Tampopo
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    August 10, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 15, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3
 
 
Tampopo's Reviews
 
Yuzu Bethesda is authentic Japanese restaurant dedicated to serving fresh, seasonal traditional Japanese fare. For the past 28 years, Chef Yoshihisa Ota has practiced the art of sushi making in the United States and Japan. Yuzu brings high end small plates and tasting dishes that are hard to find elsewhere into a relaxed family friendly environment. <br /><br />Thursday, Friday and Saturday also open space at the Chef's Table for "Omakase" course dinner. Cooked for by the executive chef himself, the diner is taken on a culinary exploration of sushi and Japanese cuisine. Due to the limited seating and extensive prep work for Omakase, reservations are required. <br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Don't go on a Monday
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2003
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2003
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"After so many good meals here, this one was awful. We have always gone to Yuzu because we could count on fairly authentic Japanese style sushi. This night was quite the contrary. We always get the premium sushi set and apparently the premium elements for the evening were some old toro that the chef tried to disguise by cooking it through. We did get engawa, which was nice, but otherwise it was a pretty pedestrian assortment. Seriously, you didn't have any frozen botan ebi to throw on instead of the plain boiled shrimp? The worst was the "traditional roll" which were spicy tuna and an inside out tuna/cucumber roll. Those are NOT traditional. Chef Ota needs to train his assistant chefs better if he's not going to be around every night."
Dined on 9/29/2014
 2003
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Thank you for considering the China Gourmet. We are a Zagat and Mobil Rated restaurant which offers custom made dishes as well as fresh seafood. Open since 1977 and still family owned.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Disappointing
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2003
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2003
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Had been over 20 years since my last visit and wish I kept just my memories. To start, potstickers were burnt black on the bottom. Most sauces were of the very sweet brown sauce variety. Hong siu tofu was awful with the overly sweet sauce. Moo shoo duck couldn't tell there was any duck, and same sweet sauce. Pan fried trout with ginger and scallions was good as were the spinach and bok choy, but how can you not have any Chinese broccoli in the restaurant? Clearly they are catering to an American palate and seem to be successful as it was crowded when we left. Also, felt like we were paying NYC prices for food court quality food."
Dined on 10/13/2014
 2003
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Jackie's is an independent American restaurant in downtown Silver Spring serving farm-to-table seasonal cuisine. Located in a converted warehouse, it offers a dramatic and award-winning interior design, food with a distinctively modern flair, and a critically recognized wine selection. Next door is Sidebar, considered one of the top craft cocktail bars in the region.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Chef is settling in
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2003
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It had been a while since our last visit so we decided to try them out while they were running their 50% off bottles of wine for Aug. They were also extending Restaurant Week, though I don't know that's a great deal since they have a regular prix fixe option.
Had the lamb belly which was delicious, though a little small in portion size. Others had duck breast and halibut which were also both very good and portion sizes were more generous. Brussel sprout sides were really good. Also kids meal came with buttered brussel sprouts which contrasted with the menu version.
A little heavy on salt, but chef is definitely settling in with flavor balance. Previously I was critical of him trying to do too much with too many flavors. No longer a prob."
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Al Dente is serving Italian Cuisine by Chef Roberto Donna near American University.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OMG it's slow
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2003
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"They forgot one of our appetizers and one of our desserts. At least with the desserts, the other two were brought out ahead of the forgotten one. The other two appetizers sat, one under the heat lamp and the other on a table in the dining area of the bar, while the cooks fired the forgotten appetizer. Took nearly an hour for our appetizers to come out after we sat down. Entrees were the only thing they got right. Took over 2 1/2 hours to complete dinner. Other tables sat down after us and left before us."
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2003
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Sushi Taro is a first Japanese restaurant to feature a full course meal “KAISEKI” & Sushi Tasting course. We offer exceptionally high quality and an authentic variety of “Nigiri” style sushi. Our style is “Genuine Japanese Cuisine” and we do not serve fusion-confusion and Americanized Japanese foods. ***** We have ranked #36 in entire restaurant in U.S. on Forbs Magazine, 2012. ***** For more information about Sushi Taro and “KAISEKI”, please visit our website. Also follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for daily A la Carte menu and news updates. <br /> <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great as always
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2003
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had sushi tasting course which featured a nice diversity of fish, all of which were great. Among highlights were katsuo, ayu, and otoro. Got additional dishes for the kids such as fresh made tofu and agedashi tofu."
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2003
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