Once mastered, chopsticks are the most manageable eating utensils, unlike forks, which get mangled in the dishwasher, or fingers, which get lost in the mouths of teething sock puppets. Eat easily with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine at Neo World Bistro and Sushi Bar in Mt. Kisco.
Lauded for his “outstanding” mergers of Asian and Western cuisines by The New York Times, chef Sianto Njotoatmodjo draws from a palette of Indonesian, Mexican, French, and Italian flavors in Neo World Bistro and Sushi Bar. The menu’s seemingly outlandish delicacies, such as udon noodles with crawfish etoufee ($12.95), crackle against lemongrass-hued walls. Named with single words of positivity, sushi rolls brim with unexpected fillings like a wizard's piñata; the Mercy roll ($9.95) unleashes complementary waves of deep-fried banana, imitation crab, and wasabi. Steam wafts delicate love letters to nostrils, rising in a pale bouquet from seared duck breast ($19.95) slathered in red-wine sauce and served alongside roasted pumpkins and seared pineapple.
Chefs work quickly, heaping together Korean root veggies, tempura batter, and other exotic ingredients that cause patrons to end chopstick-naming contests early. Guests settle back at a long banquette or click glasses together at two-person tables made from emerald-swirled marble beneath a smattering of artwork.
Neo World Bistro and Sushi Bar
Lauded by the New York Times for a "vision that stretches far beyond Asia," Neo World Bistro and Sushi Bar forges new cuisine out of Eastern and Western influences. Indonesian-born head chef Sianto Njotoatmodjo borrows liberally from Italian, French, and Indian culinary traditions, turning out new takes on classics including seafood risotto, chicken in teriyaki beurre blanc, and spicy tuna with avocado and mango in paratha-style bread. Decked out in shades of light green and chocolate brown, the sleek dining room lies adjacent to the sushi bar where specialty rolls are named for positive and inspiring feelings such as "hope," "humble," and "hey, this is tasty sushi."
69 S Monger Ave.
Mt. Kisco, New York 10549