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The Yao Restaurant & Bar - your experiences

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Laborer, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Laborer

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    Asian?
     
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    I had the calamari and it was extremely salty.
     
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    That wasn't calamri.
     
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    I remember people saying it's extremely ordinary. Nothing special, but overpriced.

    So I never tried.
     
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    The mongolian beef and Yao's Shrimp are both incredible dishes. Also, the lettuce wraps and chicken egg rolls are good. I dont eat duck, but have heard their Peking Duck is very good as well.

    Moe
     
  7. Laborer

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    Duh. 5char
     
  8. GlenRice

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    it was terrible, I hated it.
     
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    The restaurant is named after my father -Yao Ming
     
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    You realize they have another location right in the center of downtown, right?
     
  11. Mr. Clutch

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    That's the one I went to, before a Rockets game.

    Now we stick to Flying Saucer.
     
  12. Laborer

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    Yeah. Details, details.

    Dudes, I can't believe all the hate I'm hearing. This place is a bomb experience. They've got a basketball here from Ryan freaking Bowen. I was stoked when I saw that.
     
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    The food isn't as good for the price you pay, at most it's decent. The one time I went (Downtown location) it was practically empty (at 9pm-ish) and my waitress was beyond rude, smacking her gum at every word and never refilled my group's drinks. The service was terrible and it took forever for them to bring out our food and give us the check at the end of the night. I want to try out the Westheimer location to see whether or not I'll have the same experience.
     
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    LOL at one the reviews!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Good orange chicken
     
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    George Ming?
     
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    I was gonna try it once, years ago when Yao was still the centerpiece of our team. But then we opted for the Hooters nearby and watch the game from there.
     
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    I've only been there once (downtown location) and it was lunchtime. I tried typical Americanized Chinese fare... General Tsos. It was very ho hum. Maybe the more traditional food would be better.
    Oddly enough, the one thing that really stood out to me was the decoration of the place though. Very cheap quality stuff. From menus on up. There was a big picture of Yao (of course) and one of Luis Scola. Instead of a plaque at the bottom with their name, etc, it was printed on a small strip of paper (unlaminated) and scotch taped onto the outside of the glass. So it ended up being wrinkled and dirtied. Just looked real cheap.
     
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    Is this place similar to P.F. Changs or better? or is it worse?
     
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    I'm pretty sure the downtown location was on the new for a bad inspection...can't remember the problem. i think food was bad due to incorrect temperature...
     

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