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East Orlando Thai Garden - average food - poor service

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Several times in the past few weeks, I was near Waterford Lakes and decided to give this place a try. I had seen their ad in thepaper for Thai Garden and thought I'd give it a try. Well, after two visits, on a scale of one to ten, I'd give it, at best, 5 for food and 1 for service.

Although it was lunchtime, the restaurant was not crowded (only 3 other tables was occupied). I decided to order from the main rather than the lunch menu. The spring roll was nothing special (a bit too greasy) and while I was still eating it my order of dumplings arrived. While they are supposed to combinechicken and vegetables, there was nothing special about them either. For my main course, I ordered a seafood combination. That too arrived far too soon. Even the waitress acknowledged that the food was coming out of the kitchen too fast. Unfortunately, she did nothing about it eventhough I asked her to take it back to the kitchen until I was done with the appetizers.

About ten days later, I thought I'd give the restaurant another try and was hoping that the service had improved. This time I ordered from the lunch menu and the restaurant was a bit more crowded (maybe 10 tables had customers). The potak soup (seafood and veggies) was spicy but contained very little seafood - it was mostly lemon grass. For a main course, I went very conservative and ordered chicken pad thai. Well, once again it was served too soon - while I was having the soup. When I mentioned this to the waitress(different from the first visit), she looked at me as if I was speaking a foreign language. So I told her to give me a box and that I'd take it home

In short, it will be a while before I return and hopefully, they'll have their act together.

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Thai Garden
12240 Lake Underhill Rd, Orlando, FL 32825

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