Well I waited for nearly 6 hours after we had dinner at East is East (Main Street location) and am still not sure what to make of it. This was our first time to the restaurant and the moment you entered we were greeted by a friendly hostess who told us that she will be with us in a minute. No sooner was she gone another lady came up and asked if we were being helped. When I told her "yes", she then proceed to offer us some "Chai" while we waited. That was really nice to see such friendly service the moment you entered the door. The first lady came back took our names and told us that there was a 25 minute wait for a table and we agreed. It is hard to miss the decor and they have tried to give it an Afghani touch to the place and have infact succeeded in doing so too. Within around 10 minutes of us entering there were around 10 more couples lined up at the entrance. The hostesses came around with some sort of a bread for all those that were waiting to be seated. While she went around serving this stuffed bread, I think it was, she totally missed my wife and I even though she served guests on both sides of us. That I thought was bizarre and when I wnated to ask the lady, but my wife who is a shy and timid person, said relax she must have forgotten it is so busy? After around 35 minutes we were seated and were placed in one corner with no way of seeing anything but other diners in front and the side of us. We could not see the musicians. Luckily the guests next to us left and I proceeded to ask our server if we could move to their table. She agreed and then atleast one of us could see the musicians play. Whilst we were there the musicians for the night were playing persian music and honestly it was not worth switiching tables for. Now came the food. We asked to order some smoothies and were told smoothies are not served at night and that we would have to drink Lassi. Ok we settled for Lassi. Not knowing what to order we asked our server to help us and she said that we should try the chai special (i think it was) costing $25 but included a salad, soup and 2 main dishes. Then she mentioned something about you can add from there - not sure what she meant by that. My wife ordered that and I ordered a Easter Roti Rolls which included a single ($14 and change)or double roll (17 and change). All it was, was some lamb kebabs with rice small serving of salad, some dal. The portions are small and honestly for the price it seemed exhorbitant. Finally we ordered dessert called Eastern Ecstasy basically it was gulab Jamun, kir icecream sorinled with pistachio, rosewater and cardimon.
In short, the things going for this restaurant is the decor, service. The let down was food as we felt it was not very authentic as we are from the eastern background and prices. I would certainly not go again however for the one time experience, Yeah, it is okay. Hence my title "Still having mixed feelings"
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