Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa

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Seafood
At Ostra we proudly present the finest selection of fresh fish, locally sourced produce and organic product flown in from around the world. Uniquely imaginative cuisine delights diners as they stroll in from the River Walk to enjoy fine fare and one of our famous margaritas. Ostra features exclusive river front terrace dining, a dramatic stone and glass oyster bar and two private rooms to accommodate any guest request. Here, you can expect quality ingredients, an extensive wine selection, specialty vintage tequilas and the highest levels of service in a relaxed contemporary atmosphere.
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WM
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Miguel took outstanding care of us. Everything he recommended was spot on. The timing on the food was particularly noteworthy, with all food arriving at the perfect time. We had a window table allowing us to enjoy the Christmas lights along the river as we feasted on the fine food and wine.

D
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome server Nicholas helped make this a beautiful evening. Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Highly recommend it!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! I'll let Nicholas know how well he's doing. Regards Mike Nahat michael.nahat@omnihotels

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CJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We sat outside at Ostra where it was lovely. The drinks and service were outstanding!! The food was very mediocre and I believe our waiter told us they had rolled out a new menu not too long ago....

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. Everything fresh and flavorful. Lovely presentation. Good value-great food - great service-great location

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Responded on November 23, 2019

Thank you for the review! I appreciate the 5 stars. If there was anyone in particular that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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GB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner and breakfast the next day because it was so good! We had redfish and scallops for dinner - excellent! Waiter was very professional.
Breakfast was equally good. We had eggs Benedict and Shrimp & grits, without a doubt the best breakfast I have ever eaten.

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Responded on November 23, 2019

GloryB, Thank you for the review! I appreciate the 5 stars. If there was anyone in particular that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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l
San Antonio
30 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Business dinner and Ostra allowed me the opportunity to have a business discussion. Food and service were both good - salmon and redfish were the entrees and both were good and so were the apps - calamari and octopus. Good option if you are looking for something on Riverwalk.

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Responded on November 23, 2019

ladrlee, Thank you for the review! I appreciate the 4 stars. If there was anything more we could have done to earn that 5th star, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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OT
Los Angeles
463 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant on Riverwalk. We had lunch and dinner here and each time the food was very tasty. I can recommend the scallops for dinner and the shrimp po'boy for lunch. Efficient and personable service.

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Responded on November 23, 2019

Thank you for the review! I appreciate the 5 stars. If there was anyone in particular that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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LG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The signature Sea Scallops entree was to die for. The coconut peanut curry had me wanting to lick the plate ☺️. My hotel recommended Ostra when I asked them to recommend a seafood restaurant nearby. It did not disappoint! Highly recommend - and Jorge’s service was attentive, engaging, and spot on.

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Responded on November 23, 2019

LeeG, Thank you for the review! I appreciate the 5 stars. If there was anyone in particular that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for my Birthday. Food was good, service was very attentive, drinks were excellent.

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Responded on November 23, 2019

Thank you for the review! I appreciate the 4 stars. If there was anything more we could have done to earn that 5th star, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great, we dined outside with a view of the river walk and had a great time.

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Responded on November 7, 2019

Tazman, Thank you for the review. I appreciate the 5 stars, and the kind words. If there is anyone on my team that I can personally recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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BG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Highly recommend

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Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for the review BettyG. If there was anything more we could have done to earn that 5th star, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Great food
Outside seating perfect ambiance on the Riverwalk

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Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you! If there is anyone in particular that I can recognize for doing a great job, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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KL
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food quality was very good but I do feel that there are some items that are priced higher than they should be. For example, the gumbo was good but not quite as good as the price of it. The scallops were delicious and always are but I don't feel that the sides are a great accompaniment to the dish. Makes for a not very filling dish. I would appreciate better vegetables or something other than rice noodles.
The ambiance was great. I love eating along the river and I do expect the food to be a bit more over-priced at a river restaurant, so overall I guess the cost is what I expect. This is my go-to place when I can afford an over $100 bill for two people on the river.

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Responded on November 6, 2019

KimL, Thank you for the review. I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with 4 stars, as well as the additional feedback on where we could improve. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards, Mike Nahat

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F
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We ordered a glass of wine without asking the price. When we got the bill it was $37 per GLASS. This same bottle of wine at the grocery store or wine store is $22 per BOTTLE. That is a giant rip off.

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Responded on November 6, 2019

Fred, Thank you for the review. I appreciate the feedback. I know that one of my managers worked with you the night you dined with us to address the problem before you paid; I feel terrible that they were unable to fix the issue to your satisfaction. This month, we will be reevaluating all of our offerings to ensure that we are in line with other restaurants at our caliber. Regards, Mike Nahat

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RD
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Blackened redfish was fabulous & great wine selection. Service was superb.

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Responded on November 1, 2019

RelaxedDining, Thank you for the review! I appreciate the kind words. If there was anyone in particular that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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OT
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared crab cake and octopus appetizers, and the togarashi rubbed ahi and blackened redfish entrees; it was all so delicious! Pineapple jalapeno margs were perfect. Go early and sit outside and you'll have a perfect evening!

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Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you for the review! I appreciate the 5 stars. The pineapple jalapeño margarita is a house specialty, I'm happy that it continues to impress. If there was anyone in particular that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great river walk location. Excellent food.

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Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you! I appreciate the review. - Mike Nahat

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AM
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing location within a wonderful hotel! Free valet parking is extra bonus. Those outside on the patio are given blankets if chilly and Angel the host is very accommodating. Mike was our server who made wonderful drink recommendations and dessert as well 😁! Never felt rushed, but able to linger for dinner conversation and enjoy the meal and view!

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Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you for the review! I appreciate the 5 stars. I'll make sure to recognize Angel and Mike for a job well done. Regards, Mike Nahat

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Applewood salmon is the best! Calamari was fried to perfection. I highly recommended this place.

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Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you! I appreciate the 5 stars. If there is anyone in particular that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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RH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate breakfast...Nice atmosphere, right off the river, great food and service

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Responded on October 17, 2019

Richard, Thank you for the review! If there is anyone I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards, Mike Nahat

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MR
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere

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Responded on October 15, 2019

MarleanaR, Thank you for the review! I appreciate the 5 stars. If there is anyone in particular that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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OT
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Enjoyed our food. Our waiter was friendly and knew the menu & made recommendations. We ordered calamari as an appetizer that we enjoyed, especially the crispy noodles underneath the nicely prepared tempura style calamari. We also enjoyed the really good French bread before our meal. The salt crystals on top of the quenelle if butter was a hint to the quality of the entrees to come. We ordered the Blackened Redfish and Snapper Valencia. Both were great. The fish was not over cooked and the sauces were flavorful but did not overpower the fish.
This was a nice dinner in a nice atmosphere. We chose to sit inside because of the seasonal cricket invasion. Unfortunately it was increasingly noisy as people at the next table drank a lot of wine and a group at the bar that was very well behaved but their voices carried.
The other issue was the inordinate amount of time it took for our food to arrive. The restaurant was not busy on a weekday night at 8:30. Thank goodness the food was delicious.

Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you for the review! I appreciate the taking the time out of your day to provide us with this feedback. I've passed it along to my service and culinary teams to address in the future. Regards, Mike Nahat

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service efficient and the ambiance romantic. A lovely dining experience!

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Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for the review! I appreciate the 5 stars. If there is anyone on my team that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Best, Mike Nahat

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OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and excellent food. Staff was very attentive, especially regarding our dietary restrictions.

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Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you! I appreciate the 5 stars. If there was anyone in particular that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Best, Mike Nahat

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a
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food as always and excellent service!!

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Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you Amberp. I appreciate the 5 stars and kind words. - Mike Nahat

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RN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood selection!

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Responded on September 22, 2019

Thank you for the review! If there is anyone in particular I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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a
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. My favorite on the Riverwalk. Always a relaxing experience.

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Responded on September 22, 2019

adshijw, Thank you for the review! If there is anyone in particular I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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AW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Miguel. We had a riverside table with a beautiful view. Ahi tuna, crabcake and Brulee were SO amazing.

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Responded on September 17, 2019

AmberW, Thank you for the review! We appreciate the 5 stars, and the time you took to give us this feedback. I've passed along your kudos to Miguel for a job well done. We look forward to taking care of you again in the future. Best, Mike Nahat

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O
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is THE BEST Riverwalk people-watching... a floor show with your meal! The food was lovely... migas and tequila perfection.

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Responded on September 17, 2019

Oohl, Thank you for the review! I'm a huge fan of our little spot on the river, and it's unparalleled 'people-watching.' If there is anyone in particular that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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MY
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner menu is pretty varied. Brunch menu is quite large. Ambiance is nice but nothing special, much like any other hotel restaurant on the Riverwalk. Food was fresh and of good quality. Presentation and preparation was very good. Given the location of the hotel and price point and the fact that it is an Omni property I expected a little more. Staff were friendly and attentive.

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Responded on September 17, 2019

MarkY, Thank you for the feedback. I've passed along your feedback to the appropriate parties. Regards, Mike Nahat

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C
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location on the river walk. The classiest restaurant on the river walk by far. He had a great meal by ordering all of the seafood appetizers. The raw oysters we good, the east coast oysters were the best.

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Responded on September 18, 2019

Cipresso, Thank you for the review! I appreciate you taking the time to provide with this feedback. If there was anything more we could have done to earn that 5th star, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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S
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

They must use MSG or other preservatives as a few in our group had stomach problems soon after our dinner. However, the food tasted great and the location couldn't have been better.

Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa
Responded on September 13, 2019

Summ, Thank you for your review. I appreciate the feedback. For peace of mind, we do not us any MSG in any of our products. I see that you also had some poor service; if you have an additional moment, I'd like to hear more. Thank you again for your feedback and I hope to hear from you soon. Regards, Mike Nahat

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a
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Almost all of the food was fantastic. One of the oysters, oddly actually had two oysters in the Shell but one was Sandy and had Shell parts in it. Everything else was great and John the waiter was very knowledgeable. Some tree parts were blown into the Beverages outside because of the weather.

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Responded on September 13, 2019

adshijw, Thank you for the review. I appreciate the kind words. I'll pass along your feedback to John and let him know what kind of impact he's having on our guest's experiences. Thank you, Mike Nahat

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J
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and have always enjoyed it. Wanting to share this experience with good friends, we found this trip was a little disappointing. Our party of four attempted to order Oysters as our appetizer but we were told "they were out of the Canadian and northeastern oysters with only the Louisiana ones available" . We did order the charred octopus which was incredible and loved by the entire table. My seafood pasta was lacking in substance as I did not have any scallops as noted on the menu and only 4 mussels were given. The shrimp that was present was tasty as well as the overall taste. We also had a difficult time with our cocktails that were ordered as it seemed that they were short on alcohol that evening. I will definitely try this restaurant again when in town and only hope that this experience was a "fluke".

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Responded on September 13, 2019

Joyful, Thank you for your review. I appreciate the feedback, and have passed it along to my culinary and bar teams to address. Regards, Mike Nahat

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WA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The special was delicious, and the host seated me outside but by a window, so I could enjoy the evening and the air conditioning at the same time, which was extremely considerate. The service was good, and it’s right on the river walk, so there’s excellent people-watching opportunity. The only disappointment was that they were out of oysters except from Louisiana, which is a problem for an oyster house.

Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for the review! I appreciate the review. I apologize for running out of the East coast and Canadian oysters; in an effort to ensure consistent quality, we occasionally have to refuse a shipment to protect our guests. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Mike Nahat

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W
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Main dishes were amazing. The sides and sauces were under par. The desserts were 50/50. The bread pudding was phenomenal and the cobbler was not short of warm jelly in a bowl. Yuck! Then in cake down to the bill. We were charged $98.00 for Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon it is usually $20.00+- I understand restaurant mark ups but a 500% mark up is a little much. I’ll find somewhere else next time on the Riverwalk.

Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you Will. I appreciate the feedback. We do our best to ensure that our pricing is in line with similarly caliber restaurants within San Antonio, but perhaps it's time to take another look. Regards, Mike Nahat

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S
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Worst oysters I ever had terrible desert and only passable main course only 5 customers in the large restaurant if not a part of.quality hotel it could not survive but they need a restaurant

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Responded on September 1, 2019

David, Thank you for the feedback. I feel terrible that you had such a poor experience on Thursday evening. I've passed along your review to our team regarding the cobbler. Regarding the oysters, we work with our purveyors to ensure that all of our seafood, especially our shellfish, is of the highest quality. If you have any additional feedback as to why the oysters were terrible, please let me know. I'd like to ensure we fix any issue as soon as possible. Regards, Mike Nahat

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n
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delightful - we say outside on the Riverwalk - we are local and have many choices but we love to do staycations and usually eat here - Think it is the best of the Riverwalk.....Oysters were exceptionally fresh and my husband and I also each had the same dish of the seafood pasta - excellent - they were accommodating as I don't eat meat and it had pancetta - so they made it without for me.

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Responded on August 28, 2019

nancyl, Thank you for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed our little spot on the river. If there is anyone in particular for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat

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JC
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, even for our kids. Awesome food!

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Responded on August 9, 2019

JerryC, Thank you for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Best, Mike Nahat

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food on the river walk.!!!

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Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars! If there is anyone I can recognize publicly, please let me know. Thank you, Mike Nahat

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