Restaurants offer diners both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Asian cuisine at Gigi’s Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar, located in the Galleria. Under the culinary supervision of executive chef Junnajet Hurapan, a Thai native who has mastered the art of cheffery, Gigi’s Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar leads guests on a delicious walkthrough of modern Asian cuisine. The restaurant’s elegant interior boasts four individually themed eating spaces as well as an outdoor Zen garden for post-meal meditations and sand castle building. The menu offers a cornucopia of soups, noodles, fried rice, dumplings, and more.
The Houston Chronicle reviewed Gigi’s Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar, and Houston Magazine listed Junnajet Hurapan in the magazine’s Master Chef List. Over 60 Yelpers gave Gigi’s a 3-star average, and 10 Citysearchers awarded it a 3.5-star average. > * Great place for a date or to impress a guest. – jan m., Yelp > * I left smiling each time I dined here. – Alison Cook, Houston Chronicle
Gigi's Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar
Under the direction of local restaurateur Gigi Huang, Gigi's Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar at the Galleria culls together a variety of culinary traditions. Stepping through the doorway into the sleek dining room, Gigi's provides a passageway for diners to experience the aromas and flavors of modern Asian cuisine. Oftentimes, the eatery's offerings are true to traditional recipes from Vietman, Thailand, and China, such as Peking duck. Other times they offer a twist on classic dishes, such as edamame dumplings and seven-flavor prime sirloin steak.
In the exposed-brick dining area, patrons clasp red-curry shrimp with chopsticks beneath an impressive display of flower blossoms on the ceiling above. Snaking branches stretch out overhead, directing diners’ gazes upward and leading them to believe that the floor is actually the ceiling. A collection of cocktails at the whiskey bar includes the blackberry old fashioned, blood sand, and Gigi's signature lychee martini. Gigi's also hosts an all-you-can-eat dim sum–brunch, letting diners feast on veggie dumplings, chicken and shrimp rolls, and tamarind-glazed spare ribs.
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