Bought $40 in gift cards for them 2 years back when they had the powers location (which closed shortly after due to tax fraud). I went to the downtown location to use my gift cards and they tell me they are not the same restaurant. The back of the card clearly states the downtown address for use. Then they tell me it's because they devalued the cards due to not using them. I feel completely ripped off. Don't buy gift cards!!!
Terrible!! My family and I ate there two days ago and the food was old and dry. Everything was cold and and rubbery. The day after we dined there, my daughter and I got sick.
Praise the Lord, and pass the pepto
The food might have been alright if it wasn't for the bug crawling through it. Tried to complain and the female manager/owner yelled and me and was incredibly rude. I wont ever set foot in that place again.
Heard good things about King's Chef and decided to pay a visit the other night. Had a burrito that was insanely bad. Overcooked eggs, burnt potatoes and spongy oily meat. It was truly fucking disgusting. 2 bites was all I could take. I told the waitress how bad it was and she "well, that's too fucking bad, huh?" Really? This is how staff speaks to customers?? This place truly does suck. It sucks in the worst way and I will never be back. Definitely NOT RECOMMENDED.
the best seafood in town is at Bonefish...the menu on this place's bad website isn't even tempting...and no lobster roll is listed.
Who wrote this review? Did they even go to the restaurant?
Absolutely terrible, ordered tacos and quesadillas over the phone, waiter said "see you in 5 minutes" and hung up without giving me my total. Got there and my food was already waiting on the counter, staff seemed friendly enough I even left a 25% tip. got home (6-7 mins later) tacos were so soggy that they fell apart, looked like they were reheated in microwave, and tasted horrible, and not only were the quesadillas soggy, I asked for plain and they gave me regular, and chicken was lowest grade I've ever seen, similar to the tasteless pink chunks you get in off brand chicken noodle soup. We tried to eat it, but it tasted too bad. Taco bell is 10 times better than this garbage and that is saying a lot.
Too bad you have to share your food with all the flies...
AWFUL! The service was terrible, our server was more concerned with finding a cell phone charger and chatting with other servers than doing her job. We never received the cornbread we wanted as they were out of it (at 5 on a Friday) and then were given terrible hush puppies as a replacement that we did not want. The sausage platter was WAY too spicy, I'm sure that was to hid the tough, overly fatty sausage. The pulled pork was tasteless, very fatty and gritty, and cold. Both my husband and I had food poisoning from eating there. I have found that others had the same experience. I don't know how anyone feels they are having a good experience here unless you are drunk when you arrive. (You'd have to be drunk before you arrive as the server will NEVER come back to see if you want another drink once you've ordered one.)
This place is the last place I would go for ice cream. Everything behind the glass counter looks past it's expiration date.
That's not as bad as the flavors...they mix two good flavors, like butter pecan with Oreo cookies...yuk.
It costs an extra dollar to put your four dollar single scoop into a cone instead of a cup with a small plastic spoon.
Interestingly, if you watch folks coming in, more folks check the scene and leave without ordering, than actually order and leave with a cup or come.
My family and I used to love eating here regularly for the past 10 years under several new owners, love the food, however the most recent new owners were EXTREMELY disrespectful and rude to me and my entire family. We are RETIRED military, therefore did not get the 10% off, but pulled out our cell phone to check in on facebook for the 10% discount instead...not only did we not get the 10% discount, but one of the new owners said we were annoying him! Very unprofessional....will NOT be eating here again until new owners take over this place.
Love their pizza but BEWARE, their location on North Academy has closed, it still takes phone calls but they are redirected to their Powers location, which THEY DO NOT TELL YOU, and you end up DRIVING AN HOUR to get the pizza. Will never be their customer again!
One of the worst bars or restaurants in Colorado Springs hands down. It's like The Golden Cue (in terms of potential violence of death) except 10 times (which makes for a harder time escaping) smaller with way less people (meaning you'll most likely see your killer coming.)
How do I dislike thee, let me count the ways. The loud colors, the interior and exterior doesn't look bad, but the music was weak, there wasn't a bartender behind the bar, they were playing pool about 10 ft away- had to wait for them to get my order in. I thought this place was owned by authentic Jamaican owner(s) but judging from the music, not! Is it roomy, heck no. I've seen bedrooms bigger than this place. There's a dart board, a pool table, and about 10 tables and chairs. That's it, you've just seen the entire place. Not even going to get into the food. Let's just say I've had far better food from the taco truck on airport rd in the evenings.
Just another lame (and futile) attempt in Colorado at mixing several Louisiana culinary cultures that seem completely misunderstood outside of the New Orleans metro area, in Acadiana centered around Lafayette, or in North Louisiana above Alexandria. Whenever you read of a Colorado restaurant specializing in "New Orleans Cajun Cuisine," you do not have to even leave home, much less waste money on a meal that will be unsatisfactory. This is because some ignorant (or fraudulent) proprietor is attempting to mix two or more completely unrelated culinary cultures that seldom come together, even in Louisiana. The difference is that New Orleans cuisine is not Cajun, and is instead more French, Creole, or even Italian in nature. Some of the crap found at "Nawlins," (a stupid phonetic way that local Louisianaians pronounce New Orleans) would never be found in any Orleans or Jefferson Parish restaurant. Conversely, such New Orleans specialties as the Muffuletta (Italian), beignets, and some forms of rice beans and rice would be rare or nonexistent in Acadiana, which is Cajun Country in Southwest Louisiana west of the Mississippi River and mostly south of Opelousas. Other "Cajun specialities" offered at "Nawlins" are nether Cajun nor Creole; rather, they are derived from the Black soul food tradition, which is indigenious to North Louisiana and other Southern states.
It completely baffles me why local proprietors do not adhere to three basic rules: select one Louisiana culinary culture, keep the menu short and simple, and be absolutely obsessive about authentic preparation and flavor as it is produced in Louisiana.
As it now stands, Nawlins will never survive the Colorado Springs "five year rule;" namely, the place will be out of business in 60 months or less.
I agree w/ the above ratings, The Barnes location recently re-opened due to a kitchen fire, and since then, the pizza bites. I once loved them especially when I requested they over cook it by 5 mins, making the outside crust dark and crispy, but Yuck to them now. They should have tried to save the seasoned oven, the new one does nothing for the taste. JMHO.
Awful...had to take my pizza back and cook it myself
If I could possibly rate them lower, believe me, I would. You know, for New York style pizza, they used to be alright. They also used to have tolerable prices. But, I made the mistake of listening to my loving wife and ordered 2 pizzas from them last night. A cheese and their Chicken Hot Wing pizza. Just the Chicken one was $20 alone!!!!! And believe me when I say that it wasn't worth it... It was thinner than paper. Barely any toppings and the crust was so dense that I had to take a break because my jaw was tired. It was ridiculous. They charge $14 for just a cheese pizza!!!!! Come on!!!!!! Then to top it off, gouge me with a $2.50 for delivery? Man..... I wish I could roll back time and make a better decision.
DO NOT ORDER HERE!!!! Go with Blackjack Pizza. They have changed so dramatically that I am amazed. Great flavor, super prices, and I always have plenty of leftovers. We had none with Borriello's paper thin pizza.
food was less then average. I could have had a better tasting, tenderer tender steak sandwich. that was this year 1/30/2012. The week before that my friend and I both got raw rice with our meal with no comp or cooked rice. I think subway would have been a better meal. But their servers were awesome.
I have eatin at this place and with the horrible service and food not up to even bar standards, they need help. They had a chef and new manager in the summer that had great ideas and service track to improve it, but the owner let them go and fast. Hired some guy that was let go too. How about we let the owner go and save this place!!! HIRE BACK THE HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM FROM SUMMER. How bad great place to be.
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