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My husband and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary at Cali@Rochester. It was a pleasant experience. The carbonara was excellent. Service staff was attentive to our needs. It will be great if there were set lunches available though.
We did not make it to Cali @ Rochester, but I am sure it will be a pleasant experience should we have made it to the restaurant.
Very nice ambience and great & friendly staff. The food here is excellent and I particularly love the fries. Been here many times and would go back again
Value for money. The food was delicious and substantial. employees are polite and attentive. Service is good. Will recommend others to go and have a meal there.
I bought the set lunch groupon voucher. For $14.90, you had a choice of 1 of 3 appetisers - 1 samosa, 2 pieces of bruschetta or 4 mid-joint wings, a main of either sirloin steak with fries, grilled salmon with mash potato or chicken tikka wakhanwala with rice and a slice of mango passion cake. Cali Café is located in the Park Avenue Rochester. On a weekday afternoon, it was a quaint little restaurant that could easily be passed by without people noticing it. It seems like a nice, quiet and comfortable place to sit and chill with your colleagues over a beer after a long day’s work if you happen to work in the area. We ordered the wings, bruschetta, salmon and steak. The bruschetta served consisted of 2 slices topped with diced tomato and cucumber. Nothing out of the ordinary but quite palatable. The wings were served crispy and hot, just the way fried wings should be. The salmon was served with some boiled vegetable and quite a generous serving of mashed potato. The filet of salmon was very big and thick. It was moist and nicely seasoned with the skin cooked to crispy perfection. The steak had a nice colour all around and while it could have been a little more tender, it did taste nice and juicy with the accompanying layer of fat. The mushroom sauce had pretty big visible pieces of sautéed onions and mushrooms and complemented the steak well. By the time we reached dessert, we were already quite full so we were quite glad to see that the slice of cake was just a small square piece drizzled with chocolate and strawberry sauce. The cake was probably just taken out of the freezer as the middle layer of mango passion mousse was rock hard. It tasted all right but the texture of the cake was just rock solid.
Unpleasant experience. Hidden costs. We were there ard 7.30pm, there were just a few tables occupied, but yet, it was so hard to get staff. Pressing the button on the table seemed to have no use, and it was hard to get the attention of inattentive staff. After waiting for a veryyy long time, I walked over personally to submit my order, and walked over personally to call for bill too. Steak was very salty. Water was not available - only either bottled water or sparkling water. According to the menu, tea was $8 per pot. We ordered a pot, upon asking for top up, got a nasty surprise as the waitress said, is this your first top up? For your info, per refill is an additional $2. Speechless that we had to pay $2 to top up a pot of hot water. But we agreed nonetheless. It would have been fine if it was on the menu right from the beginning - but it wasn't. And that makes us feel upset, as it's a hidden cost, and really quite an unnecessary one. The only thing I liked was that the fries came hot and crispy. But no, this is definitely our first and last visit to this place.
I had a set dinner meal with 4 pieces chicken wings a steak with fries and sago dessert (u may choose other options). Foods generally good portions not too small but I found a small piece of foreign material (not sure what it is looks like a wire piece) in the side salad with the steak. Unfortunately I put it in my mouth but did not swallow it but felt disgusted since not sure if it was clean and where did it come from. Kitchen can be more careful of their hygiene standard.
We went on a weekday night and the atmosphere at Cali @ Rochester was good and quiet. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
Nice quiet location at Rochester Park. Was a little disappointed that I could not order the grills with the Entertainer app but I didn't check earlier, so its my own fault. Waiters were very friendly and polite but a bit passive on our orders as we sat outdoors but there weren't many customers around. Overall still not bad, but could be better.
First time at Cali! It’s actually nested within Rochester Park Avenue Hotel. It was a wonderful experience, food was delicious, fantastic service (special mention to Mr Syed). A little on the pricier end but totally worth it for a family meal.