Excellent Japanese, Chinese, and Thai Food Can Be Found at This Southern New Jersey BYOB
Mandarin Oriental in Mullica Hill is part of the Mandarin Group of six restaurants throughout southern New Jersey. As with many Asian restaurants in the Jersey suburbs, Mandarin Oriental offers a mixture of Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisines, with a sushi bar to complement its menu of hot appetizers and entrees. While the restaurant succeeds better with some dishes than others, Mandarin Oriental is a fine choice for Asian food in the area, with great service in an attractive atmosphere to enhance your dining experience.
Kingyo is a relatively new Japanese restaurant and sushi bar in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kingyo took over–or perhaps is just a renaming and reworking–of a space on the 1700 block of Sansom Street occupied for many years by another Japanese restaurant, Genji. Genji had always been a solid, if not particularly outstanding, choice for sushi but with some limitations to the rest of the menu, and spotty service. As I was in the area one day at lunchtime, I decided to give Kingyo a try to see how it compared to some of the nearby Japanese restaurant competition, namely the long-standing Fuji Mountain on Chestnut Street, Vic Sushi on the 2000 block of Sansom, and the new hot spot Zama on 18th Street. Sadly I’d say that based on my lunch experience, it comes up short compared to these other options.
Terrific Japanese and Chinese Food Can Be Found at Eastern Garden in Sussex, New Jersey