Thursday, February 14, 2013

Asian Garden, Chinese + Sushi Restaurant Review

Asian Garden, Chinese Food & Sushi Bar
A Sushi place in Hialeah is extremely rare: this is the only restaurant serving sushi in this progressive zip code but relax Hialeah’s finest citizens, there size portions and low prices will make you happy.
            Asian Garden is next to a gas station, very classy. The expected tacky décor, I can do without. Envision yourself inside a small cafeteria, cheap tables, pronounced bar, ugly tiles, pictures of food selections on the wall (it reminds me of a fast food place, can I get the number two?) it’s discouraging. Don’t be alarmed the quality of food, taste, size portions, and excellent customer service make up for the tacky décor of choice.
            I came with a local friend, she suggested this place and informed me that they recently opened. The food was okay and meal portion size great. However, I would not drive out of my way to come here. But, if I lived or worked in area then, I would for sure come here to satiate Chinese/Sushi needs.
            Support your local small business.The pricing is just right lunch combos start at 4.95, it’s a great place to try if you live or work in area.

Asian Garden
2451 W 68 ST
Hialeah, FL, 33016
Tel. 305.558.3933

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mint Leaf Restaurant Review

I invited Mom, Aunt and Best Friend to go Indian in a bougey-restaurant in Brickell, Mint Leaf. My Aunt and Mom hated it because it's not Cuban Food and it's too spicy but they were partially won over by desert. Funniest part is I got to enjoy their food as to go lunch for the following day.

Food: I loved my dish. The lamb was spicy and sauce was great pair with plain white rice. My aunt's dish mahi-mahi was good but I prefer not to have it soaking in sauce. I was seduced by my best friend's vegetarian plate, it was hearty, spicy, and comforting.

Service: Waitress wanted us to leave because members of my family where unfamiliar with menu. The other guy who works at coral gables location was nice and helpful to us and resolved the burden for "Miss. Thang".

Final Verdict: Food taste, presentation and environment=win. Great for romantic dinner for two or  group. Parking is an issue, allow yourself 20 minutes to hustle for it. Dress up this place is classy, you can wear jeans but make sure something in your outfit is classy + upscale, you want to match the ambiance of restaurant and neighboring area.