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“Unacceptable”

Vango Lounge & Skybar
Ranked #2,632 of 4,388 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sansom
Transit: Septa Route 21: 18th & Chestnut Streets Septa Routes 9, 40,: 18th & Walnuts Streets 3 Blocks from Market Frankford and Broad Street Lines
Description: Contemporary Lounge/Restaurant + Skybar overlooking Center City and located in Rittenhouse Square. Featuring Continental Japanese Cuisine and Sushi served until 1:30am. Daily Happy Hour from 5-7pm Open 7 days a week with nightly DJs spinning the best dance tunes.Awesome roof-top Skybar to lounge and enjoy delicious specialty cocktails under the stars.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unacceptable”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

My dining experience at Vango was very dissatisfying. Everything was over priced - from the drinks to the food. Between my friend and I, we ordered the cheese burger, ribs, calamari and edamame. The edamame was overcooked and mushy, the burger was dry (even tho I ordered it medium rare), the ribs were distasteful and EVERYTHING came out lukewarm! The manager was not accommodating and was not interested in our concerns. I would never eat a meal at Vango again and pay that amount of money. Another issue was the gratuity was included (20%) for just a party of two, so the server was not interested in meeting our needs either.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Char C
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Overpriced and Not Worth It.”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I don't have much to say that's different from the others. Food was mediocre and overpriced, and the drinks tasted awful and were also overpriced. We used the travel zoo deal that others had bought. We went up to the rooftop which had gross couches, no view, and smelled like cigar smoke from the one other creepy guy conducting a business deal up there at 5:30PM. There was absolutely no one here for dinner, which should give you a good indicator. The decor looks nice in there, but it's not worth it. Don't bother.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Danielle D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I was excited to check it out and wanted to like it but...”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Got a groupon to check out this place. After painstakingly taking down my voucher #, i was told they could not use it because they needed me to bring a print copy. Wanted to sit in the sky lounge but was told could not have food up there. So we took our drinks up there only to find a pretty sad looking place with no view! Food was mediocre at best. Oh and you need to put down a deposit of $25 to make a reservation! Only positive thing i could say was that the waitstaff did her best.

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2 Thank harimau1
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Worst.Place.Ever”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

We went for dinner, so I can’t attest to how this place is as a bar/nightclub, but I would suggest you don’t bother. The service is terrible, along with the drinks (and prices). Food was mediocre. We had a travelzoo coupon, which seemed like a deal; however they autograt (for any number of people) 20%. Normally this wouldn’t be an issue, but the service was so abysmal and slow, it felt like a complete rip off. 2 hours for drinks and a couple of apps is outrageous.
On a side note, we sat at the bar upon first arriving and were literally ignored by the bartender for 20 minutes with the owner standing right there. This being the case, don’t bother appealing to management for any grievances with the service. Better yet, don’t go. Ever.

  • Visited May 2012
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3 Thank ceraz23
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Don't bother, even if you have a Travelzoo certificate”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

I have never been to a place that seems quite so unhappy you are there. They don't want to serve you their crappy drinks, the creepy owner just sits next to the bar and visually molests the staff, and the drinks and food aren't even worth the built in tax and gratuity they charge. Honestly, the drinks are awful, and the sushi wasn't bad. But factor in Marco from Tropoja as the owner, and the contempt from the servers, and you should just sit at home and give yourself paper cuts with the certificate, you will enjoy it more than your dining experience.

  • Visited May 2012
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4 Thank Snakesdonteatpeople
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