DoMo Japanese Steak & Sushi House

Asian, East Asian, Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian

106 S. Franklin Rd.
812-332-7700

This oversize Japanese restaurant on Bloomington’s west side is split into hibachi and sushi zones. Choose hibachi for a bit of dinner theater, fun for kids and groups. Sushi options range from basic avocado rolls to the fiery Heart Attack, a tempura-fried jalapeno filled with spicy tuna and cream cheese. • Prices: Appetizers $4.65–$17.45, sushi $4.65–$16.30, hibachi $15.30–$45.96, entrées $10.55–$19.65 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Dragon Chinese Restaurant

Asian, Chinese, East Asian, Soup, Vegetarian

3261 W. 3rd St. • 812-332-6610
Dragon Express
1400 E. 3rd St. • 812-331-7030

The décor in these tiny Chinese restaurants may not be much to look at, but the food is quick and cheap, and it’s good. The Dragon makes great twice-cooked pork, excellent moo shu dishes, and a mean steamed whole fish. If you are in the mood for noodle soup, try the Yat Ka Mein, and slurp to your heart’s content. • Prices: Appetizers $1.30–$10.50; most other dishes available in pints ($4.20–$5.50) or quarts ($5.50–$10.50) • Hours: Restaurant daily 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Dragon Express daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: No • Outdoor Seating: No • Accessibility Decal

Esan Thai

Asian, Fair Labor, South/Southeast Asian, Thai

221 E. Kirkwood
812-333-8424

esanthairestaurant.com

House specialties at this bright and airy restaurant at the back of Victoria Towers are based on family recipes. Try the Yum Khai, a spicy grilled chicken salad with shallots, cilantro, tomato, and lime juice, or the Moo Num Tok (grilled pork with onion, mint, and chilies). Noodle dishes and curries are also first-rate. • Prices: Appetizers $6–$10.95, lunch entrées $8.95–$10.95, dinner entrées $9.95–$15.95, desserts $3–$6 • Hours: Sun.–Mon., Wed.–Th. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Closed Tu.; Reservations recommended on weekends. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal

Mama’s Restaurant

Asian, Barbecue, East Asian, Korean

2630 E. 10th St.
812-333-8071

DIY barbecue puts you in control of your meal at Mama’s Restaurant. Meals are served with a variety of banchan: small bowls of Korean pickles, salads, and more meant to be eaten with your meal. • Prices: Appetizers $3–$10.99, entrées $9.99–$18.99, barbecue $16.99–$17.99 • Hours: Lunch Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., dinner Mon.–Fri. 5–9 p.m. Sat. noon–10 p.m. Sun. noon–9 p.m.; Closed every last Tu. of the month • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC • Outdoor Seating: No

Mandalay Restaurant

Asian, Burmese, Chinese, East Asian, Indian, South/Southeast Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

413 E. 4th St.
812-339-7334

mymandalayrestaurant.com

This tiny 4th Street gem serves Burmese food — an exotic mix of Chinese, Thai, and Indian with a savory character all its own. Lots of curries and noodle dishes and many vegetarian options. Try the paratha with yellow chickpea curry and the tea leaf salad! • Prices: Appetizers and salads $6.19–$11.39, entrées $10.29–$13.39 • Hours: Tu.–Sun. 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 5–9 p.m.; Closed Mon.• Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Mr. Hibachi

Asian, Chinese, East Asian, Japanese, Sushi

4400 E. 3rd St.
812-339-6288

mrhibachibuffet.com

Mr. Hibachi puts on a massive spread and the crowds line up to fill up. Buffet fixtures like crab rangoon and General Tso’s crispy chicken are abundant, along with Japanese offerings in miso soup and a variety of sushi rolls. For a more personalized meal, fill a plate with noodles, raw meat, and veggies, then head to the hibachi station where the chef will stir-fry your food while you wait. • Prices: Lunch $7.95, dinner $11.29 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

My Thai Cafe

Asian, Soup, South/Southeast Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

3316 W. 3rd St. • 812-333-2234
402 E. 4th St. • 812-333-3993

mythaicafeusa.com

The first location for this beautiful little restaurant is hidden away in a strip mall on the west side of Bloomington. My Thai Cafe’s second location is on 4th Street restaurant row and also serves Thai family recipes cooked to your preferred degree of spiciness. Look for noodle dishes featuring the sweet and spicy “chef’s gravy,” and try the fragrant curries. • Prices: Appetizers $5.95–$10.95, entrées $7.95–$15.95 • Hours: West 3rd Street lunch Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., dinner Mon.–Th. 4:30–9 p.m. Friday 4:30–10 p.m. Sat. 3–10 p.m.; Closed Sun. East 4th Street lunch Tu.–Fri. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat. noon–3 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., dinner Tu.–Th. 4:30–9 p.m. Fri. 4:30–10 p.m. Sat. 3–10 p.m. Sun. 3–9 p.m.; Closed Mon.• Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Read our review of My Thai Cafe here!

Noodle Town

Asian, Chinese, East Asian, Japanese

318 S. College Mall Rd.
812-333-8325

noodletownchinesecuisine.com

Attached to Asuka Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi, Noodle Town fulfills the Chinese half of the dual restaurant equation. The Hong Kong–style menu includes salt-and-pepper seafood and spare ribs with black bean sauce. Lunch and dinner specials include fried rice and an egg roll. • Prices: Appetizers $1.25–$6.25, lunch $4.95–$7.30, dinner $7–$11, Hong Kong Specialties $10–$15 • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Oasis

Asian, Chinese, East Asian

2652 E. 10th St.
812-339-3999

oasischinesebloomington.com

Ideal for carryout or delivery, this Chinese restaurant is tucked into the 10th and the Bypass strip of shops and restaurants. Specialties include bowls of Cantonese style noodle soup and sizzling claypot entrées; sample the gingery eggplant and chicken. Fruit smoothies and milky bubble teas help cool down spicy mouths. Karaoke and party rooms are available for groups, open late on Friday and Saturday. • Prices: Appetizers $1.25–$6.95, lunch $5.50, house specialties $7–$14, milk tea and smoothies $3.50 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 a.m. • Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Red Chopsticks

Asian, Chinese, East Asian, Japanese, Korean, South/Southeast Asian, Sushi, Thai

1420 E. 3rd St.
812-331-6898

redchopsticksin.com

At this one-stop Asian restaurant, choose from Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese options. The sushi menu is extensive, with rolls to fit any budget. Bento boxes allow for variety; try one with sashimi, tempura, and a California roll. The contemporary dining room is full of cozy, private booths. • Prices: Appetizers $4–$7, specialty rolls $10–$14, entrées $7–$13 • Hours: Mon.– Wed. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Th.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Sun. noon–10 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC • Outdoor Seating: No

Restaurant Ami

Asian, East Asian, Japanese, Korean, Sushi

1500 E. 3rd St.
812-339-7868

On East 3rd Street, at the edge of campus, Restaurant Ami serves a menu of Korean and Japanese specialties. On any given day you’ll find most tables filled with sushi and sashimi. Choose a combo of classic rolls or order one of the fun chef’s special rolls. • Prices: Appetizers $3.95–$8.95, sushi $8–$15, entrées $7–$10 • Hours: Mon.–Wed. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Th.–Fri. 10 a.m.–midnight Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access • Outdoor Seating: Yes

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