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“Better than Expected”
Review of Sao Asian Bistro

Sao Asian Bistro
Ranked #12 of 97 Restaurants in Marion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $31
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.
Reviewed October 12, 2012

My 15 year old son and I were in town for a college football game nearby. I let him choose the restaurant. He chose the Sao Asian Bistro and I am glad he did. He had the Hunan Beef and I had the Crispy Honey Chicken. We also ordered a side of Fried Rice. The Hunan Beef was very tendor and had just the right amount of "heat" to it. The Honey Fried Chicken was sweet, but succelent. The Fried Rice was also good. All serving sizes were more than ample. The service was very good. Overall, we enjoyed our meal and went back to the hotel with smile's on our faces.

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Thank JoeandErin
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Took my grandson, who was starving after school, to very late lunch/very early dinner at Asian Bistro which is his favorite restaurant. We were about 15 minutes from the latest they serve lunch and were offered lunch menus ( with cheaper prices) and dinner menus. Of course with few diners there at that odd time, we received excellent service. Soup hot and delicious, as were dumplings and our entrees. Tea glasses refilled promptly. We ordered a take home meal also when we ordered. It was brought hot and securely packaged when the bill was delivered. We have unfailingly received excellent food and service every time we have eaten at Asian Bistro.

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The food at Asian Bistro is so good! Especially the meat, it is tender and falls apart (we recommend the Mongolian Beef or Spicy Pork Korean style) . They even have a nice spicy dipping sauce if you ask for it. Go at night, the atmosphere is cozier.

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Thank srt80
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Hands down, consistently the best food and service in the area.
Again, the #1 attribute of a fine restaurant, CONSISTENCY! The food has ALWAYS been freshly prepared, hot, and absolutely delicious during every of my many visits. Althought it's not exactly inexpensive, such dependable quality adds great value to a dining experience.
I cannot say enough for this fine establishment.

Thank Claude W
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

The 4 Aussies that came in on Saturday Night the 22nd Said it was the best meal they had in America so far. An they loved the visit and would recomend it to all . They are a nice group of people

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