Very clear that there must be new owners, def. not the same place it once was. Won't be back. Sad to see one of my favorite lunch deals disappear. They now have illustrated menu and nacho plates of all things as canapes!
I visited this gongti salon in January 2014 and almost 6 months later, I'm still paying the consequences of my worst nightmarish experience I ever had in a hair salon. After looking into several different places in Beijing, I chose TATA because of their high review for the specific service i was looking into. Long story short, I went in there with a picture of an ombre hair style that I wanted to have. The stylist and colorist both took a look at my picture and confirmed with me that it was doable. Furthermore to avoid any confusion, I even showed them a pic of a failed ombre color that I did not want. 7 hours later and 3 different coloring jobs, my hair ended up looking ORANGE from the root. To my disappointment, the colorist paid little respect to me and to my requests and did a very careless job. In the end my hair was not only damaged from 3 colorings but looked completely different from what I wanted. The only plus side of this experience was that the salon manager showed professionalism and offered me free of charge service and other VIP service. But honestly overall this was not worth damaging my hair and even after 6 months my hair is still ugly looking orange. Sadly when I brought over another friend to TATA after this incident, the manager and stylist couldn't even remember me. I guess that is how business is done here.
Yesterday was my first time at Colibri after renovation, the vegetarian lasagna was really good, tasty, juicy and tender. But I think their paninis are really overpriced, 68RMB for panini with semi-dried tomatoes (tasted and looked like fresh tomatoes), mushrooms and cheese that wasn't even melted, that's too expensive for the quality you get. They have three kinds of smoothies, only two of them were available, I ordered banana smoothie, it came very warm and lacked taste, they said it was fresh-made, but we were seating in front of their blenders, nobody used them and we didn't hear any blender noise coming from kitchen, I couldn't finish it, because it was too bad. But I must say their baked goods, such as croissants, olive bread, sun-dried tomato bread are very good. So I would only go there to pick up some pastry for breakfast.
Phoenix Spa has become a part of my weekly routine. I love to attend community yoga on Sundays followed by a relaxing massage! You know what they say, A Sunday well spent brings a week of content! So far I've only tried the spot massage and traditional Chinese massage, both have been great. The masseuses are really aware of your body's needs. The spa is run by both Chinese and Foreigners so they understand our needs and there isn't the language barrier isn't an issue. If I didn't live across town, I would definitely be in there a couple days a week, especially with all the services they offer on their express menu! I highly recommend phoenix to anyone looking for a nice spa with western style service and amenities.
Went there with my colleagues for lunch, it was a horrible experience. If you order 1 portion they will bring 6, we specify that we need only one portion of ribs, but when you order 4 portions of salmon sashimi they only bring 1 and when you ask to bring the rest, they say ok, we will bring 1 more. The worst thing was even if we order things, the chef, who was cooking them for everyone, he will give our things to other people at the table, just cause he doesn't care and doesn't ask, he just randomly decides who will eat what. I didn't eat meat, but my colleagues all got upset stomach afterwards.
This cafe is not far from my home, so on a lazy weekend morning I usually order from them sandwiches for breakfast, it's a good value for paninis, but you also can choose different breads, wholegrain, etc. Though they only deliver after 12. I'm vegetarian and I like that if you don't want meat in your salad they offer to substitute it for mushrooms or any vegetable. But their pasta is disappointing as well as lasagna. I stick to sandwiches, salads and carrot juice.
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