Thursday, March 25, 2021

Restaurant Impossible - Cafe No Fur Update

This week on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Las Vegas, Nevada to makeover Cafe No Fur. Cafe No Fur is a vegan restaurant owned by a model and a poker player.  The restaurant is in danger of closing after only two years and Robert needs to get them to change their stubborn ways if the restaurant is going to survive.

As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Cafe No Fur to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):

Positive Reviews:
  • "I love this vegan fast food vibe. It's a bit hard to find but it is really good ! Lots of menu options and my favorite thing to get has to be their version of animal fries."
  • "Today's customer service was excellent and the food outstanding. I got the teriyaki bowl which was flavorful, hot, and fresh. I also got a beyond burger with everything on it. The burger was also very tasty and the vegetables fresh and crisp. The strawberry lemonade was wonderful . I will definitely come back when I'm on town again."
  • "Food is always bomb here! I don't live anywhere near the area but every time I am in Vegas I am definitely getting something here!!!"
  • "So good!! Found this place by accident just driving by and we were hungry soo.... glad we did!! We ordered the breakfast sammy which was BOMB!!! The carne asada fries which tasted more like "big mac" fries but very good!! Next time we're in the area we will definitely stop in again. Can't wait!!"
  • "This place is really hit or miss. The quality is inconsistent and there are long wait times. I keep coming back though. There are few vegan restaurants/ice cream shops in town, and this is the best (only) in the area. $15 for a strawberry ice cream cone and a scoop of coffee ice cream in a cup."

Negative Reviews:
  • "This makes me really upset to write a bad review, but I just can't believe the decline this restaurant did since shutting down their dinning room. The popcorn chicken was all the rage when the dining room was open. Looking at picture, I'm very upset coming to Cafe No Fur, after the shut down. The milkshakes are to die for, the fries aren't to hard....But I'm soooo disappointed in paying $16 for barely 8oz of chicken, when it was supposed to be 25oz. You can spin your web of lies of how chicken shrinks when it's cooked, BUT it's not real chicken! There's absolutely no way this little cup weighted out to 25oz before being cooked!"
  • "Ordered the Philly cheesesteak and was highly disappointed. The inside is completely burnt and inedible."
  • "Employees are rude when asked about the menu in regards to allergies. They claim gluten free under certain items, but an employee the other night rolled his eyes and told me nothing on the menu is gluten free except the buns that were still frozen."
  • "This place is disgusting! I tried it again after seeing it on tv but it's still the same gross place that was on dirty dining not too long ago. While it may look nice and remodeled the staff has no clue what costumer service is . The "owner" Yhessa probably has never worked in the business before because it is clear she has no clue just like the show portrayed. Also they have now increased the prices due to cost of new construction and it is really over priced. There are many other vegan options in Vegas that know about food quality and customer service. Sorry I really wanted to like it and help a small business out."
*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Restaurant Impossible makeover for Cafe No Fur happened in December 2020.
  • Here is the Cafe No Fur website which isn't complete and their Facebook page
  • Here is Yhessa's Instagram profile where she is listed as a co-owner of Cafe No Fur.
  • Here are the reviews for Cafe No Fur on Yelp, Tripadvisor and Google.
  • After a November 2019 restaurant inspection, Cafe No Fur ended up on a "Dirty Dining" segment on a local news station.  They received a C grade on that inspection and an inspection a month later improved their grade to an A. (Link)
  • During height of the pandemic, Cafe No Fur went to a drive-thru only business model, but the storefront is now open again.  They were still drive-thru only when the show was filmed.


The reviews for Cafe No Fur since the Restaurant Impossible makeover have been mixed with people liking the food and the fast-food vibe.  There are also some complaints about the food, the prices, and the service.  During filming, Cafe No Fur was operating as a drive-thru only restaurant due to the pandemic, but they have now opened up their storefront.

*Visit Our Restaurant Impossible Update Page to see all Restaurant: Impossible updates, and which restaurants are open, closed, or have been sold. Also Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter

No comments:

Post a Comment