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“Great food - great prices - great place!”
Review of Blu Sesame - CLOSED

Blu Sesame
Cuisines: Asian
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Really enjoyed our meal at Blu Sesame - we had walked past it several times and had it on our "to try" list. Well, we tried it, and now it's on our "gotta go back to" list!

While the restaurant does have a "trying to be trendy" feel to it - decor and table configuration, etc. - there was still a widescreen TV on the wall showing the All Star game. Hmmm.... perhaps that's "trendy" these days.

But to the important part - the food. A really wide selection of dishes you'll not readily find elsewhere in Springfield. The Vietnamese Pho was excellent, as were the Vietnamese Spiced Stir Fried Noodles. Saw the asian nachos at an adjoining table - they looked good!

They have eight "specialty sushi rolls" on the menu - four of which are variations on a California roll. Will try the sushi on a future visit.

Nice selection of beer (almost two dozen choices). Bottom line - we really enjoyed it, the prices were great (two of us ate and drank for $25), we'll be back!

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Reviewed April 18, 2012

This restaurant served really good food. The nacho appetizer was unique and delicious and so was the fried rice.

The less than perfect rating is due to the restaurant and service we received. As soon as you walk in, your shoes stick to the floor and each step you take, you continue sticking to the floor. Have you ever spilled juice or soda on the kitchen floor and thought you wiped it all up but didn't and later your shoes were sticking to the floor? Same thing here but everywhere - dining room and bathroom floor. Yuck.

The dining room was very small and the tables close together, our elbows just about touched the people at the table next to us.

The most disappointing part was the service. They were good at filling up our beverage glasses. However, we ordered a 2nd entree and when they delivered our food, they realized they prepared the wrong dish and said they would go make what we ordered right away. We waited and waited and waited. We ate all our other food plus talked to 2 waiters at different times about our missing food. Finally, the main waiter came out and said "Sorry, your order got lost in the kitchen and was never made. It'll be a while now since we are busier; do you want to just leave?"

We said yes since we had already eaten our appetizer and 1st entree. Then the bill came and there was no discount what so ever. Nor did they offer to allow us to have the wrong entree dish when they first brought it to our table so we could have at least have eaten that while waiting for our correct entree to be prepared (which never was).

They also don't have a parking lot so you are lucky to find a timed parking spot along the street.

Due to the location, bad sticky floor, tight tables, and incredibly poor service -- we won't be back.

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Thank nowincolorado
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

We saw a review of this place in our local paper and basically ordered what they did, Blu Sesame nachos and Vietnamese Spicy Noodles. Very, very nice! It was only the 2 of us, so we definitely had leftovers as the portions were huge! Noodles were as described, what you want lo mein to be like, flavorful, spicy warm and makes you crave more! Nachos, are absolutely amazing! Can't wait to go back and try more items off the menu, but definitely will have to reorder the nachos.

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Thank ARtravelchick
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

I hate to compare this place to a chain, but the food did remind me of the freshness and high quality of P.F. Chang's. My husband and I went here for dinner after purchasing a Groupon deal. Our first impression was that it was a small, trendy place that fits in well in downtown Springfield. I felt a little awkward bringing in our 4-month-old at first, but she slept the whole time, and no one seemed to mind.

My husband ordered the Asian BBQ Burger, while I went for the more traditional Sweet & Sour Chicken. Both came with a side order,so I had fried rice, and he had noodles. Both were excellent. The burger was full of flavor, as were the noodles and rice. My sweet & sour chicken was fresh & crisp, while the sauce was just right. It was a pretty huge contrast from the gelatinous chicken I had from a local buffet shortly after.

The food was also priced very reasonably. Had we not had our Groupon, we still would have paid only $13 + tip!

The only remotely negative thing I could say about this place is that there isn't a ton of seating. However,that seems to be what one would expect from downtown places.

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Thank Sojournaler
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

My wife works downtown and wanted to try a new place that she had seen on Jefferson. We love sushi rolls, and have been to some of the more expensive places around town. Blu Sesame is nicely priced and has a pretty large menu. We ordered the Stop, Drop, and Roll (it comes out on fire!). We ate a couple of pieces, and then started noticing a very burned metallic taste. The roll had been on fire in the foil a little too long. We told our server about the issue, and offered to bring out a new roll. They didn't have to do that, especially since we had already eaten half of the roll! The staff was great, and the food was even better. Great job Blu Sesame!

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