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  • 955 W Randolph St
    Chicago, IL 60607
    4.0 star rating
    5/11/2015 Updated review

    Great coffee. Greatly improved staff.

    3.0 star rating
    4/12/2014 Previous review
    The coffee here is quite good, but the staff is generally unpleasant. I'm not looking to make… Read more
  • 823 W Randolph
    Chicago, IL 60607
    3.0 star rating

    I previously wrote a negative review about my recent experience at Sushi Dokku. In sum, the restaurant was out of things we ordered, we were rushed through dinner by our server, and we were not enthusiastic about the food quality. Given the number of gaffes, I felt like the restaurant didn't have much respect for its customers. To my surprise, the owner of the restaurant reached out to me right away to try to make things right. She was genuinely concerned about our experience and, based on her response, I'd be willing to give Dokku another shot.

    Comment from Susan T. of Sushi Dokku
    Business Owner
    5/10/2015 Thank you for your honest review. You have brought attention to our service that will be addressed… Read more
  • $ Delis
    761 N Water St
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    2.0 star rating

    Call off the search for the world's worst sandwich! The fresh mozzarella sandwich at Milwaukee Waterfront Deli is the winner by a mile.

    In all seriousness, mozzarella and mayo on rye bread is possibly the worst combination ever. I had the misfortune of getting this sandwich when my office ordered in for lunch. Having eaten at least 200 mozzarella sandwiches in my lifetime, when asked if I wanted one from the Waterfront Deli, it never occurred to me that this version might include rye bread and mayonnaise. It's as ridiculous of a combination as a roast beef sandwich served with bbq sauce in a tortilla. Like putting an elevator in an outhouse, some things just don't belong.

  • 6920 N Mannheim Rd
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    1.0 star rating

    Allstate Arena takes price gouging to a new low. Wanted to split a bottle of water with my son, so I asked for a cup along with my $6 Aquafina. The woman behind the counter gladly handed me one. The cashier tried to charge me $5.75 for the empty cup, explaining that this an "an inventory issue" (whatever that means). This was not a keepsake, commemorative cup. It was a plain, small plastic cup. By this point, my son's fingers had been all over and inside the cup. I declined to pay for the cup, so it was simply thrown away. I guess they're not that concerned about their inventory after all. I hate this place.

  • 225 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60601
    2.0 star rating
    1/30/2015 Updated review

    Wow, could their soups have any more sodium? Just returned from lunch and am gulping water by the gallon. If I die from hypertension, let the record reflect that Pret A Manger killed me.

    3.0 star rating
    5/2/2012 Previous review
    C'mon son, a 5 star review for Pret? Look up "average" in the dictionary and see a picture of Pret A… Read more
  • 720 W Randolph St
    Chicago, IL 60661
    1.0 star rating

    Tanoshii is one of Chicago's worst sushi restaurants. Taking price into account, it is easily the worst. From service to food, it is a total failure. If you like sushi, you will hate this place. AVOID.

    The room has a suburban hotel restaurant feel to it- not particularly cool or inviting. The place was maybe half full at 8pm on a Saturday. There is absolutely no energy or excitement in this place. The main dining room has large windows all along the highway exit ramp. This may be one of the most unfortunate restaurant locations/layouts in the entire city.

    We were seated for 40 minutes before we got our drinks and it took forever to place our food order.

    This place prides itself on omakase but apparently has no idea what that is. Our version included 2 appetizers we selected ourselves plus 3 mediocre rolls which our server consistently described as "best sellers." If something is "specially created" for us (as all of Tanoshii's marketing materials claim), how can it be a best seller? "Omakase" does not mean "bring me three rolls from the menu." Also, since when is omakase just rolls?

    The rolls were all between $20 and $25 (among the highest prices for rolls anywhere in Chicago), which were terrible values given the quality. Each was drenched in sauce-- one so awfully sweet it could be served as a dessert, the others were incredibly salty. The signature "fish and chips" appetizer was so bland so as to be instantly forgettable.

    These 4 and 5 stars reviews are truly mind-blowing. Tanoshii is complete garbage. I cannot comprehend how this place is in business. Spend your money at Yuzu or Macku instead. Better yet, go to Whole Foods for sushi, which is an appropriate comparison for Tanoshii's quality, albeit at significantly lower prices.

  • 1400 W Randolph St
    Chicago, IL 60607
    2.0 star rating

    I had a very mixed experience. The mushroom pho may have been the worst thing I ate in 2014. The broth was earthy and oddly sweet, making for a very unpleasant taste combination. The noodles were gummy and stuck together. I couldn't make it past two bites. The eggplant side was exceptional. It is an absolute must. The kimchi was solid. If you are a vegetarian or pescatarian, I'd suggest you go elsewhere.

    Comment from Allison C. of Urbanbelly
    Business Owner
    12/16/2014 Luke,

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am happy to hear that you found a…
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  • 2331 W Madison St
    Chicago, IL 60612
    1.0 star rating

    TERRIBLE SERVICE. Used the online ordering system and was given a delivery time of 15-25 minutes. The online order tracker indicated that the pizza was completed at 1:05. A half hour later I called to see what was going on. The woman I spoke with said that the pizza was still in the store and wouldn't be delivered for another 30 minutes. Wow, an hour old pizza delivered more than hour after the quoted delivery time. This isn't the first delivery issue I've had with this place. Order here only if you like to have your time wasted.

  • $$ Pizza
    355 E Ohio St
    Chicago, IL 60611
    3.0 star rating
    10/26/2014 Updated review
    Listed in LD's Pizza Reviews

    Defying my own death penalty ban on Flour & Stone, I tried it again and was pleasantly surprised. Most notably, the restaurant wasn't hyping this as Brooklyn style pizza. Instead, they called the pizzas "artisanal." I have no idea what that means as applied to pizza, but it is so ambiguous that it doesn't raise any expectations. That's actually a huge plus as it allowed me to enjoy the pizza on its own merit without having to live up to NYC standards.

    My favorite pizza was the margherita, which was a true margherita and not the "shredded cheese + basil" disgrace I had the last time I was here. It was a very noticeable improvement. While still not an amazing pizza, F&S has gone from "I'd rather eat dirt" to "sure, if I'm in the area." To be fair, the rating is closer to a 3.5 and I'd consider bumping it to a 4 if they could build upon the most recent improvements.

    2.0 star rating
    3/16/2013 Previous review
    While not terrible, the pizza is overpriced and completely average. Not sure where the New York /… Read more
  • $$ Pizza
    1954 N Halsted St
    Chicago, IL 60614
    2.0 star rating
    Listed in LD's Pizza Reviews

    Thoroughly mediocre pizza that took a long time to make. I wouldn't go back.

    The pizza was generally average, although the crust was awful-- crunchier than French bread with a flavor that was reminiscent of sourdough. Like the Navy Seals, I usually leave no crust behind. Here, we had three plates of uneaten crust which is a serious rarity. It took just over a half hour to get the pizzas, even though the restaurant was maybe at 10% capacity. Not sure why they needed to blast the audio from a college football game in an empty room. Maybe this is a good place for college students who are pretending to be upscale.

    The most damning thing I can say about my experience here is that I called in an order at Armitage Pizzeria for a post-Stella Barra pickup. It was a block away, cheaper and infinitely superior.

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