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Monday, February 09, 2009

Tasty Jones - not so tasty

After reading several rave reviews on Tasty Jones, we decided to go there for lunch today. The place is just opposite the GRT hotel in Pondy Bazaar, Chennai.
Done up entirely in red and white, the interior looks clean and nice. That's where the nice part of the restaurant begins and ends, though. Nothing else is worth writing about. The waiter wasn't able to help me choose something non-spicy for my daughter. We ordered fries, a veggie burger and a vegetable club sandwich. The fries was too oily. I mean, you could literally squeeze the oil out of those potatoes. When we got the rest of our order, to our surprise, each order had some fries on the side. Now, why the heck didn't that waiter tell us that we'd be getting fries with our main order?
As for the burger and the sandwich, the less said, the better. The sandwich was three dry-as-dust slices of bread stuffed with sliced tomatoes and cucumber. My daughter was not even able to chew those slices properly. She opened up the slices and was content with munching on a slice of raw tomato. Our burgers were, well, unlike any that we'd eaten anywhere. Instead of a patty, there were slices of tofu in it.....and it tasted...ummm.....not good.
I ended up paying 350 Rs. for the most unsatisfying meal of my life.
Will I go there again??? That's a big resounding definite NO!!!

11 comments:

jayasree said...

Sometimes the reviews might be misleading. But you will not expect such terrible food though.
Then did u go elsewhere to make for the bad meal?

Jayashree said...

No, Jaya....I was so put off, I didn't feel like having any food for the rest of the day.

Asha said...

Aww..! Poor darling daughter of your's! Yeah, reviews are always depend on the individual taste, but unless we try, we don't know it. Good that you are not going there again!

sra said...

I know, some restaurants can put you off so bad it destroys your mood. Waiters are not well equipped to help even in big restaurants sometimes, they can barely tell you what the dish is. In a famous Thai restaurant here, a rice dish is called Khauk Swe, when it's usually acknowledged that it's a noodle dish, and the guy insisted it was right because that's how they've been making it the past seven years they've been open!!!

Cynthia said...

I find reviews to be rather subjective and only trust them if I trust the person doing the review.

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Priti said...

Hmmm that's so sad...sometime it does happen...but now thanks for your review I'll not go there :)

Raaga said...

I shall remember never to venture there when I visit Chennai. :)

Rachel said...

That review was in time

William/The Author Of * said...

How much was 350 rs at the time?

Ajaykarthik said...

im sry for ur bad day at tjs.im a regular customer for that place,one thing i assure this is the only place u wil get yummy burgers and sandwiches in the town.why dont give a try at bst ngr.before goin thr dont forget to take the reservation because the place wil be always backed.