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“Low Quality Food”
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Surie of Madison
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Huntsville
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Low Quality Food”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Don't expect much from this place. The prices and Menu leads to to think the experience will be worth it but that is as far as it gets. Place is cold and poorly kept. The food products are made with low quality ingredients as one would expect in a fast food place. The food was cold and lacked flavor. The sushi rice was overcooked and was more of a Paste that resembled grits than Sushi Rice. The crab inside the roll had been split in 4 pieces so they use a sliver of crab meat in the Crabmeat Sushi- packed with Veggies!

The Wonton Soup was cold and watered down. The Egg-Rolls were cold and greasy, the Crab-Rangoons were warm and strangely enough the best part of a 55dollar meal.

Two disappointing visits to this restaurant are enough for me.

  • Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Huntsville, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Restaurant Name Change ~ 2010 see "Surie of Madison" for additional reviews”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Surin Of Madison changed it's name to Surie of madison several years ago. See additional reviews of the same restaurant under it's current name: "Surie of Madison." I'm just trying to clarify and help out future visitors to North Alabama!

Visited November 2012
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Huntsville, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Some solid dishes, spotty service, dated decor, DINE AT THE BAR”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

I've been to Surin probably 10-12 times.

Atmosphere-wise, Surie is rather odd. I recall plastic flowers stuck in the gravel on both sides of the sidewalk as you approach the door, and there are plastic flowers around the dining area. Plus, it's a super-large, white-table cloth covered main dining room. If you face west, in the evenings, you need to wear your sunglasses indoors because the sun is super bright burning up that vacuous dining area.

Service is spotty. I recommend going directly to the bar, where you will get much better service. The bar seats probably 12 people around the main bar and has 2-tops around tha main bar, itself. The bar is actually a far cry from the dining room style-wise, it's more upscale, and has a much more sophisticated atmosphere. (It has nice curtains that keep the blinding light out!) I've gotten "to go" orders to take home to the fam here and dined in the bar numerous times.

I've taken my vegetarian daughter to Surin several times, each time dining in the main dining area, during which we've experienced the poor service. Daughter wanted some "tweaks" to the sushi, as shown on the menu, and each and every time, the sushi came back **as written** on the menu. Sushi wasn't really anything remarkable, but it was good. The consistent inattention to special requests (it was to 86 sesame seeds, or something similar, and easy sounding, in my opinion) was frustrating to me. We didn't complain and daughter just ate around/picked off what she didn't like.

There offer a good variety of wines by the glass and the prices are reasonable -- I'm not sure if they have happy hour or not.

The menu is extensive and it includes photos of most of the dishes.

I found these dishes to be consistently good: satay beef or chicken appetizer; chicken or beef larb; fresh basil roll appetizer. I got the Thai Barbecue chicken "to go" for my son, who found it rather unremarkable.

So, if you want swank decor, don't go to Surie. If you want decent Larb or Satay, go straight for the bar, but bring your sunglasses in case the bar is full and you are stuck in the dining room. ;-)

  • Visited November 2012
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Scottsboro, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“not very good”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

I was disappointed. I love thai and sushi foods and always looking for a decent place around town. I travel a lot and eat some very good thai and sushi places around the country. It sems this area needs a good asian place but its hard to fond a good place.

was hoping this would be one of the places but was disappointed again. As soon as we walked in it did not have a feeling of glad to see you here.

the service was only average at best and the sushi was horrible. I also tried one of the Thai dishes and it very bland.

doubt I will return.. still looking for a great Thai/sushi place around the area.

The restaurant at Monaco has some good sushi, some of the best in town so far.

Visited February 2013
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Bourbonnais, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Have it your way”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

This restaurant is really flexible about making thing more or less spicy based on your preferences as well as changing up ingredients to suit those with dietary restrictions. I was in a fairly large group, and they got everyone's order right the first time. Great customer service.

  • Visited January 2013
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