Western Deli

★★★★☆

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The western deli offers a great array of sandwiches, soups, and salads, I love to get the crunchy chicken salad.

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The western deli offers a great array of sandwiches, soups, and salads, I love to get the crunchy chicken salad.

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I've been here three times. I plan on going back a 4th time, but its not a very social atmosphere. Pretty much one of those mom and pop asian restaurants where the food is good, the prices are decent, but the service is slow.

First time: This is when it was actually called Western Deli. I was expecting what the name implied, a deli catering western food items. I got Asian food instead?!?! Moving past the confusion of the name, I thoroughly enjoyed the Tom Yum soup. The waiter doubles as the cashier at this small joint, and she helped us right away. You pretty much seat yourself. We got our beverages right away (they have GREAT thai coffee), but the food took around 20 minutes to cook. I didn't think much of it since they had opened only two weeks prior.

Second time: We came again to see that Western Deli had closed down....because Asian Deli was now in its place, lol. A much more fitting name. They started making ready-made food items for the on-the-go lunch crowd. The pre-made food items are cheaper than their menu prices, the cashier (same as before) told us that its cheaper for them to do the pre-made stuff because their morning cooks do it and take off afterwards. Must be a labor cost thing, I wasn't really paying attention to what was said. I tried the Yum Seafood this time. It was out of this world....and insanely spicy to boot. Shrimp, squid, and some veggies in a citrus sauce. It would have been better if it wasn't so spicy, but the menu clearly stated that it was a spicy dish. The cooks were lagging again. I was by myself this time, so I'm not sure why it took so long to make? The server told me that they had to get new chefs because the old ones were loafing around behind the scenes. These new ones seem to be loafers too, imo.

Third trip: Had the Yum seafood again and it was completely different than the dish I had last time! It was the sauce, someone put too much salt in it or something. I told the server and they took it back to the kitchen and I could actually hear the server berating the chefs about it, lol. They asked me if I wanted a refund, new dish, or to have the same dish re-made? I asked to try something else, the pad thai. I mean, you can't screw up pad thai, right? I've never had pad thai like this before, it was made with bigger noodles and I really enjoyed that it wasn't doused with peanut oil like some other places do it. I got mine with tofu and chicken.

Good food. Slow cooks.

Great if you call ahead for a to-go order, bad if you only have a 30 minute lunch break.

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★★★★☆

I've been here three times. I plan on going back a 4th time, but its not a very social atmosphere. Pretty much one of those mom and pop asian restaurants where the food is good, the prices are decent, but the service is slow.

First time: This is when it was actually called Western Deli. I was expecting what the name implied, a deli catering western food items. I got Asian food instead?!?! Moving past the confusion of the name, I thoroughly enjoyed the Tom Yum soup. The waiter doubles as the cashier at this small joint, and she helped us right away. You pretty much seat yourself. We got our beverages right away (they have GREAT thai coffee), but the food took around 20 minutes to cook. I didn't think much of it since they had opened only two weeks prior.

Second time: We came again to see that Western Deli had closed down....because Asian Deli was now in its place, lol. A much more fitting name. They started making ready-made food items for the on-the-go lunch crowd. The pre-made food items are cheaper than their menu prices, the cashier (same as before) told us that its cheaper for them to do the pre-made stuff because their morning cooks do it and take off afterwards. Must be a labor cost thing, I wasn't really paying attention to what was said. I tried the Yum Seafood this time. It was out of this world....and insanely spicy to boot. Shrimp, squid, and some veggies in a citrus sauce. It would have been better if it wasn't so spicy, but the menu clearly stated that it was a spicy dish. The cooks were lagging again. I was by myself this time, so I'm not sure why it took so long to make? The server told me that they had to get new chefs because the old ones were loafing around behind the scenes. These new ones seem to be loafers too, imo.

Third trip: Had the Yum seafood again and it was completely different than the dish I had last time! It was the sauce, someone put too much salt in it or something. I told the server and they took it back to the kitchen and I could actually hear the server berating the chefs about it, lol. They asked me if I wanted a refund, new dish, or to have the same dish re-made? I asked to try something else, the pad thai. I mean, you can't screw up pad thai, right? I've never had pad thai like this before, it was made with bigger noodles and I really enjoyed that it wasn't doused with peanut oil like some other places do it. I got mine with tofu and chicken.

Good food. Slow cooks.

Great if you call ahead for a to-go order, bad if you only have a 30 minute lunch break.

Pros: Good authentic dishes, prices aren't too shabby

Cons: Takes a long time to get your food

 

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