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“Does not deserve to be so expensive” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Wahso

Wahso
577 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
+1 435-615-0300
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Ranked #30 of 208 Restaurants in Park City
Price range: $27 - $45
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Park Avenue
Transit: Free Bus System throughout Park City and a Free Trolley on Main Street.
Description: Warm finger towels, deep jade table settings, curtain booths, and attentive service call back the Jazz-era Orient. A collection of Asian art befits the artistic offerings that emerge from the grill. Start your evening off with a sake martini shaken table-side, followed by Steamed Pork Buns, Hamachi Tar Tar, or Red and Gold Beet Salad. For entrees, house favorites Miso Black Cod, Roasted Duck Breast, and Marinated New York Steak. Inventive desserts like the Coconut Crème Brulee, a freshly hallowed coconut creatively filled with fresh coconut, served with chocolate dipped macaroons, will temp you to linger. Fodor’s Editor’s Choice Award 2006 (Top Ten Restaurants in the World).
Fairfield County Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Does not deserve to be so expensive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2007

This is a restaurant that I would like to see make many operational changes or cut their prices at least in half. The wait staff was embarrasingly amateurish and food was too stingy. We waited over a half hour after being seated to get our first drink while busboys and waiters with trays of dirty dishes clamored around our table. It was about like being at a Chilis or Applebees. The outrage was that we were paying ridiculously high London or NY prices. We came very close to walking out as we waited for that first drink but had nowhere else to go. Then we were told we had to place our entire order at the time our drinks order was taken (not just appetizers) or otherwise the kitchen wouldnt be able to execute in a timely way. We obliged, and had to wait another half hour for a second drink (which was so tiny I was incredulous) and then all the food came very quickly. It was not enough to eat unless you were on a starvation diet. Clearly the Chef is creative and clever. Why he/she would represent their talent at this restaurant is an enigma. The portions were so small that we talked during the meal about whether we had any cereal left at our ski house to eat before bed. We ended up stopping at Dominos on the way home having spent close to $400 for four of us. All in all, one of the most frustrating dining experiences I have ever had. I couldnt help but laugh on my way out the door as the maitre d asked how our evening was. This restaurant is trying to be NYC's China Grill or Indochine, but the service undermines that. My guess is that the owners think the crowd they cater to is not discerning.

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San Francisco
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“Great if you want to be treated horribly”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2007

"Don't go to this restaurant. The food is just okay and the management is awful.

After reading great reviews for this restaurant in Zagat we decided to try it when we were in town. We had called days in advance and requested a booth table with curtains (there are many of these tables on the perimeter of the restaurant). We were told it wasn't a problem.

When we arrived we were shown to a horrible table in a corner right next to the door. Almost all of the booth tables were empty. When we asked to be moved to the table we requested a big deal was made of it and we were told since we had not requested it we couldn't have it (we had). We kept a smile on our faces the entire time and were very pleasant to everyone on the staff.

Anyhow the manager came over and "allowed" us to move. When seating us she told us not to stay long and to not camp out at the table because they had a lot of reservations that night. I could not believe that we were spoken to that way. We were treated like kids and basically made to feel as if we were not as important as their other customers.

Besides the terrible treatment, the food was average, way to overpriced (if you are from SF or New York or any large metropolitan city this type of food is nothing spectacular). Nothing was very inventive or imaginative. I would never recommend this restaurant."

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Spring, Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Asian inspiration in the mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2006

Possibly my favorite restaurant in PC. The decor is all dark woods and red with private, curtained booths for couples or groups of 4. The larger tables take up the centre of the main dining area. The forward dining area that overlooks the main street is a great place to see and be seen. You can watch both the coming and goings of the patrons to the restaurant and if you get lucky and sit by the window, down on Main Street.

The menu would suit most people with choices of both fish and meat. Each dish is asian inspired. The size of each dish is not large but the flavors are very rich and we have never left hungry.

When looking for the restaurant along Main Street you could easily miss it. It is located above another restaurant and shop. Just look up and scan the upper buildings for a cluster of large red lit balls. That's the balcony.

Reservations are a must during ski season and it's getting that way the rest of the year too if you want to eat there on a weekend. If you know you are going to PC and you'd like to eat here, call BEFORE you leave for your trip to ensure a table.

You will not be disappointed.

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