviews about the food on Yelp.com. But when my girlfriend and I came in, we were berated about leaving their door open (which stayed open since they need to fix it). Then the hostess told us to "go ahead" and take our seats in the most dismissive, commanding and rude way I've ever heard anyone say those two words. She didn't even look at us, she just gestured at the table and barked her command as she walked back to the reception booth. I couldn't believe we were spoken to like - and for no reason - so we left! The table was a two seater, between two other identical tables that were *at most* a foot away on either side. The online reviews weren't lying in stating you'd be seating REALLY close to other guests...almost like you're out dining with them. Would have liked to tried their food, but now that's never going to happen - if a place can't provide a base level of respect it is bound to lose customers. I went back in to courteously explain to the hostess why she lost our business, and she insensitively and mockingly asked me "am i hurting you?"