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“Cut Above” 4 of 5 stars
Review of ASEAN Bistro

ASEAN Bistro
8775 Centre Park Dr, Ste 7, Columbia, MD 21045-2108
410-772-5300
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Ranked #30 of 224 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Asian fusion
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Cut Above”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Food preparation and attractive plate treatments differentiate this restaurant from other Asian establishments. There are free steamed vegetables near the entrance. The menu is robust, with well prepared sauces in many dishes. The dishes are quite tasty and portions are generous. Unfortunately, service can be numbingly slow, including for business lunches. But the shadowy ambiance and hardwood table dividers contribute to a tranquil atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Enjoyable!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Four of us and a 3 month old baby arrived on a Friday evening without a reservation expecting to wait for a table but we were seated upon arrival. The waiter brought a high chair for the baby seat and the service was attentive and welcoming. The Thai Green Curry Chicken and the Chef XU's chicken were good. Two of us ordered a glass of wine and each glass had a large portion of wine. We enjoyed the music and atmosphere too. Thank you!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food, live music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We ate with a group of friends and sampled several dishes. Chicken and vegetable dishes were very good, with some interesting combinations not offered at most chinese restaurants. Beef tasted good but was tough. The highlight was live music, a jazz trio accompanied by a young and very talented singer, Ms. Bagley. We look forward to returning for more good food, live music and excellent service.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Woodstock Maryland.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Was one of our favorites but disappointed this time.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Jessie Wongs has alway been a huge favorite for us. We have been going there for 10 years and LOVED it. We went for new years eve this year and took our kids for the first time. We were excited that we could finally take them because they have always been pickey eaters but are FINALLY trying new stuff.
Our evening began with appetizers of egg rolls and satay. Satays were wonderful! Egg rolls, Bland and cold. Waiter was sweet and quick with service. Main courses came about 20 mins later and all dishes were luke warm and my daughters chicken was underdone( raw). It was definately a disappointment and I hope that Asean Bistro reads our remarks and takes them into consideration. I would love to go back there and enjoy it again. As I said before, it WAS one of our favorites and I would like it to be that again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not your average Asian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Bistro is exactly what this restaurant is. They provide a sit down restaurant and a separate entrance for to-go orders! The food is authentic and well prepared. There are few restaurants that I would say are my "go-to" places. This restaurant is my "go-to" place when I'm in Columbia Maryland and I want authentic Asian cuisine!

Visited November 2012
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