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Beyond disappointed with New Ginza, Watertown

I can't agree more. I went to new ginza recently and was extremely dispointed. the food was very average compared to the price offered. the spicy sauce was very creamy and not spicy and the food quality was horrible. I had better sushi from the supermarket honestly.
in a few words, New Ginza is about serving an expensive meal using cheap food and low quality.

Jan 05, 2009
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

anyone had a bad experience in Eclano in the North End?

It was a Saturday evening, my girlfriend and I asked for their special bruchtta and seafood pasta.

The bruchetta came 30 minutes after we ordered it, and the bread came 15 minnutes afterwards.
the service was very bad, the waiter seemed very professional and polite and when we asked for the bread, he'd say it's coming, but he'd never come back to apologize when the bread didn't come.
the pasta took literally 40 minutes after we finished eating the brushetta. and this is where i was shocked:
1- the pasta tasted like Ramen noodles. I am not kidding, both me and my gf were horrified, it was definitely not the taste you'd expect from a north end restaurant.
2- the portions were tiny.

Has anyone ever had a bad experience in this place or was it that we were unlucky to be there at an evening where the chef was not at his best?
I wouldn't come back again there, but i'm just curious if this is what other people feel as well.

Aug 11, 2008
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

Matte ?

Matte, the brazilian drink.

I've been looking for a shop that sells everything i need to make Matte at home. From the herb, to the sugar, to the metal cup and straw. Can someone point me out to a store in Boston or beyond where i can get all their things?
Also, if there are different choices in terms of quality of products, can you suggest which one i should get?

Thank you

Feb 14, 2008
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

Any Sushi buffet or all you can eat in Boston or around?

Are you kidding? This place makes me want to puke when i go in there.
Their food is HORRIBLE.

Listen, I've been to many korean restaurants and their food is usually amazing. Unfortunately, Arirang is probably good, but it's not made for humans to consume ( Exagerating of course but you get my point).

Feb 14, 2008
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

Any Sushi buffet or all you can eat in Boston or around?

Hi
I'm looking for places in Boston or around it that have a sushi buffet or all you can eat.
Please don't point me out to chinese buffets that serve california rolls on the side. I'm asking about a good japanese sushi place.
Thanks

Jan 29, 2008
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

Any Sushi buffet or all you can eat in Manhattan?

Hi
I'm looking for places in Manhattan that have a sushi buffet or all you can eat.
Please don't point me out to chinese buffets that serve california rolls on the side. I'm asking about a good japanese sushi place.
Thanks

Jan 29, 2008
r_walid in Manhattan

What do you think of la fonda paisa?

I went to that place in the end and it turned out to be really good. I strongly suggest you try it. The food is authentic, cheap and excellent.

Jan 28, 2008
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

What do you think of la fonda paisa?

yes the one in Revere.

Jan 27, 2008
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

What do you think of la fonda paisa?

I heard it's a good Colombian Restaurant in East Boston. Anyone been there? Would you suggest it?
Thanks

Jan 26, 2008
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

Todai Boston

So does anyone know if Todai will be opening in Boston?

Jan 23, 2008
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

The new shino

Did anyone here used to go to the shino BEFORE they made the new changes to the prices and imposed brown rice in everything?

If you tried the shino before and now, what do you think? do you think they did a good or bad thing? what are the things you used to like and hate now and before?

Jan 07, 2008
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

Sushi bar review in Marriott in Boston

I have seen a sushi bar in the Marriott hotel in Boston ( The Marriott in the Copley mall). Does anyone know if this is a good a reasonable place to go for lunch? Reasonable meaing filling and affordable price for lunch.

Thanks.

Jan 07, 2008
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

Best Bowl of Soup in Boston?

Shabu Zen in Chinatown is a hotpot place. Not sure if u can call that a soup but its pretty close.

Dec 17, 2007
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

Guava in Boston?

Hi
I was looking for a store that sells Guava fruits. Preferably fresh ones.
Does anyone know of a place for that?

Thanks

Dec 17, 2007
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

Nice restaurants near the Fairmount hotel in Chicago?

I'm looking for some really nice restaurants for dinner in chicago. I'm going to be there for 1 night only and will arrive around 9 pm. So a fancy steak or seafood or great restaurant around the fairmount hotel would be great.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.

Dec 07, 2007
r_walid in Chicago Area

Sushi all you can eat?

Hi
I'm interested in knowing of a good sushi all you can eat or buffet restaurant in Chicago.

any good suggestions?

Dec 03, 2007
r_walid in Chicago Area

Colombian Restaurants?

Does anyone know where I can find a Colombian restaurant in Massachussets? Preferably in Boston/Cambridge, but if there are none there, can you point me out to the ones outside of that area then?

Thanks

Nov 23, 2007
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

what do you think of Massimino's Cucina?

It's in the north End and I'm thinking of paying this place a visit. Did anyone try it for lunch? Do you recommend it? if so, what is it famous for?

Aug 13, 2007
r_walid in Greater Boston Area

Any good deals in the North End for lunch?

I've been to LaFamilia Giorgio where you can get a 5 item sampler platter for $6. The portions are generous and the quality is pretty good.
I want to explore and find new places that have interesting and good deals for lunch.
Can someone suggest places you've been to or heard of in the North End ?

Thanks

Aug 07, 2007
r_walid in Greater Boston Area