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“Good food, Good Prices, Rude Moments”
Review of Iris

Iris
Ranked #5,571 of 18,020 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $14 - $43
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Les Halles
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Neighborhood: Les Halles
Reviewed November 8, 2011

We came across this place after finding that Chez Vong was closed (on Sunday evening?!?) and decided to give it a try based on the fact that it was crowded inside.

The seating is tight and which makes the place understandably noisy, but the food was very tasty and worth the price.

The wait staff seems to be mostly teenage Asian girls, which may explain why, after trying to communicate in Mandarin, one of the girls slammed the menu down on our table, pointed to it and stomped away after some difficult efforts at trying to communicate in Mandarin.

Her Mandarin had a heavy French accent, which made it hard to understand her.

It's moments like this that make me regret not being to leave me my tip, or lack thereof, in recognition of such rudeness (the tip is built into the bill, so the incentive is to get me to order more expensive dishes, rather than doing a good job).

Later on, another waitress lost control of her drink glasses, and one smashed to the floor splattering glass up to 6 feet away. I had a glass shard land on me. Good thing it did not land on my food.

While this could happen at any restaurant, a dramatic scene like this, combined with the other's rudeness, indicates that the overall maturity level of the wait staff could use some serious improvement.

The food is good, the menu has good variety, the dishes came out quickly and the price is fair.

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Reviewed October 19, 2011

simple place, common chineese food. main courses came before we finished starters. food is ok.

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Reviewed August 4, 2011

I was skeptical, but when my friend assured me that I would love it, that he's eaten there with his Chinese friends, I said why not...

Boy was I surprised. We actually had to wait 10m to get a table on week night, and we were only 2 people.

From what I could see, everything was good. We had lamb skewers, (do not get HOT, get medium...) We had this pork thing, that looked horrible, but was so delicious. (They call it poitrine du porc - which is belly of the pork)...and a beef dish...Amazing.

Will definitely return.

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Reviewed November 22, 2017
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