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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!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Joy Sushi!

Sophia says: Tonight we went to Joy Sushi! It is open for lunch and dinner. This restaurant serves Japanese food. You can eat here if you are vegetarian because they have vegetarian bento boxes and vegetarian rolls. When we got there, the waiter greeted us immediately and led us to a  nice table. The restaurant is small and very clean. They have a kids menu but I ordered the salmon bento box with california rolls off the adult menu and shared it with my brother. The bento box came with salad and miso soup. While we were waiting the waiter brought us complimentary edamame. We came early and were the only ones there but some other people were getting take out. Our food came nice and fast. The salmon was very tender and it had just the right amount of sauce. The waitstaff was very friendly our waiter kept checking on us. Also the bathroom was very clean.  When we were almost done, some more people came for dinner. I would definitely come back because of the good food and great service.

              225 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA (650) 903-9405

Josh says: Tonight we went to Joy Sushi for dinner. When we got there the waiter came right to us and gave us a seat. I shared the salmon bento box with my sister because it was so big. I liked everything but especially the miso soup and the broccoli tempura and the carrots and the rice. I did not like the salad so I gave it to my mom. The service was really fast and the chef was really nice and talked to me. The restaurant is clean but small. I would come back because it's just a nice place.

Jodie says:  I really liked Joy Sushi. We have been wanting to go here since they opened a little over a year ago. They are busier at lunchtime because they are located near a lot of office complexes and they do more take-out and catering for dinner.  Our waiter was wonderful and we had excellent service. I ordered the vegetarian mix roll which has asparagus, cucumber, sweet potato and squash. It was really good! The whole staff was friendly and accommodating.  I would recommend Joy Sushi to anyone.

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Southwest Grill!

Sophia says: Today for lunch my mom, me and my brother went to Southwest Grill! It is a Mexican restaurant.  When we got there, we ordered at the counter. We were the only ones there. I ordered a chicken tostado and pineapple fruit juice.  The waiter brought everything to our table but we had to get forks and knives at the counter. I have never had a tostado before and I liked it. It was a tortilla with lettuce, chicken, beans, cheese and tomatoes. The bathroom is different because when you open the door it leads into a different store and it was a little hard to find. The restaurant was very cute and the tables were nice and clean. I would come back.

235 East Middlefield Rd., Mountain View, CA (650) 961-2606

Josh says:  Today we went to Southwest Grill for lunch.  I've never been there before. My sister and I had a chicken tostada and pineapple juice. I didn't like the tomato and the salad. I liked the chicken and the beans and the cheese and the tortilla. And the waiter brought us chips and I liked those. We were the only ones there so we got to pick a table to sit at. The inside of the restaurant was really colorful.  I would love to come back.

Jodie says:  We have driven by the Southwest Grill many times. Today we went there for lunch and the owner said they have been open for 5 years. They are only open for lunch and closed on the weekends. I wasn't sure what to order and the owner recommended the pulled pork sandwich. It was delicious!  It is a casual and nicely decorated restaurant. We came a little late and we were served very quickly.  It was a nice lunch and I would definitely come back.

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