9119 Café [Newark, CA]
39119 Cedar Blvd
Newark, CA 94560
This new stinky hot pot sounds like a great idea. However, the lines were long, and the actual wait was even worse. Getting early doesn’t help either. After sitting down, it took some time to try to flag down a waiter. After the water came, he stated that someone will be right there to take our order.
After ordering two it took around House Special Stinky Tofu Hotpot, it took 30 minutes before the hot pot arrived. When the hot pot arrived, it smelled good. The Hotpot had Pork, Pork Belly, Pork Blood, Veggies, intestines, and generous portions of large stinky tofu. The waiter however, forgot to bring us the noodles and rice, which we had to ask several times to get.
The 2 orders of House Special did not even have the same ingredients in each. One completely lacked any intestines, the other lacked pork. The stinky tofu had no smell and no taste. It tasted like regular tofu in soup.
After starting the meal, there was a unexpected guest in one of the Hotpots. A large queen ant.
Needless to say, that was the end of the review. Wait staff was unorganized, slow, and the food was mediocre.
Rating: (1 / 5)