Pleasant and friendly service was let down by a light-hearted approach to food preparation.
They brought the wrong order twice, and when we gave up and asked for our money back, gave us a voucher for a free meal. This meant that we came and went without successfully eating anything, never good in a "restaurant".
Rather than go here again I would eat my own liver. If you utterly don't care what you are eating or what it tastes like, this could be the place for you.
The service is leisurely but human, the beer is drinkable but not cheap, and the two dozen or so TV screens showing various sports are... a little overwhelming but the bar's raison d'etre.
I would get rid of some of the meaningless colonial sports and focus on proper football, but that's just me. Indispensable.
I struggle to find a good curry in California but this is good; very good for the price. Unpretentious surroundings should not put you off the work of this great eatery. The excellent ingredients and careful preparation produce food that is delicious and unusual. Ms Rao mainly cooks vegetarian food, which suits me, but there are meat dishes too.
I had to rewrite my review after a less satisfactory visit to the establishment. Ms Rao will serve some people before others, and she kept us waiting for half an hour without feeding us, although we had phoned ahead and explained we were tight for time. Going to a restaurant and leaving hungry is such a bad feeling. I haven't been back.
I love Mexican food and so I looked forward to trying this restaurant. I got a bad feeling when I saw how few vegetarian dishes there were; but no matter, as the friendly waitress assured us we would be ok in ordering two specific dishes.
Well, that was the first time I ever had a veg burrito served with *mayonnaise*. And it was also the first time I ever saw vegetarian fajitas served with lumps of bacon in the beans. Really awful. Vomit-makingly awful. Do not go, unless you utterly don't care about the quality of the food you eat, in which case you could just go to McDonald's and save quite a lot of money.
Left at Albuquerque? I wish it had been.
As someone who loves good Southern Asian food, I hanker for a decent Indian restaurant in the Bay Area. So far I haven't found one, but this is the closest I have seen here so far.
Strong points; nice staff and nicely-cooked vegetables. Lunch was very reasonably-priced and it was as vegetarian-friendly as any decent Indian restaurant should be.
Weak points; no evidence of the sort of fresh herbs and spices that make a good Indian. The curry had a rather bland, generic-curry quality to it.
It wouldn't stand comparison with a really good Indian restaurant in London, Birmingham or Glasgow, but it's the best I've seen in the Bay Area so far.
I've used this store a few times and found them to be friendly, knowledgeable and reasonably priced. The first time I wanted to buy a cheap system and they didn't try to sell me an expensive one, which I liked. The second time I had a problem with an external hard drive (which I hadn't even bought there!) and they went out of their way to help me. I would recommend this store to anybody, from a beginner buying a first system to an experienced user buying parts or upgrading.
I only ever went to this branch of the chain once. I ordered spaghetti with oil and garlic ('aglio e olio'). When it came, it was inedible as they had managed to burn the garlic. I have successfully cooked with garlic for years without burning it; it's hard to see how they managed, and harder to forgive that they served it up anyway. I didn't pay for it of course, but I also didn't eat anything as a result. I have steered very well clear of this branch ever since; other ones in the same chain seem to be less bad.
I never saw it in its old home, but I loved visiting it in its temporary home. This is an example of how to do these things best. There are surprisingly few world-class attractions in San Francisco, but I'd say this is already one of them, even before it fully opens.
Intelligent, good use of some eye-catching exhibits; I loved it and would go again.
Whenever I go to this supermarket, I wonder why it doesn't have bus-loads of tourists lining up to see a glimpse of a 1970-style small town American supermarket. It really does have that time capsule feel to it.
Strengths; excellent baked goods and produce. Good service from friendly staff. Reasonable prices.
Weaknesses; old, tatty, smelly store, in need of a good clean and maybe even repainting and redecorating. Even the Sistine Chapel had its ceiling cleaned recently!
Dreadful customer service. They will tell you any old lie about the product to get you to buy it. The prices aren't even all that good. Legal considerations prevent me from expressing just how much I dislike this business. They make Frys look good, and if you are familiar with their business practices you will know just how bad an insult that is.