Wednesday 11 March, 2009 by jean
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The sticky pork and ginger starter is fantastic!
I agree that Koh is a bit pricey. Good food though.
The place has a lovely atmosphere, doesn’t it? Mixed feelings about a couple of dishes I’ve tried there but I’d go back as the dishes that were good were delicious.
I’m a sucker for The Blue Orchid in Blackrock – 9.50 for a green curry to go!
Please try the pho bo (but ask for rice noodles insted of the glassnoodles), the scallops, the chili beef stir fry and the panag curry with beef. Other great things on the menu are the chicken satay and the betel leaves with sticky port – both are starters.
Had the catch of the day one time and I was not impressed. However those dishes above are truly delicious.
Also the service is fantastic. As mentioned above, the guys who runs this place really care about their guests.
Having visited this restaurant before for group occasions we were looking forward to really good food and service. Sadly we were very disappointed and will not be returning. As a group of 13 we were seated in the lounge area. Our orders were taken at 8.30 (for 7.30 booking). The starters arrived and we were forced to eat these on plates from our laps due to lack of space on the 4 round tables in front of us. Following the starter, I requested to speak with the restaurant manager as I felt this was wholly inadequate for dining purposes. He was unhelpful and indicated that while he appreciated our custom, he could fill the tables on a Saturday night and typically had to refuse custom due to a full occupancy. While the food was excellent, his attitude and unwillingness to accommodate us really took from the dining experience. We understood at the time of booking that we would be accommodated in the lounge area, however we expected that we would be able to dine in some comfort. We did not leave a good tip and indicated to the waiting staff that while we appreciated their good service, we were very unhappy with the way management dealt with this situation. On leaving, the manager approached and indicated he did not appreciate the comment to the waiting staff. I would urge management to reconsider how they deal with dissatisfied customers. This could have been dealt with in an entirely different manner notwithstanding that we paid close to €700 for our group.
“We did not leave a good tip and indicated to the waiting staff that while we appreciated their good service, we were very unhappy with the way management dealt with this situation. ” That is totally unfair on the wait staf.