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“Not what I expected”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Mr. J Asian Bistro

Mr. J Asian Bistro
Ranked #32 of 82 Restaurants in Guilford
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Sushi
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Not what I expected”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

The menu is very interesting. Japanese, Thai and Chinese. Limited Thai and Chinese. The wonton soup was very good. The spring rolls were ok. The fried chicken dumplings were horrible. I have no idea when they were cooked, but they were shriveled and flat. The Pad Thai was the worst. There is supposed to be all kinds of interesting vegetables and chicken in there. We received a sticky, noodle mess. There were some pieces of chicken, but the rest of it was a mass of noodles stuck together. No egg, tofu, or other vegetables. Our last dish was the pineapple coconut fried rice with chicken. The rice was dry and the dish tasteless. I found the occasional piece of pineapple. I don't remember seeing any chicken. I expected a better meal considering the reviews and the prices. Needless to say, I won't be going back.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We will be back”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

I wouldn't expect that a restaurant that does Japanese, Chinese and Thai would be all that great, but the food was excellent. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Great selections on the menu. The restaurant ambiance was very pleasant. They had a nice little bar, too.

  • Visited July 2014
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Guilford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“gooey and gross”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

really nice staff, and we heard it was good from some friends, so we tried it. twice. both times the food was greasy, the sauces were gooey and it was just gross. less expensive than zhang's but neither place has decent Asian food. Someone, anyone, please open a decent Chinese restaurant and a decent Japanese restaurant on the Shoreline.

Visited May 2014
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MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Asian Fusion at it's best!”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

My experience with places that try to combine different asian food's is not that great, but this restaurant was an exception. The sushi was fresh and delicious. The Chinese food was not greasy, but well seasoned and tasty with a choice of white or brown rice available. The beverages available unlike many restaurants are not over priced. With a selection of Japanese beers and sake. Overall a great find.

  • Visited December 2013
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West Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great Food”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Their sushi is amazing and so are their other dishes. If you leave hungry there is something wrong with you and the staff is really great.

Visited July 2013
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