A plane ticket to Asia is prohibitively expensive, and the flight attendant won’t let you drink, sing, or practice kendo in the aisles. Fast forward to the fun part of visiting one of world’s top seven continents with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of pan-Asian cuisine and potent drinks at Far Bar, located in semi-secret seclusion in the core of Little Tokyo.
Far Bar's efficient lineup of small plates presents a salivarious selection of pan-Asian flavor fusion, featuring Szechuan, Korean, and Thai standards with unexpected cameos from New World cuisine. Slide into Far Bar's lounge like it’s home plate or steal to its outdoor patio like it’s the bottom of the 17th, then celebrate with sinus-clearing wasabi fries ($4), Ming’s Wings ($7), or crispy chicken dumplings ($7). Nibble on slightly bigger, badder fare such as teriyaki sliders with mango salsa ($5) or a skewer of sesame mushrooms ($6). Many diners wrap up their evening with a selection of sushi rolls, from the spicy-tuna-and-cucumber-stuffed Little Tokyo ($9) to the snapper and eel Baja roll ($10).
While basking in the glow of the bar’s 13-foot projection-screen TV, tipple liberally from a lengthy drink menu that sports Sapporo on tap ($5), as well as a magnificent six of other Japanese beers, including Coedo Shikkoku and Hitachine Red (both $9). Cocktails dominate a whole menu page like Huns never dominated the Azores: the Asian Zombie combines three kinds of rum and one kind of pineapple juice for a brain-eating rush ($10), whereas the classic Singapore Sling prefers gin, cherry brandy, and house sour ($8).
Not valid for happy hour. You must purchase at least one food item with your order.
More than 180 Yelpers give Far Bar a four-star average rating:
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347 E 1st St.
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