Respond to Review of Teshlou's -Little Africa
Review: This is definitely my new favorite restaurant. It is located in a comfortable, trendy part of town and has a great atmosphere; the lighting is warm and the music is very calming. Most importantly, the food is amazing! I've had the "Soy Curry" and the "Red Lentil" and craved them both for the entire week until I could go get some more! Everything is served on African flatbread, which is delicious, and all of the food is eaten with your hands (but it is not messy). The tea is amazing as well. I saw that some of the other reviews said there were problems with the pricing, but the prices are clearly stated on the menu, (maybe they weren't when those people wrote the reviews), and the prices are totally reasonable - I think it was $5.50 for one (very large, filling, and healthy) dish. Both times that we went the prices were consistent so we haven't had any problems with that. There are group platters for up to six people, combo platters for individuals, single dishes, soups, juices, tea, coffee - the list goes on. The restaurant is totally vegan and it's very nice to not have to worry about what I'm going to be ordering! The service can be somewhat slow, because the owner not only serves all of the tables but also cooks all of the food - he runs the entire thing by himself and he is very polite and friendly. Still, it only took about an hour (give or take some) for us to sit down, relax, drink some tea, have our food, and leave - the only time that we were really waiting was when we were waiting to place our order, and the food was done shortly thereafter so it really made no difference. There are tables for larger parties and plenty of booths for parties of 1-5. Carry-out is also available. It is all non-smoking. This is the only totally vegan restaurant in Grand Rapids and I would highly recommend it!