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camp1980 Jul 10, 2006 02:39 PM

My friend has suggested this place for dinner tomorrow night, I am just looking for comments on the place? If the food is good are there any recommendations?

Thanks

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    julesrules Jul 10, 2006 03:29 PM

    i like the app platters, even the vegetarian is quite varied and tasty. but i've had bad luck with the mains.

    1. pinstripeprincess Jul 10, 2006 03:49 PM

      the mains haven't impressed me, especially their whole fishes. i definitely have liked their apps, salad rolls are great with more interesting combinations.

      the one thing i always have to get there is the dragonfruit shake... no one else does it and i can't get enough of it. well... i guess i could just make it at home.

      1. Super Nintendo Chalmers Jul 10, 2006 03:50 PM

        I've been there twice and the apps were great but the tofu green curry main was far too silky for my tastes.

        1. Googs Jul 10, 2006 07:01 PM

          I've had both good & bad experiences there. I find weekend afternoons when they're not busy they turn out better work. Not the best time to do so. Their salads, drinks, and funky back patio are the only consistently pleasing items I can name. In a similar price range and neighbourhood, you could try Wish at 3 Charles St E. Front patio, good food & drinks even the non-alcoholic ones. But be careful of the service. Getting the wrong order happens with alarming regularity.

          http://www.wishrestaurant.ca/main.html

          1. Teep Jul 11, 2006 03:36 AM

            Wish is more expensive, e.g. appetizer at $10 and main at $24. Saigon Sister is similar to Spring Rolls in price range and menu (Asian fusion).

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              Zengarden Jul 11, 2006 10:05 PM

              Went there last year during the Film Festival. I love Vietnamese food but found the meal that I had there lacking in taste and in heat (temperature). I would rather go across the street and have something at Ginger. Or better yet, go to Gerrard and Broadview instead for good Vietnamese food that is consistently tasty and delicious.

              1. Googs Jul 11, 2006 10:12 PM

                I'm more of a salad & pasta sort so I can get out of either place for about $25. for an app & main. If you're a carnivore, you're definitely better off price wise at Saigon Sister. Plus Saigon's back patio rather than a street facing front patio is always better in my opinion. I'll pass on the people watching to keep my fume & noise consumption to a minimum with my meal. However, I do think the food better at Wish so the price:quality ratio makes it worth it.

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