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“Great food, terrible service”

DA BU DA Asian Fusion and Bar
Ranked #80 of 601 Restaurants in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $19
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, terrible service”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went as a group of around 20 people to celebrate a birthday. As Asian restaurants go (and I know many), the setting was very nice, interior was well done, but music definitely didn't sit with the ambiance (played mostly US and UK hits).
The food menu is good, we ended up choosing Thai food and food wise it was a lovely experience. They also take Student coupons, if by any chance you are there on Erasmus or have a friend who is studying in Slovenia (good discount)
The service however was actually appalling. Our waiter (Ervin) was extremely rude, always in a hurry, mixed up several of our orders and all in all you sensed that he couldn't wait for us to leave.

If they had better service, this place would get a better rating. But for now, I recommend other Asian restaurants in Ljubljana if you want to have a nice evening.

  • Visited February 2013
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New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great for a Tasty, Cheap Lunch”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Overall, the food was excellent, the staff were attentive (and spoke English), and the lunch menu options had a good variety. I had the Pad Thai which was way too much for one, and my husband had a Thai salad with calamari over it. The calamari was well cooked, and the dressing on that was also delicious. It's located between the Slovenia Parliament building and Congress Square, it is worth a short detour on foot from the main part of Old Town to view the interesting exterior of the building and have lunch here. The interior of the restaurant had a clean, modern feel. There was also outdoor seating on a square. It was a perfect place to stop for lunch. I might opt for one of the atmospheric cafes along the water for dinner, bu this was great for a cheap and tasty lunch.

  • Visited August 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Asian fusion food”
Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Staff can be really moody. Quality of food varies, I had some okay and some really bad lunches here. But I like their pad thai.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice Azian fusion restaurant!”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Good cocktails, tasty food with original Azian ingridients. love the red snapper. Friendly atmosphere!

Visited November 2012
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Sacile, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Thai chili pepper in food, unacceptable”
Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Twice now they have put a Thai chili pepper inside of my food without saying anything. That pepper is extremely hot and should never be put into people's food without notice. Luckily I can handle spicy foods, but even then it was too much for me. They are careless in this manner and need a new chef who knows what he's placing inside the dishes.

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