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“Yummy Chinese food” 4 of 5 stars
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Taste Grill
240 Shadowline Drive, AA3, Boone, NC
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Ranked #69 of 126 Restaurants in Boone
Cuisines: Sushi, Chinese, Japanese
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“Yummy Chinese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The new (as of April 2013) Chinese restaurant/sushi bar in Boone is yummy! Very good lunch prices, lots and lots of options, and sushi too (which was very fresh tasting). Decent Hot and Sour soup (I have a pretty high standard), good Spring rolls (although a bit greasy), and very good Mongolian Beef. The Sesame chicken was OK. We went on a Sunday after church and it was slammed! Luckily we got there just before the rush and didn't have to wait for a table. However, it did get really busy and we didn't get our sushi until we had finished our lunch entree. The waiter was super apologetic and we cut them some slack because it was new and they were really crowded. I would recommend it over any of the other Asian themed restaurants in town, for quality and price.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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mountains of nc
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good start but could be better...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I tried Taste Grill for the second time yesterday. They were not prepared for a busy lunch on a Monday. I told the girl at the front that in Boone, you must always be prepared for a big lunch crowd. The signs say no MSG. That does not mean you need to make up for taste in over-salting. Both the Chicken and cashew and Mongolian beef were way too salty. The Mongolian beef was spicy. It did say that on the menu, but I have never had hot Mongolian beef. Usually, it's a tad sweet. The egg drop soup had a nice nutty flavor. Sushi was okay. Steamed dumplings were smaller than usual, but had a good flavor. The veggies were fresh and looked and tasted very good.
The service was another story. Please do not open a new restaurant in Boone unless all your servers know how to serve. The dumplings came out without plates or the sauce. The soup was not served until AFTER the meal arrived. Sushi came out without small bowls for soy sauce. It's all in the small details. Get that right and you will have a good thing. With only two Chinese Restaurants as competition, and one can't really be counted as authentic, Taste has the ability to do well.I saw several people get up and leave because service was so slow. HINT...do NOT open until you are ready to tackle the job. It will leave more people smiling and less walking.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We went on April 13 for lunch with our 3 kids. The food was FABULOUS -- we will definitely be back because of that. However, the service was reaaaalllllyy slow. My husband was served first and he finished his sushi and his entree before our last 2 orders came out. It seemed like they were cooking our table one at a time??? Maybe they're still working out all the kinks... But it definitely is the best Chinese/sushi in Boone!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LA in the mountains
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Taste Grill is the perfect blend of everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nothing like having a snow storm in April to mark the Opening of this delicious restaurant in the Harris Teeter shopping center. But the weather didn't freeze out either the sincere service or delicious food which was fresh and just the right portion. Choose from either Japanese or Chinese selections and you can't go wrong. Understated Asian interior is just right...and the sushi is more tasty and affordable than anywhere else in town. Parking is easy and plentiful, so there's no need to think of another Asian choice in the High Country.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boone
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Finally a great Chinese restaurant in Boone!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Taste Grill has been open for a week. We went on 3 different days and ordered different items just to make sure....they are the real deal. Well priced, extensive menu, great food. They offer eat in and carry out. Everything we had was good. Life just got better in Boone!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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