East restaurant – review

By : | 0 Comments | On : March 24, 2013 | Category : Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Savories, Thai, Vietnamese

This place is 2 minutes from my place of work but I’ve always avoided it like the plague because I wrongly thought that it serves fusion food and I absolutely HATE fusion! Thank God I was wrong because the food I had here was top-notched pan-Asian!

We were here on a Wednesday night and there was a steady stream of customers entering and leaving the establishment.

I ordered the yam plaa muk, a green papaya salad with deep fried baby octopus heads. Yum! All for 104 crowns, a bargain! The taste was very authentic and the dressing was a good balance of fish sauce and sourness, leaning more towards the Vietnamese dressing than Thai I thought!

East - Yam Plaa Muk

My other app was the red snapper tiradito which was more a ceviche than a carpaccio but nevertheless, still very yummy. This dish was more expensive and no where near as filling as my first app but I assume that red snapper is much more expensive than octopus.

East - red snapper tiradito

My third app was goma wakame and this was also very good but I’ve never had a disappointing wakame yet.

My friend had the nem and she thought it was good. It was a bit funny that the server came back to us because he had forgotten to show us how to eat it – basically put the roll in the lettuce and dip it in the sauce. I was impressed that he came back because we wouldn’t be the wiser.

The service was casual and the decor very nice. This is the place for people watching, especially those from the high and toity Östermalm so I had fun.

The toilets were clean.

I would definitely eat here again and I thought that the prices for what I had was fair and not exorbitant. I guess it depends on what you choose from the menu.

Rating:

 
Food:4.5/5 ★★★★½ 
Service:4/5 ★★★★☆ 
Ambiance:4.5/5 ★★★★½ 
Toilet:4/5 ★★★★☆ 
Value for money:4.25/5 ★★★★¼ 
East, Stureplan 13, Stockholm (metro: Östermalmstorg)

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