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Sao Asian Bistro

2800 17th St, Marion, IL 62959-4989
618-993-2828
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Ranked #1 of 81 Restaurants in Marion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Williamson County Parkway
Description: Sao Asian Bistro is located in Marion, Illinois. The Bistro's upscale atmosphere provides an ideal setting for business meetings or dinner with family and friends. Voted one of the Nation's top 100 Chinese Restaurants in 2006 and 2008, the Bistro's menu features not only a variety of traditional Asian cuisines, but also a great selection of Asian-Western infused dishes. The Bistro uses the best selection of fresh produce, poultry, seafood and fine cuts of meat to please all of our guests' satisfaction. For the Sushi lover, we also carries an assortment of Sushi rolls, Nigiris, and Sashimis. All prepared fresh by order. Wine has always been an important part of the dining experience. We strive to create an atmosphere where our guests can relax and enjoy their favorite wine or feel comfortable trying something new. A full bar is also avail we have a large assortment of top shelf spirits, a fine selection of beers from all over the world, and varieties of sake.
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Herrin, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Sao Asian is a jewel in Marion. They have an excellent selection of Asian dishes and an extensive wine list. My wife and I ordered two of their shrimp dishes and they were delicious. The restaurant has a warm, inviting atmosphere and the service was top notch. We look forward to returning soon!

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Zug, Switzerland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Close to the Hampton Inn this place at first not obvious, but glad we went in anyway. A mild evening and we could sit outside. Food was excellent and the price reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great food and service! Good atmosphere. They had a good drink selection along with a big menu. Better than PF Changs for sure.

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Caeur D Alene
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259 reviews 259 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Easy parking. Place looks very clean. Open seating area with bar at the end. Nice mellow feeling. Soft music and very friendly staff. Was greater with big smiles. No pressure to order and choices had a nice presentation on menu. Tish my server was helpful and patient. Good food fresh and tasty. Loved the lemon grass chicken.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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145 reviews 145 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We didn't eat a huge meal here, just soup & pot stickers, but they were excellent and the service was impeccable.

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mitchell, IN, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Stopping in at Sao Asian restaurant was a real treat. The decor was great and soft music in background. Too bad the wife was not with me but the food was wonderful and very tasty. When ever I go to Asian restaurants I must try the Generals chicken and at this restaurant the chicken was very tasty and ranked up... More

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Mitchell, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very pleasant decor. Quiet and conducive to eating a good meal and it was. Heather was my server and was very attentive. This was a winner and a very good experience

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Even though I've eaten here a couple if times, tonight was a group business meeting. The appetizer choices were really tasty and great variety. As a vegan the waiter and manager/owner were very helpful inhaling sure I received just what I asked for. This is NOT your average Asian restaurant and I highly recommend it!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We've been coming here for years and have never had bad food or a bad experience. It would be hard to pick a favorite item off of the menu because everything is so good! Most recently we had the Mongolian beef and it literally melts in your mouth.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Arika was our waitress and did a great job. The lettuce wrap was fresh and very, very good. Both the beef and mushrooms and happy family were outstanding. Also, great wine selection. 5 stars.

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Additional Information about Sao Asian Bistro

Address: 2800 17th St, Marion, IL 62959-4989
Phone Number: 618-993-2828
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: Asian

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