Like a beach, Asian cuisine is known for its fresh fish, saline-laden liquids, and beautiful, edible shells. Explore scrumptious shores with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale Asian fare and drinks at Wild East Asian Bistro.
The Zagat–praised Wild East Asian Bistro culls recipes from four Asian cooking traditions—Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese—preparing select dishes with Old World flair and transforming others into fusion-born masterpieces. Diners can begin their visit with a glass of MacMurray pinot noir ($10.50) or practice airplane safety procedures with a flight of wine or sake ($12). Culinary explorers can then move on to starters such as the New World tuna sashimi—with ginger, scallions, and a touch of hot sesame oil ($10)—and main plates such as the Korean chap chae—a mélange of beef, carrots, onions, spinach, wood ear mushrooms, sesame oil, and glass noodles ($14)—or the Japanese pork fried rice ($10). Those craving an even sweeter ending can try a Thai donut ($7) or tickle all of their taste buds with the Cycle of Life, which explores sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, salty, and scrappy through six splashes of spirits ($20).
Wild East Asian Bistro ushers the beauty of the outdoors into its calming space with bamboo accents, oceany blue walls, and tables that overlook the nearby waterfront. Geometry buffs can also soak up the sights of the dining area's chairs, which boast a square-within-a-square aesthetic that's sure to inspire an architecture debate with friends or a brief contemplation of the concept of infinity.
Wild East Asian Bistro
Umbrella-covered tables stretch along a waterfront patio splashed in sparkling lights, which mirror the romantic glow emanating from the dining room’s paper chandeliers as it plays off sleek bamboo plants and large, green-bordered windows. The chic atmosphere of Wild East Asian Bistro sets the stage for its chefs’ theatrical flourishes in the open kitchen, where diners can watch them craft dishes brimming with piquant spices, crisp vegetables, and fresh seafood. Medleys of Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Chinese morsels politely acquaint themselves atop each plate, attempting to remember their high-school language lessons before servers parade them to tables and awaiting appetites.
East Fort Lauderdale
1200 E Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301Get Directions