About this Business
From Our Editors
Veteran restaurateur Randy Schoch began his career as a part-time busboy and frequent surfer in Hawaii, rising through the ranks to become the owner of Desert Island Restaurants. In 2006, he added Ling & Louie's Asian Bar and Grill to his portfolio of original creations and franchises, creating a menu that imaginatively fuses Asian and American cuisine and penning a fictional story of epic romance featuring the eatery's titular characters.
The legend of Ling and Louie's continent-spanning romance is reflected in the flavors of the restaurants dishes such as seared Ahi tuna tacos or Beijing duck sliders. These fusion eats top tables within a funky dining room, where exposed brick walls and raw wooden rafters meld with bright paint. Along the tops of the walls run funny and inspiring quotes attributed to the restaurant's fictional founders, where they declare things such as, "Cooking is 90% physical, and the other half is mental."