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“Too slow and poor food”
Review of BaLi BaLi

BaLi BaLi
Ranked #4,914 of 16,906 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Indian
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Neighborhood: Former French Concession
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Too slow and poor food”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Oh my goodness! Went in for the lunchtime set meal. Looked ok, standard choices. Beer arrived within 5 minutes but then... 50 minutes for my guests food. Arrived cold. Waited another 20 minutes to get my food. Got the order wrong but by this point I was past caring. Some of the beef in the curry was inedible.

  • Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Go to the soup window in Tianzifang!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

I didn't go to their actual restaurant, but they have a window to serve up a delicious tofu soup (sweet or sour, your choice) for 8RMB(!!!) and a few picnic benches outside. Probably not quite enough food for a meal, but delicious and a steal compared to eveywhere else in the area.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“The cafe is located in the Jinan Park next to the pond.”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

an oasis in the busy Jinan Temple arer, food and drinks are reasonable priced. good place to grab quick snacks and coffee

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warren, oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Still consistent food”
Reviewed December 7, 2011

Went back after eating here in August. Had the green chicken curry, satay, CEO rice, and some fried beef. The curry is great with hints of lemon grass flavoring the curry. Beef was not special but the Satay was very good.

We arrived about eight at night on a week night with very fast food service. HINT if you want to order get their attention,otherwise the staff will lay back and wait, which is just what you want when relaxing. I like this place, it is in Arnold bldg upstairs and very cool.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent food, nonexistent service and lost staff”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

Bali-Bali's service is a complete disaster, especially with foreign customers.

I have been there a couple of times and staff is completely away. Their poor English and my intermediate Chinese don't excuse them to bring the wrong plates with the wrong contents at the wrong time. Especially if your Chinese neighbors actually get everything write, what's going on in there ?!

It's not very pleasant to get your food when your friends have to wait more than 15 minutes to get their dishes and so one for drinks. It's actually ruining completely a diner and that's such a pity because food and curries are delicious !

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank elkemos
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