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Chicago Rib Shack branded ‘ghastly'

30 May 2008 by
Chicago Rib Shack branded ‘ghastly'

The Chicago Ribshack has been slated yet again, with the Metro's Marina O'Loughlin calling its food "universally ghastly".

The restaurant, which was a big hit in the 1980s and 1990s and has made a come back after closing a decade ago, has had a spectacularly bad run with London's food critics.

Jan Moir from Are You Ready to Order labelled its food as "filthy", while the Evening Standard's David Sexton described its menu as "astonishingly gross".

In her review O'Loughlin's gives the Chicago Rib Shack just one out of five stars and calls its signature onion loaf "heartburn and bad breath in one mammoth, indigestible slab".

Meanwhile, Alan Yau's latest restaurant Cha Cha Moon in London's Soho serves high-quality food at cheap prices, according to Bloomberg's Richard Vines.

Younger brother Gary Yau's Japanese restaurant Aaya down the road impresses the Evening Standard's David Sexton, who says the food is "not just delicious but actually thrilling".

For the reviews in full and more see What's on the Menu? >>

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By Kerstin Kühn

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