One of South Shore Living's "10 Influential People You Should Know" in 2010, Jimmy Liang evenly divides his time among his five Boston-area restaurants. At Fuji 1546 Restaurant & Bar, his culinary crew whips up contemporary Japanese dishes with a focus on maki, sushi, and sashimi. The sushi selection ranges from eel-filled caterpillar rolls to sweet-potato maki to the BLT roll, which guests must order without using any vowels. The menu also includes traditional eats such as gyoza, sweet-and-sour crab-meat balls, and filet mignon cooked in a housemade lime-soy marinade. For entertainment, Fuji 1546 Restaurant & Bar has a live DJ that spins every Friday and Saturday night.
Head to Great Chow in Quincy and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available.
Health nuts and vegans alike love the healthy fare Great Chow is throwing down.
Toast your evening out at Great Chow with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Great Chow.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Great Chow, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Great Chow for their catering services.
If dining out is not on the agenda, Great Chow offers delivery and pickup, too.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Prices at Great Chow are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Great Chow's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
The chefs at Kagawa Sushi Bar & Restaurant have been rolling maki and frying tempura since the eatery opened in 2002. Many of the ingredients for their raw creations come directly from the Boston Fish Pier, including the fresh mackerel and lobster found in some of their specialty maki rolls. The chefs' menu is complemented by a bar fully stocked with sakes, wines, and shot glasses filled to the brim with chasers of soy sauce.
Asia Palace introduces its guests to no shortage of options. The South Weymouth establishment's food selection features nearly 20 categories—making the menu read like a who's who of Chinese cuisine. There's the health-food section, which boasts a variety of steamed dishes, and the house specials section, which simmers with spicy creations. The house-special Dragon and Phoenix fuses two dishes into one with sizzling chunks of shrimp and chicken. The menu also includes entrees designed to share. The Pu Pu platter, for instance, lets diners sample seven distinct foods before taking leftovers home to the hungry minivan.
Don't be alarmed if you see an open flame leap up from your table at Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse. This is an entirely normal occurrence. Each of the restaurant's teppanyaki tables is outfitted with a large steel grill, where chefs put on a show as they cut and sear meats, vegetables, and parking tickets. Aside from the popular hibachi dinners, the menu features a number of sushi rolls and shabu-shabu dishes, the latter of which consist of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled and served with dipping sauces.
Typhoon Asian Bistro's culinary team fuses classic Asian and contemporary Japanese flavors into carefully plated entrees festooned with sauces, flowers, and towering ingredients. The team rolls up fresh sushi, creating such dishes as the signature Black Pearl, where torched nigiris, sashimi, and exotic salsa set sail on a decorative boat. They also plate steak, seafood, and lamb dishes from Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Japan atop palm leaves or nestled into cocktail glasses for drinking contests between hungry sailors. The menu rotates with the seasonality of ingredients to build cuisines around a global wine selection. The drink menu also hosts imported Asian beers and sakes.
Inside Typhoon Asian Bistro's contemporary setting, warm lighting spills from wrought-iron lanterns streaked in red and hovering above Japanese wood and an exhibition sushi bar. Water cascades from 35-foot waterfalls, broken up by pillar candles and urban kayakers. In the warmer months, an outdoor patio hosts meals beneath shade-bearing umbrellas surrounded by a fence laden with flowers.