Malai Kitchen - Preston Center

6130 Luther Ln, Dallas TX 75225
$$ Asian

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 6130 Luther Ln, Dallas TX 75225
  • Cuisine: Asian | Thai | Vietnamese |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: tony tran | Manager
  • Phone: 9723734434
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Working Fireplace, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Open for lunch and dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
Open for Lunch and Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Open for Lunch and Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Open for Lunch and Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Open for Lunch and Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Open for Lunch and Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Open for Lunch and Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 846 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 02, 2024
Barbara V.
Best consistently excellent Thai and Vietnamese food. Love their Thai noodle dishes.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 27, 2024
Susan R.
Everything was really wonderful from the setting to the service and the food was absolutely delicious. Will be returning often.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 22, 2024
Julie W.
Great food, great service, reasonably priced

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2024
Jane L.
The chicken added to my vegetable fried rice was not appealing as it was long stingy pieces from I don’t know where. Some wasn’t chewable. Just awful

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 03, 2024
Melinda S.
Great food and great service!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 20, 2024
Meredith W.
The waiter was amazing as was the food.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 16, 2024
Jessica L.
Best Thai restaurant in all of Dallas. Amazing food and customer service

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 19, 2023
Quiana H.
This place was amazing for my Fiancé's birthday dinner. We're already making plans on going back.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2023
Valerie B.
We really enjoyed our meal at Malai. Excellent service--so attentive, professional and friendly. The food was delicious and an interesting beverage offerings. So many dishes I want to try. We will return soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 07, 2023
Sally M.
All 10 rated! From the hostess who greeted us, our servers, dinners, & Soft Music… all was excellent!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 06, 2023
Anne M.
First time to this restaurant and we were very impressed. All of our dishes we chose were delicious and the service was spot on. I will be a repeat customer for sure!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 12, 2023
Lesa Z.
The seasoning is on point and much better. If you ever open in Frisco, let me know. I love coming back here with family and friends. We all love the DRUNKEN NOODLE!!! Love love love the veggie fried rice and I always ask for extra veggies. Cocktail was delish and will definitely try more. I always drink the peach iced tea❤️❤️

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 09, 2023
Liz M.
Delicious and great service as always!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 06, 2023
Rebecca B.
Great place, good service, nice atmosphere, yummy food!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2023
Lori S.
The food was wonderful, our server was patient and Answered all of our questions carefully. We especially loved the coconut cream pie for dessert. It was the best we’ve ever had With the coconut gelato.. Also enjoyed the rice paper rolls and the sticky rice with eggplant dip. It is a special restaurantAnd one that we will visit many times. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2023
Rita M.
Delicious food. Can't wait to go back again.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2023
Kyron S.
Great food and service

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May 26, 2023
LINDA A.
Friendly & helpful staff, excellent service , great food that is a good value!

Overall: 10/10
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May 12, 2023
Forrest M.
Great food, atmosphere, and service. Love this place.

Overall: 10/10
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May 12, 2023
Roy H.
Our dinner was excellent. The service and food were great. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2023
Marj R.
excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2023
Anabelle G.
Amazing service and the food was on point! Excellent!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 13, 2023
Kevin G.
Great food, friendly service, very nice atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 09, 2023
Daniel L.
First time to Malai Kitchen, but not the last. Good food and service, nice ambiance too. Enjoyed the appetizers, pad thai, drunken noodles, and desserts….yum!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 30, 2023
Jill S.
Consistently delicious with excellent service. A variety of choices made fresh. Beautiful restaurant— so glad to have it in Preston Center!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 22, 2023
Leah M.
The atmosphere, service and food were terrific!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2023
Judy S.
Really fine experience

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 11, 2023
Linda A.
We love Malai Kitchen! Excellent,fresh food, good service & fair prices! The happy hour is also very good. A great addition to our neighborhood. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Dec 12, 2022
sally w.
We had a lovely lunch. I would check your avocados before the go to the table, mine were brown and over ripe. Everything else was great!!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 06, 2022
Jenny S.
We had wonderful service and the food was delicious! I was surprised how quickly the food came out.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 22, 2022
Richard M.
Great food, great teamwork. Many of us have experienced an employee saying “I’ll tell your server” instead of “I’ll bring you silverware”. There was none of that going on here. At least 4 different employees brought food or drinks or water or just checked on us.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2022
Quincy P.
Loved it. Great waiter and gracious experience! My guest and I stayed for hours and we were made to feel very welcome.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 01, 2022
Peggy M.
Perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Sep 15, 2022
Meghan K.
Great food and service

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2022
Nancy S.
Delightful lunch by all four of us!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2022
Jennifer R.
Wonderful service and food!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 24, 2022
Andrew M.
So tasty - the peach witbier was very good.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2022
Sonja C.
Enjoyed our evening. Pleasant and friendly staff and good food!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2022
Sam C.
The food was very good. The way they season is excellent. We also had dessert, all of which were great! The service was outstanding!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 11, 2022
Margaret R.
Delicious food and beautiful setting!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2022
KATIE S.
Always a lovely time. Great food. Great service.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2022
Natalie B.
The shrimp pad Thai is always amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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May 25, 2022
Feda R.
Great food great service

Overall: 10/10
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May 15, 2022
Derek S.
This is the BEST Thai place in Dallas. Amazing staff, fantastic food, great wines and really nice atmosphere. Well done!

Overall: 10/10
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May 12, 2022
Jan G.
Our first Thai food. Staff was very helpful. Food was great!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 11, 2022
Bill J.
First time to eat there. Very pleasant surprise - great menu; excellent food; great service. We will be back, and soon.

Overall: 10/10
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May 10, 2022
Tiffany D.
Great service, good food!

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2022
Alessandro F.
Great food and very attentive staff. We will be back

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 19, 2022
Beverly C.
We had a wonderful experience. The food was superb, the service excellent. I look forward to going back.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 18, 2022
Kara W.
Very nice staff. Very good service and food. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 15, 2022
Sherry T.
There were 4 of us girls from work who went for my birthday! I love this place & so did everyone else. I especially love the layout & atmosphere! Doesn't feel squished & our waitress was excellent. Very professional & knew how to handle a table which you don't see that often anymore. Not sure of her name but she's a keeper!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 06, 2022
Iona F.
I am giving it a 10 on all counts. Our two servers, Philip and the first guy who got us our drinks so promptly were outstanding. The food was delicious! Will definitely visit again.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 19, 2022
Criselda E.
Not our first time. The service is always great!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 19, 2022
Jill S.
Our server was excellent and very thorough with explaining the dishes. I hadn’t been to this location before and it is lovely inside. I got lots of food and even enjoyed some at home the next day. Their menu is full of different delicious items. The bar area looks lovely and I will definitely go back even just to enjoy a cocktail.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 09, 2022
Candy L.
It’s one of our most favorite restaurants. We used to visit TX a few times a year and always made sure we got to Malai, but we’ve moved recently and now get to eat it as often as we like. The bonus is table 5 on the patio, the perfect spot for us with our mini doodle, he loves it too! We’ll be back on Sunday for a birthday celebration

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 03, 2022
Amy A.
It was great!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 13, 2022
Mike W.
Love the menu, staff, and service. One of our favorite places. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 12, 2022
Lyn S.
The greatest new find! This food is so amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 23, 2022
Liz H.
The coconut pie is worth the whole meal— love everything I have ordered and Cameron is a wonderful server!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 19, 2022
Barbara S.
We love Malai Kitchen! Great food, great service and great prices! I have a lot of food allergies and the chef/owners make it clear on their menu that they are happy to accommodate. I can't tell you how much stress this removes from going out to eat. Thank you!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 13, 2022
Page M.
A perfect night! Our server was awesome, as was all the staff we encountered. Everything was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 10, 2022
Suzanne D.
Delish! Fab service! Beautiful!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 03, 2022
Stacy B.
Everything was great…service, food & ambiance. I highly recommend Malai.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 23, 2021
Dawnette S.
Loved the food, cocktails, the design. Server was very helpful.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2021
Arshila S.
We found Malai food, service & vibe exceptional. First time dining at Malai Kitchen & definitely will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Dec 11, 2021
Richelle M.
Really enjoyed the restaurant. Nice new edition to Preston Center. I am eager to try eating on the beautiful patio. I assume because their were many people seated out there that it must be nicely heated?? Thanks

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 04, 2021
Catherine C.
I love this place for nice casual dining. Have been going to the other location for years. Now this one has opened up near me and I'm thrilled. Love the Burmese Green Tea Salad, Vietnamese Meatballs, Panang Curry Bowl, Thai Coconut Soup, Coconut Pie and Banana Pot de Creme. Grateful for all the Gluten Free options.

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 14, 2024
Twila R.
My first visit. All was good and will for sure go back again

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 11, 2023
Mac B.
Excellent experience at Malai Kitchen, as it always is!

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
May 05, 2023
Justin G.
Great spot, will def come back. Thanks!

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 23, 2023
Nancy E.
Good food, good service except for one waitress who spoke so softly we could nut hear her … even after asking her to speak slowly, more distinctly and much louder. Fortunately we had another waitress that also helped us!

Overall: 9/10
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Mar 05, 2023
Rick R.
The food was tasty and service excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 26, 2022
Gary G.
My wife and I go to brunch almost every week. This was our first time to visit this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised, the food was great, the service very prompt and the ambiance pleasant. Over half the time we try new restaurants they are mediocre, and we return to our old stand bys. We will definitely be returning to Malai and try different offerings on their menu. GaryG

Overall: 9/10
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Feb 28, 2022
Martha Diane J.
We love the inclosed porch with the big fireplace. All of the appetizers are delish. The curries and seafood are excellent. The service is quick and efficient. We had a large group and it was a great place to celebrate.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 25, 2022
Temple W.
Absolutely delightful! Food was fresh and delicious, environment lovely and service very cordial ( I think our waitress was in training). Great value.

Overall: 9/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Jan 26, 2022
Sharron P.
Every staff person was beyond excellent and helpful. We chose to sit in the patio, which had less ambience but we were pleased with the distance it provided from other patrons. The food was as expected but the hot tea was outstanding. We enjoyed our dining out experience.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 21, 2022
Joyce S.
The space is very attractive and service is attentive (sometimes too attentive, like trying to remove plates before we are finished or one person is still eating). Samosas were delicious as was the massaman lamb shank. The red curry cod was good but could have been better if it weren't smothered with so much sauce. I used to love their cod when it was with more of a broth sauce. This one was cloying. We certainly will return.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 21, 2024
Elissa P.
Although the waitress was very pleasant she was not very attentive and took a Long time to check on us. She disappeared.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 16, 2023
Demetrios L.
The food was tasty, although our Server mixed the mild and the medium spicy options and serve the wrong dish to the wrong people. After one or two bites, we recognized the mistake and switched, but this was disappointing, especially because we directly asked, is this the mild dish, and she said yes, and promptly put down the medium spicy dish to the teenage schoolboy.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 22, 2023
Peggy M.
Your site needs to add a section for “requests and or special occasions. “

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 2/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 27, 2023
John L.
Great food and nice atmosphere, but our waiter was horrible! Someone else had to take our drink orders because he wasn’t coming to our table. He finally came and took our order, then he never came back to us. The manager finally came over and took our plates and brought our bill. I couldn’t figure out if the waiter was ignoring us because we were two gay men or if he was just that bad, but either was it wasn’t a good experience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 26, 2023
Anna B.
The food and atmosphere were great but the service was lacking. Server forgot about us but the rest of the staff didn’t bother to check on us even though we were looking around for our server. Also they forgot to deliver a drink to my husband and it didn’t arrive till entrees arrived.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 05, 2022
Felicia T.
Food was bland. Panang curry had no flavor. Drunken noodle has no flavor except it was extra spicy. Seemed like the chef missed some salt or seasoning. Pad see ew was very yummy so not sure what happened to our other dishes.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2022
Liz M.
Very slow to getting our cocktails & they were not that busy. Food also took awhile although it was very good.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2022
John H.
Excellent service. Menu selection isn’t just typical Thai. They do have standard Thai dishes, but also have innovative selections like peanut encrusted trout, and other seafood infused with Thai spices. Ton of different curries. Vietnamese ribs. It’s definitely worth the effort to try.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 25, 2022
Bill S.
Music too loud!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 30, 2021
Hollye Z.
This is the 3rd time I’ve eaten here& each time it’s taken over 20-25 min to get our initial cocktail order to the table. Other than that, the food is constantly very good!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 10, 2022
Joy H.
Food was great, atmosphere was great. Had a reservation, table wasn't ready so we were asked to wait at the bar. The hostess forgot about us. After we were finally seated we noticed that everyone had those yummy sticky rice/eggplant starters, we had to ask for one after we got our entrees. Never received the second glass of wine that we ordered. had to track down another waitress for water refills because our waitress, who was darling, seemed to disappear.