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“Absolutely Terrible”
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Black Garlic
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Absolutely Terrible”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Atrocious. Service was incredibly slow and the food even slower. The appetizers were bearable but the mains were close to the worst I've ever had. We had the Laksa for main although you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between it and dirty dishwater.
When our full plates were cleared the waiters didn't question or care that we clearly did not enjoy our meals. Overall it was unreasonably expensive and the food dreadful.
Do not recommend!

  • Visited February 2013
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Helpful?
Thank Briony M
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Great menu, great food, ok atmosphere/decor, decent service”
Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Eclectic menu, well executed. The green beans with enoki mushrooms was excellent; falafel fritters nice too, if a little dry; my sister's tuna was beautiful but could have been slightly less done; my udon was excellent. Interior was a little boring but pleasant enough. Service was very good overall, but i really hate being called 'dear' by wait staff, especially when they're younger than me, so just couldn't rate service higher than average. Overall, great meal and recommended.

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Thank LLebl
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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“3.5 stars?”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

It's not average for this village as the other places were so bad. I would like to give it a 3.5 stars because it's not really worth four stars.

We had a variety of dishes and they were all not that bad. Nothing spectacular but better than the stuff we got served across the road.

They were out of several dishes we would have liked to order. Perhaps there are some really good stuff that just goes quickly?

Service was good and the food came quickly. We did enjoy the food but it was just not worth four or five stars.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank Henry W
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Kamloops, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Poor food and service”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Our evening started off well. Great cocktails and good appetizers (yam fries were delicious). It went downhill from there. The service was extremely slow (we were a large group however), and I don't think anyone enjoyed their meal. The short ribs were tough and plain. The salmon was undercooked (but otherwise okay). I think the menu is good, but too bad it's not implemented well.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Tugboatgirl
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

We had a great meal with friends. All 4 of us enjoyed our dishes. The crab spring rolls were great as was the pumpkin soup.

Service was good.

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Thank vacationbarb
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