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“First Time...... Good Food.......Bathrooms BAD”
Review of YABO - CLOSED

YABO
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
North Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
“First Time...... Good Food.......Bathrooms BAD”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

How can a great Restaurant have such crummy toilets.Not very inviting.
Also the decorating is dark and forboding.
Shame, had such a good meal.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Bill L
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
florida
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“overextended and overtrended”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Loved this place for years until the happy hour got so big it took fifteen minutes to get a watered or iced down drink and menu was so poorly reduced. Patrons so involved with looking at who was there and shallow conversation that they can;t make room for another person and take a pocketbook off a chair so I could sit down. Music WAY too loud. Yabo..larger is not better . I know you are the talk of the town right now, but this place has slipped incredibly in the past year. Good luck, i'm outta heya. Bless up .

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank ohm2
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Grate place and good eats =)”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

We come to Yabo a lot. Especially for the happy hour. It's a nice happy hour for drinks and food. I almost always get the ceaser salad. The burger, the tomato mozzarella salad and the gnocchi are my other top choices. The place is really cool to look at. If you are into music this is the place for you! ( Which I totally am ). Place is dog friendly, which is a big plus, I bring by mutt everywhere =) . The staff is always very friendly and attentive. A very hip place, will be back again for sure!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank TarrapinRoads
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Harford
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“REALLY good mahi mahi!”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

We had a great meal here -- superb service, attentive to every detail, and we weren't exactly a small party (eight), so our male server had a lot to attend to. Did a great job. The food was great and lots of it. The Caprese salad appetizer is HUGE and very fresh! My mahi mahi was fresh and nicely prepared. Loved the music/musicians decor; and also live musicians, as two local girls played guitar and sang. A little surprised that they could not make a non-alcoholic cocktail for one in our party, tho... A bit expensive, but really no more than any other nice restaurant with good food. Would recommend this place and would go back again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Catherine H
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Edmundston, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yabo after 3 years !!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We have been there when it opened on Summerlin.....couldn't get a reservation after January 1st....veery popular and excellent food !!
3 years later, it seems the establismnent is going down on the food quality side of its business but promoting cheap cocktail (happy) hours with cheap food.
This evening, after 5 visits to the bar and cheap drinks and food`- we decided to have a 'meal'...very expensive, not impressive as 3 years ago..........bland taste - I think they lost the CHEF !!
Too bad.....there are so many good Resto in Fort Myers and Beach !!

Thhe Caesar Salad is now Salad and not with the nice preparation I ate (my wife also) 2 years ago............sad !

  • Visited January 2014
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3 Thank Rene B
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Yabo R, General Manager at YABO, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Sorry to read that you don't think our food is as good as it was when we opened this location almost two years ago. The owner/chef is still the same and none of his recipes have changed, he's actually cooking every night. As for our happy hour at the bar, yes prices are half on well cocktails, domestic beers and house wines, and also on select menu items (mostly appetizers and salads), and portions and quality are the same during happy hour as regular dinner service. Our happy hour is extremely busy because of this. Our chef holds a very high standard to the quality of ingredients he uses, and I'd like to assure you there is nothing "cheap" about the quality, preparation, or service of our food and drinks. Kind regards, Yabo
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