Asian Garden is a real treat for great tasting authentic cuisine. I don't hesitate to say that they have the best Asian food in the Cedar Valley and that Waverly, IA is lucky to have such an authentic choice available. If the rating was based on the food, I would give them five stars.
That said, you could write a book on the lack of service at the restaurant. It's a real shame to have such great food but such poor service! If you've been before you'll already know about waiting forever for a hostess when you come in the door. You won't be acknowledged and it might be a while before you can get a table. During lunch and dinner you can count on a good number of un-bussed dirty tables limiting the space. You most likely will not have the same waitress all the time and you may place you order with one person, receive your meal from another, and if you do get checked on, it might be yet another person. If you need anything during your meal you may need an air horn to get some assistance. Don't expect checks for refills etc. And of course, after your meal you will need to pay. They don't take payment at the tables, so take your bill and go wait in the front until someone realizes you are standing there and then decides whether to help you or not. It might be a while...
Other cons: No debit or credit machine as of last visit. No fountain machine; pop comes in cans.
If I had to rate on service alone I'd give one star. So, five stars for food, one star for service; and we end up at 3. Again, it really is too bad as the food is to die for.
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