After moving to Tucson, one of the stranger things about the towns edible offerings was that despite being able to stumble into fantastic Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese restaurants; several of the Chinese places I tried made me reconsider swallowing their food. Guilin is a -very- happy exception. The food was fantastic, although uninspired (at least on the non vegetarian and vegan menus), but I am happy enough to find a place with decent Kung Pao and General Tso's. The food was fresh, the meat was not rubber, and the veggies were crisp yet cooked. The only reason I don't give 5 stars here is that the staff was fairly pushy, and the restaurant wasn't exactly packed. Was asked 3 times within a minute if I was ready, and this was less than 5 minutes after I had sat down.
That said, definitely worth a trip and I will be heading back.
First, the food is fantastic, but it is a bit pricey for what you get. The atmosphere of the place seems sort of confused between Hooters and Applebees: it is family friendly, despite the attractive waitresses wearing shirts with sexual innuendo. My biggest gripe (the reason they lose a star) is that the place feels sickeningly corporate despite being a local (Arizona) chain. I wish they'd drop the short silent clip-reel of 40s/50s films and just let the customers watch real TV. However, the food is certainly good enough and interesting enough to get me to drop by every so often.
If you go expecting good pizza, you'll be disappointed. But the selection of beers on tap is unprecedented for a Tucson restaurant. When I went there were more beers on tap than I could count, each served in proper glassware. IPAs, porters, lagers, trippels, wheat beers, milk stouts, you name it. The best part: they rotate out their beers on a regular basis, so you can always order something new.
I was pleasantly surprised with the food here. I was put off by the whole drive thru thing but truth be told, a delicious mexican resturant that does authentic sea food and a six pack of negro modello though a window?!?! You can't beat that shit!! Plus sitting and eating was nice as well.
I have yet to eat dinner here but the lunches are delicious and very reasonably priced.
Very nice place and the food was good as well. We had a Gorgonzola gnocchi, pasta in a spicy rosa sauce and a delicious eggplant appetizer. They also had a decent wine list to boot. I would definatley go again.
The place was great , food was great cooked the way i liked it and the fries were crispy . It was so big i could bearly get my mouth around it. And the walls were cute too.
North Shore is by far my favorite bar to go to during the week. The friendly atmosphere and always interesting locals make it a great place to relax and have a couple drinks. The food and alcohol are very fairly priced and even more so during happy hour. The only thing I do not like is on Fridays and Saturdays it turns into a hip hop bar and holds a completely different atmosphere. Over all 4 out of 5 stars! Best bar in town!
Nice place, old time Tucson feel. Really like that they have full menu from the time they open. Great old fashioned patty tacos.
The food is very good, but the restaurant doesn't feel very clean.
Burger was delicious. Service was great! Highly recommend!
One of the top Mexican restaruants in town, I've been eating there for 40 years. Best chimi by far (not the grease bombs you find elsewhere) Everyone knows the green corn tamales are the best anywhere.Fond, fond memories of eating there during H.S. (THS) With my buddies.
It says karaoke/ Open Mic, which is true, but the Open Mic is predominantly a Stand-up Comedy Open Mic, whereas at most other bars Open Mics are mainly geared toward Live Music/ Jams, so acoustic acts are welcome, but please aim to be funny. The Karaoke after Open Mic is usually pretty awesome too, because some of the comics stick around and sing... drunk, so that's entertaining. Wednesdays are All You Can Eat Wings for $9.99, also $1 Domestic Drafts along with other great drink specials and for anyone who performs atleast 3 times in a row, you get a free burger and soda. So please come down, bring your friends, have a good times. Open Mic starts at 7:30/8:00, Karaoke starts about 9:30/10:00
Wonderful breakfasts. Great hash browns. Staff friendly and attentive. Biscuits and gravy are not so good, but the chorizo and eggs or huevos rancheros make up for it.
It's almost real Thai food. My favorite is the pork panang. Their food is the best in town according to my buddy (married to a Thai woman) who lived in that country for over a year.
Well maintained with a supportive and helpful on site staff, clean bathrooms and nice grass. The Ramadas have electricity and the fields can be lit at night. Sometimes a few to many soccer teams, but overall an excellent and not overly used location
The best secret in Tucson
Love it! My wife and I have eaten there on many occasions and, yes, we're among those people who make special requests. She likes to have the sauces on the side so she can add just the right amount to her fish; I like my lobster shelled. Prior to going to Kingfisher, my wife said she didn't like seafood. Now we eat at Kingfisher and Bluefin more often than other restaurants (and we eat out a lot!). We've known many of the wait staff for years and they know our routine. Tim does great work up front and Jeff and Murph do frequent checks with the diners to make sure the food is tasty and prepared as they like.
Just like I remembered. This restaurant, located in a shopping center at the northeast corner of Swan & Sunrise, serves up generous portions of tasty Italian food. All the usual dishes are here, plus some steak dishes and the curiously-named Sister Mary Joseph - peppery steak in a thick gravy. It's my wife's favorite and the reason we visited here tonight. A variety of wines complement the various dishes. Pizza served at the bar and from Bazil's To Go. The restaurant is fairly dark and booths have individual rheostats to adjust the lighting to your liking. This was my first visit since the non-smoking ordinance was enacted. Prior to the ordinance, the smoke from the bar (which contains a few TV's and the ever-important restrooms) would spew forth into the restaurant. It's much easier to taste the delicious food and drink now that the smoke is gone. Note to Miss Piggy: leave Kermit the Frog at home else he ends up a paraplegic and the answer to the question "How's Kermie" becomes "Tastes like chicken with a hint of garlic butter."
A good place to eat and a fun place to boot! Who could ask for more? The sushi is fresh and tasty and the sushi chefs can whip up most anything one could think of. Though the regular menu items are somewhat Americanized, they too are tasty, well-prepared and presented attractively. The full bar is a good place to hang out while the significant other shops 'til they drop at the La Encantada stores. I've not found the food to be overly salty or sweet (but, then again, I've only eaten there several dozen times). The bar and window tables are great places to people-watch as you enjoy your meal and drinks. Service is always friendly and both management and servers seem eager to provide a good dining experience.
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