Good World Restaurant
Cuisine - Chinese
Often enough when i pass through the red brick area of George's Street Arcade i see this restaurant just as i exit and i often pondered taking a visit inside to try it out. That's exactly what i did recently but my curiosity was definitely killed as soon as i sat down.
I'm usually a very patient person when it comes to waiting to be served but the service i got here was really not great whatsoever. I went in for an early dinner and the place was very sparsely populated. It took the waiting staff a good 20 minutes to come over and ask me if i wanted to order, but when they did i asked them my usual question of "what would you recommend" and the waitress highly recommended the chicken with cashew nuts to me, which is definitely one of my favorite dishes anyway.
Now don't get me wrong, I as well as others love the bastardized and Westernized versions of Chinese food found in Ireland, from 3in1s to prawn crackers, but this meal was an utter disappointment. I opted to go for the barbecue spare ribs for my starter and they were anything but barbecued, they were charred to an absolute crisp and left a horrible burnt taste in my mouth. I sucked it up anyway and moved on to my main course.
For mains I had the chicken and satay sauce, an absolute staple in any Chinese restaurant in Ireland and even some of the worst Chinese restaurants I've been to do a reasonable job. I paid almost double for what a customer would normally pay for this dish in other locations and it arrived very swiftly. The chicken had the consistency of rubber and the sauce was completely overpowering which was disappointing.
Overall, it was really not a great meal at all and i actually left the restaurant hungrier than when i had first entered. I have had better meals from packets out of my local supermarket. I wouldn't recommend this place at all.
Rating - 1/5