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Asahi Grill

March 23, 2014

Asahi Grill is in it for the Long Haul

The foundation of the menu at Asahi Grill is island-style fare accentuated by Asian influences. And for those familiar with brok-da-mout local grinds, it’s clear that this Ward Avenue establishment is here to stay. For the past seven years, Asahi Grill has had a diversity of patrons come through its doors, as this 50-seat eatery…

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February 2, 2014

Channeling My ‘Inner-Arnold’ at Asahi Grill

Known for almost seven years now as the “Original Home of the Famous Oxtail Soup,” Asahi Grill, located on Ward Avenue, has become known as the local “go-to” Japanese restaurant as well. High praise, yet the veggie in me wants to know what menu items Asahi Grill has to offer without “tail” (or any other…

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January 5, 2014

Go Hog Wild for New Menu Items

At Asahi Grill, where some recipes have not changed in 20 years, you can bet you’ll get your fix of comfort food. But sometimes a little change is in order. Manager Victoria Sayno welcomes you to try a taste of the new crave-worthy fare. “New year, new dishes,” she exclaims. Adobo Fried Rice ($8.50) is…

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December 1, 2013 , ,

Ramen’s All the Rage

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! It’s the first day of December and an exciting time of year, marked by holiday celebrations and a growing number of romantically rainy days and chilly nights. During such times, there’s no better way to cozy up to that blissful wintery feeling than sipping from a steaming hot bowl of ramen….

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October 27, 2013

Comfort ‘Meats’ Flavor at Asahi

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Asahi Grill is that it’s not as old as you think. For whatever reason, Asahi is the sort of restaurant that just seems to have been around forever, even though it served its first plate just six years ago. Maybe it’s the timeless combination of local and Asian flavors…

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Spice Up the Season With Curry

Autumn is officially here, and Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes, progressively cooler nights and a fashion-forward fall wardrobe are just a few of my favorite introductions to the season. And from a food enthusiast standpoint, my cravings for refreshingly lighter fare seem to vanish, leaving me yearning for rich and rustically dense dishes made with immense…

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August 18, 2013

Getting Cozy With Ageless Faves

Comfort food has that magical ability to instantly bring you back to happy times. How is it possible? In the hippocampus of the brain where neural connections are made, the combination of ingredients make the neurons send signals back to the same part of the brain as before — the happy times. The phenomenon is…

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Go Bold with Fried Rice Flair

While a renovated kitchen equipped with top of the line appliances, including a double-door stainless steel refrigerator, a shiny stove of your dreams and a brand new microwave may be a fantasy for many, I have to say, all I need is a good old-fashioned wok to make me happy in the kitchen. Because we…

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June 16, 2013

Living La Vida Moco

For those of us who are crazy for loco moco there are four main features to focus on when judging a loco moco’s quality. They are, of course, the rice, the patties, the eggs and the finishing touch — the gravy. The classic loco moco has been perfected to a comforting, satisfying masterpiece. However, if…

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A Complete Softy for Soft Shell Crab

I could live off of crab drenched in butter, I’m sure! Yet, I’ve always had a soft spot for soft shell crab. For one, these little critters capture all the irresistible flavors of your everyday crab, but without the hassle. In other words, you don’t have to work for your food. The chore of prying…

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