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“Bugs circling the table” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Krush - CLOSED

Krush
10181 Old Olympic Hwy, Sequim, WA
3607971081
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Cuisines: American
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Sequim, Washington
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Bugs circling the table”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was my third visit to Krush. All three times I found the food acceptable but nothing remarkable. The last two times our table has been buzzed by small fruit flies. The service is dismissive and condescending. There is no service after you pay the bill and they collect their tip. Not likely to return anytime soon.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Sequim
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Looking forward to eating a Krush hamburger with garlic fries. Sorry but not again.
Ordered medium to well done hamburger - got pink in the middle. Fries are soft as if they had been precooked. Service good, however, waitress said we needed to pay since she will be off shift shortly. We waited more than an hour with no additional service. Waiter finally came over to the table said he thought we were done. Although waiter apologized he was very condescending. They only had one other table to manage but apparently did not have time for us. We will be looking for another place to go.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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sequim
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The best pastrami sandwich I have ever had!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Great food. Wonderful selection of scotch, and beers. The service was out standing. We were take care of quite well. We will be back and will bring friends. A good place to watch the game. The best sports bar in sequim.

  • Visited August 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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Sequim, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Terrible Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We were not impressed. The server was very nice but very incompetent. My husband had to ask for more coffee and was told they were brewing another pot. Excuse me?? They should have a pot of coffee available at all times. 15 minutes later the waiter never returned so, once again, we had to ask for the coffee. The food was nothing special. We'll not return.

  • Visited July 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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Port Orchard, WA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Superior service, urban chic decor, and great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We overheard locals discussing Krush favorably while we visited Sequim for a "First Friday" Art Walk and decided to give it a go. The location is not remarkable - at the end of a small, newer strip mall, but it is easy to find off the major N-S arterial through town. We were a party of three visiting from Port Orchard, WA, and Portland, OR (with its 3,000 restaurant listings on TA). Every dining table was filled when we arrived at 6:30 PM, but the place has very comfortable lounge seating in the middle of the dining area to wait with a drink. Our wait was about 10 minutes.

The décor is a mix of simple high-contrast black tile / black ceiling and natural woods and concrete with highlights of red glass drop lights and art works. It may not appeal to all in this somewhat rural setting a couple of hours' drive from Seattle, but the atmosphere evokes a sense of a quality place. There is some eclecticism as well with a traditional glass shade chandelier hanging over the bay where live music was performed.

Our party was quickly impressed with the service staff. Three staff quickly worked to clean the table that waited for us, and that cleaning included a disinfecting cleaner on table AND seats (the owner / manager may have read one of the other reviews?). The frequent, friendly and attentive service continued throughout our dinner. I noted that all tables were similarly served by the large staff, and every employee seemed to move fast and stay fully engaged with their duties.

Our Portland host ordered one small plate - Steak Bites - for our appetizer while we waited, and although it wouldn't have been my choice, boy was it a delicious surprise and fully adequate for three! The bites were served on spinach and covered in a savory white sauce with mild onion slices. Terrific. Our dinner orders were a Wedge Salad and two Fish and Chips. Again, the latter brought another big surprise. Three large pieces of crispy-battered salmon, two Krush Puppies, and a large serving of fries. The fish was outstanding and the meal almost too much to finish. $14! This meal would have been 50% more in Seattle. The salad was a similarly satisfying meal. Near the end of dinner, we spotted one of the burger meals that another reviewer mentions. It was hard to miss - these burgers are huge! They are served with a steak knife impaled through the center . . . a necessity for this menu item.

The Old Sidekickers seniors blue-grass band was performing when we arrived, and the local "veteran" performers entertained three generations of customers during the evening. They said that it was their first performance at Krush and hoped to return. Since this was a Friday, live music may be typical, but your mileage may vary.

Our varied drinks were on par with the excellent dinners. The bar poured a British lemonade / beer concoction that our host introduced to the establishment and shook up a great gin martini for me. With 16 draft beers, my wife found a favorite and later enjoyed her white wine. No misses at the bar. (BTW, if you are trying to keep up with Seattle sports during dinner, there are two large flat-panels between the shelves in the bar.)

One final observation: although the location is in a strip mall, the restaurant has full-height, storefront windows along both facades that face the intersecting streets. Through these windows, guests enjoy views to the neighborhood and the foothills of the Olympic Mountains! The high ceilings and great expanse of glass make the premises feel very open and help off-set the darkness of the décor. At night, I'm sure the space reverses character and feels quite intimate, but we'll have to return to find out.

Restaurants are largely measured by food, service, atmosphere, and value - Krush checks off all the boxes at the high end. This all starts at the top with the owner / manager's oversight, direction, and staff training. This commitment to high performance is highly evident at Krush.

  • Visited July 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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