Aloha Tea Room brews tropically tinged loose-leaf tea and pairs it with genteel fare in a serene and stylish setting. Savor soothing beverages hot or iced (a $2 value), suavely complemented by a soupcon of soup and a fresh half sandwich (a $5.75 value for soup/half-sandwich combo). Kindle flavor receptors with a cup of chicken vegetable or asparagus provencale before appeasing jealous teeth with solider sustenance, such as egg salad or albacore tuna salad on a crisp croissant. Glide your repast in for a silky sweet landing with samplers of gourmet Hawaiian desserts (a $4.25 value), including lava cake, crème brûlée bars, and a cherry-covered ukulele.
Naturally Yours Salon & Spa arms its staff with organic Aveda products to help create new hairstyles and refresh visages during facials. Clients can change their hues with ammonia-free hair color, and Zoya nail polish—which is void of formaldehyde and tolene—marks the edges of fingers, toes, and football fields. The salon itself follows a sustainable standard: most of the furnishings are secondhand, many of the products used are packaged in 100% recyclable materials, and water is filtered rather than bottled or siphoned from a fish tank.
Grand Fortune tingles taste buds and satiates ravenous appetites with a menu full of Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. Midday diners can peruse a sumptuous selection of lunch specials with various fried-rice, lo mein, and chow-mein dishes ($5.75–$6.95), and dinner guests enjoy evening entrees such as the lovers nest, in which shredded chicken, beef, and veggies star in a mouth-based mystery play ($13.95). For those seeking a medley of tasty treats, Grand Fortune also offers myriad dishes in the traditional culinary art of dim sum with items such as shrimp dumplings ($3.50), pan-fried turnip cakes ($2.95), and steamed beef tripe with ginger and onion ($2.95).
Malaysian-born chef Steve Yau grew up on spicy lemak chicken and flavorful curries. He brings these recipes and a decade of professional culinary experience to Crystal Jade Restaurant, whose authentic Malaysian food has been lauded as "standout" by the Omaha World Herald. The versatile chef/magician also extends his culinary expertise to a variety of Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Thai dishes, as well as flavorful Indian biryani rice. He also dedicates two entire menus to gluten-free and vegan selections, for which he cooks with a gluten-free brown sauce and swaps out meats for tofu, imitation duck, or a wide variety of vegetables. One of the chef favorites, peanut butter tofu, features golden chunk tofu sautéed in peanut butter sauce. In addition, Steve is known to adorn most dishes with hand-carved veggie sculptures such as palm trees, flowers, and others.
A+ Buffet & Mongolian Grill doles out endless helpings of authentic Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechuan, and Hunan cuisine at its all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets. In addition to buffet fare and takeout charged by the pound, the dine-in menu flaunts traditional dishes ranging from moo go gai pan and kung pao shrimp to the veggie-friendly Buddhist Delight, which guests can order verbally or by rubbing their server's belly.
At Sina Way Chinese Cuisine, diners lift the lids of bamboo steamers to find plump dumplings filled with shrimp or bok choy simmered in garlic sauce. Choosing from an extensive list of house specials—including traditional and non-traditional dishes such as lo mein, mongolian beef, and peanut butter chicken—customers can create a family-size dinner with egg rolls and soup to feed their clan or their third and fourth heads. Sina's full bar features a selection of wine, domestic, and imported beers to accompany appetizers and entrees.