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Restaurant Red Flags!

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Restaurant Red Flags!

Just for a bit of fun this morning, there is a Thrillest article citing red flags that indicate restaurants that should be avoided. Some obvious and a couple of funny inclusions warnings make the list.

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/restaur…

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1. Re: Restaurant Red Flags!

Funny reading BradJill, thanks for the share.

We have two that are commonly avoided in Sydney - Any restaurants that revolve, and any restaurant that floats.

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2. Re: Restaurant Red Flags!

Good list - I found it an interesting article to read.

Thanks for posting.

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3. Re: Restaurant Red Flags!

Yes, all good reasons to either avoid, or at least be attentive, and have OpenTable cued up on your phone, with Plan B, and maybe C.

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4. Re: Restaurant Red Flags!

My family's been asked "are you sure you want to order that?"a few times in ethnic restaurants when it's been a more authentic- -or extremely spicy- dish ordered, so that one I think is a reasonable question. Or can be.

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5. Re: Restaurant Red Flags!

Have experienced similar experiences at Sri Lankan, Indian and Indonesian local restaurants in regard to the spiciness of the dishes. I actually have appreciated this effort to make sure patrons understand the heat expectations.

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6. Re: Restaurant Red Flags!

BradJill,

As always, thanks for the great share....

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7. Re: Restaurant Red Flags!

BradJill,

I learned a long time ago, to not walk into a Mexican, or Thai restaurant, and tell the kitchen to "turn up the heat!"

Love spicy food, but eschew pain...

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8. Re: Restaurant Red Flags!

Just came across this when I click through some old threads... really fun read!

>>> We have two that are commonly avoided in Sydney - Any restaurants that revolve, and any restaurant that floats.

Oh, that's the same anywhere in the world... in fact, ANY gimmick-y place other than the FOOD being the gimmick should be avoided! Toilet restaurant, Prison restaurant, Planet Hollywood... etc. The only gimmick-y place I've had a somewhat decent (can't even say is 'good') is a dining in the dark restaurant and is quite expensive

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9. Re: Restaurant Red Flags!

@OLY, I won't call some as gimmick, novelty perhaps. Some can leads to a "total experience" thats being discussed in another thread here with respect to restaurant reviews.

A revolving restaurant is no difference from those advertising as restaurant with a view overlooking ocean or mountain, or a rooftop bar with a panoramic city view. To many tourists and myself included these venues can offer an experience that they seek while enjoying a meal; though I won't put that as the main criteria in choosing a restaurant over food but more as a bonus. Even in a non-revolving one given a choice often we would opt for a table near window or outdoor offering some views unless it is overlooking a slump; which you probably wouldn't have gone to anyway.

If you are a cat lovers you probably won't call cat cafes a gimmick, but a toilet themed restaurant is certainly one. I dont know whether to call naked restaurants or Nyotaimori gimmicks or erotical, guess it is all in your mind!

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10. Re: Restaurant Red Flags!

I have had a superb meal on a floating restaurant, so I have to disagree with you to some extent, OLY. I think there's a lot of truth in what you say about gimmicks, they can detract form the food but there are exceptions.