Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Poppy Seattle Review

Poppy Seattle

Picture from Poppy Seattle Website

 

Went to Poppy Seattle Saturday Night. The place was packed and every table was full. The wait staff were nice, maybe a little too nice. My husband and I thought they all had smoked hookah before we all arrived; very smiley and laid back. 

The décor was something out of Austin Powers movie. Not my taste. 

We shared a starter, the eggplant fried with honey and salt. It was really good. Then we both had the Thali that is $32. It had 9 different things on it. All very good, fresh and flavorful. More Japanese and Asian flavors than Indian. But still good. Was the entrée worth $32? Probably not. 

For dessert we shared the homemade malted ice-cream, which was fabulous. 

For drinks I started of the pepper martini that they recommended. They said it tasted as a Bloody Mary. It was way too sweet for me. I couldn’t even finish it. I don’t recommend it at all. 

We also did the 3 glass wine tasting with the food. The wine was ok. 

Overall the food was good, waste staff little too smiley for me and the décor not my thing. Would I go back? Hmm, maybe sometime next year and give it another try. But I would tell you to at least try it out. 

Poppy Seattle
622 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 324-1108
Poppy on Urbanspoon 

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2 Responses to “Poppy Seattle Review”

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    eater — October 11, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

    I think this review is a waste. I went there and, yes, the waitstaff was very laid back and “smiley”. I see this as a good thing, however. There are plenty of restaurants that have rude wait staff that could care less about what you need or whether or not you have a good time. Why would you want that?
    Second, the decor is definitely nothing like Austin Powers. The only artwork in the entire restaurant is a mobile that hangs over the kitchen. Otherwise, the walls are brick and the chairs are all wooden with black seats. The tables are toned down colors like red, yellow, and earthy green. Nothing in there reminds me of the seventies. More like Ikea.
    You, like many others, are assuming that this is an Indian restaurant. It isn’t. The food is not supposed to be Indian. It isn’t Japanese, either. It does have some Asian influence (as far as spices are concerned) and the fact that there is naan. Other than that, it is very northwest and fresh, local, food.
    Finally, I am not sure what drink you had. I had the pepper drink as well (called Papi Delicious), and it was not sweet at all. It was spicy and very strong. It did not remind me of a bloody mary, as it had absolutely no tomato in it.

    Try again.

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    Delishhh — February 25, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

    Eater, appreciate the comment sand feedback. I will try the restaurant again some time in the near future and hopefully by then i will have had a better experience.

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