We went to San Diego for a long weekend break and were fortunate to have friends who picked us up at our downtown hotel and took us to this great little restaurant. We arrived for a seven o'clock reservation and were placed at a table for 5 next to the window. Sure, the tables are all placed close together but the atmosphere is very special...where else can you go and see a quote from Lao Tzu on the wall? We started with drinks...I had a basil martini which was interesting but I probably wouldn't order it again. Everyone else had wine--they were happy. Before dinner we ordered calamari which was excellent...and clams with sausage...very good. The special for the evening was rack of lamb and 3 of us ordered this for our entree...My DH had the shrimp/scallop curry which he really enjoyed and another friend had a stir fry type dish. The lamb was excellent. I very much enjoyed the variety of the menu and the had a difficult time trying to decide. I am looking forward to returning and trying some of the other selections. The restaurant did fill up and was very crowded by the time we left...and certainly the noise level is rather loud, but we had no trouble talking and enjoying each other's company. The wait staff was very gracious and competent. We very much enjoyed this restaurant because it offers a unique and special atmosphere, tasty and inventive entrees, and great service. We will be back.
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