Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Faan
209 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.684593 -73.991700
Neighborhoods: Boerum Hill
bklynisforcoolpeople – Faan is sooo good. The best pad thai i've ever had. The design and atmosphere is just as good. bottles of wine are cheap and good. What more could you want?
XL-ent food, terrible service – Great food -- but some of the worst service in the neighborhood. Also, terrible noisy interior, outside is worse.
Great Deal for Weekend Lunch – We stop in at least once a month for a great deal on a pan-Asian treat. Food is always tasty and interesting and is solid value. Even their beers are pan-Asian - Sapporo and Singha. Terrific after a weekend shopping stroll.
Not What it Used to Be – I'm a long-term patron of Faan, often going 3-5 times per month with friends for really good, affordable dishes. Over the past months (around the time of their larger expansion) I have seen a steady decline of both the service and the quality. This was affirmed last night when I ordered a dish that has long been my favorite (the sesame chicken) and it arrived fatty and with an off taste. I broke a few pieces apart, hoping that it was just a bad piece left in the fryer too long. Such was not the case. The server was rude and said that I had picked it apart and that I should have told him right away. We were offered a 10% discount--which we declined. (insulting) I'm sad to see it go, but it seems quality is just not there anymore at what used to be one my favorites.
Tasty Asian Restaurant – Large menu. Great outdoor seating as well as indoor seating. Cool bar underneath. All around fun place eat.
Great location, horrible food – With the growing restaurant scene on Smith, go elsewhere. This pan-Asian restaurant is symbolic of what is wrong with many pan-Asian places - mediocre food under the guise of exotic cuisine. Spend your money elsewhere.
Good sound system downstairs, DJ can be good but beware of weak drinks.
Oh.My.God. – I've been going to this place religiously for the past year (and am responsible for bringing in some of the other ratings down below) and I can't say enough about this place. EXCELLENT food, great service, BEAUTIFUL decor....Fa'an has it all. Their sushi is to DIE for and their meals always have huge servings. Should I die, make Fa'an my resting place.....
great drinks, good for groups – The lychee martinis were awesome and the sushi i've had was very good. definitely a good value. i've never had a bad meal here. the bar downstairs - barbelow - is pretty chill.
A Food Orgasm... – I love food... I have a passion delicious food i've never tasted before!... Last night, a friend of mine treated me to dinner at Faan's... Oh my lawd!... I almost had a food orgasm right there while eating the WoW Roll!!!... That was food heaven on earth!... The mixture of white fish, salmon, crabmeat, the crunchy outter layer and the special sauce is to DIE and i do mean to DIE for!! Not only did i eat part of his, but I then had to order it for myself... No way was I leaving there without the pleasure of eating my own roll! I also enjoyed the lychee martini!!... I'll make sure i have two of those next time. The portions are indeed large... I had to take half of my entree home...
Check it out!... Its a beautiful thing!
Used to be great, now good – This has quickly become a neighborhood mainstay. The decor is cheerful and clever, and the menu is a good mix of various asian staples. The prices are good, so it's hard to grumble too much, but the kitchen has definitely slipped recently. I guess the "it" moment has passed, and now it's settling for comfortable respectability.
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