Google Restaurant Reviews

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Once in a while, when out of town, after a hard days work, we get together to decide on a good place to eat… something a little out of the ordinary maybe. Out came the phones and Google apps.

Yesterday, we rolled the dice and agreed on Indian…

There are many good restaurants to choose from in Ottawa, one we found on our own during a previous visit with a little help from Google. The other was recommended by a local, someone in the know.

Experience with Google has not been good… not something I really trust. Had bad luck the first two times I used Google to find a good Indian restaurant. One was in Sudbury, the other in Dryden, both in Northern Ontario, 1346km apart. Both reviews were close to four stars, both restaurants deserved one or two at the most.

On an earlier visit to Ottawa, we were looking for a good Indian restaurant and decided, once again, to try Google. There were several recommendations and we chose one based on nothing more than intuition. To be honest, we were intrigued by the bright red and yellow building.

The restaurant; Pearl of India proved to be excellent… restoring our faith in Google (4.7 Stars / 22 Reviews).

Yesterday’s recommendation by a local was equally excellent. The restaurant; Coconut Lagoon was very good. A quick Google search, after the fact, revealed good ratings (4.5 Stars / 37 Reviews).

I find it interesting that no two Indian restaurants are the same. The dishes are slightly different making it an adventure every time. If in the Ottawa area, either of the two restaurants mentioned above won’t let you down… Google was right.

As for the two in the North… I won’t even mention their names. I will say this however; Google let me down. Or, more likely, the people using Google let me down.

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2 Comments

  1. “I find it interesting that no two Indian restaurants are the same. The dishes are slightly different making it an adventure every time”

    Why would you expect anything else? In a country as diverse as India one would expect nothing less?

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