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Jul 13, 2007 03:25 PM

Il Mee, Annandale - Service with an Extra Smile

This deserves posting.

Every time I go to Il Mee Korean Buffet in Annandale, the staff is so NICE, and I really don't think it's just because I come in pushing a walker. (Sidebar - why are all the servers Korean women, and 99% of the support staff Hispanic men? One of those great universal mysteries, I guess.)

Anyway, there I am on my circuit of the buffet, parking a bowl of those yummy spicy hot noodles on the tray of my walker, and about 5 steps later they slide off upside-down onto the floor. The shame! I really gotta show some responsibility and get some no-slide coating on that thing. Or, of course, stay away from buffets.

Anyway, someone kindly cleans it up right under my feet - I am chagrined and apologetic, but that sort of thing has to happen daily. I decide I won't replace it, probably had enough to eat anyway.

The pleasant surprise - about a minute later, unasked, one of the staff delivers an identical bowl of noodles to my table with a big smile.

These folks are so darned NICE! Makes the whole experience a joy. Well worth a $5 tip on a $10 check.

Of course, it could secretly have been the same noodles I dropped, but ... naaaaah. Unworthy thought. Bad Wayne.

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  1. I have always enjoyed Il Mee. The place is good and great value. Now thats its been remodeled, there is less choice but what is there is better quality. Good place that is just too darned far for this Virginia phobic murlander.