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Ali Baba's Itaewon, OK food, LOUSY service
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jaganath69



Joined: 17 Jul 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:06 am    Post subject: Ali Baba's Itaewon, OK food, LOUSY service Reply with quote

Was in the twon on saturday evening with 3 other guys from my football team and we decided to check out the above mentioned establishment in the hope of savouring something sans-gojujang. Anyhow, the food was decent enough, humous, baba ganouch, pita and roasted meat-kebab like stuff, although the portions were miserly at best. Worst of all was the fact that our meals arrived at 20 minute intervals. When I told the smarmy waiter that we had come to eat together, he just shrugged. Shame really coz I love to blow a substantial proportion of my earnings on non-Korean nosebag. Does anyone know of another middle-eastern resto on the area where the service is better than non-existant?

Cheers

Jaga
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Pyongshin Sangja



Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Location: I love baby!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

salam below the mosque is great.
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jaganath69



Joined: 17 Jul 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, I know I sound like I am bitching, but when you are spending 30k per head you expect a decent level of service. Will check out your recommendation.

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Jaga
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taqwha (sp?) on the road in behind Burger King is a great Pakistani restaurant. I recommend the spinach dishes. Delicious.
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dogbert



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: Killbox 90210

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Ali Baba's Itaewon, OK food, LOUSY service Reply with quote

jaganath69 wrote:
Was in the twon on saturday evening with 3 other guys from my football team and we decided to check out the above mentioned establishment in the hope of savouring something sans-gojujang. Anyhow, the food was decent enough, humous, baba ganouch, pita and roasted meat-kebab like stuff, although the portions were miserly at best. Worst of all was the fact that our meals arrived at 20 minute intervals. When I told the smarmy waiter that we had come to eat together, he just shrugged. Shame really coz I love to blow a substantial proportion of my earnings on non-Korean nosebag. Does anyone know of another middle-eastern resto on the area where the service is better than non-existant?

Cheers

Jaga


I've eaten there numerous times and have had the exact same experiences.
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Eazy_E



Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Location: British Columbia, Canada

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The server asked me if I REALLY wanted two orders of pita bread. I said yes, then he proceeded to give me one. Only when I insisted did he give me what I wanted. He also thought that I'd ordered a beer, which wasn't the case.

I agree, portions are tiny and service is shoddy. I guess they can get away with that considering how few middle eastern restaurants there are in Korea. Mad
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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had terrible service twice at Gecko's Garden too- waited for at least 90 minutes for food there a few weeks ago.
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oneiros



Joined: 19 Aug 2003
Location: Villa Straylight

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ali Baba's is over-priced, too. Only went there once with a friend, because we payed for their over-priced argila pipe, and then they wouldn't give us more coals. Evil or Very Mad

Definitely try Salaam near the mosque. They do amazing yogurt.
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Ali Baba's Itaewon, OK food, LOUSY service Reply with quote

dogbert wrote:
jaganath69 wrote:
Was in the twon on saturday evening with 3 other guys from my football team and we decided to check out the above mentioned establishment in the hope of savouring something sans-gojujang. Anyhow, the food was decent enough, humous, baba ganouch, pita and roasted meat-kebab like stuff, although the portions were miserly at best. Worst of all was the fact that our meals arrived at 20 minute intervals. When I told the smarmy waiter that we had come to eat together, he just shrugged. Shame really coz I love to blow a substantial proportion of my earnings on non-Korean nosebag. Does anyone know of another middle-eastern resto on the area where the service is better than non-existant?

Cheers

Jaga


I've eaten there numerous times and have had the exact same experiences.
But you'll be back, right? Wink

Ali Baba's is overpriced, isn't it?
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Saxiif



Joined: 15 May 2003
Location: Seongnam

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pyongshin Sangja wrote:
salam below the mosque is great.

Seconded. Although their humus doesn't have anywhere near enough garlic Sad
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indiercj



Joined: 30 Jan 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you face a waiter waiting for his tip after having spilt the coffee on you. That's how you get MAD.

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Zed



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Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mutually Assured Destruction?
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dogbert



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: Killbox 90210

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Ali Baba's Itaewon, OK food, LOUSY service Reply with quote

Zed wrote:
dogbert wrote:
jaganath69 wrote:
Was in the twon on saturday evening with 3 other guys from my football team and we decided to check out the above mentioned establishment in the hope of savouring something sans-gojujang. Anyhow, the food was decent enough, humous, baba ganouch, pita and roasted meat-kebab like stuff, although the portions were miserly at best. Worst of all was the fact that our meals arrived at 20 minute intervals. When I told the smarmy waiter that we had come to eat together, he just shrugged. Shame really coz I love to blow a substantial proportion of my earnings on non-Korean nosebag. Does anyone know of another middle-eastern resto on the area where the service is better than non-existant?

Cheers

Jaga


I've eaten there numerous times and have had the exact same experiences.
But you'll be back, right? Wink

Ali Baba's is overpriced, isn't it?


LOL...actually, I think the last time was the straw that broke the camel's back. I'll take your recommendation.
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kylehawkins2000



Joined: 08 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must say the dining in Korea leaves alot to be desired. There are only three restaurants I've been to that I've been pleased with both the food and service and only one of them was consistant with it on repeat visits. I think that really outside of the restaurants in the big international hotels, international dining in Korea tends to be overpriced, the meals are not well-presented, the food is often over/undercooked, and the service leaves much to be desired.

I've tried out a couple of the places reccommended in the Seoul Classifieds and just had to ask myself what in the heck that guy is thinking when he reviews places. After a couple of dissappointing visits to his recommended places I began to notice that he never says anything bad about the restaurants he reviews....coincidence? I doubt it. The restaurants are probably paying for the review or are sponsors of the magazine.

Warning: The new greek restaurant behind the Hamilton Hotel, Santorini, is brutal. It's overpriced, the food is not well cooked or presented and the service sucks. I paid close to 50 bucks for two entrees and an appetizer with NO drinks and the food was the worst Greek food I've ever had. The spanikopita was tiny and obviously reheated because they were cold in the middle.
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eamo



Joined: 08 Mar 2003
Location: Shepherd's Bush, 1964.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zed wrote:
Taqwha (sp?) on the road in behind Burger King is a great Pakistani restaurant. I recommend the spinach dishes. Delicious.


Second that!

Taqwa.

Great food and service.

Tell Mohammad I sent ya!! Wink
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