New to the Radford area, this sushi spot houses a kitchen of experienced chefs who prepare traditional Chinese and Japanese dishes. Atop a fiery stove, the cooks sear chicken and add seasoned meats to sauces and vegetables. At the sushi bar, chefs roll fresh slices of salmon, crab, and eel with rice and seaweed wraps. Keyla Lensch of the Radford University Tartan writes that the restaurant’s lunch buffet is fresh, tasty, and easily enjoyed with the provided chopsticks, silverware, or communal trident.
Beyond its unpretentious decor and unassuming exterior, Crab Creek Seafood serves up a slew of fresh seafood specialties that garnered a silver medal in The Burgs' 2013 Best of the New River Valley feature. Cooks toss Diablo shrimp in a vodka-tomato-cream sauce and mix Caribbean shrimp with andouille sausage, salsa, and spices. Diners can dig into housemade crab cakes or enjoy fresh catfish, tilapia, or salmon served pan-fried, broiled, blackened, or grilled. According to the Roanoke Times, a fireplace warms guests as the waitstaff bustles about, "brimming with friendly service."
Soro Chill and Grille's glass-lined door stands as a gateway to creative drinks, contemporary Southern cooking, and the sounds of local bands strumming familiar tunes. The menu unfolds to reveal appetizers brimming with seafood and creole sauces meant to be sopped up with crusty french bread or unusually absorbent mustaches. Entrees of pasta, steaks, and roast chicken follow the same Southern traditions by donning Cajun blackened spices or piquant barbecue sauce, inspiring diners to finger paint plates with love letters to the chef. Soro's commitment to supporting the community extends past menu ingredients to locally made furniture and live music performed by Roanoke artists. The welcoming stone fireplace warms guests, and a large communal table encourages mingling or 30-person games of patty-cake.
Energetic live music pulsates across the spacious quarters of Growler’s American Grill and Venue—once known as Awful Arthur’s Towers—as barkeeps fill mugs and growlers with local pale and brown ales, porters, and a slew of bottled favorites. Platefuls of hearty American and Southern favorites, from meatloaf sandwiches to fish 'n' chips, energize diners to take the stage for a round of karaoke, with the background music supplied by a DJ, live band, or brownnosing date.
Nanjing Chinese Restaurant?s chefs can make more than 100 different Chinese dishes?easily grouped on the menu by such categories as poultry, seafood, fried rice, and soup. Nearly 20 dishes top the chef?s suggested list, and include deep-fried chicken dunked in a sesame sauce, mongolian beef, and a pineapple-and-shrimp pairing.
Wen Hwa's wok-wielding culinarians craft a lineup of authentic Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai dishes using fresh ingredients and Asian seasonings. Sate murmuring stomach pixies with a creamy cup of asparagus-crabmeat soup ($4.50) before tongue diving into more substantial spreads, such as a bowl of lo mein noodles, served with your choice of beef, chicken or shrimp ($11.95–$14.95), or the sesame-honey chicken ($12.95). Voracious grass grazers hungry enough to gnaw on play-dough steaks can sharpen incisors on the veggie-lettuce wrap ($6.95) or the lemongrass tofu ($8.95) topped with a heap of garden goodies. For dessert, infuse taste buds with a citrusy slice of mango cheesecake ($5.50) or flip the globe on its axis with a piece of italian tiramisu ($5.50).