San Jose >Food & Dining > E&O Trading Company
96 S First St, San Jose, CA | Directions 9511337.334368 -121.889241
Neighborhoods: Central, Central San Jose
OK food with poor service – We went to dinner at E&O trading company on Feb. 17, 2008 as a party of seven. The restaurant was mostly empty, and we were sat at a table next to the window very quickly. It took a good 20 minutes until the waitress came over to take our drink orders, and then another 30 until she came to take our food orders. Through out the night, we had to either find water pitchers to fill the glasses ourselves, or obtain new silverware from the bar to replace the ones that were taken from us by the bus boys. Our wait staff were nowhere to be found most of the night. At the end of the night, after waiting a good 30 minutes for the waitress to come and take our credit cards, we finally had to go and find the manager to pay our bill. An 18% gratuity is included on top of the bill & tax for parties larger than 6. The manager did not show even after we complained to the hostess about the poor service.
The food was pretty good, definitely not as good as it used to be 2 years ago, or as good as the price calls for. The service was so poor that we would never go back to E&O. We recommend that you do not go with a large group either.
Nice place to stop by – I went there this past week. (+'s) the scenery is nice... the food is tasty (-) but the portions are small.
E and O restaurant – Food tased good, very small portions. and very expensive for what you got. Had to ask for rice received a very small indvidual bowl for 4 of us. Definately not worth the price.
Great atmosphere, incredible drinks, awesome service – I go to E&O on Fridays usually a couple times a month just to hang out with friends without having to deal with the chaos of the usual downtown crowd. I always have a good time, get a good seat at the bar, and get great customer service. Everyone is friendly here, from the greeter at the door to the wait staff to the bartenders. They go out of their way to make sure you're taken care of, which I know is rare even in nicer restaurants. This Friday I went during Happy Hour and had the pleasure of experiencing Adam's incredible bartending. Not only is he great at mixing drinks, he is one of the most attentive servers I've ever had, providing me with refills before I even had to ask and pretty much anticipating any need I might have. I brought a couple first-time visitors with me and they were all impressed by the great service. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to enjoy a good meal in a comfortable setting with high quality service.
I recommend: Lettuce cups are the only ones I'll eat anywhere, and the shrimp soup is DELICIOUS if you're lucky enough to go during a week they're serving it (I get it without cilantro!)
LOVE IT!! – I try to go at least once every two weeks. I always sit at the bar and everyone is great. The food is excellent. I recommend the lettuce cups, crispy shrimp, panir naan, ribs, chicken sate, steak sate I can go on and on. Not only is the food good but the drinks are to die for. Adam the bartender is a master at drinks. He can take any drink and make it delicious. I highly recommend going here and they have a great happy hour. From 4-7 Monday thru Friday they have food items that are only 3 DOLLARS! And some drinks for only 5 dollars. You will not be disappointed.
Good atmosphere, Good food, Good service – Service staff were friendly and courteous. It has a bar area to wait in until you get your table. Dining area is spaceous and a good environment for large groups. Variety of tasty and creative dishes. Great place to order a lot of appetizers and drinks. Good wine list.
The food tasted great, service awesome. However, after 1/2 hour of leaving the restaurant, I had numbness in my head, neck and shoulders. This feeling I have had before eating at restaurants that use MSG in Its cooking.
If you have any sensitivity to MSG, you may want to choose a different place to eat.
Nice night! – My husband and I came here for our anniversary on a Tuesday. There was a small crowd but that was what we were looking for. The food was decidedly different than the San Francisco location--had more spices which we both liked. Our waitress was attentive and very nice. They made our anniversary very special!!
Great place for Pan Asian food – It's a real nice place to have Pan Asian food ...
The food is really good ... The prices are really reasonable.
There are two parking lots close to the restaurants.
The parking is free after 6:00 PM on weekdays and free all day Sat/Sun.
1st and last time there. – Manager was very rude & unprofessional. He was belligerant & combative in explaining their drink policy. As a manager, he should have been more professional & less aggressive. Further, the curry was bland and the ribeye steak was chewey. Definitely not worth the price. And it took the waitress 10 minutes to bring out plates & forks after we already blew out the candles on our melting ICE cream cake.
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