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.
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.