Bush Garden

★★☆☆☆
  • 614 Maynard Ave S

    Seattle, WA 98104

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  • 206-682-6830

About Bush Garden

Hours
Monday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM

Food

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If you are planning a visit to this restaurant to sing karaoke, I strongly urge you to find another venue. Unless you are an initiated regular, you have to be lucky to get a chance to sing. I went there with about 10 friends and only a handful of us were ever called up to sing. I should add that we were the first ones to arrive in the evening, the first ones to turn in our song requests, we stayed until closing, and also bought numerous drinks and appetizers. But the karaoke MC seemed to have his own agenda and chose to loose many song requests or only "find" the requests after some people waited over two hours and then specifically asked if they were ever going to sing. On the other hand, the regulars each sang four or five songs within that same time frame.

If it wasn't frustrating enough to not have any way of organizing the song requests, the MC also decided HE needed to perform five *very long* musical numbers throughout the evening. And if a patron was singing a song that was running a little long, there were usually "technical difficulties" and the song was abruptly cut off.

I will never go back to this establishment and I also speak for the entire group I went with. The only positive thing I have to say about this karaoke experience is that they apparently take care of their regulars. However, this is to the detriment of any potential repeat business if they so blatantly give the cold shoulder to any new customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you are planning a visit to this restaurant to sing karaoke, I strongly urge you to find another venue. Unless you are an initiated regular, you have to be lucky to get a chance to sing. I went there with about 10 friends and only a handful of us were ever called up to sing. I should add that we were the first ones to arrive in the evening, the first ones to turn in our song requests, we stayed until closing, and also bought numerous drinks and appetizers. But the karaoke MC seemed to have his own agenda and chose to loose many song requests or only "find" the requests after some people waited over two hours and then specifically asked if they were ever going to sing. On the other hand, the regulars each sang four or five songs within that same time frame.

If it wasn't frustrating enough to not have any way of organizing the song requests, the MC also decided HE needed to perform five *very long* musical numbers throughout the evening. And if a patron was singing a song that was running a little long, there were usually "technical difficulties" and the song was abruptly cut off.

I will never go back to this establishment and I also speak for the entire group I went with. The only positive thing I have to say about this karaoke experience is that they apparently take care of their regulars. However, this is to the detriment of any potential repeat business if they so blatantly give the cold shoulder to any new customers.

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marginal food and poor service are not a good combination, the only positive is free parking
which is a bonus in Seattle

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★☆☆☆☆

marginal food and poor service are not a good combination, the only positive is free parking
which is a bonus in Seattle

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My boyfriend and I went there for a friend's birthday on a Saturday night. It was the WORST Japanese Restaurant i have ever been to. The waitress didn't even give us any tea or water at the first place and she never came back to take the order from us. My boyfriend was being very nice and patience about it. We asked like 3 to 4 times before we got somebody to come a take the order.
After all....the servies was bad and the food was HORRIBLE. I would never go back there again!!!!

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★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I went there for a friend's birthday on a Saturday night. It was the WORST Japanese Restaurant i have ever been to. The waitress didn't even give us any tea or water at the first place and she never came back to take the order from us. My boyfriend was being very nice and patience about it. We asked like 3 to 4 times before we got somebody to come a take the order.
After all....the servies was bad and the food was HORRIBLE. I would never go back there again!!!!

Pros: I don't know what they are good at!!

Cons: Bad bad service....

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This was by far the WORST japanese restaurant I've ever been to. My friend had her birthday planned out a MONTH ahead and yet they still managed to screw the dinner up. The time was pushed from 6:15pm to 6:45.....our party was split into 3 different booths...and the food? even california rolls at SAFEWAY is better . (the steak and miso soup were fine however). If you want good japanese food, try Maneki or Fuji (not too far away)

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★☆☆☆☆

This was by far the WORST japanese restaurant I've ever been to. My friend had her birthday planned out a MONTH ahead and yet they still managed to screw the dinner up. The time was pushed from 6:15pm to 6:45.....our party was split into 3 different booths...and the food? even california rolls at SAFEWAY is better . (the steak and miso soup were fine however). If you want good japanese food, try Maneki or Fuji (not too far away)

Pros: their own parking (its usually full though), tuna sashimi

Cons: horrible service,

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I went to this place just for the hell of it with no expectations whatsoever. Even without any expectations, my experience at this restaurant turned out to be bad.
The food i had wasn't any good and the whole place felt really corny.
Also this isn't the place to look for great service, because it's almost non-existent.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to this place just for the hell of it with no expectations whatsoever. Even without any expectations, my experience at this restaurant turned out to be bad.
The food i had wasn't any good and the whole place felt really corny.
Also this isn't the place to look for great service, because it's almost non-existent.

Pros: cheap

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So I went in with a craving for Sushi and... This place delivered! At a price on-par with other good Sushi places I recieved a large plate overflowing with fish, carved into beautiful pieces, and beautifully arranged. The staff was friendly and attentive. There was a bit of a wait on the sashimi platter itself but my beers, rice, and miso soup all came up like clockwork.

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★★★★★

So I went in with a craving for Sushi and... This place delivered! At a price on-par with other good Sushi places I recieved a large plate overflowing with fish, carved into beautiful pieces, and beautifully arranged. The staff was friendly and attentive. There was a bit of a wait on the sashimi platter itself but my beers, rice, and miso soup all came up like clockwork.

Pros: service, ambience, food

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When I was a child I loved to go down to Bush Garden with my parents and have Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu. In those days, one needed reservations. Not any longer. The management changed a few years back and the quality and service steadily declines. The tension between the Sushi chef and owner and his staff is especially a turn off. With the exception of the bar staff, who are friendly and efficient, the restaurant staff, and especially the Sushi chef are dismissive and unaccommodating. One regular server in particular is down right rude. It's a stressful dining atmosphere and the food is nothing to write home about. Hang out in the bar and sing, but leave the Sushi Chef to his tantrums.

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★★★★★

When I was a child I loved to go down to Bush Garden with my parents and have Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu. In those days, one needed reservations. Not any longer. The management changed a few years back and the quality and service steadily declines. The tension between the Sushi chef and owner and his staff is especially a turn off. With the exception of the bar staff, who are friendly and efficient, the restaurant staff, and especially the Sushi chef are dismissive and unaccommodating. One regular server in particular is down right rude. It's a stressful dining atmosphere and the food is nothing to write home about. Hang out in the bar and sing, but leave the Sushi Chef to his tantrums.

Pros: Great Bar/Bartenders, Good Karaoke

Cons: Tasteless food, Over-priced, Rude waitstaff

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Six of us tried to have dinner. We arrived at 8:30, were told they were no longer seating in the restaurant because the kitchen staff was off at 10, but we could order food in the bar. The server came around and took the drink order, 3 beers. We waited 40 minutes for her to come around and take our food order, she never did. At 9:20, the server told us the chef had gone home. We got up to leave explaining we shouldn't have to pay for the beers. They argued we split the bill. So they charged my husbands card then said if I wasn't happy, "don't come back!" I've been going to Bush Garden since I was a child. I have memories junior high field trips there and my friends and I even went there on our prom night. I've always recemmended this restaurant, no more...DON'T GO!

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★☆☆☆☆

Six of us tried to have dinner. We arrived at 8:30, were told they were no longer seating in the restaurant because the kitchen staff was off at 10, but we could order food in the bar. The server came around and took the drink order, 3 beers. We waited 40 minutes for her to come around and take our food order, she never did. At 9:20, the server told us the chef had gone home. We got up to leave explaining we shouldn't have to pay for the beers. They argued we split the bill. So they charged my husbands card then said if I wasn't happy, "don't come back!" I've been going to Bush Garden since I was a child. I have memories junior high field trips there and my friends and I even went there on our prom night. I've always recemmended this restaurant, no more...DON'T GO!

Pros: parking, private rooms

Cons: service, communication, rude staff

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If you're looking for good prices around the International District, don't bother considering Bush Garden. Known for its relatively high prices, this place is a desert, collecting only those who either don't care about money or those who don't want to wait a few minutes to go to a better restaurant in the area.

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★★☆☆☆

If you're looking for good prices around the International District, don't bother considering Bush Garden. Known for its relatively high prices, this place is a desert, collecting only those who either don't care about money or those who don't want to wait a few minutes to go to a better restaurant in the area.

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Me and my boyfriend thought it would be fun to go out with two other couples to Bush Garden. We heard positive reviews about this place and we were excited to reserve a private room for the 6 of us. Unfortunately the novelty of the room wore off after waiting forever to order, 2 hours later and continuous asking about our meals, our food arrived cold and served to wrong people by unpleasant servers. We are professionals and not difficult people. We were surprised that our service was horrible! The manager was not accomidating and very argumentative. I'm not sure if it was holiday stress or what. No apologies or comping of our bill. I will not go back even if it was just the "holiday".

PROS: private rooms
CONS: unfriendly people

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★☆☆☆☆

Me and my boyfriend thought it would be fun to go out with two other couples to Bush Garden. We heard positive reviews about this place and we were excited to reserve a private room for the 6 of us. Unfortunately the novelty of the room wore off after waiting forever to order, 2 hours later and continuous asking about our meals, our food arrived cold and served to wrong people by unpleasant servers. We are professionals and not difficult people. We were surprised that our service was horrible! The manager was not accomidating and very argumentative. I'm not sure if it was holiday stress or what. No apologies or comping of our bill. I will not go back even if it was just the "holiday".

PROS: private rooms
CONS: unfriendly people

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My friends and I went here for Valentine's Day. From the moment we stepped in the door, we knew it was bound to be a doomed day. We made reservations at 6:00, but didn't even get our orders taken until 6:45. Around 7:30 when our food had still not arrived, I went to find our waiter and ask him where our food was...he wasn't available, so I found the manager. After explaining to her that we had already been in the restaurant for an hour-and-a-half and that we had somewhere else to be in one hour, she said she'd hurry our food right out. And that she did--FIFTEEN minutes later!!! When I say hurried our food out, I am making a HUGE understatement. Around 7:45, five or six waiters came to our table and threw the plates down without bothering to tell us what was what. After we figured out which meal belonged to whom, we realized the food was ice cold. We didn't eat the below health-standard meals, and therefore we expected not to pay for them...boy were we wrong. The manager got into a yelling match with us & threatened to call the police because we didn't want to pay for their horrible service and even worse food! They should be put out of business because of their piss-poor attitudes and inexperienced staff!

PROS: Nothing
CONS: Everything

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I went here for Valentine's Day. From the moment we stepped in the door, we knew it was bound to be a doomed day. We made reservations at 6:00, but didn't even get our orders taken until 6:45. Around 7:30 when our food had still not arrived, I went to find our waiter and ask him where our food was...he wasn't available, so I found the manager. After explaining to her that we had already been in the restaurant for an hour-and-a-half and that we had somewhere else to be in one hour, she said she'd hurry our food right out. And that she did--FIFTEEN minutes later!!! When I say hurried our food out, I am making a HUGE understatement. Around 7:45, five or six waiters came to our table and threw the plates down without bothering to tell us what was what. After we figured out which meal belonged to whom, we realized the food was ice cold. We didn't eat the below health-standard meals, and therefore we expected not to pay for them...boy were we wrong. The manager got into a yelling match with us & threatened to call the police because we didn't want to pay for their horrible service and even worse food! They should be put out of business because of their piss-poor attitudes and inexperienced staff!

PROS: Nothing
CONS: Everything

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Loads of tasty chinese fair. Some great seafood dishes and a so so dim sum selection the dim sum is a little pricy at times. but still pretty good quility. The black bean curd is worth a try if you like something different. The staff is nice but not always clear on what you are asking for.

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★★★☆☆

Loads of tasty chinese fair. Some great seafood dishes and a so so dim sum selection the dim sum is a little pricy at times. but still pretty good quility. The black bean curd is worth a try if you like something different. The staff is nice but not always clear on what you are asking for.

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