I came here around lunchtime. The place was full, but I was ordering to go anyway. I got six sandwiches for me and my room mates. It took about 15 minutes for the sandwiches to be made. They only have 1 person doing the sandwiches. I saw like 3 other people behind the counter doing nothing. The people who work here lack the experience in the food industry. They're just a bunch of college kids trying to earn some money. There's no effort in making the food. Back to the sandwiches, the bread is dry and not even made on the premise. They just reheat the bread in a toaster oven. Their carrot and daikon slaw sucks. The prices are normal. $2.75 a sandwich. I will come back to try the Pho.
Ate here about 2 months ago on a Saturday late afternoon. The complimentary bread was terrible. It wasn't warm and what kind of Italian restaurant gives those butter packets to eat with bread. Where's the olive oil??? Oh you have to ask for it and the olive oil didn't even have any flavor. I had some Calzone. It felt like it was previously frozen. The taste was a bit off and it wasn't satisfying. My mom had some pasta dish with shrimp that had some white sauce. I forgot the name of the dish. She said it was so-so. My dad had the special, it was some steak with some sides. I really don't remember much because it was forgettable. He too said it was so-so, probably could go to Sizzler's and get it cheaper. Proportions seemed right. So in the end, we were full on mediocre food, and we had this bill that should have been 15 dollars less.
I must admit this place is pretty good compared to all of the other places in Merced. I came with my parents around 2 PM on Saturday. There were about 3 other groups there. Their complimentary garlic bread tastes good. It's warm. I ordered the Chicken Marsala, Dad ordered the Fishermen's Stew, and Mom ordered the Linguine with Baby Clams. My dish tastes delicious, although the chicken was slightly dry. My dad said he liked his dish. I tried one of the shrimps, and it tasted alright. My mom loved her dish. It's a bit expensive, as expected of an Italian style restaurant. Proportions were a bit small though.
I'd give this place 2.5 stars. This place you can customize your burger. Just visit their website and you can see what they have. The overall ordering process is not complex... You walk in, take the piece of paper they provide you, and you just fill out what you want. I got a burger with 2 beef patties, Mooyah sauce, lettuce, grilled onions, onions, and avocado with a small fries. The total including tax was about 8 dollars. It took about five minutes for my meal to come out; there were like two other customers there at ~4 PM.T
he burger is quite small, smaller than an In'N'Out double double. Probably about four inches diameter and three inches high. I was disappointed about the avocado. I was hoping there would be a few slices of avocado , since it was around an extra 80 cents, which is about the price of half an avocado. But it's the avocado in the plastic containers that you can buy from supermarkets. They only put a thin layer of it, like how you would put mayonnaise on. The Mooyah sauce, I have no clue what is was because I couldn't taste it. The beef patties were dry, kind of like something you'd get at McDonald's. The grilled onions needed to be cooked a bit longer.
The fries I didn't like too much. Other people may like them. People have different preferences for fries. I like them crispy sort of like McDonald's. Here they're slightly bigger and they're soft. If you've made frozen french fries, they're pretty much the same. Except not crispy if you make your frozen fries like that.In'N'Out is cheaper and better than this place. Maybe I just ordered the wrong combination of things. But the beef was still dry. I came hungry, and I left hungry. I went to Port of Subs next door ^_^.
This review is for the time I ate about six months ago. So I don't really know the exacts of my order. I do know I ordered a bento box and a sushi roll. They were both average. I don't really know anything about freshness of fish. It all tasted fine, nothing fishy or odd. I don't remember the prices, but since I haven't been there again, the food must not be worth it.
I have tried this place twice. First off, the crust is not like the other well known pizza chains. I think it's called the cardboard crust? It's somewhat thin, and some say it does indeed taste like cardboard. The first time I had the vegetarian pizza. It was pretty damn good. That's all I can say. The second time I had the meat lover's pizza. I think they left the pizza in the oven a tad too long. The bottom of the pizza was slightly burnt, which ruined the taste. Overcooking this type of crust is less forgiving because it starts to taste like cardboard, as mentioned before. The prices are high compared to the pizza chains. You get slightly higher quality for an extra five to ten dollars spent. If you want the best bang for your buck, you're better off somewhere else.
I've tried a few things at this place.
Carne Asada Fries
Tastes pretty good. It's composed of fries, Carne Asada, salsa, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole. I might have missed a few ingredients as it has been awhile since I ate this. The only problem that I had with this was the guacamole was fake. It was guacamole flavored dip. I've had other things and they actually had real guac.
I believe California Burritos are supposed to have fries, but instead here they put potatoes. The potatoes ruin the flavor and texture. Don't get it.
It has all the essentials of the burrito. The meat is crispy and flavorful. I've had this type of burrito at different places, but they don't cook it right like this place.
Al Pastor Tacos
I don't really like soft tacos. They don't give you that satisfying bite. Only reason why I got this is that I heard Al Pastor was delicious. It is delicious but soft tacos don't deliver that oomf.
Overall, this place is good. The food is worth the price, and the prices are good.
I ordered to go and I live about five minutes away. I had the Honey Walnut Shrimp, Sweet and Sour Pork, and some fried rice. The Walnut Shrimp was okay. I saw in the picture on Yelp, and it looks pretty good. The sauce was watery, and the shrimp were small. The pork tastes like any other I've had. Fried rice is fried rice. Nothing special. Prices are decent. I will probably come back to try other stuff.
Ordered to go. Takes me like five minutes to get back home. I had Honey Walnut Shrimp, some beef dish (I think Mandarin Classic Beef), and some type of fried rice. I have made better Walnut Shrimp. The shrimp was overcooked, tasted like rubber. The batter was pretty much just egg. Maybe because I ordered to go so it wasn't crispy when I ate it. I highly doubt it though because the texture of batter was what you'd expect from a batter made up of only egg. The beef... I thought it looked good. When I ate it, you could feel the sugar crystals. I'm guessing the lid on the sugar dispenser came off. Fried rice was so so. I might try this place again. The prices are decent, except the food wasn't worth it.
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