Welcome to our Blog!

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!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Sophia says: Happy Anniversary Readers! I'm excited to tell you that this is Ladybug Restaurant Reviews 1 year anniversary! So we wanted to talk about some good restaurants and bad ones that we have been to and reviewed this year.

Some good restaurants were:
Mangolian Beef BBQ
In & Out Burger
Tsumani Sushi

Some not so good restaurants were:
The Tide House
Amarin Thai
Pho Hoa
Clarkes Burger

This first year has been a great success and I thank you all for reading our blog! We love reading your comments and restaurant suggestions.

Josh says: Hi Readers, please read our blog. And have fun going to the restaurants that we talked about. Thank you and bye.

Jodie says: I can't believe it's been a whole year since we started Ladybug Restaurant Reviews. This blog is so close to my heart and I want to thank you all for your support - we are looking forward to another great year!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tsunami Sushi!

Sophia says: Tonight we went to Tsunami Sushi. When we got there, the waitress showed us to a table. We were the first ones there. It is a Japanese restaurant. Our waitress was very nice and she smiled a lot. There were also a lot of decorations on the walls. I ordered apple juice and the kids meal terryaki bento box. The service was very fast and soon some people came in for dinner. My food was very good and the tables were very very clean. When we were done with dinner, our waitress brought us 4 slices of watermelon for dessert. It was a freebie and it was also a nice thing to do. I would definitely come back.

 209 Castro St Mountain View, CA 94041 (650) 965-0114

Josh says:  Tonight we went to a sushi restaurant. When we walked in, the waitress brought us to our table. The restaurant was nice and clean. They had really nice decorations. I ordered chicken terryaki and apple juice. When our waitress brought out my dinner I said thank you. It tasted good. Then we were done and the waitress came and she brought watermelon for dessert. And that was a special treat. I would like to come back.

Jodie says: I really liked Tsunami. I'm not sure what the service would be like if it was very busy but we came very early for dinner and were among the first few people there.  I ordered edamame and a pumpkin terryaki roll which was not only delicious but also 1/2 off due to happy hour pricing.  I thought the service was excellent and our waitress was very friendly.  I would love to come back.

Food: ****
Service: ****
Atmosphere: ***1/2
4 Ladybugs!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Sophia says: Happy Mother's Day Readers! Today for lunch we went to SteakOut. We have never been here before, so we didn't know what to do. The waitress showed us though. She said we needed to get a menu and decide what we wanted, then go up to the counter and tell her. After that, the waitress gave us a number. Ours was 31. I ordered a cheese burger and french fries.There were inside seats and outside seats. We sat outside. The outside seats were very clean and there were no crumbs on the table. The service and food were pretty good. I would come back. My mom picked this place because it was her special day and we were taking her out to lunch.

                      383 Castro Street, Mountain View (650) 209-0383

Josh says: Happy Mothers Day! Today we went to SteakOut because we wanted to take my mom somewhere special. I ordered a little cheeseburger with fries. My burger was so little but it was good. I sat outside and it was a nice day. I would probably come back.

Paul says: The burgers were small (slider size) but the food was good. I had a regular cheeseburger and it was fine. It was pretty clean but not a lot of menu choices. I took my lovely wife here for Mothers Day.

Jodie says: Today was a great day! I got to pick a special restaurant for lunch and I picked SteakOut. It's a pretty simple set up where you order inside at the counter and they bring your food to you. I had the cranberry walnut salad and it was delicious. The kid's burgers were really tiny but they liked them.  I would love to come back.

Food: ****
Service: ***
Atmosphere: ***
3 1/2 Ladybugs!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream!

Sophia says: Tonight we went to Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream for dessert! We picked this place because it was really hot outside. When we got there we were lucky that there weren't a lot of people because usually it's really crowded.  When we walked inside I looked at all the different flavors. I told the waiter I would like the spumoni flavor. Before he gave it to me he asked if I would like to try it. I said yes and it was okay but I wanted to try something else. So I choose the peanut butter cup. I liked it but it was too peanut buttery. I finally decided on the caramel chocolate flavor. It was really good because it had caramel inside of it and chocolate chips. It's a really cute place but small. The service was very good and we sat outside. I would totally come back!

                241 Castro Street, Mountain View (650) 969-2900

Josh says: Tonight after dinner we went to an ice cream store. When we got there, we got to pick the ice cream that we wanted. They had a lot to choose from. I picked strawberry. I did not try anything else because I like strawberry. The guy that gave me the ice cream put it on a cone and also gave me a tiny spoon. The service was very very fast. I got to sit outside with my family because it was a hot night. I loved it and I would come back again soon!

Jodie says: Gelato Classico is always crowded and usually has a line out the door. We came a little early and were lucky to not have a long wait at all. The staff is really friendly and when it's not crowded they encourage you to try anything you want to help you decide. But if you are planning on going there they take cash only. It was a special treat for the kids and I would love to come back.

Food: ****1/2
Service: ****
Atmosphere: ***
4 Ladybugs!