16 Dec 2013 • 148 reviews • 6 followers
Perhaps we didn't order the right things. But the meal started off on a sour note because of the maitre d', who refused to seat me and my bf at the only vacant table (a 4-seater) even though there were several ang moh couples who were seated at 4-seater tables. Instead he went up to the empty 4-seater table, moved the two tables apart (thus converting it into two smaller 2-seaters), then seated us at one of them. The entire restaurant is extremely squeezy to begin with and when we tried to move our table 2 inches further away from the other one, we were told by the waiter that we were blocking the thoroughfare.
We had the cereal fried rice, some kind of gong bao chicken in a claypot, and the hot plate tofu. All were unmemorable, which definitely made the bad service not worth it.
I would never darken their doors again (nor that of any of their affiliates, e.g. the asian kitchen). It is exceedingly rude to split a table in front of your guests, which gives off the impression that they are not important enough to you, which we probably weren't. We felt like leaving many times during the meal, but didn't, because we decided to stay there longer (the amount of time it takes for two 2-seaters to turn) just to be petty :P Eventually we were chased away by the overall griminess (sticky tables) and squeeziness in the restaurant.
There are so many restaurants to eat at in Ion and its environs, there is absolutely no reason to pick this one.