I had a lovely experience at Apadana a few years ago so I took a group of friends last weekend.
Apadana is very central as its in the middle of Dominion Road; has parking at the back and also on the side streets adjoining and has a lovely atmosphere with ample seating and warm and inviting heating.
The service was OK but not great. Food took forever to arrive and some of us got our food and had to wait for ages for the others to get theirs.
I was a bit dissapointed as I had some really great Middle Eastern food last time. This time, due to a change of ownership there were a lot more Thai items than ME.
Some of the men in our group ordered whiskey and soda at the bar and they got these huge glasses with a shot of whiskey, mountain of ice and filled to the brim with soda. When they grumbled about it the Thai lady (owner?) sent them a free shot of whisky without soda in proper glasses which they diluted with their earliler drinks. This didnt start the evening too well.
We had a couple of entrees which were great.and well presented. Most of us ordered Thai food and the fish dish I had was very good. The choice of ME dishes were dissapointing and There were not many choices for desserts and what was offered were neither ME nor Thai.
If we wanted Thai food, the choices in other Thai restaurants in Auckland would offer more option.
I was kind of dissapointed but the evening was average. I am not sure if I would be back.
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