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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Josephine - Ipoh Garden South

I wanted to try Josephine after seeing the nice outlook of the restaurant, but Motormouth was faster, he already went to check out this place. To be frank, after reading his blog, I know the food are quite pricey. I expect a lot more from Josephine. As I always think that customer do not mind paying more, if the food is tasty - that's what we called value for money.

With quite a high expectation I step into this place. I invited a friend for lunch and she was late. So, I orderd the famous illy coffee while waiting. I ordered a Caramel Latte, it was not hot enough. I believe a lot of time is the skill of making the coffee also. It doesn't meet my requirement. I feel illy coffee at other places is much nicer, i.e. New Zealand Natural, and Big Apple Donuts & Coffee serves better illy coffee.


Ok, 1st disappointment. Then, even though the place looks good from outside, I do not feel very comfortable sitting on the sofa. The wood they used for table and chairs are some cheap wood, and maybe it is new, there is still a kind of wood smell inside the place.
Believe it or not, charging quite expensive, there was no sky juice served after I sat down. I have to ask for it?!! Ridiculios isn't it?

3rd disappointment, for God's sake, check the spelling before printing the menu, I notice a spelling mistake there, Carlsberg was spelt as Carlsburg. And the menu is only a piece of A3 paper?!! I am not sure whether they are rushing for opening for CNY therefore, they make it so lightly.

Anyways, I decided to order spaghetti as I want to compare this with Indulgence and Citrus. It was ok, but not worth paying RM30/=


Another one - "Fueslli Carbonara" -RM25 taste and looks normal- not at all value for money


Last but not least, they charge 5% service charge. I will give a big No No for this place....I hope they can improve overall, for food quality, service and interior set up if not is not easy to survive in Ipoh!

14 comments:

J2Kfm said...

hi there ... i was expecting much frm them as well.

from the outlook, and the crowd that evening. somehow, the place faltered, big time.

they better buck up, to justify the price customers pay.

worldwindows said...

Bad day out? Better luck next.

SimpleGirl said...

j2kfm, exactly!! Or else, I don't see a bright future. Now, just because is new,that's why the crowd is there to try out, but whether they will have repeat customers? God knows..Anyway, Happy Chinese New Year to you and family!

worldwindows, that's ok, never try never know ya! Wish you and family a happy Chinese New Year!

Duckie said...

wow looks like this place is so not good!!!

Little Inbox said...

Oh Oh, the owner must make improvement to their food quality le...Doing a business is tough.

SimpleGirl said...

Duckie, yes, is not value for money. gONG xI Fa Chai!

Little Inbox, true, now everything is so competitive, they really have to improve a lot in order to sustain in the long term ya!Happy CNY!

New Kid on the Blog said...

must quickly inform my relatives who plan to visit them. :)

thanks for sharing.

foodbin said...

is it that bad?

SimpleGirl said...

New Kid on the blog, haha, it depends on individual, maybe your relative might like it...??!

Foodbin, this is my personal opinion only, as food is very subjective, there is no rule whether it is tasty or very bad...

CRIZ LAI said...

Happy "Niu" Year to you and all in the family. May this year be a healthy, wealthy and prosperous year for everyone. :)

http://crizfood.com/

worldwindows said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family.

jack said...

yesterday i went to the worst restaurant in ipoh. Both the service and foods were terrible. The restaurant is call josephine ( its situated in ipoh garden south , inside the parkson ria's old building).
First of all, you must make yourself free for at least one hour because your food won't arrive after 30 minutes even if you just ordered garlic bread only. The design inside actually not too bad but the services they provide will make you feel like you in hell. The waitress...is damn rude ( bare in mind the price is those high end restaurant prices). Me and my family ordered ice blended coffee , garlic breads, pancakes, salads etc. You will be surprised what actually arrived at your table.The ice blended is ....actually not really blended but a lot of ice cubes floating inside your coffee( but they charged like rm 12 to rm 14 for the ice blended coffee... more than coffee beans.)Then, the under baked garlic bread arrived. We had to ask them to send the garlic bread back to the kitchen to rebake it. ( very reluctantly by that waitress). Then this 'wonderful' waitress come and clean up the table while we still eating our food. We asked the waitress to stop cleaning first, then she just turned rudely to us and say "NO". I got the shock of my life. The nightmare didn't end there,then the pancake haven't even arrived yet after 1 hour in the restaurant. We asked like 3 times for the pancake, again, the waitress didn't bother much. At the end we decided to cancel the pancake as the enviroment inside is so terrible, so that we can get out of this place ASAP!!!
For people who think might want to step in this place again............... think twice

gohwee said...

Checked this place out with my friends. We all enjoyed our food there except two in our group. The self-professed critics. They are bent on just criticizing. And the prices was reasonable. I would recommend others to give this place a try.

gigit said...

i went there recently with my friends...
& i dont think the place is as bad as u described...
the food wasnt that bad la..but for that amount of price, they could do better...
but we spent most of our times taking pictures anyway and one of the waiters was really accommodating...he even helped taking our pics more than once!

maybe they have read ur post and bucked up...

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