Concocted by a professional chef with 20 years of experience, Dasonii Korean Bistro's menu combines authentic and innovative Korean cuisine. Mandu dumplings ($6), declared "perhaps the best in Pittsburgh" by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, tumble down tongues in steamed and fried forms, and handmade wheat noodles ($12) simmer alongside vegetables in beef broth. Shunned maple syrup leers from afar at the kimchi pancake ($14), a savory disc filled with marinated, thinly sliced rib eye that luxuriates in a clay pot. Sushi-bar selections include two decadent pieces of yellowtail belly nigiri ($6) and crispy morsels of vegetable tempura roll ($4.25). Patrons traverse the wooden floors of Dasonii Korean Bistro's modern interior before nestling into high-backed booths or close-knit tables to feast on fare from the kitchen, which just removed the word “no” from its vocabulary.
Asian Picnic helps each of its patrons evoke the muses of epicurean artistry as they gather around personal hibachi grills to craft their own scintillating specialties. While exploring the far reaches of the restaurant's expansive buffet, diners accumulate their choice of fresh meats, vegetables, and sauces before returning to their tables to season their ingredients or tax forms with just the right amount of fire. As feasters bond over the aromas of vegetables mingling with fresh pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, or squid, they may also take advantage of Asian Picnic's BYOB policy and pair a bottle of wine or an intricate brew with their carefully constructed delicacies.
In addition to a sensory-stimulating spread of Asian and American buffet fare, Royal Buffet & Grill offers a full menu of Chinese classics. At the hibachi grill, an accommodating chef slices and dices dishes to your liking, whether square, saucer, or obtuse-isosceles shaped. Adults pay $6.95 for the lunch buffet, $10.95 for dinner, and $5.50 to $7.99 for standalone entrees. Children under 3 eat for free and wicked witches trapped under houses can eat leftovers if they behave.