Respond to Review of Tianchu Miaoxiang Vegetarian - Chaowai
Review: I had dinner here a couple of weeks ago with friends and absolutely loved the food. I didn't much like the atmosphere, maybe better for lunch. It's hard to find, on the second floor of an office/apartment building, so too quiet at night. Not many customers, so the whole place was very hushed and more like a church than a restaurant. A lot of vegetarian restaurants are like this or used to be, but I'm more used to the usual, noisy places you find in Beijing. It would be a great place to have a quiet meal by yourself, with a book. But for a fun dinner with friends, not so much. Also our waitress was a bit too bossy - she insisted three times that we shouldn't order one of the teas we wanted and then told us to stop ordering food at a certain point as we would have too much. While I appreciate the idea of cutting down on food wastage, it's become a habit of mine to order extra and take the rest home for lunch the next day, so it's never wasted. So our first impressions weren't good. Fortunately, the food arrived and made up for everything. We had some spicy chicken, broccoli sauted in olive oil, dumplings and a couple of other dishes I can't remember, but we liked them all. It seemed lighter and healthier than some of the other vegetarian restaurants around town. I will definitely go back, but probably for lunch.