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My 10 year old daughter & I created LadyBug Restaurant Reviews to write about the restaurants we eat at from a parent/child perspective. Our ratings are for food, service, presentation, friendly waitstaff and overall experience. We rate on a 1 - 5 ladybug scale, with 5 ladybugs being the highest score. We hope you enjoy and please feel free to comment and give suggestions!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hong Kong Bakery!

Sophia says:Today we went to Hong Kong Bakery! I ordered a steamed porkbun, and I ate two shumuis. They both tasted yummy. Hong Kong Bakery is not an ordinary restaurant. You have to order at a counter, and eat outside. The lady that gave us are food was very nice. They also have cookies, cakes, and drinks. It was a great day.
p.s. We also got a pet fish!

                                           210 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA
                                                the nice lady who helped us

Josh says: The food was good. There were nice people in the bakery. I liked my pork bun and it was fluffy. It was a beautiful day outside. 

Jodie says: We have been to Hong Kong Bakery many times.  The kids love it and its a fun place to go for a quick snack or lunch outside.  The owners are always nice and they usually have a line of people waiting to order. Today was a quiet day and I loved being there with the kids.

Food: ****
Service : ***1/2
Atmosphere: ***** (today)
Overall: **** 1/2 ladybugs!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Amici's - Happy Fathers Day!

We had our first reader request to review Amici's in Mountain View -  here it is!

Sophia says: I loved it. The pink lemonade was delicious. We ordered a pizza.(of course)! It had pepperoni, bacon, black olives, and mushrooms. Our waitress was very nice. It was Fathers Day, and my dad had a great time.
                    Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, 790 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA  (650) 961-6666
                                                           my dad!
                                                          pink lemonade

 our combo pizza

Josh says: The people were nice. I liked the pizza. I loved the restaurant.

Jodie says:  We were seated quickly and the waitress took our order right away.  The pizza was really good (but $$). I loved the thin crust.  I would like to go back and try some of there other entrees and would definitely recommend Amicis to anyone.

Service: *****
Food: *****
Atmosphere: ****
Overall: ****1/2 Ladybugs

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

We had a great suggestion from one of our readers (yay!) who requested that we provide the address of the restaurants we are reviewing.  If the restaurant doesn't have a website, I will include the address and phone number. 
Thanks for all your support and please feel free to add comments and suggestions for restaurants you would like reviewed!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Sophia says:  They gave me a giant lemonade.  I got the potstickers, the chicken nuggets and shrimp tempura.  I liked the potstickers the best. I liked the restaurant, it was nice. The food was good.  The waiter was nice. The food was japanese. I ate everything.

                                                             the sushi chefs
                                                     California and veggie roll
                                                                                            all gone!

Josh says:  The food is good. I liked the sushi and the chicken.  I loved the lemonade! I wish we had an ice cream for dessert.

Jodie says: I love Barracuda.  The food was excellent and the service was great.  Its located on Castro Street and they have outside seating.  We shared all of the dishes and its a great place for both kids and adults. It was our first time and we will definitely go back.

Food: ****1/2 ladybugs
Service: **** ladybugs
Atmosphere: ****1/2 ladybugs

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pasta ?!

Sophia says: The service was crabby, but the food was good. I ordered the spaghetti with meatballs.The meatballs tasted like bacon.  My brother had the macaroni & cheese and I think he liked it.  The bread was served quickly and the waiter was not that great. We went in the evening and it was not really crowded.  I would go there again because sometimes its fun to be there.

Jodie says: We came early in the evening and the bartender took our order.  I had the  portobello mushroom and it was delicious. The service was really slow and we had to ask for plates and more silverware. When we left they had gotten 2 more waiters to help.  Not sure I would go back any time soon.

Josh says: The food was good. The macaroni & cheese was so good that I said thank you in my mind.
The people were nice in the restaurant.

Food: *** 1/2
Service: * 1/2
Atmosphere: ****
Overall: ** 1/2 Ladybugs