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Parge Local Star

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  • Harry's Cafe De Wheels

    Cafes Woolloomooloo, NSW
    I honestly do not understand what all the fuss is about, I didn't understand 15 years ago and I don't understand now. Sure 20 odd years ago, it may be seen as ahead of it's time being a food truck and all, back when "street food" meant unlicensed and unregulated.

    But in this day an age, your paying way too much for the name and the so called experience of eating outside, near a smelly pier!

    My friend had the pulled pork rolled, greasy tasteless and maybe 'cos it's not 2am in the morning was very average. My bite from his roll was spat out and shared with the seagulls. My Shepards pie with peas was just a luke warm sloppy mess. If I paid more than $5.00 for it I got ripped off, so yeah I got royally ripped off.

    Just because its popular doesn't make it good, like 'common sense' sadly it's not that common. Not worth the effort to get here.
  • Sushi Train Bondi Junction

    Takeaways Bondi Junction, NSW
    As others point out, there is always a line up for this Sushi train which is a good indication of how great this place is. Once you get your seat, service is prompt without feeling rushed.

    For me it starts with the Chicken Kaarage where every pieces is a morsel of divine Japanese bliss. Otherwise all the other plates are fantastic and not one disappoints. Price are reasonable for any Sushi joint, but considering the taste - it becomes very reasonable on a plate-by-plate comparison.

    Salmon is a high grade and is as good as it gets in Australia. Lost a star as you have to wait most of the time.
  • Luxe Espresso Bondi

    Restaurants Bondi Junction, NSW
    So in summary great drinks below average food.

    I would happily recommend anything from the Coffee to the harder drinks and cocktails on offer. Made by professional barista's and mixologists. The juices are also fantastic and extremely well made.

    But unlike many of the other reviewers I have no idea what they are talking about in regards to the food. My burger was blah and boring, more expensive than tasty. My friends sandwich, felt like it was made yesterday then shoved in a sandwich press.

    My boys friande was dry and felt like it had been sitting there for years.

    Awesome drinks, go anywhere else nearby for food.

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  • If bars were poetry, bar century would be Flo-Rida.
    If bars were movies, bar century would be Twilight.
    If bars were shoes, bar century would be Crocs.

    The most positive thing I can say about this place is, "it exists."

    Cheap drinks, but just go to a bottle shop and sit somewhere nice that doesnt require you to step into a vertical coffin and walk up 3000 flights of stairs to hell's toilet.

    The one star is for the staff who are, from my personal experience, awesome.
    • Parge Local Star 
      Awesome review, except dissing on Flo-Rida!
      What's up with the hate. Would be funny if the bar was playing that when you were there!
  • Parge Local Star reviewed Thai Face
    Just way too busy to be good. Had to wait forever for our dishes. I appreciate it was a Saturday night, and very very busy. But at the same time there's just reasonable wait times, and ready to walkout times.

    Unfortunately the six different dishes we ordered from Duck to Beef to Chicken with different flavours - just seemed rather same. I wouldn't use the term bland. Just more of a case of not tasting different enough. There's just so many better options in the area, and I would encourage you to try elsewhere.

    Of the 4 other guests with me, we all felt the same. So I am not just writing about my isolated opinion. Lastly if you are going to give this service and this level of food, Thai Riffic really needs to consider lowering their prices, extremely pricey for what we got.

    Maybe if this was the only Thai place around, but there's just too many better places to choose from in Crows Nest.
    • Parge Local Star 
      I will say the BBQ platter for a tick over $40 is pretty awesome!
  • So what do you do on Australia Day? Go for yum cha, of course.

    Admittedly in have avoided yum cha here at Kam Fook Chatswood because of the crowds, but we came at 11 and a friend managed to get us a table for 7 adults, 2 children and a pram.

    The restaurant is huge and it filled up pretty quickly. The steamed dumplings at Kam Fook were really good - generous portions without skimping on seafood, while other dishes like the "yong tau foo" (tofu and eggplant stuffed with fish paste) aren't spectacular. (other restaurant in Castle Hill do a great job with that one.)

    Service is decent, but they charge $3 a head for tea. That's $21 for cheap tea leaves and hot water.
    • Parge Local Star 
      How Australian of You :p

      But 4 stars seems rather high after reading your review? Just based on your comments alone, not 2 or 2½ stars max? Just a question