Monday, January 5, 2009

Bubba Gump @ The Curve

There is only so much shrimp you can eat but you must visit this restaurant for the ambience, atmosphere and service. Inspired by the movie Forrest Gump, this restaurant is located at The Curve Mutiara Damansara. It's first outlet was of course in Cannery Row in Monterey California and it opened doors in 1996. Since then, they have grown nationwide within the U.S. and now internationally.
The interior has a very fisherman boat ranch sort of look and feel with alot of quotes and quirky remarks on it's walls.
For example, this particular one that I think is rather cool.
Around the restaurant, there are still pictures of Tom Hanks from the movie Forrest Gump.
The interior of this particular room looks exactly like Forrest Gump's house in the movie.

One very cool concept (which I feel has its flaws) is that, if you need service from the waiters, you no longer need to raise your hands, or wisel, or clap your hands or even called out "Oi!", "Excuse me", "Ahem", "Hello?" or even "Boss"!
On each table there are license plates which read the following:
So, if at anytime you need service, just flip the license plate over to Stop Forrest Stop and the waiter nearest will swing by your table. My experience wasn't all that smooth because I was there in the afternoon around 4pm and sat upstairs and there was no one else but us upstairs. So, the waiters were not "always" upstairs and I just had to always call out "excuse me" if I needed service. If it's crowded, then this concept would really work.
Stop by - the food is good but you can't eat alot of shrimp. Service is good. Cost - reasonable!

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