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Respond to Review of CLOSED: New Age Veggie - Super Brand Mall
by flamekat

Review: We've already been to the French Concession location a few times and enjoyed it, so decided to come here since we wanted to go to Muji, which is also in Super Brand Mall. It's pretty easy to find--on the fifth floor with all the other restaurants. First of all, I have to disagree that this could be described as nicer than a nice restaurant in the West. Based on the ambience and decor, I would have to put it on par with a Shoney's or Denny's. The place was dirty (granted we arrived after lunch rush, but still) and staff was extremely inattentive. There were two waitresses posted at the door at all times, but the four or five other servers were too busy talking to each other and setting tables to take our order for almost 10 minutes--there was even a few minutes delay after we finally flagged one down and asked to order. As for the food, it was okay. We ordered one dish that we'd had at the other location, celery with lily bulb, which we liked. The other dish, Sesame Phoenix slices, was really awful. The breaded and fried slices themselves were not bad, if a bit chewy and lacking in any taste beyond fried, but what looks like a mayonnaise or mustard sauce drizzled over the dish in the picture is actually a sweet lemony icing! I don't know if this is a take on a traditional dish or not, but I can't recommend it. The rice was overcooked. The water we were served was lukewarm tap water (the other location has iced lemon water). All in all, we certainly wouldn't make an effort to come here again, but based on the food from their other location, I'm sure you could get a decent meal here, so I'll recommend it for hungry vegans lost in Super Brand Mall.

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