This is a newly opened restaurant that I noticed and finally had a chance to give it a try. I didn't quite know what to expect.
The decor is very similar to say a Cactus Club or Milestones. The servers are presented similar to what you might find in a Cactus Club. The menu however is actually asian (chow mein, pad thai, shanghai noodles, smoked salmon rolls, yellow curry, etc. so there is a little bit of many asian cultures). So what you have is something like Chinese food served by a Cactus Club.
We ordered a bunch of share plates to get an idea of the food. I thought it was all pretty good. Fresh tasting and interesting. The items were presented very well with nice touches (Wonton soup in a mini pot with a lid, etc.). You might expect the food would actually be asian "fusion" but it really is mostly just purely asian food. It is perhaps just presented in a western fashion and I would say it actually tasted better than most asian restaurants I have eaten in. They certainly seem to take more care in preparing the dishes than you get in some asian restaurants that just treat their food like slop. It's basically Earl's food principles applied to asian food.
I rarely give 5 stars for service but I couldn't find any fault with it this visit so have to give 5 for now. Of course the restaurant was a bit quiet and I think we were the server's only table. I might expect lower service when business picks up.
Our meal for two came out to $36 and it was too much food. The prices here I would say are a cheaper than Earls, Milestones, Cactus, etc, but you are getting similar quality. Pop is refillable, something you rarely see in a restaurant serving asian food. It's good value given the all around quality.
Ambience is similar to Earls/Milestones/Cactus. It's fairly dark. There is a nice lounge/bar area and TVs. The one strange thing is it shares a building with McDonalds (the same hallway in some areas), a bit strange to park in the McDonalds parking lot then go to this place. I hope this doesn't put people off in any way.
As we were eating our meal, things just seemed to get better and better. I realized a long time desire of mine was being fulfilled. I'm a pretty open minded person and I dine at different types of restaurants, but I have pretty much sworn off Chinese or Vietnamese restaurants, not because I don't like the food, but because I don't like the service, which is often terrible. I also don't like how asian Restaurants never have refillable pop. So I had always thought, "it sure would be awesome if there was a Chinese restaurant that had great service, nice ambience, and refillable pop, then I would go!". Well here it is! Hats off to the owner!
If this sounds like the kind of place you might like to try, go for it. Business looks a bit slow as they just opened, selfishly I want them to do well just so I can continue to enjoy this unique restaurant!