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“the good the bad, and the tasty: bad service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Yumei Japanese Restaurant

Yumei Japanese Restaurant
Capital Square Building, Ground Level | Shop G09, 730-742 George St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #1,469 of 5,162 restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Japanese
Restaurant details
Sydney, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“the good the bad, and the tasty: bad service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Place/Time: Located in Capitol Square building. Went for lunch on a weekday...

Ambiance: At the time we arrived it was around 12pm and the restaurant only had one other table. Dark furnishings and interior with red lighted lotus patterned walls...

Food: My husband and I both ordered a bento box each. Mediocre Japanese food and came out after 10-15 minutes. No cutlery was provided.

Service: To my understanding this kind of restaurant should fall under casual dining. Seating was welcoming by first waitress, but food runner had an attitude problem, since we weren't placed with cutlery by the time the food came out we kindly asked the food runner to please get us some cutlery. Her face was burdened with the request and had given us our cutlery with an attitude, which ruined the experience in this restaurant. The same food runner processed our bill without any customer service in mind. She was all about the mean face...

Occasion: Casual dining, Japanese cravings.

Pricing: For 2 adults we spent around $40. Two bento boxes, 2 drinks with no tip for bad service.

All in all this was our first time to visit this restaurant and was hoping to discover a gem. Food, atmosphere, pricing was nothing special and service by that waitress ruined the experience. Would not recommend to go this place, unless you were starving.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Excellent Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The food was very nice and excellent value. The service was lovely. The atmosphere is very nice, located at Capital Square. We wanted a quick bite before we went to a show at the Capitol Theatre and it was really nice to get great service, excellent food and in a very timely manner.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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