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Vong Wong

Nariman PointSouth Mumbai  

3.8

40 Reviews / 41 Ratings

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Sunday Brunch Sep 02 - Sep 30

  • At Vongwong’s Sunday Brunch, start off with the Eggs Benedict, move on to a spicy Thai Salad and for your mains choose one of the many famous Vongwong dishes. The Brunch offers a lavish spread of the choicest Thai, Chinese and Burmese cooking, with an egg counter and live music. There are options of a wide range of beverages.

    Day: Every Sundays

    Time: 12:30pm to 4pm
    With Alcohol: Rs. 1400 + taxes
    With Domestic Alcohol: Rs. 1800 + taxes
    With Imported Alcohol: Rs. 2500 + taxes



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MY BEST PLACE FOR AUTHENTIC THAI AND CHINESE FOOD

Wohooooo at least I found the right spot for Authentic Thai and Chinese Food which are both my all time favourites. The Pad Thai and the Khau Suay were simply awesome and the thai dessert was delectable. The chinese delicacies were also simply upto the mark. Really had a great time as the ambiance is just superb to chill out with family and friends.
A 2nd visit is sure to be in this month itself.
THE RIGHT PLACE FOR ALL FOOD LOVERS !!!!!

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Wrong vong

The ambience doesn't look that great in the day and the fancy tables with the drapes are for bigger groups so while we were seated at the restaurant , the only thing worth sitting for was the food.
Must try- sweetcorn chicken soup with veggies the best I have had so far
Black bean Chicken
Stir fried prawns
The veg menu was definitely a disappointment so be careful when you order green garden with garlic sauce you might just end up eating salad for the same.

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slipping fast

The momos are simply delicious. My favorite is the curried basil. The Pineapple rice doesn't feature on the menu but they make a delicious dish and the mushroom 3-way goes very well with it.The service is upto the mark. we tried a number of dishes but the best dish that i really enjoyed was the pad thai.This hotel has the luxury of space a very nice asian lounge-ish interior. Spacing between tables is good so it gives the right amount of privacy.

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gala time

I recently tried vongwong @Nariman point with a few friends of mine. We had been there for lunch. The ambience there is very pleasant and soothing. The service is upto the mark. we tried a number of dishes but the best dish that i really enjoyed was the pad thai!!! i relished every bit of it!! we even recieved a discount since we mad our reservations through URBANRESTRO!! All in all we had an amazing time. :)

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sanyo

24 Reviews

April 21,2014

3.0

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A decent place to dine

Went to Vong Wong after a long gap. Sampled quite a few starters this time - the Chicken and prawn sui mai and Crabmeat dumplings were both quite good. The raw Thai papaya salad, one of my favourites, was good but lacked a bit of punch. However, found the Creamy crabmeat sushi rather disappointing in flavour. The Wasabi prawns were crunchy but a tad extra pungent than I usually like. Overall, a good place to grab a bite

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Chinese craving !!!

I recently tried vongwong @Nariman point with a few friends of mine. We had been there for lunch. The ambience there is very pleasant and soothing. The service is upto the mark. we tried a number of dishes but the best dish that i really enjoyed was the pad thai!!! i relished every bit of it!! we even recieved a discount since we mad our reservations through URBANRESTRO!! All in all we had an amazing time. :)

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just ask them to go easy on the spice

Ordered from this place a few days ago and needless to say their options are endless which is really awesome! However for some reason whatever we ending up ordering turned out to be really really spicy... but very tasty. If you're in the mood for Chinese, this place is a real good option, just ask them to go easy on the spice.

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3.0

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Great Buffet

The lunch buffet at Vong Wong is a delight and offers lots of width and depth. It has dimsums, starters, thai, soups, and wide variety of desserts. We have been to their buffet twice and came back stuffed to the core on both occasions. SOme people find it pricey but thats the case with most authentic places around town that deliver even half decent food.
The dimsums have a very thin cover and are really tasty combinations. The staff are also willing to tweak and change some of the stuff as they prepare all the food fresh only when the guests order it and that helps a lot over the traditional buffets that just lay the spread and leave the guests to fend for themselves.
The bar could do with some improvement and the quality of cocktails could be better. We ordered an irish coffee but even after 3 attempts they couldnt get it right.

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2.0

Below average

Visited the restaurant last week. The food was below average. We ordered the manchow soup and some dim sums to start off with. The soup was way too spicy and that seemed like the only flavour in the soup. The dim sums too were not steamed well. For the main course we had the pad thai noodles which were again not up to the mark. Standards of this place have really dropped inspite of being quite expensive. Not worth the visit!

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Foodslut

23 Reviews

February 16,2013

4.0

Surprisingly good

We had recently been invited to a party at Dragon Fly (Vong Wong's banquet hall) where we had some of the most fantastic (veg and non-veg) chinese starters and food. Craving more, we decided to go to Vong Wong and try out more of their fantastic food. And it did not disappoint. We stuck to vegetarian food (altho the non veg is also fantastic) - for starters - Vegetarian crispy taro, chilly paneer and fried wontons. The wontons were average, but the crispy taro was something that we'd never tried before and it was excellent. For the mains - Chilly Singaporean mee-goreng and the most amazing Kung Pao potatoes that I have ever eaten. (I'd go back to Vong Wong just for this dish). Damages for 5 dishes and 1 cocktail amounted to nearly Rs.3000/- including taxes and service charges. If you are a non vegetarian, you must try their wasabi prawns. The service could have been better, I had to ask 4 times for my water to be refilled. And it took them over 20 minutes to complete the billing formalities.

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Reynab

5 Reviews

February 14,2013

1.0

Average

Average food.. Overpriced.. And waiters are always trying to push the crab, lobster,sea bass very strongly . It's very annoying. Surprising that they are still around.

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1.0

I was W(r)ong-ed twice over!

After an incredibly hectic two days at work we wrapped up last night and drove down to Vongwong at Express Towers, Nariman Point (Mumbai) for a mega family dinner. The event was Navroz - Parsi New Year and the family wanted to be together.

The gang wanted to eat oriental and we all wanted to try out this place about which we had heard so much. Me and Dad had called, booked for 21 PAX and pre-ordered. It was a set menu and Mr Bruce their manager advised us - we accepted and asked him for a 9.30pm reservation, he politely informed us that 10pm was the time that he could book us for, we told him we had little children with us and that 10 pm was pushing the envelope, he apologised and said he couldn't make it earlier but that we would be assure of a table at 10.

We actually managed to get there by 10 ... and considering the logistics of 4 cars three houses, 6 kids all 6 yrs and under .... it was a miracle. This is when things began to unravel. The table wasn't ready and we were told they were clearing up and would take 5mins ... 15mins later we were led into a small curved nook that could barely fit 8 and made to wait for a further 20 mins ... we were thirsty and asked for water, when after many requests the water was served it consisted of two glasses. For 21 people this should have been sign enough.



We were ushered to our table at 10.40pm ... we asked for the three starters (Golden fried prawns, Pepper corn chicken & Roast Pork Chilly) as the kids were starving and so were we ... at 11.03 we were served the first - One Prawn each! I know the exact time because we were jokingly betting the food wouldn't come before 11. 10 minutes later we were served the chicken. It was spicy, over-fried and dry. The Pork arrived after prompting them thrice and the soup - supposedly Manchow Chicken, arrived before it. The soup was served in an assortment of bowls, some bowl shaped some short and cylindrical and some that looked like dessert bowls ... the quantity/volume of soup in each bowl was different! The soup tasted like a spicy diluted Mumbai street food Gobi Manchurian gravy ... it took me 4 spoonfuls to find the chicken.

The Pork was nice but there wasn't enough to go around,we asked for more and a repeat of the prawns (PS the menu was supposedly unlimited) ... at 10 minutes to midnite we were served one more prawn each ... lots of batter for extremely small prawn, the Pork chilly never came back.


Suddenly three small platters of ribs were placed on the table, we said this wasn't in our order, why was it here? The waiter dropped the dishes and disappeared. we wondered what to do. He returned 5 minutes later with Mr Bruce who informed us, whilst smiling plastically, that these were complimentary. We requested they please serve the main courses ASAP but all at once. He nodded affirmatively and rolled off.

More of the over-fried chicken arrived.


At 12.15 the Lotus leaf rice, Basa in lemon-chillie-mint-coriander and the Thai Green chicken curry arrived ... wonder of wonder there were three waiters to serve us too! The food was nice. The curry was really good. It was then that we realised that the star of the main courses - the Sweet and Sour Crispy Lamb was AWOL!! It arrived 15 minutes later when we were almost finished. Though I must say it was superb.

We asked them to serve us the dessert (Tom Tim Krob) ... and things went further down the potty. We had asked them to serve the kids plain Vanilla IC and serve the rest of the 15 persons the TTK. the brought 6 vanilla IC and 9 TTK to the table. The TTK was served in condiment bowls of 100ml size and that too filled only half. It was delicious and over in 4 teaspoonfuls ... oops there were no teaspoons ... this took 5 more minutes. The ice cream that went with the TTK arrived next with no service spoon. Then after a further 10 mins or so the rest of the desserts arrived in soup bowls!! We asked to see Bruce immediately. He came over and appeared most mystified at our complaints we informed him that the ice cream with the dessert came after the dessert and that this was ridiculous. five minutes later a large bowl of TTK arrived with a small soup spoon in it and was unceremoniously thumped on the table. This was followed by a similar bowl filled with scoops of Vanilla and no spoon!!

At wits end and with 6 very cranky and sleepy kids we asked for the bill, this took another 10 minutes and took further 10 mins to get us the change. Bruce was fired by all of us individually ... he responded by giggling and saying he was sorry and we should 'understand how it was' ... after all he had given us a 40% discount and we were supposed to be thrilled. By the way - he had also added a '10% Ex-gratia Charge', when asked he told me this was in lieu of the tip!

We were so sick by then that we left ... a terrible ending to a beautiful day. I will never eat at Vongwong ever again, I will never recommend it, I will actively dissuade anyone from going there.

The food wasn't bad neither was it fantastic, the service was abysmal (and that's being kind), water was never served without asking for it.



The Manager Mr Bruce is a blithering idiot and couldn't manage a automatic napkin dispenser in a public toilet. He should seriously think of an alternative profession before he sinks this restaurant completely.

The owners need to go to a real stand alone restaurant like Ling's Pavillion to see how it's done. They should be hanging their heads in shame at how badly 21 people were treated and the domino effect is sure to have far reaching consequences.

I am in the food business and we do mess up sometimes, but not like this and if we do we do serious damage control. The basic start of which is owning up to one's failure and waving the bill completely.

Vongwong has the wrong approach and will not last long if this is their choice. You couldn't pay me to go here again!

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crshroff

2 Reviews

August 20,2012

1.0

V(r)ong W(r)ong

please read my review i the context of Kurush and Rhea's blogs. I was subjected to the restaurant's 'hospitality' and 'service'.

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crshroff

2 Reviews

August 20,2012

1.0

What's V(r)ong with Vong Wong

Before we left the place on Saturday night, I requested Burce to have the proprietor call me. Given my request did not elicit a response, i followed up with the restaurant on Sunday late evening.

On calling the restaurant reservations, I was told that they could not put me through to Bruce and provided his hand phone number, which when i called, was unavilable (much like the hospitality on Saturday).

Subsequently, I received a call from a person who claimed to be the restaurant manager who asked me what the issue was. I advised him that it would be better if he took a download from Bruce instead of making me relive our agony. Further, I also remined him that I had requested Bruce to have the Proprietor call me. However, I was told that the Porpietor does not speak with any of the guests and guest relations is solely the responsibility of the restaurant manager. This was in stark comparison to the fact that when they opened, the proprietor's daughter was seen on the restaurant floor more than necessary, personally supervising operations. This change in management philosphy advised by the restaurant manager bolstered my conviction that the restaurant was started at some rich kid's fancy and these guys don't seem to be serious about their business. I have till date not come across a person sucessfully running a business through a strategy of aleinating ones self from ground reality.

On my refusal to speak with the 'restaurant manager' any further, Bruce called agin and asked what ammends can be made especially when they had profusely apologiezed to us and the matter was done with. He aslo advised that the owners have refused to speak with any of the customers (comes as no surprise, but is in sync with the business strategy explained by the 'restaurant manager'). This attitude reflected even more poorly than the torture meted out to all of us at dinner.

When asked to issue a letter of apology, they claimed that given the matter was fait accompli, and accordingly, it would be best if we treate it as water under the bridge.

In conclusion, all I can say is as a kid I was used seeing the line of 'chainis food' wagons parked opposite the Oberio Sheraton (as known back then) at Nariman Point with fancy names such as "Hungry Eyes". Over a period of time these wagons disappeard and I wondered why and where. I still wonder why, but i know now WHERE they relocated.

PS THE ONLY REASON I HAVE RATED THIS PLACE IS BECUASE ITS MANDATORY TO ENABLE PUBLISHING THIS REVIEW.

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nmnanji

1 Reviews

August 20,2012

1.0

Shocking

Read the review of Kurush n Rhea Dalal of the horrific exxperience they had - 21 of them on Navroz.
Bad man...................

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3.0

Averagish place

I've been here quite a few times for the lunch buffet. The first two times i found it good, but the next two times were very averagish food. It would be good if they can improve standards and go back to how it was earlier.

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3.0

Vong Wong

Having read reviews i was tempted to visit the restaurant thinking they would offer something new on the menu. I was disappointed. The Duck with plum sauce was acceptable but sweet. The duck however was chewy and had a sandy texture. Probably our desi ducks are built that way. The dim sims are indeed expensive. For a plate ( 3 dimsims) one pays Rs220. Ambiance ok and spacious. There are better restaurants in South Mumbai. I would skip this one. Its over hyped.

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excellent

Amazing food and excellent and prompt service. Great ambience and absolutely value for money.Would definitely like to try there Sunday Brunch.... Its sounds really amazing....

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5.0

Vong Wong is a place that you must visit.

I recently visited Vong Wong and the food was truly authentic. I ordered the Tom Yum soup which was sour but tasty and good. The asparagus and mushrooms in oyster sauce and stir fried " Ho Phun Noodles " are definitely worth eating. It's a very nice place which you must visit.

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NamitaA

3 Reviews

December 14,2011

4.0

excellent ambience

The restaurant has enormous space, which is an unexpected and pleasant experience in SoBo. The high ceilings, large and well spaced out tables do wonders for its decor. Their service is good too, whenever I have been here, I'm always asked at the end of each course if I am enjoying the food.
The food is not bad. I wouldn't describe it as below standards in any way- it doesn't fall short of expectations. there is nothing exciting about it either! There is never a bad dish, but no dish to especially recommend either. The restaurant is a bit pricey.
I find it better value when I go for their brunches on weekdays/ weekends. At least, I get decent variety for the price.
Oh and be sure to ask for a table near the window!

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A Nice Dinner

Vong Wong is a place for good Chinese food. It is not of the levels of a 5 Spice but a notch above it. The service is attentive, fairly quick, and and the guests at the restaurant speak for its quality.

It is reasonably priced keeping in mind the ambiance and the service provided. A meal for two costs between 1250-1400 only for food. Add extra for beverages.

I was disappointed by the lack of choices for main course - 5 chicken gravy dishes - 2 thai and 3 chinese. Similarly for seafood, lamb and vegetarian. They had the regular sauces - Black bean, sichuan and spicy peppercorn, though I was expecting something new to come through. Needless to say, they have chefs churning out very good tasteful.

They have an extensive list of dimsums - Chicken sui mai was good. The soup had an excellent aroma and taste.

Overall, it is a place one should visit.

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jayghelani

8 Reviews

February 14,2011

3.0

Expectation management !!

Was here for the sunday brunch last week with very high expectations as we had a blast at the same place last year in August.

However,came back a little disappointed this time. Had booked a table for 6 after asking them for the brunch rates with alcohol. But after arriving on Sunday, they tell me that its a dry day...they had forgotten to mention that earlier.

The food too was average and definitely not as good as last time (maybe the alcohol worked wonders that time).

The setting is nice for sure..but didnt quite enjoy the overall experience...wasnt bad but not great.
Guess it could also be due to the high expectations I went with!!

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1.0

Vong wrong

Totally agree with this title. When one tries to copy a menu from other restaurants near them they have to deliver similar food or it won't work. We had something that resembeled dimsum and main course was a confused attempt of Chinese food

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bellybytes

38 Reviews

November 22,2010

5.0

A great brunching experience

It is strange that despite being a fan of Chinese food it took me so long to finally get to Vong Wong. And now, surprisingly having gone there two weeks ago, I managed to go there again yesterday for a birthday celebration.

Both meals were at lunch time where Von Wong's fantastic buffet spread is the main attraction. Large and airy, Vong Wong has some tables that can be curtained off so that private parties can truly enjoy their own space without disturbing the other tables.

My first brunch experience was a sedate ladies' lunch in the middle of the week where we encountered other such groups enjoying the khow suay, unusual salads, a light sweet corn soup and some amazing oriental vegetarian and non vegetarian fare. The desserts were disappointing and what really tripped our bill was the mineral water and soft drinks which we didn't realise were not included in the fixed price menu. But that apart, we were happy with our choice of venue and vowed to go back for more.

So when we were invited to Vong Wong yet again over a Sunday Brunch, I knew we were going in for a good time. We were not disappointed and this time even though we had a large crowd of 25, the attentive waiters made sure that each one of us got our drinks and mouth watering dimsums. Seated at one end of the restaurant overlooking the Oberoi Towers, we were as comfortable as could be and before long the party really swung with raucous singing gamely kept in tune by the obliging guitarist.

Vong Wong is a definite treat for people who enjoy a brunch as the spread is really large and exhaustive. With wafer thin coverings wrapping mouth watering dim sums, a good hearty soup and crunchy salads to start off the meal, one can easily tuck in the great side dishes of three meats and three vegetables. The dessert selection leaves much to be desired especially the cut fruit that distinctly turns colour towards the end of the meal.

And a word of warning : Come in a chauffeur driven car because the parking next door is hogged up by the McKinsey cars who refuse to allow you to park even if the parking is empty and Pay & Park is almost always full!

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4.0

We beg to differ - Good service and food

We visited Vong Wong on a Saturday night. Weren't expecting anything great due to the bad reviews received for it's food and service, but were pleasantly surprised by both.

We had gone there because we had a discount coupon, and needed to redeem it before the end of June 2010. Service was prompt and courteous. We were led to our seats and drinks order taken and executed in no time after arrival.

The person taking our order was helpful with suggestions, when we couldn't decide on which starters to choose. Finally, we had 2 different dimsums - the curried chicken with basil and a pork cheung fun, which was a longish steamed roll with roasted pork filling. Both were nice and a change from the usual Thai and Chinese dishes, though the quantity of the chicken starter was very less for the price (just 3 small pieces for around Rs 300). We also had and relished chicken with lettuce leaves, which was basically chicken dices cooked with veggies and served on a bed of lettuce leaves with thin crunchy noodles and sweet black bean sauce.

For the main course, we had a red Thai veg curry and lotus leaf fried rice, which was basically fried rice wrapped and cooked further in lotus leaf. Curry was mildly spiced and fragrant, rice was a little bland, but a good accompaniment to the curry since the flavours didn't clash.

We rounded off the meal with tiramisu and banoffie pie: tiramisu was very good, banoffie was average though not bad.

A little on the pricey side (entire meal with one alcoholic and one non-alcoholic drink was around Rs 2000 before discount for 3 adults), but all in all, a good, enjoyable evening out. Food portions, except for the chicken starter mentioned above, were very good (three of us couldn't finish one portion of thai curry).

Their service warrants a special mention, as it was very prompt and attentive, and the food was brought to our table quite quickly after placing the order. Staff was extremely polite and helpful with suggestions and for serving the food. Their menu is also quite unusual from the standard Chinese / Thai food, with a wide variety of different dishes.

Will definitely give this restaurant a try once again. Maybe they have read the negative reviews and improved, which is to their credit.

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Vong Wrong

Vong Wrong

Von Wong’s décor is still as aesthetically appealing as it was the day it opened and continues to exude chic. Not one of my usual haunts, it was certainly one I like to visit once in a while for a little Oriental variety.

The fact that I found an insect on my plate could have been considered an ominous sign but I decided to not give it a second thought and instead, was excited about digging in to some late night ‘dim-sum’. Instead, the duck spring roll and prawn toast were too oily, the prawn dumplings had tiny, unappetising, dumpling foetuses attached to it and the barbecued pork puff, inedible! I literally had to spit out the over cooked pork because of the rancid taste it left on my pallet. Fortunately the wine wasn’t prepared in the restaurant and it did a satisfactory job of washing away the flavour that was melting my taste buds. I guess I had my answer as to why the restaurant was virtually empty at 9.30pm on a Friday Night.

On a positive note, the service was good…then again, they had very few people to attend to. Overall, Vong Wong went very Wrong Wrong and if they continue to serve such a poor calibre of food, I envision more empty seating’s!

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Much Improved

I visited Vong Wong back when it had just opened and felt the pricing was too high and the food was too average to justify going there over places like Royal China.

The one thing that left a good impression with me was the ambiance of the restaurant, with nice big windows and views of the water. The layout of the restaurant was nice as well with plenty of space between tables for privacy.

I decided to go back to the restaurant for lunch just recently and found out that they are now offering a lunch buffet. It was an pretty solid assortment: some Thai (curry, papaya salad, noodles), Chinese (mix veg, rice) and Continental (salad, soup, pasta) It was just over 400 plus tax, which isn't too expensive for a nice sit-down lunch in Nariman Point, and definitely less expensive than anything in the Trident Hotel.

The ambiance hasn't changed in that place at all and with the buffet offering at lunch, I think it makes for a solid business lunch option in that area.

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aniajames

1 Reviews

February 28,2009

1.0

food was good but service and cleanines terrible..

food was good but service and cleanines terrible....

dirty plates, lipstick mark on glass and 15 minutes waiting to get menu made us almost leave the place before we even order food. When food arrived (too fast to be actually freshly prepared) it was good, but I don't think we will visit this place again. With such a bad service its not worth second chance.

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re-rating my review

great ambiance

lovely place

but the last time i went there

i didnt find the place that great

must say china garden is the best for great chinese food

Vong Wong can do better

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3.0

Ambience

Looking for great ambience? Head straight here.

Great chinese food? Turn around and head straight for Royal China or Ling's Pavilion.

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sunday brunch place

Vong Wong is a fairly polarizing choice, my last meal there was above average but not memorable. I went in after year or more and found the place to be perfect for a Sunday lunch.

nice big windows, a brilliant spacious layout, the ambiance is brilliant. the service unfortunately is scatter brained but friendly.

the cocktails and drinks are on the money and worth indulging in. there is a dim sum lunch menu which is good, cheaper than the regular menu but the dim sums are weak.

the main menu is expansive, some interesting dishes. we tried the veggies with water chestnuts in blackbean & yellow wok friend noodles. both were pretty good.

worth a shot.

meal for 2 with drinks was 2200

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good food

good food great service

if u like bland food probably u will like the place

serves good sangria n has a wide wine menu

alll in all a lovely place

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mukhi

24 Reviews

September 10,2007

1.0

Wrong wrong!!

The owners of this place have invested in staff and decor. Four guys to park cars, ten chefs behind a glass screen, twenty waiters, and some vaguely eastern-looking women who come bouncing up to your table whenever your plate gets empty and serve you from the bowl. A stylish, if rather characterless, ambience.

Unfortunately, as with so many "fine dining" restaurants in Mumbai, they didn't bother much about the food.

Half the menu is Thai food so we assumed they knew how to make it. My friend and I first had Tom Yum soup. For half a cup of this watery liquid with a few grams of boiled chicken thrown in at the last moment, we paid Rs 200 each. Next was the green curry, which I would rate as passable - though vastly inferior to the fragrant delight you get so cheaply in Thailand.

As for the last dish, steamed fish in lime juice and chili - it was a tragic failure. It's billed as "filet of sole" on the menu, but even as we ordered it the waiter confessed this was a lie and it was actually kingfish. We told him "any fish, so long as it's fresh" and he swore they got fresh fish every day. Well maybe they do, but what we got had been marinated in lime juice and frozen for at least a week. The fish had a mushy consistency like thick porridge. When I pointed this out the waiter repeated that they get fresh fish daily (not at all the same as saying that our fish was fresh!). When the oriental ladies tried to re-serve the fish and I politely told them it was not good, they ran away into a corner to hide. No one made the slightest attempt to talk to us about our experience though we were clearly dissatisfied. (I'm nostalgic for the wonderfully fresh steamed fish in lime juice and chilly that I had last year in Phuket - for the princely sum of 150 rupees!!).

The damage for this very light meal for two (including one glass of passable Australian wine at Rs 400) was Rs 2250. At that price we could pig out at Trishna, Excellensea, Ling's or Indigo Deli! And from my experience of those places, the food is usually fresh.

Vong Wong (as long as it lasts, which won't be very long) should change its name to Wrong Wrong.

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Mixed Reaction

Disclaimer - I am gonna compare this restaurant with the Thai restaurants in US.

My wife and I went here without reservation on a Saturday evening. Ever since we came back from the US, we had craving for Thai food. Of course, they had to act pricey by calling up the first floor and saying things like "I'll try my best". We managed to get a place without any waiting.

The ambience of the restaurant is decent, nothing to rave about. There's much more they could have done to make it look more oriental and funky.

They served these sweet seasame covered peanuts. I liked those since I was too hungry. The names on the menu were a little confusing. But since we're experienced Thai eaters, we could figure things out by the ingredients.

We called for a Tom Yum soup and a tofu with peanut sauce for appetizers. The soup was decent but the starter was strictly OK.

We then called for Penang Curry with Steam Rice and Pad Thai. I must say the Pad Thai was very good. But I was highly disappointed by the Penang Curry. The curry was way too thick and it had a lot of Indian flavour to it.

One could pass the curry for Paneer Makhanwala! Another 'not so cool' thing was that they served Jasmine Rice which was just like Basmati. Thai food does not go well with that rice.

We then called for Sticky rice with Mango - one of our favourite Thai desserts. That was passable.

All in all, the service was good. The food - not sure we would get the kind of craving for the Thai food here ever so often. Worth trying once!

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Good food but clueless service

I work in the building next door and have been here for lunch twice in the last 4 weeks.

The food is actually quite good (6 out of 10) although not on par with Royal China despite having a chef from Singapore.

What lets this place down is the service. The staff do try but aren't very well trained and we havd to ask at least two or three times for anything we needed. Hopefully its just teething pains.

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Finally Almost Authentic Thai Food

I have been searching for months for real Thai food in Mumbai(everyone raves about Thai Pavillion but it is shut) so I made a reservation at Vong Wong. The whole venue was very refreshing for some reason....I kind of felt as if I had left Mumbai....cant put my fingder on what element made it so refreshing. Anways in regars to the food, I had the basic...papaya salad(hitting close to what you get on the streets in Bangkok), Tom Yum(excellent after I asked for extra fish sauce, chilli, vinegar & sugar). green curry(thumbs up), pad thai(above average)

So I would have to say I would come back...

A little on the high side in regars to cost but for above average thai food I would do anything!

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Told to "VACATE" the Table

It was my dad's 70th birthday & we were a group of 12 family members out for dinner for a 8.30 booking on 21st july [sat].
drinks...my apple & hazelnut Martini gets full marks.
the service was erratic & after dinner was served our waiter & steward chose to ignore us.
not much choice for veggies. the usual chinese items were missing from the menu so the kids had to miss out on their std favorite dishes. Not a place for kids.
the ambience & crowd was classy....a change from our regular haunt China Garden.
what put all of us off & shocked us was that at 11.15pm as we sipped our chinese tea & waited for the paid bill to be returned, we were told TO VACATE THE TABLE as they had another booking.....after spending 10 grand , the last thing we expected were to be told to F_ _k off.
5 minutes later, on our way out all we saw were 5-6 persons sitting awaiting a table.
guess, VANG WONG really showed their "CLASS"....and so did We as we made our way home quietly WITHOUT CREATING A SCENE. we simply swore never to visit the place again!!

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Not recommended

It may have other redeeming factors other than its fairly nice ambience, decor and service. But quantity, quality and taste of food are not among Wongwong's strong points. Prices ranged between Rs.150 (for tiny portion veg starters) to Rs.1800 (can't remember for which dishes). The broadest range of food was between Rs.300 - 500.

Their menus are confusing to say the least. The is a drinks menu, a starters + rice + noodles menu AND a main course menu including some other starters + rice + noodles and other dishes divided into Thai and Chinese sections. The spicy food is not marked with the standard chilli mark, but the mild food is. The redeeming point about the last, is that the steward taking the order pointed that out.

The lamb in the lamb thai rice that we ordered was tough and not fresh. Portion for the main course was just enough for one, unless both are poor eaters and tasted more like the "Indian Chinese" variety than authentic. Fried corn curd was more like pakoras!!

Can't speak for the drinks and desserts as we didn't try them. The average bill per person if you stick to the lowest cost basic stuff without drinks would be Rs.500.

Location is in prime business district but is not the kind of place you place you would choose for an office lunch with colleagues. If you are looking for a quite place to conduct a slow business meeting over lunch and don't particularly care about the food, this is the place for you.

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good but not great

Expansive space, well located, the ambiance itself is just about allright though. Nothing iconic or specific but a generic up market restaurant.
The service is good the servers seemed a bit scared, just the jitters. they will get better.
The food, soup was fantastic, the appetizer platter for two was weak (both thai) the main course all chinese was good. Overall the place has potential, it could be great.
Menu has two sides thai and chinese. so make sure you look at both sides before ordering.
Damage for two with a mocktail and a pepsi was 1900. They also serve Singha which is perfect for Thai food.

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Thai me up

This brand new restaurant based in the Express Towers is an instant winner. Serving Thai and Chinese food it has a large and varied menu with lots of favorites and some new dishes.
The decor was crisp with wooden floors and white table linen. Some tables are screened with muslin curtains and the differing levels of seating helps it to feel intimate.
The mushroom salad was spicy and substantial, the fried smoked chicken crisp and, well smokey and the thai beef salad packed with with citrus and lemongrass flavours.
The main courses were spicy and pungent with many layers of fresh ginger, garlic, nam plah and lime. The vegetable hakka noodles particularly flavoursome.
A table of 28 was served without delay. And the barman does a mean martini - dirty as well as classic!
Overall a great addition to the Mumbai dining scene.

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