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Faan - 21 Reviews - 209 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Brooklyn, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (718) 694-2277

Faan

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209 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (at at Baltic St.)
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Reviews

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Best

My friends and I have been going here regularly for two years. I've been to plenty of great sushi spots in manhattan; Faan is always my favorite for sushi and chinese. The sushi/s...

Worst

I ordered the Beef Panang Curry here. Never have I eaten beef with the suspicious consistency i found in this dish - chewey and rubbery and just downright inexplicable. While che...

Consistently good food 7/1/2008

I've lived in several Asian countries and enjoy being able to visit Faan and revel in a specific few dishes. (I'm the kind of person who finds a good dish and will order it repeatedly). \r \r The martinis are ridiculously strong, but its the Chicken Panang Curry that I go back for which reminds me very much of Malaysia. The pad thai/flat noodles are a little on the oily side (deducted one star for that), but i love how consistent this place is and how they are always quick with the service (and the free edamame). \r \r Try the Chicken Panang, and you can't go wrong! Pros: Prices, taste, service Cons: Oiliness to noodle dishes more

Choices, quality, and speed! 5/7/2008

Faan has a huge menu, a great variety of mostly Japanese and Thai food, with a couple of Chinese dishes... more

Choices, quality, and speed! 5/7/2008

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Faan has a huge menu, a great variety of mostly Japanese and Thai food, with a couple of Chinese dishes too. Their food is very good, the staff is... more

Mystery Beef 2/24/2008

I ordered the Beef Panang Curry here. Never have I eaten beef with the suspicious consistency i found in this dish - chewey and rubbery and just downright inexplicable. While chewing, I felt like I was never going to being able digest it. I have eaten here before (mostly sushi) - and have ordered-in numerous times in the past with success. Not sure what's going on here now. Be safe - don't order the Beef Panang. Pros: Nice decor, Accepts Amex, etc. Cons: Bad Beef more

Go somewhere else 10/23/2006

This place was so bad. But maybe it was because it was like 2 in the morning when i went to the restaurant. We ordered chicken skewers, dumplings and something like silky spice seafood noodle soup-- everything was gross -- even the dumplings. Service was pretty fast & efficient. Pros: Fast service, open late Cons: Food is gross and unedible when you're sober more

awesome sushi; awesome service 7/14/2006

My friends and I have been going here regularly for two years. I've been to plenty of great sushi spots in manhattan; Faan is always my favorite for sushi and chinese. The sushi/sashimi for two is a GREAT value. I LOVE their spicy scallop roll, and my boyfriend consistently gets the sesame chicken. Their sake martini is wonderful.\r I find the service to be so friendly and very quick, and we are often greeted w/edamame on the house. It is by far my favorite restaurant in Brooklyn. Pros: Sushi & service are outstanding Cons: possibly their Thai selections? more

average at best 1/27/2006

the food in general seems to be average at best, certain dishes seem to shine more than others and portions sizes seem to vary greatly, i ordered the salmon thai style and was presented a nice size portion but when i bit into it i was greeted with an over cooked filet that lacked the quality i was expecting it tasted like the salmon you buy in bulk at a costco or sams club, the curry sauce accompanying it was very watery and seemd to be dependent on chunks of canned pineapple to bring out its taste. My friend ordered the sea bass and was given food that would only fil a small child with its tiny portions the sauce used for the bass was a basic brown sauce that any chinese takeout spot in nyc can make with ease Pros: setting, price, lunch Cons: portions, fish dishes more

Once a rising star, now on the decline 8/29/2005

In an area strangely devoid of decent Chinese, Faan was one of our local favs for basic asian dishes. Delivery is *fast*, often arriving in only 20 mins (7 blocks away!). But food quality is hit or miss -- and recently, more miss. Noodle dishes taste like stale oil, with no real flavor. Fried dishes are HEAVY and dripping with grease. Appetizers are chewy, soggy, and bland. I know we're not the only ones to experience this; what was once a jam packed business is now rarely crowded. Faan needs some fresh blood in the kitchen -- c'mon, guys, let's get it together! Pros: Inexpensive, Large menu, Fast delivery Cons: Bland, Greasy, Uninspired more

consistently good 5/16/2005

The drinks are always welll made and wine selection is fairly priced. Try their chef's specials-- they are to die for. Service is not exactly five star, but thats not really a big deal. Downstairs lounge is always a good attraction Pros: food, crowd Cons: rude bouncers more

just nice 12/16/2004

ok, so after dinner with my friend here, we felt kind of disapointed cause the sushi was the only real good thing to have. the rest wasnt that good and the service wasnt professional. try some other places on this street... Pros: inexpensive, good location Cons: , food more

Not a bad place, but uneven 8/18/2003

Faan's got a great concept but a little rough on the delivery. My GF and I still choose to eat there a lot because of diverse cocktails, the chill decor, and the decent sushi. But the thai is definitely not great -- bland and indistinguished. They don't seem to place an emphasis on specials or fresh ingredients which to me is necessary for good thai. The service is not consistently excellent -- just decent. Get the feeling they settled into a groove a while ago. They need a kick out of it but until then the sushi is pretty good and the place is consistent. Pros: Sushi, Drinks, Decor/Atmosphere Cons: Service, Thai more

bklynisforcoolpeople 3/29/2003

Faan is sooo good. The best pad thai i've ever had. The design and atmosphere is just as good. bottles of wine are cheap and good. What more could you want? more

XL-ent food, terrible service 2/4/2003

Great food -- but some of the worst service in the neighborhood. Also, terrible noisy interior, outside is worse. more

Great Deal for Weekend Lunch 9/26/2002

We stop in at least once a month for a great deal on a pan-Asian treat. Food is always tasty and interesting and is solid value. Even their beers are pan-Asian - Sapporo and Singha. Terrific after a weekend shopping stroll. more

Not What it Used to Be 9/4/2002

I'm a long-term patron of Faan, often going 3-5 times per month with friends for really good, affordable dishes. Over the past months (around the time of their larger expansion) I have seen a steady decline of both the service and the quality. This was affirmed last night when I ordered a dish that has long been my favorite (the sesame chicken) and it arrived fatty and with an off taste. I broke a few pieces apart, hoping that it was just a bad piece left in the fryer too long. Such was not the case. The server was rude and said that I had picked it apart and that I should have told him right away. We were offered a 10% discount--which we declined. (insulting) I'm sad to see it go, but it seems quality is just not there anymore at what used to be one my favorites. more

Tasty Asian Restaurant 8/8/2002

Large menu. Great outdoor seating as well as indoor seating. Cool bar underneath. All around fun place eat. Pros: big menu, atmosphere, prices Cons: service is a bit slow more

Great location, horrible food 7/25/2002

With the growing restaurant scene on Smith, go elsewhere. This pan-Asian restaurant is symbolic of what is wrong with many pan-Asian places - mediocre food under the guise of exotic cuisine. Spend your money elsewhere. Good sound system downstairs, DJ can be good but beware of weak drinks. more

Oh.My.God. 7/25/2002

I've been going to this place religiously for the past year (and am responsible for bringing in some of the other ratings down below) and I can't say enough about this place. EXCELLENT food, great service, BEAUTIFUL decor....Fa'an has it all. Their sushi is to DIE for and their meals always have huge servings. Should I die, make Fa'an my resting place..... Pros: GREAT Sushi, FUN Atmosphere, GREAT prices Cons: Parking is "eh", Only takes AMEX more

great drinks, good for groups 6/10/2002

The lychee martinis were awesome and the sushi i've had was very good. definitely a good value. i've never had a bad meal here. the bar downstairs - barbelow - is pretty chill. Pros: Inexpensive, cool crowd more

A Food Orgasm... 5/28/2002

I love food... I have a passion delicious food i've never tasted before!... Last night, a friend of mine treated me to dinner at Faan's... Oh my lawd!... I almost had a food orgasm right there while eating the WoW Roll!!!... That was food heaven on earth!... The mixture of white fish, salmon, crabmeat, the crunchy outter layer and the special sauce is to DIE and i do mean to DIE for!! Not only did i eat part of his, but I then had to order it for myself... No way was I leaving there without the pleasure of eating my own roll! I also enjoyed the lychee martini!!... I'll make sure i have two of those next time. The portions are indeed large... I had to take half of my entree home... Check it out!... Its a beautiful thing! Pros: food, price, clean more
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  • The Scene
    At the fun and friendly Faan, cell phone-toting, pierced college students rub shoulders with Birkenstocked baby boomers. When weather permits, patrons sit on the bare-bones...

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  • Hours:

    Daily, 11am-11pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Discover, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Boerum Hill
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