adonz ou •
20 Nov 2012 • 2 reviews • 0 follower
I came here for lunch at the insistence of my friend as I had heard mixed reviews about this place. Initially when we stepped in, the place was quite empty. There was only about 3-4 tables. After we were given the menu, the waiters (there were 3 of them on duty but none was visibly around) took a long time to get back to us. I lifted my hand straight up a few times but failed to get their attention. They seemed to conveniently overlooked my hand. It was only after I shouted "excuse me" across the restaurant before someone heard me.
We order 2 basil chicken & rice sets, 1 seafood red tom yum, 1 curry soft shell crab, 1 kailan with fried pork and 2 thai iced teas. Verdict as follows:- Basil chicken & rice was quite flavourless and we had to request for fish sauce & chili padi; seafood red tom yum was passable but portion was really tiny; curry soft shell crab was the good; kailan with fried pork was passable; thai iced tea could be easily mistaken for our local teh-peng. Overall, the quality doesn't justify the pricing. You can get better food from Siam Kitchen or Thai Express for similar dining concept.
What's more irritating was that when we called for bill, we had a really hard time getting the waiter's attention. I was waving my hands frantically non-stop for almost 5-10 mins (serious!) and had to call out for the waiter before someone finally acknowledged me. They were walking around serving food but somehow when they walked past our table, their eyes would "happen" to look down or at the other side.
There was an OCBC promotion of 10% discount for min $80 spend. Our bill was $79.21 and we requested for discount to be given as we had OCBC card. Not only did they refuse to give us the discount, they simply looked away, totally ignoring us. There were 3 guys and they displayed similar rude behaviour. Thankfully, there was a female waitress who stepped in to salvage the situation. In the end we had to pay additional $1 for plain rice to top up to $80.21 to be entitled for the discount.
Overall verdict, food was so-so, definitely not as authentic as I thought. Service was bad. Definitely won't go back for the second time!