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Review: I've gone here three times, and mostly enjoyed what I have gotten with a few exceptions. I've tried three main dishes, and a handful of appetizers. I love their Veggie panini. The thing about it is that, if offers a little bit of everything to the point it makes you wonder... Indian options, but there are amazing Indian food places in town I'd rather go for Indian food. Ethiopian options, but there is an amazing Ethiopian place, why not go there? Greek, same story. What this place IS great for is a group of mixed (omni and vege) people or a group of picky people. Or maybe you have no idea where you want to go, no special flavors you're seeking, this place will get you covered. As a flavor seeker eating singly or going as a couple, I'd seek the "specialty," elsewhere. The prices were standard. They seem to often be out of their dessert options.
Posted by phoray on Monday, January 7, 2013
Ramsi's is not the same as it used to be, and they openly admitted to a new menu for the 2013 year. They are not as vegan friendly; there are at least three fewer choices for vegans. An example, the fahitas used to have a seitan option, now it doesn't. Not like it matters, they are almost always out of the seitan and I have, 75% of my visits, had to settle on a 2nd or 3rd choice because they were missing key ingredients for menu options, restricting vegans even further to "upon availability, you can order this."
We had the jakarta rings, but they were different from what I'd gotten before. The breading was thicker, which led to more oil being on each bite. Even one order split among 4 people was making my tummy go "ew". I looked forward to the Veggie sandwich, as I'd had it before at a previous visit. I recall a lightly oiled grilled squash mushroom sandwich with pretty much no add ons over a year ago. But mine came with fake cheese and Vegainaise and glistening oily vegetables with a huge side of oily potatoes; the rosemary so heavily used as to make it bitter and taste burnt. I skipped eating them and decided that in spite of the tummy ruckus that I'd get the vegan Devil's Food Trifle they have since I don't go often and I remember really liking it. It hadn't changed, but super sweet pudding on top of oily vegetables led to an ultimate disagreement (I was nauseous leaving the restaurant). A table mate got the shanghai stir fry. The tofu was over fried to the point of weird chewiness and soooo salty it was crazy.
I won't be going back at all. Why would I go to a barely vegan friendly oily mess of cooking?
Posted by phoray on Thursday, March 15, 2012