Janko’s Little Zagreb

American, European, Steaks

223 W. 6th St.


A Bloomington favorite, with its checked tablecloths and IU-decked walls, Janko’s is one block west of the downtown Square. Lamb and pork chop specials are featured regularly, and the menu offers Eastern European specialties like fiery Bucharest meatballs, but fabulous steaks are the reason most people line up to get in. • Prices: $$$–$$$$ • Hours: Mon.–Th. 5–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 4:30–10 p.m.; Closed Sun.; Reservations recommended. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, DC • Outdoor Seating: No

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East Asian, Japanese, Sushi

East Asian, Japanese, Sushi
320 N. Walnut • 812-330-5310
Japonee Express • 530 E. Kirkwood
812-333-7380 • japoneeexpress.com

Sake and sushi, you’ll find both in abundance at Japonee. Try the deep-fried Crazy Roll, crispy on the outside with tuna, salmon, molten cream cheese, and avocado inside. Open late on weekends, the North Walnut location keeps the sake bombs flowing in a modern dining room with an open sushi bar and lots of private karaoke rooms. Japonee Express on East Kirkwood retains much of the same menu, plus a few Korean dishes, in a casual, quick service setting. • Prices: Soup, salad, and appetizers $2–$10; lunch specials at Japonee Express $6.99–$8.99; dinner bento boxes, noodle dishes, and teriyaki $11–$14; à la carte sushi and sashimi $4–$9; specialty sushi rolls $11–$16 • Hours: North Walnut: Mon.–Wed. 4 p.m.–12 a.m.; Th.–Sat. 4 p.m.–2 a.m.; Sun. 4 p.m.–12 a.m.; East Kirkwood: Mon.–Th. 10:30 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

Juannita’s Restaurant

Mexican, Sandwiches, Soup

620 W. Kirkwood


Come to this cheerful, family-owned Mexican restaurant on West Kirkwood for the mole poblano and the molotes — fried masa dough stuffed with savory fillings. Fresh homemade tortillas are a real treat and the soups are fab. • Prices: $–$$ • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX • Outdoor Seating: Yes

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