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“Maybe good food but horrible service and attitude”
Review of Doma

Doma
Ranked #693 of 4,491 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 17, 2012

Pros: Interesting menu, great location near the Barnes Museum, Free Library and Parkway. Tasty food (perhaps)
Cons: Very noisy and most important, an inability by the kitchen to get food out in a reasonable time. We ordered food when the restaurant was about 3/4 full, and were still waiting for our main entrees an hour later (the salad, one appetizer and "Korean tacos" were tasty though). Despite several reminders about missing food and our need to leave soon, the waiter was unable to produce it. The manager, rather than being apologetic, insisted that we pay for food not delivered, offering to pack it for take-away (but if was available for take-away then why not serve it!!). It seems that the restaurant is simply not able to promptly serve a moderately full dining room, and to boot has a manager who doesn't get it.
Bottom line - If time is of no concern, and you don't need to get to those timed events, try this place. Otherwise go elsewhere.

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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Read about this place on the web and, given the very positive opinions, decided to try it - take my husband out for his b'day. The restaurant has a minimalist, sleek decor done in whites and light wood. It sits 40, and is staffed with young, helpful, attentive personnel.

Armed with a bottle of sake, we came prepared to feast. For appetizers, we got the stuffed jalapeño tempura (fab!) and monk fish pate (an acquired taste). The main course consisted of the Doma roll (assorted sashimi, mango, avocado, spicy sprouts, tobiko wrapped with thinly sliced cucumber, yuzu sauce), Triple Spicy Double Tuna roll, Nigiri of sea eel, sweet shrimp, clam, Spanish mackerel, veggie roll, and (because we couldn't get enough) tofu pockets and Spicy Crunchy Tuna Handroll. It was delicious, fresh, promptly served with a smile and a mountain of ginger ( per my request). As a "cherry on top", we shared an order of strawberry mochi with chocolate dip - which you must try: it is unbelievable!!

Make the trip: you will enjoy the food and the cool ambience.Leave the little kids behind; this BYOB spot is great for an adventuresome Asian gastronomic meal, first date, or girlfrends' dinner.

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