Ancient sages made their students use chopsticks to encourage diners to appreciate every morsel and to protect them from the soul-crushing self-reflections into spoons. Enjoy a mirror-free meal with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Asian fusion fare and drinks during dinner at Dao Modern Asian Cuisine in Mason.
Dao Modern Asian Cuisine's kitchen transforms fresh ingredients into made-to-order Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Japanese menu items prepared on the flavor-enhancing surfaces of sizzling woks and teppanyaki grills. The hibachi-grill menu allows diners to build their own feasts faster than a Boy Scout builds a campfire with two sticks and a flamethrower. Serenade sizzling steak ($14.95) with a choice of four sauces before imploring the kitchen staff to stir-fry your selections to perfection atop the heat-spewing hibachi surface. Customers foraging for fiery dishes can sink cutlery into the Vocano chicken ($11.95), drizzled with sweet thai chili sauce and served with pineapple, peppers, and onions, and sushi connoisseurs can witness the transformation from raw to roll as cylindrical sea foods somersault into sushi right before their eyes. Eat-a-thons conclude with tempura ice cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream coddled in butter pound cake and fried with tempura coating ($4.25).
Dao Modern Asian Cuisine introduces Western eyes to Eastern-style architecture, exemplified by the restaurant’s pagoda-style façade. Asian hanging lamps, dark wooden ceiling risers, and glowing golden sheets of glass emblazon the dining room and create an atmosphere perfect for sampling international dishes without having to purchase a fanny pack.
Dao Modern Asian Cuisine
A huge circular teppanyaki grill sends up plumes of fragrant smoke from the focal point of Dao Modern Asian Cuisine’s dining room as chefs deftly sizzle up meats and seafood across its surface. Aside from a venue for the chef’s showmanship, the grill serves as a conspicuous sign of Dao Modern Asian Cuisine’s commitment to cooking dishes fresh to order. In addition to Chinese stir fries, chefs showcase dozens of other Asian specialties: they simmer Thai curries, roll up more than 30 sushi rolls, and fuse together Korean classics such as bibimbap. Additionally, chefs offer a smattering of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
Dao Modern Asian Cuisine introduces Western eyes to Eastern-style architecture, exemplified by the restaurant’s pagoda-style façade. Asian hanging lamps, dark wooden ceiling risers, and golden sheets of glass emblazon the dining room and create an elegant atmosphere where eaters with nomadic tastes can sample international dishes sans fanny pack.