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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Rickshaw Far East Bistro & Lounge

I always thought rickshaws were exclusively Vietnamese until I came to this restaurant a few years ago. I don't know why, but only after going to this restaurant did I realize these things were ubiquitous in Asia until mopeds and cars became the rage.

This restaurant is as sexy as sexy sounding as its name. Dark woods, sexy patrons, moody lighting. I can go on and on about the drink menu, the decor, and the uber-cool ambiance, but you might be interested in the food: I wish you weren't. The food here is expensive and often not very good. I've had the Miso Bass there. The bass smelled like fish--not good for a sushi restaurant. We tried the Unagi roll there today. The rice fell off the roll and it seemed doused in soy sauce. We tried the Spicy Tuna handroll--where's the spice?

Rekha and I will be back, but for the Upside-down Pineapple Cake martini and the coolness factor--not the over-priced food. Who pays $6 for siu mai dumplings?


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