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day 4 part 2 #305351
08/23/2023 04:52 PM
08/23/2023 04:52 PM
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mahokid Offline OP
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After lunch and a sweet fix at Bacchus express the sun finally made its return for a few late hours at the pool

With such a wonderful lunch and starting go get "Frenched" out, we decided to stay in the village and keep it low key

I have heard good things about Sao asian factory and was excited to give it a try
Soa is the first restaurant as you enter the village
We arrived fairly early around 7:00 (usually eat 8:30 PM or later) to find only a few other tables occupied
Only two other restaurants in the village were opened and also very quite

We got our drink and food order in and almost every table was filled within 30 minutes
We got our appetizer plate and then the service completely stopped
on our combination appetizer plate were chicken bites, beef samosa, chicken spring rolls, shrimp tempura and gyoza along with 2 dipping sauces
all seemed to be made in house and very tasty

about half way through the appetizer my wine glass was empty and couldn't get any eye contact for a refill
a new server cleared our first course and I asked if she could refill our drinks
with a pleasant smile she took our order
We never had any further contact with our original server
about 15 minuities later she delivers our two sushi rolls and says the bar is busy and drinks are coming, I could see the bar piled up with drinks to be served but our were buried in the pile of drink tickets
we wait to eat the sushi and about 10 more minutes we get our drinks with a smile!!!

We have al ot of patience but this pretty much killed the evening

although the fish was fresh, the specialty rolls ordered were average at best
I wouldn't come back and order sushi here
The other Asian plates going by did look very good
After reading some reviews it seems they have service issues of not having enough staff

It is ashame as the severs when at the table were very personable

Too many places still to try so probably won't be back
Didn't want to spend anymore time there so no dessert

Attached Files Sao restaurnat.jpgSao appetizer palte.jpgSao Sushi.jpg
Last edited by mahokid; 08/23/2023 04:53 PM.
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Re: day 4 part 2 [Re: mahokid] #305360
08/23/2023 07:40 PM
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Kind of disappointed that only two restaurants were open in the Village.

Was hoping to make it there for dinner in early September. Slow service is not good for Marc.


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Re: day 4 part 2 [Re: mahokid] #305370
08/24/2023 07:15 AM
08/24/2023 07:15 AM
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mahokid Offline OP
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Not sure how many will be open during your visit.
I believe L'Atelier may be reopening soon if you enjoy quality meats
There should be plenty of restaurants to choose from between the village and Gran Case even if some favorites are closed
It's a nice way to try new restaurants

Les Galets across the street from the main Orient entrance ( Orient Gardens and villas on the tall hill) is reopening next week and they have the best cheese trolley

We have been alternating our meals out and making it to Gran Case in 10 minutes using the Airport back entrance


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