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783 Bar
Cuisines: Asian
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Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2013

I have driven by this place a dozen times. Only stopped b/c of some Groupon deal. I was surprised. 11:45 lunch and the place was just opening. The owner / waitress was nice and eager to serve. The place clearly has many specials from happy hour half price appetizers to beer specials on many days of the week. The place appears as though it could clearly ise a boost in business despite being open for four years, despite the fact that the casino, 3 car dealerships and Thames on the River all being within a mile.

Either way, I ordered the appetizer sampler with 4 crab rangoons, 4 mozzarella sticks, 4 fried shrimp, and two humungous egg rolls tempura style. The rangoons were amazing. Incredibly light and creamy, and in a light batter rather than a heavy doughy shell normal rangoons use. They could use a little more crab flavor though. The shrimp were tasty and the moz sticks, heated through and good. (I hate it when the middle are not cooked enough). The egg rolls were big and good.

Although this was a thai place, I had a hankering for a burger, so I got theirs. It was a normal burger with LTO and two (not one) slice of cheese. And the burger was thick! One of the best burger bargains in New London County (burger bargain rating is based on how much burger you get for the money - the ambiance / view. And at $9 for at least a 8 oz burger 2 onion rings and fries......it doesn't get any better. (Other burger bargains = Old Lyme Tavern and Jack Rabbits).

You won't leave hungry, and unless service is abominable during peak hours, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a steak, burger, or thai. Next week I'm going back for thai and will report bacjk

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank ryandz001
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English first
Oakdale, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
277 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Pad Thai!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

This place is attached to the Green Papaya restaurant and I'm pretty sure the whole menu is available at the bar. Its a lot better than you would expect by a first glance of the place - give it a try.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Oakdale29
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Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great happy hour!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

This place has a great happy hour 4-7. Lots of delicious Chinese and Thai food. Friendly staff and great prices.

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Thank LovetoeatinCT
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