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“Disappointing - embarrassment ”
Review of Fork-In Aussie PieR Kitchen - CLOSED

Fork-In Aussie PieR Kitchen
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Australian, Street Food
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Description: OUR PIES ARE reinvented AUSSIE PIES! At APK, Fork-in Aussie Pies, we have re- imagined, re-engineered and re-created the Aussie Pie from the crust up. YES we do sell savory pies that while that are INSPIRED by the Aussie Meat Pie, they are not authentic in taste, preparation or cost. . Ours are a gourmet version of the savory Aussie Pie . Our chef Joe Youkhan is a "Chopped" champion on The Food Network. Unlike the typical mass produced "gas station and footy" pie, our pies take 3 days to make. We marinate the fillings for a day. We then braise for 2-4 hours, then let it rest in its own juices overnight. We finish the pie on Day 3 with a blind baked pastry crust and a croissant top. WE CATER FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, COCKTAIL PARTIES AND LATE NIGHT. We can handle small orders and up to 1500 people. Amazing organic coffee from Vittoria Australia - Australia's favorite premium espresso brand. Our flat whites, stacks and pies are fork-in remarkable.
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Whilst there is a disclaimer in the shop saying that these pies are not like Aussie pies, the Australian owner should remove the name “Aussie” from the title. I had the Steak and Shiraz pie which was the closest to a traditional Aussie pie but their closest is a long way off. Unfortunately this pie shop has and will do nothing but hurt the traditional Aussie Pie and will make it harder for other people trying to break into the US market by selling pies. Would be good if the Australian owner removed any reference to the Aussie pie. They also offer a lamington however after their poor attempt of a pie could not bring myself to witness the destruction of another iconic snack.

Thank holidayman1975
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Nickmbishop, Owner at Fork-In Aussie PieR Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

Sorry we aren’t to your liking. We can’t please everyone.

3 1/2 years ago when we opened the restaurant I would have been devastated with a review like yours.

Today, I am sorry that that you didn’t like your pie, but I scratch my head why any establishment - let alone ours - would deserve a headline such as yours - and a 1 star review?

Disappointed - that’s ok. Sorry you didn’t like it

An embarrassment to what? To who? Why?

You obviously don’t work in food service / hospitality - as you would only write this if it truly was disgusting, food poisoning etc

You just didn’t like it
That’s fine - email me and I will refund your money

Since we opened we have become the highest rated savory pie company in the usa - according to yelp.
Since we opened , we just got our 500th request to open pie shops - in Australia
Since we opened we have served over 1:2 a million hand made, non authentic - 3 days to make, gourmet pies

We have about 90% 5 star reviews on yelp, FACEBOOK, google and trip advisor

So next time you write a review - think about staff, owners, etc

If you don’t like it say something - the establishment will probably replace or refund.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I read great review in here and then we went down there to give it a try..and suprisingly it was the best PIE-moment in our live..hahaha..now i'm carving more for Aussie pie chicken taragon with minty peas and Bbq pulled pork mac & cheese..oh one more things..the owner and staffs was friendly and great talker. We had taken photo together. Wish to come back again when visiting LA. Try it and have your own great PIE-moment. Yummy.

Thank wins77
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Had a small pot pie with roasted meat topped with a truffle Mac n cheese. Delicious. Worth a stop for a few finger foods. Enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank ttbsuziq
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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

If you want the real Aussie deal than don't go to this Aussie pie shop.
The food is alright and the service is good.

Thank Bram N
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

We needed some home food, pies to be specific, and this place has them. Well-made, authentic Aussie pies, fresh and filling. Great coffee and a lamington, just to top it off. Exceptional.

Thank PLNSW
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