For years, European navigators searched for a direct route to Asia's tasty cuisine, eventually burrowing through the earth and accidentally rediscovering Luxembourg. Blaze a path toward savory satisfaction with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of pan-Asian cuisine at Tenka Asian Bistro in Westborough.
The chefs at Tenka Asian Bistro craft a lengthy menu of pan-Asian delicacies, including sushi, noodle dishes, and sizzling hibachi entrees. Specialty rolls bound from the illuminated sushi bar to decorate blank plates with bites of fresh fish and piquant sauces. Rice holds the Tuna Lover's roll in a hug while escorting its avocado and spicy tuna to tongues, and the sweet-potato tempura roll ($4.40) packs a satisfying crunch so that diners needn't sneak popcorn kernels into their own food. Patrons can sidle up to the hibachi grill and marvel as a filet mignon flickers with gentle flames ($24.95) or assorted veggies ($12.95) and shrimp ($20.95) fly through the air with the confidence of actors playing pilots. Tastier than a crisp dress shirt, pad thai satisfies starch cravings with noodles and a choice of vegetables, chicken, beef ($9.95), or shrimp ($10.95).
Accented by multicolored light fixtures and stylized Asian artifacts, Tenka's interior combines futuristic and traditional vibes, much like a cyborg teddy bear. Guests can graze happily at the sushi bar or at seats wrapped around a hibachi grill, where the spotlight shines as much on the preparation performance as it does on the food.
Tenka Asian Bistro
The chefs at Tenka Asian Bistro don't hide in the kitchen while concocting their mouthwatering Japanese cuisine. Whether they're searing up meats on tableside hibachi grills or tranquilly crafting rolls at the sushi bar, these chefs entertain their guests with flashy cooking techniques right in the dining room. The result of these culinary performances is a vast menu of sushi and sashimi and dazzling displays of seared hibachi scallops, filet mignon, lobster, and chicken. Meanwhile behind closed kitchen doors, another team of chefs whips up Chinese specialties such as lo mein, egg foo young, and fried rice out of the sightlines of hungry guests and vengeful Medusas.
Tenka’s intimate atmosphere is perfect for a relaxed, romantic night out as the modern lighting gives the space a warm glow.Rachel Shuster,Pulse, 1/11
The atmosphere and attitude of the hibachi chefs is overall appealing,humorous, and inviting, they have a big smile and always put on a great show.BayStateFoodCritic2016, Google Places, 7/1/11
153 Turnpike Rd. 9 W
Westborough, Massachusetts 01581