Asian Grill Review
Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm
On entry the menu is on the wall, orders taken at front counter.
Combos come with choice of
*Tiger Roll (1), Spring Roll(1), Potstickers (4)
*Jasmin Rice or Brown Rice
*Steamed vegetables, cucumber salad or mixed green salad.
-Beef Teriyaki Combo (with cucumber salad and potickers) 9.25
-Orange Sesame Chicken Combo (with spring roll and steamed vegetables)9.25
-Spring Roll (1) 2.25
Overall ambience -- ample space and contemporary seating, low-level new age music which allows for table conversation. Open kitchen viewable from seating area.
Despite what seemed to be a quiet afternoon (2:30) service was slow. Soy sauce and teriyaki sauce are in bottles on the table, chili sauce is at the counter area with chopsticks, napkins and spoons. Forks are brought with the meals.
Self-serve Pepsi products are featured.
The windows had fingerprints on them and there was a general grime factor on windows and tables. The cutlery was inexpensive and bent.
Presentation in general was attractive, items being served on ceramic white trays and plates.
The chicken potstickers (4) had a meager filling and were steamed, not fried. We like Ling Ling potstickers much better.
The Beef Terikayi consisted of only ONE skewer of meat and two scoops of rice. The sauce was a thin dipping-like sauce. The meat was cold. Would have prefered two skewers of teriyaki beef and a thicker sauce.
The Orange Sesame Chicken consisted of chicken pieces in a teriyaki-like sauce with very little orange flavor. Were expecting more of a breaded chicken and orange sauce.
The spring roll consisted mainly of cabbage. It was piping hot. Lots of curry seasoning. We prefer egg rolls with a more substantial filling. Our sweet and sour sauce lover was disappointed with the sauce selection.
The steamed vegetables consisted of a rice bowl which had three pieces of al dente broccoli, two pieces of cauliflower and one carrot with a light, tasty sauce.
Our overall impression that the ambience was fair although a little dark. The tables and booths are well positioned with adequate space to allow for pleasant dining and music not too loud to allow conversation. The walls, floors tables, chairs and booths could use a good cleaning. Portion size seemed small for the price. One egg roll is 2.25 and although served hot with a zesty chili sauce, the curry seasoning and filling were a surprise. The entrees were cold and portion size seemed small for price. The orange chicken was not really orange, it was more teriyaki. We ended up asking for a refund on the chicken but in reality would have asked for a full refund had we not tasted everything.
This one is off the list.