? about NBA CITY

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  1. jme829

    jme829 Proud mother of 3.....4 if you include my husband!

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    Wasn't sure where to post this. Has anyone eaten at the NBA CITY restaurant near US/IOA ??? How is the food? Prices??? My dd (12) is a huge NBA fan and we told her we'd go there for one of our offsite meals. I know its on Citiwalk but can you get to it without going to US/IOA or is in the parks??
     
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  3. Straitlover

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    I ahve not eaten here, but I do know where it is. You don't have to go into the parks, but you will have to pay to park in the US parking deck. I don;t know if they validate or not.

    Here's their website: http://www.nba.com/nbacity/ . They have the menus on it but not the prices. Sorry.
     
  4. jme829

    jme829 Proud mother of 3.....4 if you include my husband!

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    thanks, Straitlover....I did check out the site. I wonder if there is somewhere else we can park and then walk...we wouldn't have a problem walking a block or 2..(I'm not thrilled to have to pay to park just for dinner.) :teeth:
     
  5. Figment22

    Figment22 Hulk, MIB and MLB Fan!

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    Universal Parking is free after 6:00 p.m. There really is nowhere else to park but the UO parking garage.
     
  6. jme829

    jme829 Proud mother of 3.....4 if you include my husband!

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    THANKS!!!! :thumbsup2
     
  7. Bearvet

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    We've eaten here 3 or 4 times - we have 3 DSs who are all big NBA fans, so is DH. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food - very good and prices seemed average. They show famous clips from games on many TVs and have hand imprints of players on basketballs so you can compare your hand size! I think there are some other activities also. I would recommend NBA City especially with a basketball fan.
     
  8. isla bonita

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    We ate there and my son loved it. The food was good,
     
  9. Sylvester McBean

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    it's a joint venture between the NBA and the Hard Rock Cafe. the food is surprisingly good, and it's definately worth the drive over. spend some time afterward in Citywalk.
     
  10. F-L-A

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    Hard Rock, eh? Funny how much better the food is there compared to their main restaurant...
     
  11. alisonbestford

    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    We went to NBA for DS's 16th birthday :thumbsup2

    Apparently you have to have the Oreo milkshake.......... :rolleyes:
     
  12. Mainebound

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    You should ask this over on the Universal boards too.

    We ate here in March 2004 when we were staying at the Hard Rock. The inerior is very cool -- floor is like a court, etc. But we found the food to be no better than your typical Applebees. And the service - when it came -- came with a real attitude... not a good one!

    However, the Unofficial Guide gives it high marks as do many others on the DIs. So maybe our experience was atypical.
     
  13. pandora174

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    We went there this past Dec. The food was really good & the atmosphere was fun. The server was very nice. We definetely liked it because they have a a large menu with a lot of variety. I would recommend it.
     
  14. cinamin27

    cinamin27 <font color=6600CC>Orlando gets all my extra money

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    and please keep in mind, this is a pretty popular restaurant at City Walk, if you wait till after 6:00 to go so you can get the free parking, you will more than likely have a wait, maybe 30-45 minutes especially if you go on a Friday or Saturday night. No fear though, there's lots of places to wander around to shop & take in the sights. Just wanted to warn ya so you dont go already hungry & then find that you have a long wait.
    We've eaten here quite a bit and have never had a bad experience but just like everywhere, I'm sure it happens.
    When my daughter & I eat there we like to share an appetizer, share a pizza & share a dessert. The spring rolls are good, & the fried cheesecake is the bomb!!

    Have fun!!
     
  15. Sylvester McBean

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    NBA City is the only restaurant in Citywalk that posts the wait time outside the restaurant, on a shot clock. so you'll know what you're in for before you walk in.
     
  16. Sylvester McBean

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    I though the exact thing when I found this out. NBA City should cook the HRC's meals and then deliver them to your table.
     

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