Date night holds the promise of something a little special, even after 22 years together. Our most recent date night dinner at the new OI Asian Bistro was a great dining adventure.
My boyfriend Bob and I shared the evening with my sister, Cheryl and her husband Bruce. Upon arrival, the four of us felt welcomed by the modern, fresh design of the restaurant. There are different seating areas within the restaurant: the main dining area, where we sat, and a more intimate seating area in the back. I found the colorful parasol decorations to be cheery on a cold, winter evening.
The menu at OI Asian Bistro is like a tour of the best Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese fare. Each dish is made-to-order, just like at OI’s sister restaurant Mizu Sushi down the road. The best thing about going to OI Asian Bistro with a few people is that you get the opportunity to try different dishes. The hardest thing is narrowing down what you want! I guarantee repeat visits will be necessary.
We started by sharing three appetizers: Vegetable Egg Rolls, Crab Rangoons and Chicken Satay. For the entrees, I chose my hands-down favorite, which is Red Curry. The savory flavor of the coconut milk base over the shrimp and vegetables is like the warm hug of your favorite comfort food. The other dishes we ordered were: Mongolian Beef, General Tso’s Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice, and each was unique and delicious.
The next time you want a date night that’s sure to impress, you gotta try OI Asian Bistro!
—Cindy Fish, audience development director at Urban St.
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