Around the world, one plate at a time
Original post made on Apr 4, 2014
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on Apr 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm
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Thanks for doing this review.
I wanted to point out an error that some of us caught and corrected in earlier writing on the Voice website about this new restaurant (links below), but that unfortunately reappeared in this review.
This restaurant's novel name is correctly phoneticized "sy-jo," not "shai-jo." That was a point of confusion created by the web site, as I'll explain.
This information comes directly and emphatically from co-owners Jon Tran and Trisha Pham, who asked me in the past to make it clear. Jon said he put the phoneticization "shai-jo" originally on the restaurant's web site; he told me he'd intended the H to be "silent," as in sy-jo, and that he planned to correct the web site to make this clearer (which evidently hasn't happened yet, no doubt amid the myriad issues that new restaurateurs must deal with). All of the restaurant's personnel, including the owners, say it "sy-jo."
on Apr 5, 2014 at 6:42 am
We went a few month ago. The food wasn't good and over priced. The bill came out to be $50 a person for 4 dishes and dessert, no drinks. We weren't that full since all the dishes are on the small side. For that much money, I rather go next door to Kappo Nami Nami.
I will gladly pay for good food but bottom line, the food sucked. Don't waste your money.
on Apr 5, 2014 at 8:37 am
I went here last week and here are my impressions. The decor is quite nice. The waiter was pleasant although encouraging us to buy bottled flat water seems unnecessary in Mountain View. The menu was interesting, but on our vegetarian evening had only few options which was surprising since there are so many things chefs can do with small plates and veggies/grains. The one vegetarian small plate (outside of salad) was delicious and artfully presented. We ordered two salads and one was nice, the other not so interesting with young lettuce and little flavor. They were out of the dessert we ordered. So it was a pricey ($45) for a very light meal (we went somewhere else later for dessert). I can't see us returning unless they adjust their menu.