The waitresses wear cute yukata-style kimonos and rush back and forth giving prompt service. The sushi chefs are busy in the middle, putting the sushi on little boats that float around for the taking. Food is good and well-priced. I always like it there, though you might have a wait during a weekday lunch.
This is my favorite Borders. Even the entrance makes you feel like something good is coming up. The books seem like they were placed by people who care about them. The building is interesting with stairs and nooks. The staff are friendly and the cafe girl is always chatting with the customers. Makes you feel like reading and a good place to discover new authors, too.
My Caucasian friends love the place and organize to meet there but maybe my Asian palate doesn't love the food the way they do. I just don't crave the standard fare they offer and the ambience is nothing special. If you've been to other TGIF's and liked it, then you'll like this one, too. The service was fine and the food bland... it's what you'd expect.
Used to go to Agenda for lunch or dinner. Liked the big brick wall and the food was fine. Then it just got to be boring... or something... we just kind of drifted away..,
Not *real* Italian food; it's definitely Italian-American, but hey, most people in America like that. Portions are fairly large and the food is prepared well. My Italian father-in-law visiting in Italy found the portions oversized but he enjoyed his steak.
Kids will appreciate the decor with some booth seats made from cars and all the details around, on the walls, ceiling, etc. Also, kids generally like pasta, so if you want to take some visitors from out of town to eat somewhere fairly nice and have to take your kids along, maybe this would be a good place. Even if they finish eating, they may behave well because they're busy looking at all the stuff around. Food is not authentic Italian but is edible and not unpleasant.
It's menu is what you'd expect from a Japanese restaurant around here. The quality is, too. Atmosphere is fine. I like to go for lunch when I'm feeling hungry. I leave feeling nourished and satisfied.
The food is lower-level Americanized Japanese food - not the highest quality but more edible than, say, Taco Bell. The day I walked in, however, it just seemed unclean. Maybe because the person in front of me in line had bare feet and bare legs with horrible sores and scabs all over. Made me notice the dirty floor and tables. I walked out and didn't buy anything.
For some reason Berryessa-Alum Rock is devoid of "nice" restaurants, so it's nice to have the Drying Shed there. It's..."nice". Celebrated a family birthday there with a pleasant, not-too-elegant lunch and found it pleasant. Not enough personality to want to return again and again, but when there's no other choice you'll be pleased with finding the Drying Shed.
As fast food goes, King Eggroll is quick and reliably delicious. Guests will wolf down your party plate of eggrolls and they offer a Dim Sum selection and some sweet bean treats, too. There's *always* a line so plan to stand for 5-10 minutes, but if you feel like egg rolls, it's worth the wait.