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“Good food, quirky place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rainforest

Rainforest
27th St, Between 74th X 75th Streets, Saw Bwar Gyi Win | between 74th and 75th Str., Mandalay, Myanmar
(02)36234
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Ranked #6 of 104 Restaurants in Mandalay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $3
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Oxfordshire
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131 reviews 131 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
“Good food, quirky place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The food here is very good, but portions are large which is not necessarily a bad thing, but not so good if you over-order which we did! You eat off glass display cases containing trinkets and antiquities which is very odd - the owner has been an antique dealer in Mandalay for 25 years and you actually eat in his antique shop. He doesn't take reservations, incidentally, and when we arrived the place was pretty full, so it's extremely popular. A nice evening.

Visited January 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“nice but not spectacular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The food was good however given the prices I would have expected something a little more spectacular. The owner is a very astute businessman and has created a lovely setting with restaurants and shops down an alley and while it is clever I would have hoped that the food would be better for the number 1 rating on TA.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
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115 reviews 115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We went to the Rainforest after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and were disappointed.
It seems overrated or they are not able to handle the popularity.
The restaurant was full so they proposed us to eat in another building in front of the restaurant, ensuring that it was exactly the same.
There were other 8 tourists. The atmosphere was very pleasant (it was Christmas eve), but the service was awful. It took almost one hour to have drinks (everybody was asking to have at least some water), and food and what's worst most of the dished were wrong. After waiting so much everybody decided to eat just what arrived (which was good), but it is not very fair.
No need to say that also the bill was a mess!
The food is good, but it was a bit too annoying since they were trying to serve too many people with few waiters and I guess few cooks.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Decent Thai food in cosy atmosphere on veranda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We ate here once and had some nice food. The service was friendly, but
a bit slow (the waiter had to go up and down the stairs across the street...)
Overall we were quite happy.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, decent food, poor service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Rainforest has a really lovely setting on a veranda down a quiet lane. The food was decent, especially the avocado lassi and mango salad. Unfortunately although the staff were friendly, the service was pretty lacklustre and slow.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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