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Any Good Japanese/Sushi, Thai, Indian in Htfd, CT?

Robin Aug 10, 2002 08:44 PM

Does anyone know of good Japanese, Thai or Indian in Hartford or areas close by?
Thanks in advance for your responses.

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    john RE: Robin Aug 13, 2002 04:28 PM

    the place to go is Char Koon in Glastonbury. It's billed as "pacific rim" food, but it's basically a really tasty mix of chinese, thai, vietnamese. Try the fried scallops. I also think Chikurin, also in glastonbury, is a good sushi place. I go to New HAven for Indian

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      Robin RE: john Aug 13, 2002 10:12 PM

      Thanks for the info.

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        ps RE: Robin Aug 19, 2002 02:34 PM

        Tokyo/Seoul in East Hartford--no atmoshere, huge menu--buffet at lunch. Kashmir in Htfd good for Indian.

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      azucca RE: Robin Oct 8, 2006 04:25 PM

      Higashi in South Windsor it's the best! We've been going there for 6 years. It's always fresh and prices are reasonable. I highly recommended!

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        FoodieJim RE: Robin Oct 10, 2006 09:24 PM

        I haven't been yet, (but will be going next week), but the "buzz" about Feng in downtown Hartford is very positive.

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          Jestner RE: FoodieJim Oct 12, 2006 11:36 PM

          Just visited Feng's today for lunch and was very underwhelmed. I had the Miso Soup, Dim Sum Platter, the Red Snapper, and the Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie for dessert.

          I found the Miso Soup to be very good. This was the highpoint of the meal.

          Dim Sum Platter's contents were all very bland and uninspired. Tasted like the spring rolls came out of a supermarket freezer. Nothing really had any flavour - so that was disappointing.

          The Red Snapper was served on fried rice. It seemed like it was somewhat heavy in oil, and had a BBQ-like sauce on it - which was the only flavour on that. The skin was crispy/chewy, and there were lines of fat on the filet.

          The dessert was alright. Once again, more uninspired food, lack of flavour. The cookies in the dessert seemed like they couldve been bought somewhere and re-warmed. Once again, it was uninspired.

          Service was good. No long waits, food was out in decent time, etc.

          Nice atmosphere inside, but the dishes seemed rather contrived and lacking. Also, the sushi might have promise...I didn't try any of that.

          Perhaps the reviews are from supper, and maybe supper is much better than lunch. However, based on my meal today, I will not be returning.

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            xilinxchic RE: Jestner Oct 15, 2006 02:13 AM

            My experience with Feng was much better - the three of us eating agreed the tuna roll was the best. I also enjoyed the lobster on a bed of nails - that was served with a delicious mango-butter sauce. Jestner, consider trying again!

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          bethann28 RE: Robin Oct 11, 2006 01:25 PM

          Thai Kitchen off of New Britain Avenue is the best Thai food in the area. It is located in the same shopping plaza as A Dong Supermarket. It is BYOB, but there is a package store in the plaza as well. I eat there at least once a week!

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            goodbyeohio RE: bethann28 Oct 13, 2006 01:55 AM

            i think its 'thai room'.. and absolutely the best thai in the area. service is spotty at best though, so prepare yourself for that.

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            bethann28 RE: Robin Oct 13, 2006 01:37 PM

            It is "Thai Room". I carry the menu in my purse at all times, you would think I'd know the name! I am curious, have you tried any of the duck dishes? My boyfriend and I are working our way through the menu, and he is apprehensive about Thai duck dishes.

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              goodbyeohio RE: bethann28 Oct 14, 2006 05:50 AM

              nope. i usually go with the tom yum, which can be had as a meal with rice noodles (excellent). also dig the sai ghock, but haven't been too adventurous with my ordering yet... i have since moved out of west hartford, sooooo

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              FoodieJim RE: Robin Oct 13, 2006 03:32 PM

              Jestner: Thanks for the report on Feng. Not at all like the review in the Courant which called this a "destination restaurant" for people in the Northeast. But then again, the Courant's now-departed restaurant critic never was very good IMHO.

              1. masha bousha RE: Robin Oct 13, 2006 04:31 PM

                FoodieJim- you're being generous when you say that about the Courant's now departed restaraunt critic. He was tool-ish.

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                  Enfielder RE: Robin Oct 14, 2006 12:25 AM

                  For sushi I'd suggest Oyama in Cromwell - a little south of Hartford but I've never been disappointed.

                  1. Bette RE: Robin Oct 18, 2006 05:56 PM

                    Min Ghung in Glastonbury has gotten rave reviews. I posted a topic on it, do a search.

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                      Waquoit RE: Robin Oct 20, 2006 05:26 PM

                      Can't believe I'm the first to bring up East West Grill on New Park Ave. in Htfd. It was very good, in old diner looking building. Thai and Laotian Food.

                      FWIW, my brother works downtown and loves Feng for lunch. Hasn't made it to dinner, yet.

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