Jazmine Cafe (#300, 6/20/14) – 67
This was a completely random stop as we happened to be in the neighborhood of Jazmine Cafe, a good-sized Vietnamese restaurant in the Riverbend area. We had some time to kill and dropped in and, even though I’m not too familiar with Vietnamese food, I had a great meal.
I opened up with the pork pot stickers, which were pretty good. Just your basic pot sticker, but still good. I opted for a couple of their spring rolls – they have a wide selection of options as far as spring rolls, so pretty interesting. I had a shrimp and crab roll, which was pretty good, but the highlight, without question, was the caterpillar spring roll – snowcrab and cucumber topped with avocado and mango. It was outstanding! They have a wide selection of bubble teas as well. I don’t have any idea what that is and wanted to give it a try, but I forgot. So will try next time. Oh! We did try some saki as well; I’m still developing my test for that. I’ll give Jazmine a 37 out of 50 for food.
The atmosphere was ok. It’s kind of sterile; like an old Chinese restaurant. It had the big fish tank, but just basic booths and tables with rock music playing. Didn’t strike me as overly unique. No problem really, but nothing special. I’ll give it an 16 out of 30 for atmosphere.
The service was solid. No issues. I’ll give it a 14 out of 20 for service.
Final score = 67.