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“Great Food and Service. Full Bar. Takes Cards.”
Review of The Purple Yam

The Purple Yam
Ranked #467 of 5,534 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Filipino
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Went to Purple Yam (Pilipino/Korean fusion) on a Thursday at 5:30, which is when they open. The place has a cool, easy ambiance with both booths and regular tables available. The bar is not visible but they do have a full bar. The service was very pleasant. The server knew all dishes and specials and recommended good wine and beer. We ordered Jap Chae with Beef ($15), which was delicious. Beef was tender, sweet potato (glass noodles) noodles and mushrooms were full of taste without overpowering the beef. You can share this dish. We also had Pa jun (shrimp fried pancake)($12), which was flavorsome and properly fried without it being drenched in oil; the half cut shrimp inside the pancake were excellent (dish is cut into 6-7 pieces – can share). Then we tasted the Beef tapa salad ($12), with greens and mango. The salad satisfied my husband’s love for leaves and desire for good slices of red meat. Daily dumplings ($8), which came in 6 fried pieces with sauce were also very good. For desert we had leche flan ($6), which I would not recommend if you LIKE leche, because leche taste was non-detectable. Flan was ok; and a Buko pie ($7), which was very good and delicate (also good for sharing); I would recommend coffee or espresso with that.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

What a little hidden gem! This place was great!!! There were 4 of us so we ordered a bunch of different plates and shared. The Pork sliders with kimchee was the best! I think we ordered 2 plates of those since we were warned they were wonderful and addicting. The duck was to die for! We got there early and sat on the patio which has plenty of shade since it was nice and hot out. By the time we left, the place was packed and there were people waiting outside the front door. It's a must do if you're in the Brooklyn area!

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were 6 people enjoying a lot of shared dishes family style. We had great starters including pork on a bun and kimchee. Waitstaff seemed spread a little bit thin. We were there on a Sunday evening and the place was packed and VERY noisy. Acoustics are tough! Food, however, was very good! We thought that the variety of the menu made it a great experience. Two dishes came out of the kitchen not as described on menu. In one case a substitution based on better fresh ingredients. The other case was a goof-up which they fixed right away.

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1  Thank Dianawallah
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love the food at Purple Yam but the waitstaff needs better training. A waiter spilled my drink on me and didn't replace it. I asked him to replace it and he said sure, but nothing. The food is not cheap and is worth the price but that quality of the food doesn't compare with the service.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great Filipino-Korean restaurant in the heart of Ditmas Park's burgeoning restaurant scene. Creative, fun, and spicy cuisine served up in a welcoming atmosphere. The entire experience is memorable.

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