Simply put, Boka is trying TOO HARD. An informal party of about 10, we were squeezed into an awkward corner of stools and high tables. So awkward, in fact, that when our waitress finally realized that we might like to place an order, she could hardly access our table and had to shout and hand off drinks rather than setting them down on the table. She hardly had the patience to listen to one person's order, and would spin around and leave our table before anyone else could get a word out. I hate to pick apart this place so much, because they are obviously trying in earnest to be the most trendy spot around. The decor was over the top - no one element matched another, it was an eye-sore. The food was VERY small and VERY overly-conceptual, as well as funny-tasting (some flavors just DON'T go together, hon) and so salty I couldn't finish my ""burger"" and fries (was that MSG? I felt sick). I understand the whole 'fancy-mixed-drink' allure, but really, enough is enough. Each 'signature' drink came out looking like the bartender was a child who just discovered her mother's food colorings, and too many of them had strange things floating on the surface like dried lavender blossoms which are pretty, but not so fun to eat while trying to drink. We eventually managed to coerce an adequate number of drinks out of the waitress, which went straight to our heads due to the eensy-weensy portions of food (the crab cakes are LITERALLY two small bites, and at $6 an order, I'd rather go have sushi). Unfortunately, when the bill came, we became more disappointed. Our waitress snapped at us when we asked to separate the bill, and was very visably angered when we handed over about 6 credit cards (what else are we supposed to do?). So, if you want to look cool with a neon-pink drink while sitting amongst uncomfortably-stylish decor, come here, but don't expect more than dive-bar service. Sorry Boka, you're just too much. I'll never be back, unless I want a laugh.
Pros: Location, impress your trendy cosmopolitan friends, unique and pleasant drinks
Cons: Strange food, limited menu, poor service, gauche decor