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Dong-A (Phoenix)
Feb 16, 2004

Food Quality 2.5 Stars 2.5 Stars 2.5 Stars
Service 2.5 Stars 2.5 Stars 2.5 Stars
Menu Selection 4.0 Stars 4.0 Stars 4.0 Stars 4.0 Stars
Atmosphere 2.0 Stars 2.0 Stars
Price 4.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 4.5 Stars

Out of 5 possible stars.

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by Nick Coons

For a lunch meeting, a business contact asked what I'd like for lunch. I made the standard comment of, "Anything will be fine." With his first suggestion of Cambodian, I wasn't really in a point to counter, based on my previous statement, so I agreed. I was actually looking forward to something out of the norm until I was informed that it's just like Chinese food, so down the toilet went that anticipation.

Walking in, I had no prejudices, despite the upfront information provided to me. I wasn't sure what to expect (except, at least, rice). Upon opening the menu, everything was familiar, once I was able to decipher it. The lunch special prices were phenomenal. Heck, the dinner prices were even good. Later I found out that they make the money back from you on the cost-per-refill soft drinks.

I was not overly ecstatic about the food. Though I'm used to rubbery meat at inexpensive oriental restaurants, I'm of course always hoping for better. The interior was either not decorated, or it was decorated with random garage-sale drapes -- I couldn't tell if they were intentional or not. The service provided was only out of necessity (to take our order, bring our food, etc), as we were not attended to often. "You get what you pay for," holds true once again.

Dong-A is located at 4808 N. 35th Ave. in Phoenix.

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