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“As good as remembered”
Review of Sao Asian Bistro - CLOSED

Sao Asian Bistro
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 March 25, 2013

We had eaten at the Sao Asian Bistro a few years ago and remembered it as being very good. We stayed overnight in Marion enroute home and decided to try it again. It is still among the best Asian food I have ever eaten. The pot stickers are fantastic, browned just right with a sauce that is unique and delicious. I had the Orange Beef and my wife had the Chicken with Vegetables and both were outstanding. Their spicing just matches both of our tastes and we would recommend anyone in the are give it a try.

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Thank john w
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I really like the food here, BUT I feel that it is too expensive compared to a similar restaurant in the Southern Illinois area that tastes the same but is less expensive. Other than the prices, the food is very good. You'll get great service and they are very nice. You'll get great food, just realize you'll pay quite a bit for it.

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Thank Amelia M
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

We decided to eat here because we were staying at a nearby hotel and just happened to drive by and we were interested. Glad we stopped in because the food was really good! It is definitely a step up from the typical Asian restaurants that you might go to. The dishes were very tasty and had really pretty embellishments on the plates. The prices were pretty reasonable too. I would definitely eat here again!

Thank k86j84
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The food was good. The service not so good and they were not busy. One of the guest that was at our table asked for a dipping sauce for the dish she order, that dipping sauce didn't come with the dish, so it was an up charge. The charge for the sauce 75 cents. Really they couldn't throw that in there. WOW!

Thank Brandi K
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

A lot of variety and taste of food was wonderful. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. We enjoyed our visit tremendously.

Thank Dale-Crystal
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