Zyka

★★★★☆
  • 1677 Scott Blvd

    Decatur, GA 30033

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About Zyka

Hours
Tuesday To Thursday From 12:00 PM To 10:15 PM Friday To Saturday From 12:00 PM To 10:45 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 10:15 PM

Food

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I am vegetarian.Food is really bad here...Tastewise,quantity wise..I will never recommend this restaurant to any indian/Americans...

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★★★★★

I am vegetarian.Food is really bad here...Tastewise,quantity wise..I will never recommend this restaurant to any indian/Americans...

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The naan is great and the Chicken 65 is as good as it is red. I like the unconventional service setup. The food is spicy but it is so worth the burn!

3
★★★★★

The naan is great and the Chicken 65 is as good as it is red. I like the unconventional service setup. The food is spicy but it is so worth the burn!

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We went with a group so we got quite a few things to share including Chicken Boti; Chicken 65; Butter Chicken; Chana Masala; Mutton Masala; Mutton Biryani; and another dish with some potato dumpling things. The sauces were amazing! The

3
★★★★★

We went with a group so we got quite a few things to share including Chicken Boti; Chicken 65; Butter Chicken; Chana Masala; Mutton Masala; Mutton Biryani; and another dish with some potato dumpling things. The sauces were amazing! The

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My wife's old boss who was of Indian decent and raised in London got me hooked on Zyka. He had gotten married and at his reception he had a lavish table with lobster, filet, and wonderful cheeses but there was a little table to the side

3
★★★★★

My wife's old boss who was of Indian decent and raised in London got me hooked on Zyka. He had gotten married and at his reception he had a lavish table with lobster, filet, and wonderful cheeses but there was a little table to the side

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Just spent $17 on take-out from Zyka. Paid $6.39 for chicken kebabs... they gave us four - yes four kebabs no bigger than my little finger and completely dry... we also ordered the Aachar gosht - received a tiny styrofoam cup with nothing

3
★★★★★

Just spent $17 on take-out from Zyka. Paid $6.39 for chicken kebabs... they gave us four - yes four kebabs no bigger than my little finger and completely dry... we also ordered the Aachar gosht - received a tiny styrofoam cup with nothing

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Not impressed at all. Being new to Zyka was fine when I ordered a couple of appetizer dishes but going a second time to try some different dishes I was really disappointed and embarrassed for my parents to eat from Zykas. I would not

3
★★★★★

Not impressed at all. Being new to Zyka was fine when I ordered a couple of appetizer dishes but going a second time to try some different dishes I was really disappointed and embarrassed for my parents to eat from Zykas. I would not

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I had the Chicken 65, Goat Curry, Naan, and Masala Chai. Everything was wonderful and the Naan was the best I've ever had. I thought the orders were plentiful. The Naan was pillowy, fresh, and buttery. This is not a typical restaurant, so don't expect service. You order at the counter and eat your food off of styrofoam plates, but who cares when you just want high quality food and zero pretention. I can't wait to try their butter chicken and saag paneer next time.

2
★★★★☆

I had the Chicken 65, Goat Curry, Naan, and Masala Chai. Everything was wonderful and the Naan was the best I've ever had. I thought the orders were plentiful. The Naan was pillowy, fresh, and buttery. This is not a typical restaurant, so don't expect service. You order at the counter and eat your food off of styrofoam plates, but who cares when you just want high quality food and zero pretention. I can't wait to try their butter chicken and saag paneer next time.

Pros: Pillowy Naan, Excellent food

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average food quality with scant portion sizes in a self-serve cafeteria... too many other indian restaurants around to stick with this one.

1
★★☆☆☆

average food quality with scant portion sizes in a self-serve cafeteria... too many other indian restaurants around to stick with this one.

Pros: average quality food

Cons: quantity for the price

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Delicious, inexpensive and fast. If you are looking for ambiance, go somewhere else. If you want great Indian food and a good value *and* you don't mind ordering at a counter, this is the place for you.

Can't wait to go back!

2
★★★★★

Delicious, inexpensive and fast. If you are looking for ambiance, go somewhere else. If you want great Indian food and a good value *and* you don't mind ordering at a counter, this is the place for you.

Can't wait to go back!

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The food here is great, no doubt, but the QUANTITY OF FOOD is of major question. We ordered the chicken tikka masala and ONLY received 3-4 small pieces of chicken which costs $6.99!! Give me a break. I'm sure other people have felt this way. More people NEED to complain and bring up this problem. We love going there, but the amount of food prevents us being frequent customers. My wife and I ordered two orders of chicken tikka masal and two naans for total of ~$18. I warned the cashier to put more chicken based on previous order, but the problem still occured. We felt like we paid $18 for two pieces of naan, gravy, and some side onions/peppers!!

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★★☆☆☆

The food here is great, no doubt, but the QUANTITY OF FOOD is of major question. We ordered the chicken tikka masala and ONLY received 3-4 small pieces of chicken which costs $6.99!! Give me a break. I'm sure other people have felt this way. More people NEED to complain and bring up this problem. We love going there, but the amount of food prevents us being frequent customers. My wife and I ordered two orders of chicken tikka masal and two naans for total of ~$18. I warned the cashier to put more chicken based on previous order, but the problem still occured. We felt like we paid $18 for two pieces of naan, gravy, and some side onions/peppers!!

Pros: Great taste

Cons: VERY LITTLE AMOUNT!

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Great restaurant, all those people who have posted poor reviews here don't understand indian cuisine, or the styling of this restaurant. One person stated that this restaurant was "styrofoam city" the purpose of the styrofoam its to create ease to the customers, while keeping traffic in the restaurant down. Plates are easily thrown away. Another reviewer stated that the food is very oily. That person clearly does not know that this restaurant specializes in food in the style of Hyderabad, normally hyderabadi food is oily, but this is half of the pleasure, please do not let the people who wrote negative reviews deter you from going to this GREAT indian restaurant. You Can't go there and not have the Chicken 65. IT IS A MUST, WITH NAAN.

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★★★★★

Great restaurant, all those people who have posted poor reviews here don't understand indian cuisine, or the styling of this restaurant. One person stated that this restaurant was "styrofoam city" the purpose of the styrofoam its to create ease to the customers, while keeping traffic in the restaurant down. Plates are easily thrown away. Another reviewer stated that the food is very oily. That person clearly does not know that this restaurant specializes in food in the style of Hyderabad, normally hyderabadi food is oily, but this is half of the pleasure, please do not let the people who wrote negative reviews deter you from going to this GREAT indian restaurant. You Can't go there and not have the Chicken 65. IT IS A MUST, WITH NAAN.

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The is the first place I tasted Indian food, and I've been coming back ever since. Nestled next to a Montessori school and newly renovated with bright colors and warm lights, it is a great place for an adventurous first date. You go to the counter where the no bs cashier takes your order, then grab water from the fountain in the front. I usually start out with an order of rice and butter naan. (You have to order these separate from the entrees.) I recommend the chana masala, the saag paneer, and the chicken 65. End with some pistachio kulfi (ice cream) for dessert. (They used to serve the kulfi in little ceramic flower pots, but they've been discontinued unfortunately.) EVERYTHING is more than reasonably priced. The food is spicy and flavorful, comes out quick, and great for anyone with a worldly taste on a tight budget.

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★★★★★

The is the first place I tasted Indian food, and I've been coming back ever since. Nestled next to a Montessori school and newly renovated with bright colors and warm lights, it is a great place for an adventurous first date. You go to the counter where the no bs cashier takes your order, then grab water from the fountain in the front. I usually start out with an order of rice and butter naan. (You have to order these separate from the entrees.) I recommend the chana masala, the saag paneer, and the chicken 65. End with some pistachio kulfi (ice cream) for dessert. (They used to serve the kulfi in little ceramic flower pots, but they've been discontinued unfortunately.) EVERYTHING is more than reasonably priced. The food is spicy and flavorful, comes out quick, and great for anyone with a worldly taste on a tight budget.

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The food is fantastic. I go there at least once a month and up to once or twice a week, and I bring guests from out of town as well as family. The preparation of the dishes is incredibly consistent so that I can count on having my favorites served the same way every time. Excellent Tandoori Chicken, excellent Chicken 65, excellent Chana Masala, excellent bread (naan and paratha) and rice dishes, and excellent Kulfi deserts (especially the Chickoo). Beyond all this, the staff will recognize you after you eat a few meals there and remember your likes and dislikes, and make special suggestions.

Bottom line: this place is extremely popular and is always busy. It looks like a school cafeteria (although it recently has been updated with some nice paintings and touches of decor) and it only has counter service, so don't be surprised that it doesn't look like a typical 4-star restaurant or that the staff at the counter sometimes needs to take your order and move on. Even given all this, you'll have a great meal and a great time.

2
★★★★☆

The food is fantastic. I go there at least once a month and up to once or twice a week, and I bring guests from out of town as well as family. The preparation of the dishes is incredibly consistent so that I can count on having my favorites served the same way every time. Excellent Tandoori Chicken, excellent Chicken 65, excellent Chana Masala, excellent bread (naan and paratha) and rice dishes, and excellent Kulfi deserts (especially the Chickoo). Beyond all this, the staff will recognize you after you eat a few meals there and remember your likes and dislikes, and make special suggestions.

Bottom line: this place is extremely popular and is always busy. It looks like a school cafeteria (although it recently has been updated with some nice paintings and touches of decor) and it only has counter service, so don't be surprised that it doesn't look like a typical 4-star restaurant or that the staff at the counter sometimes needs to take your order and move on. Even given all this, you'll have a great meal and a great time.

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We enjoying going to this cafe type restaurant. Food is good. Great kulfi dessert. It is reasonably priced and food is served in paper plates so the cost is less. Would recommend it.

4
★★★★☆

We enjoying going to this cafe type restaurant. Food is good. Great kulfi dessert. It is reasonably priced and food is served in paper plates so the cost is less. Would recommend it.

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Service sucks BIG BIG time. I think they have some sort of prize giveaway that if you see any of the staff smile or be friendly your meal is free. Order at the counter and wait for your name to be shouted out through a muffled speaker. That aside the food is better than most Indian restaurants around metro Atlanta although tends to be on the greasy side. I am not sure if they are using MSG but when I feel parched for hours after the chicken 65 it may be so. There are no free refills on drinks except for water. The water is served is it might be in a real Indian restaurant in India from barrels. Food is served on environmentally unfriendly plates, bowls, knives, forks, cups like all standard fast food fare. Atmosphere is very cool and a great people watching place. I would say its worth a visit your actual mileage may vary

3
★★★☆☆

Service sucks BIG BIG time. I think they have some sort of prize giveaway that if you see any of the staff smile or be friendly your meal is free. Order at the counter and wait for your name to be shouted out through a muffled speaker. That aside the food is better than most Indian restaurants around metro Atlanta although tends to be on the greasy side. I am not sure if they are using MSG but when I feel parched for hours after the chicken 65 it may be so. There are no free refills on drinks except for water. The water is served is it might be in a real Indian restaurant in India from barrels. Food is served on environmentally unfriendly plates, bowls, knives, forks, cups like all standard fast food fare. Atmosphere is very cool and a great people watching place. I would say its worth a visit your actual mileage may vary

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I have enjoyed many outstanding meals at Zyka over the last 8 years. I have introduced many of my friends to this restaurant. I have eaten there so many times I order without using the menu.

Unfortunately, I have experienced two episodes of very bad food there in the last 3 months. This site will not let me explain exactly what I am referring to. Their operation needs some review.

I can forgive this once, but nice twice. I will not be eating there again. Please beware.

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★★★☆☆

I have enjoyed many outstanding meals at Zyka over the last 8 years. I have introduced many of my friends to this restaurant. I have eaten there so many times I order without using the menu.

Unfortunately, I have experienced two episodes of very bad food there in the last 3 months. This site will not let me explain exactly what I am referring to. Their operation needs some review.

I can forgive this once, but nice twice. I will not be eating there again. Please beware.

Pros: Good taste

Cons: Bad after effects

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This restaurant was GREAT!!! The first time I went was on Saturday and then I went back on Sunday!!! You must must order the Chicken 65 and the chana Masala. You will be able to have app, meal, and naan all for 13-15 bucks. That is FAb in comparison to 15 alone for meal at most indian spots. Along with your order comes a bowl of onions, hot peppers and a slice of lime. Now you say..what da heck do i do with that..i tell you...squeeze the lim juice over the onions and peppers..it is really good..eat it alone or put on top of you meal. I would reccommend this spot a 1,000 times over.

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★★★★★

This restaurant was GREAT!!! The first time I went was on Saturday and then I went back on Sunday!!! You must must order the Chicken 65 and the chana Masala. You will be able to have app, meal, and naan all for 13-15 bucks. That is FAb in comparison to 15 alone for meal at most indian spots. Along with your order comes a bowl of onions, hot peppers and a slice of lime. Now you say..what da heck do i do with that..i tell you...squeeze the lim juice over the onions and peppers..it is really good..eat it alone or put on top of you meal. I would reccommend this spot a 1,000 times over.

Pros: cheap, cheap and very good!!!!

Cons: NOTHING

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One of my Indian friends told me about this place so I checked it out. Seems they have done a lot of remodeling, and it is looking nice. The food is awesome, best indian food I've found in ATL. You do get the food in styraphom, but its still tasty as heck! Most people just carry out it seems. I recommend the buttery chicken....and try the indian ice cream too!

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★★★★★

One of my Indian friends told me about this place so I checked it out. Seems they have done a lot of remodeling, and it is looking nice. The food is awesome, best indian food I've found in ATL. You do get the food in styraphom, but its still tasty as heck! Most people just carry out it seems. I recommend the buttery chicken....and try the indian ice cream too!

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When I first entered the "restaurant" I was quite suprised. As all the other reviews have stated, you order your food at the counter and find a table (which you more than likely have to clear off). Thirsty? Get a plastic cup and head over to the water fountain.

All in all, this is the place to go if you want quick Indian food, definitely not on a date or when wanting to impress someone.

I recommend the Chicken 65 and Chicken Tikka.

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★★☆☆☆

When I first entered the "restaurant" I was quite suprised. As all the other reviews have stated, you order your food at the counter and find a table (which you more than likely have to clear off). Thirsty? Get a plastic cup and head over to the water fountain.

All in all, this is the place to go if you want quick Indian food, definitely not on a date or when wanting to impress someone.

I recommend the Chicken 65 and Chicken Tikka.

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It's like an Indian fast food restaurant: you wait in line to order, fill your own drink, get your food in plastic containers on a tray and find your own table. The food is great and the service is fast. They used to have generous portions, but the sizes and servings are getting smaller. Still good for the price, though.

4
★★★★☆

It's like an Indian fast food restaurant: you wait in line to order, fill your own drink, get your food in plastic containers on a tray and find your own table. The food is great and the service is fast. They used to have generous portions, but the sizes and servings are getting smaller. Still good for the price, though.

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Zyka - mean 'Taste' and this indo-pak restaurant seems to be moderately good in serving authentic veg & non-veg dishes to a wide range of community. Self service and need more seating especially on weekend with high traffic. Customer treatment needs improvement.

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★★★☆☆

Zyka - mean 'Taste' and this indo-pak restaurant seems to be moderately good in serving authentic veg & non-veg dishes to a wide range of community. Self service and need more seating especially on weekend with high traffic. Customer treatment needs improvement.

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I go to Zyka for lunch. The staff is abrupt and deadpan, but they know they aren't there to entertain. You order at a walk-up counter and then pick a free table where you sit in plastic chairs. The kitchen is in back, and all food is passed out through a window to the front walk-up counter. When your food's up, they yell your name (or something that rhymes with your name) and you walk up and get it. They have seasoning down to an art... the food tastes great. However, everything is indeed super oily and the portions are small. But it tastes so good that you can't stop eating it! You bus your own tables and dump the trays into waiting garbage cans. If you want water, there's a water fountain. Bottom line: good food and they know it, everything else (service, ambiance) is the bare minimum.

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★★★★☆

I go to Zyka for lunch. The staff is abrupt and deadpan, but they know they aren't there to entertain. You order at a walk-up counter and then pick a free table where you sit in plastic chairs. The kitchen is in back, and all food is passed out through a window to the front walk-up counter. When your food's up, they yell your name (or something that rhymes with your name) and you walk up and get it. They have seasoning down to an art... the food tastes great. However, everything is indeed super oily and the portions are small. But it tastes so good that you can't stop eating it! You bus your own tables and dump the trays into waiting garbage cans. If you want water, there's a water fountain. Bottom line: good food and they know it, everything else (service, ambiance) is the bare minimum.

Pros: Food

Cons: Ambience, Service

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The food is great, service can be slow on Fri/Sat/Sun, but on other days it's quick. Ample parking. This place is basically a fast food joint with rather good food. Great for a large group. WRONG place for a business dinner or a date.

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★★★★☆

The food is great, service can be slow on Fri/Sat/Sun, but on other days it's quick. Ample parking. This place is basically a fast food joint with rather good food. Great for a large group. WRONG place for a business dinner or a date.

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The best item on the menu is the 'Chicken 65'. The service is okay, well there really isn't any at all. You have to pick up your food, and put up your trays. They call your order out when it is ready. Kind of weird atmosphere, they have a montessori next door, and it is a church turned into a restaurant/banquet facility.

Would recommend for the food, but if you are looking for service go somewhere else.

PROS: Food is good
CONS: Atmosphere is dingy

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★★★★☆

The best item on the menu is the 'Chicken 65'. The service is okay, well there really isn't any at all. You have to pick up your food, and put up your trays. They call your order out when it is ready. Kind of weird atmosphere, they have a montessori next door, and it is a church turned into a restaurant/banquet facility.

Would recommend for the food, but if you are looking for service go somewhere else.

PROS: Food is good
CONS: Atmosphere is dingy

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The word "zyka" translates to "taste", and that it does have! Spicy south Indian food with great banquet facilities. Not the most classy dining you'll find, though. Self-served, and all plastic-ware : paper plates, plastic utensils, and paper cups.
Don't come here if you want to impress someone, but come here if you're hungry.

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★★★★☆

The word "zyka" translates to "taste", and that it does have! Spicy south Indian food with great banquet facilities. Not the most classy dining you'll find, though. Self-served, and all plastic-ware : paper plates, plastic utensils, and paper cups.
Don't come here if you want to impress someone, but come here if you're hungry.

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The food at Zyka is amazing. The service is fast and friendly. The naan that is served at Zyka is fresh out of the oven and tastes like a piece of heaven. The prices arent too bad either.

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★★★★★

The food at Zyka is amazing. The service is fast and friendly. The naan that is served at Zyka is fresh out of the oven and tastes like a piece of heaven. The prices arent too bad either.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Food, Ample Parking

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Ok, the food is not that bad, that is if you've ran 25 miles to the restaurant and you're ok with ingesting at least 2 to 3 cups of oil. If you can skim off the grease then whats underneath is not bad, spicy too.

I came in, there were seats available, I ordered and no more seats. This place might as well be called "Grease and Styrofoam Spicy House" considering everything, I mean EVERYTHING, is on styrofoam.

The only endearing thing is the Chicken 65, order that and the Butter Chicken, which has only 1 cup of oil on it as opposed to the rest.

After you leave, make sure you ask the line of ambulances parked outside to move so you can get your car out.

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★★☆☆☆

Ok, the food is not that bad, that is if you've ran 25 miles to the restaurant and you're ok with ingesting at least 2 to 3 cups of oil. If you can skim off the grease then whats underneath is not bad, spicy too.

I came in, there were seats available, I ordered and no more seats. This place might as well be called "Grease and Styrofoam Spicy House" considering everything, I mean EVERYTHING, is on styrofoam.

The only endearing thing is the Chicken 65, order that and the Butter Chicken, which has only 1 cup of oil on it as opposed to the rest.

After you leave, make sure you ask the line of ambulances parked outside to move so you can get your car out.

Pros: chicken 65, spicy

Cons: oily, greasy

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Yummy Yummy in my tummy!
Some of the best Indain food I have found in Atlanta! The Saag Paneer was totally amazing. Don't be timid about having to order at the counter - it just makes the price even cheaper because you don't have to worry about tipping.

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★★★★★

Yummy Yummy in my tummy!
Some of the best Indain food I have found in Atlanta! The Saag Paneer was totally amazing. Don't be timid about having to order at the counter - it just makes the price even cheaper because you don't have to worry about tipping.

Pros: Great Food, Good Parking, Friendly Atlmosphere

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Great food! Prompt service and good pricing!
Clean place too!

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★★★★★

Great food! Prompt service and good pricing!
Clean place too!

Pros: Food, Cleanliness, Price

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Well it is kind of OK restaurant.But there is only selfservice. Thats a big pain.
And really stupid.
Like u pay and order. Then if u need something more. Then again u order and pay. I hate to get up from my place when I am eating. Its kind of frustrating!!

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★★☆☆☆

Well it is kind of OK restaurant.But there is only selfservice. Thats a big pain.
And really stupid.
Like u pay and order. Then if u need something more. Then again u order and pay. I hate to get up from my place when I am eating. Its kind of frustrating!!

Cons: No service

 

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