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“Inconsistent- Awesome to Awful”
Review of Asian Bistro

Asian Bistro
Ranked #16 of 44 Restaurants in Williston
Cuisines: Asian
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Vermont
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Inconsistent- Awesome to Awful”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have eaten at and bought takeout at Asian Bistro a dozen times during the past 3 years. On occasion it is the very best sushi and chinese food we have tasted, with excellent service. However, two times we have ordered takeout sushi and the rice was no where near done. Undercooked rice in sushi produces a weird taste and consistency. We couldn't finish our order! The first time I reported it to the manager on the phone. She apologized and offered us a $25 credit off our next dinner. No card, documentation, etc. This made for an awkward moment when we arrived a few months later and had to convince the manager that another manager had offered the credit, which he finally did. The second time was a couple of days ago. I called and the manager said, "Sorry" and that was it. Communication is always difficult as no one seems to speak fluent English and we don't speak Asian. It will be some time before we muster up the courage to take another chance on Asian Bistro.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Rye Beach, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was excellent and the service was great. The menu has a great variety and all of us enjoyed our meal.

Visited May 2014
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Thank sd222RK
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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780 reviews
516 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Acceptable Asian Fare”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Best Chinese in Vermont is not saying much - Chinese food is not prevalent in Vermont. But food here is reasonable nonetheless. Sushi and Chinese fare alike. Service is good, but some of the staff do not communicate in confident English.

Visited November 2013
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Thank CTManny
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Burlington, Vermont
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Less than I had hoped”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I met someone for a dinner thinking it would be a good place to talk. It was but the food was less than great. We both had the seafood special and it just didn't have that great taste I would have expected from one of their more expensive dinners. I do like their sushi platter and will stick to that next time.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Paul E
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NJ
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not as good as in the past”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We have been going to this restaurant for several years when we are in the area. It has always been excellent food, and excellent service. This past weekend we drove about 45 minutes from where we were staying to get dinner here and were pretty disappointed. Service was not great, the server seemed like she'd rather be somewhere else. Food was OK, but not anything like it was.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Ann R
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