Date registered: December 29, 2010
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I am not really a burger fan, but I do appreciate good food. The Spot in my opinion has the best burgers that I have ever had in Chengdu, and even China.
My favorite is the spicy burger, it is a great fusion of a tasty burger with some Sichuan flavor. I think none of the other dishes match the spicy burger though that's just my personal preference.
Another plus is the extensive and moderately priced beer selection, and though I am not really into desserts, my friends are always raving about The Spot's tiramisu and its other desserts.
To sum up: great food, good drinks, fair prices. Would (and often do) come again.
I have been several times, the first time I went was the best, and it got progressively worse over a 4 year span. There are certain dishes that are still ok, bust mostly passable dishes with rather frugal portions.
My biggest complain about the restaurant would have to be the staff and the hookah.
Staff is slow and inattentive to the point of annoyance. I don't expect a 5 star service, though I do expect to be offered water and a menu when sitting down. Cooking time is extraordinarily slow as well.
The biggest reason why I came to this restaurant was because they offered Hookah. The hookahs in the restaurant are rather old and of poor quality. The last time I smoked there my hookah was taped together and was in no way airtight. The shisha tobacco is also not very good.
Those who say this place is one of the few places with authentic hookah are rather misinformed. First of all all shisha tobacco is imported, and there are cheap brands, and good brands. Second of all, as self-admitted hookah lover, this place offers a very mediocre hookah experience. Though to be fair to the restaurant there almost no places with good hookah in Chengdu.
To sum up, this restaurant was once good, though it no longer is, whether it be due to poor management or other reasons I do not know. If the restaurant improved its service as well as its hookahs, I would give it another chance. tl;dr