Made a 9:15 reservation not realizing the restaurant closed at 9:30. Arrived early (before 9), waited at hostess stand. Hostess arrived after a few minutes, checked something on the computer, and walked away without ever looking our way. We started to leave at that point because while there were plenty of employees at the bar in the open kitchen area etc no one had greeted us or even made eye contact. The restaurant was not busy at all. In fact once we were finally seated there was only one other occupied table. My son had the BBQ chicken pogocha, and I had the skewered steak. Both were just okay. Nothing that made me want to come back again. We've visited this place only a few times over the past 6 or 7 years, never have we left impressed with what we had. Although the bread you get before your entree is really good. Our waiter was attentive, kept refilling our glasses. But it seemed to take a long time for our food to be served.
As usual, the food selections, quality, and service were excellent. One of my favorite restaurants!
We had one of the worst dining out experiences we've ever had. We used to frequent Pogacha, but hadn't been in years and decided to try it out again. It will be the last time. The server was incredibly rude and argumentative. For the first time in my life, I left a $0.00 tip. It was horrible.
Celebrating our wedding anniversary at Pogacha (Issaquah) was such a great find. It was our first experience there but we will definitely be back. From the moment we were greeted to the end of the evening we encountered superb service, scrumptious food, and entertainment that iced the cake for me! (Jaz, Saxaphone, dancing, & a night cap)
The bar scene at Pogacha appears to be very popular as it was jammed Friday evening and night. Our group of 6 was only in the dining room for dinner. The menu offered a reasonable variety of options. The wine list was fair.
Our disappointment was with the waiter and bussers. There was a very notable lack of attention to our table. More than once we had to ask for water glassed to be filled. The appetizer plates were not cleared before our entrées arrived making for an awkward exchange of plates between diners and staff. The waiter made it clear he was in a hurry, putting the entrée plates down bang,-bang-bang and without description/confirmation of what was on the plate. The entrées for four of us were served on square plates. None of the those plates were set down squared to the edge of the table. Each of them had a corner hanging over requiring each of us to adjust our plates. Five of us were served when the waiter said "Bon Appetit." When I pointed to the yet-to-be-served guest, the waiter said, "Yah, it's coming." To make room for the entrée plates I took the wine menu off the table and held it in my hands. The waiter and staff left our table until I could get their attention to hand them the menu. The place screamed of an untrained or undertrained wait staff.
Most of us were happy with our meals. The veal marsala was fair at best; a bit tough and dry.
Always curious what a "Pogacha" is. It's a flatbread with toppings on it similar to a pizza. There's nothing special about it. We liked the Pogacha salad.
Average in all aspects. I don't see what the "hype" is when it comes to the Pogacha restaurants. They are usually busy, but the food is only mediocre. I must be missing something.
The meal was a nice break from the ordinary. The seafood risotto was creamy and the shellfish was tasty. I would not recommend the house Merlot. I wasn't interested in paying much for a single glass of wine, so I ordered it without looking at menu. It was awful and I barely finished it.
We've eaten here several times and always felt the food and service were great. We had blackened salmon and chicken piccata this visit it was excellent. Plates came to table hot, yea.... one of our favorite places in Issaquah.... restaurant supports Village Theatre is a plus!
The food was good and the Pogacha bread is delicious, but the service was lackluster. Our server seemed very annoyed to be there...kinda puts a damper on the celebratory event for which we were there: my birthday and my husband's.
We have eaten at Pogacha's in Issaquah before and have been overall pleased, but this time we had extremely poor service. Our waiter came by and dropped off our bread, but didn't say anything. And then we waited, and waited, and waited some more. When he (we really didn't know who the waiter was since we thought he might have been just serving bread!) finally came, we gave our orders. And then we waited some more.
We did get served, and enjoyed the food, although we were surprised that the house salad was only lettuce and nothing else (except for a dressing). Our chief complaint was the almost complete lack of service: no refills of our drinks, no asking if everything was ok, an extreme delay in taking our orders, and generally being ignored. If they were short handed, a quick update on the situation goes a long ways to help our understanding.
I think we will be reluctant to return anytime soon!
Food was disgusting. Have had several good lunches there. Went for dinner and the strawberry salad with salmon was absoulty a ripoff. No cheese or strawberries. Candied walnuts were like rocks. The pasta dish with salmon tasteless .
This was a great place to get dinner on our way out of the city and over the pass on Friday night. Staff was really friendly, food was great and we were seated right at the time of our reservation. I will be back...there are more things I want to try on the menu and it was very convenient and fun.
Enjoyed our food and our waiter was very cordial. Only problem is that I made reservation thru Open Table, got there few minutes early and was seated. When husband arrived, they told him there was no reservation in my name.
Great food. Haven't been in years and it is still amazing! Will be back soon.
The restaurant was quite busy...holiday gatherings & theater night. Our waitress was very pleasant and very good. When we were taking our time looking at the menu she gave us a hint that food would be taking a little longer with the crowd and if we wanted to get to the theater on time we should probably give her our order. That was the right thing to tell us and we got out in plenty of time without being rushed.
As usual, the atmosphere was lively and the food was delicious. Always a good value.
Always a good place to eat out. Good plentiful plates for the price. We enjoyed the salmon and tenderloins skewers. House salad always fresh.
There was a Seahawks game and the noise from the bar made it difficult to have a dinner conversation. The food was good. The waitstaff were quite attentive.
We made a last minute reservation and we were a few minutes late.
They took very good care of us and we had a lovely family holiday outing!
Had a reservation, but chose to sit in the bar instead - because it was lively, attractive, more fun, and we could watch the Thursday night football game while chatting and eating. The server was very attentive, the food choices sufficient, and the quality of the food was quite good. We will be back.
Pogacha is outstanding. Never disappoints.
Decided to try the New York steak on most recent visit. Nothing wrong with it, but I will stick to their delicious beef tenderloin skewer if I crave beef there again. Better value, better cut of meat (shouldn't be, but it is) & better flavor.
Other than this note, as ever, Pogacha staff and kitchen were fantastic. We really enjoy ourselves there.
Great atmosphere, great food, great service. We had the Seafood Risotto, the Grilled Tenderloin Skewer and the Four Seasons Pogachas. All were perfect. We definitely will go back.
Four of us went to dinner prior to going to the theater. It was a great meal , service was good and fun for all. We were at a table and the chairs were not as comfortable as we would have liked.
Service was bad, we ordered Tomato Soup. First it was not delivered for long time , finally when Soup came to Table then they said it belong to someone else and removed Soup. We waited another 10 mins for our Soup to come.
I've been to Pogacha many times over the years. So I am willing to overcome my recent experience and return. But we had requested a booth in a quiet area and instead were stuck at a table near three large groups in overflow seating. The service was absolutely abysmal. It was over an hour from the time we were seated until our food was served. We hadn't ordered appetizers either so were relieved when it finally arrived. My son ordered pasta with the chicken on the side. The meat was completely omitted instead. When we asked for it from the waitress, she said she'd put a rush on it. But it still arrived well after we'd finished eating. Then it took over half an hour for our check to arrive. Fortunately I had cash because I couldn't wait to get out of there.
We had never been to Pogacha before and found it an unexpected pleasure, the food was great and so was the wine.
It was a Thursday date night so early in the day I made reservations through Open Table. We were looking forward to a nice meal at Pogacha before visiting the Village Theatre. Another couple got to the restaurant right as we did. They did not have reservations and the hostess seated them and then returned to seat us. Even though we did have reservations and arrived right on time the hostess seated us at an uncomfortable table in the middle of the room. There was an empty booth near by and we noticed the couple that arrived right when we did was sitting at a booth. What?! I always thought if you had reservations, you were given priority for the nicer dining spots, not the worst. They weren't crowded so what's the point of my making reservations. I probably should have said something when she seated us, but I didn't, and it set a damper on my mood. I will say the waiter was friendly and the food was pretty good, though I don't care for the heavy rolls. Good thing there are lots of restaurants in Issaquah, as next time we will make reservations somewhere else.
The food and atmosphere were good as usual. Their staff was friendly, except for the waiter. He didn't appear to like his job and wasn't into customer service.
It was a good restaurant and we enjoyed ourselves.
Our server was wonderful. He knew every item on menu, great recommendations for dessert!
No hovering or asking about our meal every 5 minutes!!
We will be back.
Fine selection of entrees and outstanding service! Warm and inviting atmosphere. Quiet and serene environment in dining room conducive to conversation and calm experience. Excellent value. We'd visit again!
Always love returning here for lunch with friends. Lots of menu choices to suit everyone's taste: larger salads, smaller salads, sandwiches that can be made into salads for picky eaters. It is a great place for lunch (and dinner when it is more crowded). Booths allow for more privacy, which is nice for personal conversations. The food is always delicious... especially the Dobar Chicken for dinner.
First visit to celebrate our anniversary. Nice place, food average... vegetables over-cooked, Ceasar salads just ho hum, desserts underwhelming. Wait staff not attentive... did not check on meals until 15 mins after served. Bottle of wine was good though, and live music in the bar!
We will come back for the bar and patio, but dining will not be number 1 choice.
We wanted a central location for a mini family reunion where 9 people could meet and get to know each other and have a nice Sat. lunch on a hot day. This was perfect! The food was excellent, the staff very friendly and helpful, and it was quiet enough that we could linger and enjoy some good conversations. I'd like to go back and eat outside another time, but the table inside was just what we needed that day.
Always excellent food of the Mediterranean type. Good variety.
Food was great as usual. Service was awful. For some reason the restaurant did not have our reservation when we arrived. Lucky the place wasn't crowded.
Service was slow, salmon and polenta was excellent, vegetables were both overlooked and undercooked and did not look or taste good. Dinner greens salad had too much dressing. Have had better food and service in the past. Maybe this was an "off" night.
Good food, service and courteous and helpful waiter.
We were meeting friends who were in Seattle visiting (we live in Ellensburg) who we haven't seen for a couple of years. We had a delicious lunch & sat visiting for 3 hours......the staff was great & put no pressure in us to leave.