I think there is a problem when to much "fuss" is made about a place. You expectations get too high and you become difficult to satisfy. Maybe that's what happened between me and Opera Bombana. I heard a lot about among my italian friends and decided to try.. The food was good (well prepare, beautiful presented and tasting fine), don't get me wrong, but I didn't find anything special, anything the would make me come back there to eat that food for that amount of money. To be honest I found the food a little bit plain, boring and heavy. It was a wine tasting menu so we didn't have choices..maybe if I have gone there on my own and ordered other dishes I would have enjoyed more..I don't know, but I don't feel like coming back.
I work close to 798 and some months ago we found Factory while looking for a place to have lunch with some clients. The food was delicious and fresh and the service was very attentive. After that day I came back many times already, including last Friday for dinner (they usually open just for lunch but it's a kind of special July thing, I guess)..Anyways, dinner was even better than lunch and everybody at my table had a great evening - we were in 12 people and even if there were just 2 girls at the floor, they did a perfect job.
I've been there around 5 times and what I can say is: it was great, become everything but great. I don't know why or what happened but one of my favorite restaurant just lost it all. I hope the management will do something as they have a nice location and used to be super busy every night. Like always, standards are so difficult to keep in China.
This is the first time I play this kind of room escape game ! Me and my team were locked inside a number of rooms and we have to solve puzzles and riddles to "escape" the room. It was really exciting when we were trying to find the clues to get out the rooms. Highly recommended !!
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!
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