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zapper wrote about Briscola at the Grand Sierra
Another fantastic night with Briscloa. The names may be changing but the service is the same. Just had a one-of-a-kind evening at Briscola with a visit from the man, Charlie Palmer. He was very gracious and spoke eloquently with my 86 year old grandmother and mother-inlaw the same. What a great night with all involved. The food was top notch and the new chefs were extremely creative and personable with multiple visits.
KaraV wrote about Thai Spice Express
It's a rising from the dead of the old Thai Spice Kitchen that closed in Carson a few years back. Not that that version was ever one of my most fave places, OK they did a few good things like Spicy Basil Noodles, and they could make it really hot if you wanted. The same owners are here, Gina and Otto ( good Thai names!) and they have pretty much brought the old menu back with some additions in the noodle soup areas. The locations is not the most uptown up scale, but the rent was a deal, so there you go. The inside is actually very attractive. The capacity is small, but not an issue at this point. We ordered the Spicy Basil noodles 3 stars heat ($9.95), Panang Curry ($9.95) and Pad woo sen, stir fried silver noodles ($9.95). The taste of the food I think , has actually improved over the old place....it might be a different cook. The spicy basil noodles were just the right spice level, just enough to break a sweat! The silver noodles had that good wok seared burnedness to it. The panang curry was very flavorful, although a bit thinner then I like, but mixed with rice, it didn't really matter. I did think that the portion sizes have gotten smaller, but with the rising food costs , what are you gonna do? It not often that I see restaurants improve with time, but this one has with its new location in Reno. It's not a fancy date place, like Bangkok South or Taste of Thai, but they do have some good food here now.
KaraV commented on Sushi Restaurant
Sorry can't agree with this one, Oceano ... really? Been several times, the Salmon Roe tastes weird, and the variance of the cooks abilities is too much. One order id good the other sloppy. Kitzmo is the best in my book, but I guess a business is not even on the list unless there is already a MetroMix link. IJJI has gone downhill lately with their cost cutting measures on sushi production. If you want a waiting line for just OK sushi, Hiroba is the place. The Eldorado Sushi Sake is good, but the casino is so loud , you can barely communicate with the chef.
KaraV commented on Thai Restaurant
Kris, over at Bangkok does a good job of pleasing the Reno crowd. It's sort of like the PF Chang's of Thai. Cordial English speaking servers, a full bar and western desserts and Thai food to accommodate the American taste. His business model works. I like Bangkok South better, cause the interior is quite elegant. My real fave in Reno is actually Taste of Thai off Lakeside.
KaraV commented on Chinese Restaurant
Well, I guess The Jade Palace wins a lot cause thats what Renoites want, a safe place to have American Chinese food. I go to 168 for real Chinese food, but then again real is something you might not want. If you want upscale creative cooking, and safe too, go to Jazmine.
Find it SO hard to believe this won two years running. Just had brunch there on Saturday and was quite possibly the worst omelet I ever had, and my husband's steak and eggs wasn't any better. My omelet was so overdone it was nearly inedible, it was overcooked on the inside, how do you do that, and there was so much cheese on it, it was dripping off the outside, lke an ocean. My husband's steak was raw on one end, and like shoe leather on the other.The last time we were there, our meal was equally bad, we will not be going back.
How were these chosen as the top burgers in Reno. I strongly disagree. If you truley want this to be an actual contest in which the best burger is chosen, you need to allow people to write in their favorite burger. I have had many burgers in Reno and thus far, Knuckleheads has the best!!
AmyBeckerHowell wrote about Top of China Buffet Resturant
Advertises, 'Largest Buffet Selection In Town' 'Over 120 Items Prepared Fresh Daily' 'Lunch Buffet 11am - 4pm Monday through Thursday $7.99' All of these statements are false! Was at one time one of my favorite places in town, I was very disappointed. This new management obviously has not been to other buffets in town, The food was definitely not fresh, you could taste the staleness in all of the appetizer type items. The only thing I found fresh was some melons and they were too fresh, meaning not ripe. All of the meats looked and tasted the same, just different labels. The sushi is nasty!! has the consistency of frozen sushi, and the raw fish was discolored and dried out. There were items like Mussels and fish that were over watery and the only explanation for this is that it was previously frozen. Mongolian Style Buffet?? There is a section with what appears to be dried meats and a bunch of veggies floating in water, there was nobody manning the Mongolian BBQ so I was unable to try it out. The advertised price is $7.99, but upon entry their prices are listed as $8.49, you pay around $2 for a drink, but there is a limited amount of choices of beverage. This is definitely on my DO NOT GO list.