Seattle >Food & Dining > O'Asian Kitchen
800 5th Ave # 1, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810447.605728 -122.330466
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, Downtown
Great Dim Sum! – We decided to try O'Asian for dim sum on a Sunday afternoon. After looking at their online menu and enticed by the free parking, we were off! The location is easy to find and the elevator is quick to take you up to the restaurant. There weren't many people waiting and a fair amount of people already seated. We were seated promptly and tea and water soon followed. The carts were well stocked with all the popular dim sum items like baked hom bow, which seems to run out fast at the other dim sum restaurants. The waitstaff is very attentive and we didn't have to wait long for anything. I recommend this place over any place in Chinatown. It is unrushed and less conjested than other places in chinatown. The food is freshly served and there is something for everyone!
Worst service ever! I got hives from the food on my own birthday! – I am so disappointed that I went to O'Asian for my birthday party on 4/5/08. I called weeks in advance for my reservation. Not only was the service horrific, but they messed up on the orders, didn't have any menus for the first 25 minutes we were there. And they weren't busy! They had no Sake (for an Asian restaurant, that's ridiculous).One waitress spilled half a pitcher of water on my girlfriends lap and asked her if she wanted a napkin... way after the spill. To top the night off...I broke out in hives on my own bday b/c their food has MSG!
This by far was the WORST birthday/experience/service ever!!!! The waitress was sweet, but she messed up on the orders. I was so embarrassed to even recommend the place! Half of my party was upset by the service and we're shocked that I picked such a place. I will NEVER Go Back!!!!
I was very happy with the way they treated me here – I stopped in on a friday night for happy hour and had a great experience with a variety of food and the service was better than alot of restaurants I have been to in the area.. Thanks! well be back soon.
not worth it? – it is interesting to see that other's have written about O'Asian's lousy service - unfortunately for me I wasn't even there long enough to try the food. we arrived very hungry, early on a saturday afternoon to take advantage of the happy hour menu. unfortunately, the bartender was in no hurry to help. in fact, we never actually saw him until I tried to find a menu for myself. at this point he was rude enough to override my hunger and curiosity - we left. not sure its worth it.
Great food but lowsy service!!! – Great atmosphere and decore. I did love the food and not too pricey -- the portions are ideal for sharing in large groups of two/three +. But because the service was so horrible I give it 2 stars (I want to give 2.5)! I was in a party of 20 and we were practically the only ones there, but the waiter was scarce: people had to get up to serve their own water, we had to go to the bar to get our own drinks, and we had people running up to the kitchen and asking for service twice!!! Finaly a waitress that had been assigned to a small party in the corner had to come to help out! We did get free soup, but we take off the party gratuity/tip 'cause of the lack of sevice. One young server gave us something we didn't order and insisted it was ours!!!
Avoid – It was not the kind of service that you would expect at a higher end restaurant. The food was extravagantly overpriced, though it came out quick and fashionable, if would had spent 5 more minutes making the presentation it would have made it 10 times better. Our food runner slopped the food down on the table, after just announcing what the food was, with blatant disregard for who ?Actually ordered the food ?. The decor was well placed, and the seating was ample, until about 9:45 they rudely removed the bar seating for the patrons who were seated at the bar, to make more room for the expected patrons that were beginning to lining up just inside the front door
Until that point atmosphere and mood was quite nice, the lighting was not harsh, the soft background music blended quite well it the chatter of dinner conversation; however the cliental was mostly upper middle class bar-goers, around this time they began setup of the ?discotheque?, and the lights began to flash, and I was blinded by the lighting, due to my seating placement. The check came, we paid in cash, and our server asked us if we need change back, we told her ?no?. She still brought back change, and was counting it out. The feel and atmosphere changed dramatically from nice formal and relaxed nihilistic dining to ?discotheque? seemed the most approachable time to take our leave of absence.
**Side note: the MENU and WEBSITE CLEARLY has printed prices and times, the ?happy hour? menu is 4pm until CLOSE. Since we were already closed out, we ordered one final beer from the bar, it was DOUBLE the price. When our server finally came back around, we asked about what the close time was then rudely stated that ?It must be your first time here! It is industry standard the ?close? time is 10pm!?
Having reviewed over 20 bars and restaurants in Seattle, I have never ever heard of that!
Over all below average, you can get better food and better service if you go the mom and pop teriyaki shop.
WORST SERVICE EVER – iF THIS WAS THE ONLEY PLACE LEFT ON PLANET EARTH to eat or die I WOULD STILL CHOSE dead ,worst service worst drink It seems like they are from very very poor class of chiness pepole ,they just want your money and they dont care if you are food or drink is good or not and if there is something wrong with your drink or food they wont change it for you , they will tell you that they are not responsible for your taste ha ha , also the wroker and the pepole who goes there seem very voilent low class thugs and dont even bother going there on a date for dancing ,worst music and worst baratenders I have ever dealt with specially Janet this guy looking gay barattender and trust me when I say this becuse I am in hospitality buiss my self save youe money dont gooooooooooooooo or you will be sorry
Mean Hostess! – I went to lunch there last Saturday. The hostess is the rudest person I ever met! She was hostile and short. Not good for business. She must be a relative otherwise she should be fired! My lunch companion was there the previous week, and said the same hostess was rude to her as well and refused to bring their check to them. The bathroom has no hot water. So on a cold afternoon and you wash your hands, the water is ice cold. Oh and the food? Just mediocre. I've had much better dim sum.
Great Happy Hour! – I was looking for a place to have a drink after work in downtown and this is my new fav place! The bartenders are friendly and they have this unique and yummy beer Pandan Ale I haven't seen anywhere else before (It's the one with the Buddha handle).
Avoid going to O'Asian – I really not recomend this place. The food was bad. They were tried to steal my money over-charging me. It was an adventure, but not funny. Thanks O's Asian you won't see me again. Good luck guys
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