I don't usually give low scores but this place is a piece of work. Disclaimer: I didn't actually dine here... and there's a reason why. I went here on a Wednesday evening. Granted it was during Presidents Day weekend but when we walked in, the restaurant was half empty. Yay! But as we stood by the entrance for 10 minutes, no one acknowledged our existence even though there was a sign on the hostess table that said "Please wait to be seated". More people are starting to line up. I see a waitress scrambling from table to table looking flustered. Another waiter is walking around frantically. Then a customer from the far side of the restaurant goes up to the waitress and complains that they ordered dumplings before the other tables and still haven't received them. The customer wasn't overtly rude. The waitress then goes to the manager (?) and vents about the said customer. OK. Finally when we do get acknowledged we're asked if we had a reservation. Nope. Because there's no sign anywhere that indicates you need a reservation. They say they can't accommodate walk ins and are only taking reservations. I ask if I can get one for later and no. They're done taking them for the night (it's 6:30 PM). Pretty interesting considering, like I said, the restaurant was half empty and there were at least 5 staff members working. Obviously these people have no idea how to run a business. After waiting, I was about to go back there and help them make a green curry. TLDR: Get a reservation. Expect to wait for your food. Expect order snafus. But the place did smell amazing. The Lounge Bar
Amidst all of these pungent, vibrant, savory flavors, let us not skip dessert. That’s where Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery in Oakland arrives. Have you had sticky rice with ripe mango before? Like really had that life-altering version with ripe mango that makes you think California produce at its peak is even overrated? Soi 4’s sticky rice and mango could be the best around -- and 99% of Bay Area Thai restaurants serve it.
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