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“Revisited after years and it was still quite great”
Review of Betelnut Pejiu Wu - CLOSED

Betelnut Pejiu Wu
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Marina District
Cross street: Buchannan Street
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Over the years this place was high on our list to visit while in the city. We had heard it lost its glory but we didn't experience that. It hasn't changed much at all. Which is kind of cool. The menu was good and has some interesting mixed asian food like Malay, Thai, Vietnamese etc themed dishes. The cocktail list is good too. It's worth a visit but in a city known for its food its hard to compete against all the newer places. Hope they can get a second wind of attention. The service was lackluster from the ordering side but man the busboy or assistant or whatever is appropriate to call the guy who does all the real work... he was a rockstar.

Thank losjacksons
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by multiple people, multiple times. Got a table on a busy Friday night and were ready to roll. The service is tight and the drinks were good. Some dishes worked and some failed miserably. Namely, the calamari. It was more crispy breading than anything else. I usually never leave food uneaten, but this was inedible. The good dishes went under the radar since we ordered a main course that our server asked how we'd like it spiced, to which we said mild. Well, the chefs were very heavy with the birds eye chilies and we were both left with smoking tastebuds. (As a point of reference, I can handle really spicy foods and had no problem ordering hot level foods in Thailand) A terrible way to end the meal. When we told the server, he confirmed that this was heated with chilies and they probably put too much in. Really?! The rest of the dishes were heated with jalapenos which is fine, but then inconsistent since it's a completely different heat. It is a cool restaurant in a great neighborhood, but missed the mark in spicyness.

Thank laxboy
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

Really nice place. It was made by the creator of PF Chang´s, before making PF Chang`s. Nice choice of beers, and delicious food. Nice decoration!

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Thank Felix L
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Our group of eight (8) found this restaurant to be uncomplicated and a great venue for a group of our size.

The original beverage service (from the bar) at the start of our dinner was a bit slow but everything else was nicely timed.

The menu offered a nice variety which seemed to satisfy everyone in our group.

There were a few memorable dishes including the tuna tartar (photo included).

The dishes that we ordered were coursed so that we did not have a glut of dishes served at any one time and the experience was well choreographed by our server.

Thank Patrick_J_Lane
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

Great place in an excellent location. Food is regular, but once you see the whole place, you expect a lot more. Service is very slow, especially if you are sitting on the external tables. However, I do recommend this place and hope they can improve their menu and service. Will try again soon.

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Thank Soliloquies
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