By Bernard Whitmore
Marlborough has long been a special dining destination, home to some of the area’s most creative and hospitable restaurants. Long before Worcester could claim a restaurant district, an excursion to Marlborough guaranteed a special dining experience.
That tradition lives on at Fish, the recent reboot of Coral Seafood. The menu’s been retooled, the wine […]
Haiku Steak House, Sushi & Much More serves up Worcester’s finest Fusion cuisine with exciting dishes and unique ambiance. Or, try a one of Kenzos daily creations. At Haiku Steak House, Sushi & Much More, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We serve only the choicest meats and seafood, freshest rice, […]
Well, there is a new owner at Worcester’s Haiku Steakhouse and Sushi Bar. Reza Karkonan has taken over from the former owner. Master Sushi Chef Kenzo is revamping the menu, and you can find him working his magic on a nightly basis.
Carmella’s hasn’t moved. Last month we inadvertently said that Carmella’s Italian Kitchen was in […]
By Bernie Whitmore
Mine wasn’t an easy path to sushi appreciation. Even though I relished raw oysters and cherry stones, I considered them my cultural heritage and regarded raw finned fish as strictly off-limits.
But it was that appreciation for shellfish that paved the way for sushi. After all, I reasoned, if I loved raw […]
Just when you think Worcester couldn’t possibly support another sushi restaurant, news comes of one opening on the corner of Franklin and Main Streets, right across from City Hall. Is this a sign of downtown revitalization?
By Jennifer Russo
7 Nana Japanese Steakhouse, located at 60 Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, takes traditional Japanese cuisine and décor and splashes them with a modern flair. With a wall fountain cascading water over their proudly displayed logo, impressive glass chandelier highlighted with blue lighting, marbled pillars and dark wood ~ the restaurant is classy […]
7 Nana offers a wide variety of hibachi, sushi and cocktails options, all served in a stylish, modern décor. The menu offers something for everyone, from vegetarian sushi options, to filet minion, 7 Nana is sure to please even the the pickiest of palettes.
7 Nana finally opens. 7 Nana, the much anticipated Japanese mega steakhouse, has finally opened at 60 Shrewsbury Street. Owner Jack Lu spent over $1 million renovating what was once a car dealer’s office ~ and the results are stunning. They feature several rooms with Teppanyaki tables, a large sushi bar, […]
Word has it that a couple of new restaurants will be opening soon in Worcester, both after renovations. 7 Nana, a new Sushi/Tapenaki restaurant on Shrewsbury Street, is slated to open at the end of April. Some say they’ve spent over a million dollars converting office space into a restaurant.
Also opening soon is […]
By Rick Garner
What better light to look forward to at the end of the cold, blustery tunnel we call winter than two delicious new spring brews from Samuel Adams!
Samuel Adams Alpine Spring, an unfiltered lager with crisp notes of fruit and flowery aromas, is the perfect transition from the heavier winter brews to the lighter […]
By Bernie Whitmore
1121 Grafton St, Worcester
With a couple of notable exceptions, dining in Worcester’s Grafton Hill area has been nearly nonexistent. Things changed, though, when Hirosaki Prime opened in a new strip mall near Sunderland Road, an area of town long associated with fast-food emporiums.
But after a visit to Hirosaki Prime, I’m inclined […]
By Rachel Shuster
Located at 1121 Grafton Street in Worcester, Hirosaki Prime, opened late this past summer, is a top notch Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar.
Hirosaki Prime’s menu ranges from appetizers to sushi to Hibachi items. Prices range from a $2.99 bowl of soup to the delectable $42.99 plate of prime filet and lobster tail. The […]
By Bernie Whitmore
Feng Asian Bistro
The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley
70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike Millbury
A step into Feng Asian Bistro is a step into another dimension. Backlit wood paneling and dining areas faced with thin layers of stone veneer are illuminated by a sophisticated lighting system. Feng is divided into sections with distinctly different temperaments: […]
If you thought that some of the trends you read about in our cover story were a bit odd, then you’re going to think these international trends are truly bizarre!
By Lynn N. Capri
1) Edible Dirt ~ Yes, you read correctly. The handfuls of dirt that the strange kid at the playground used to snack on […]
It looks like new restaurant Sushi Rocks ~ slated to open at 55 Pearl Street in Worcester ~ is not going to happen. Our sources tell us that the deal has fallen though. No explanation as to why…
It looks like a new restaurant is going to be opening in the space that was home to Ti NoVo and 55 Pearl.. The new place is Sushi Rock, located at Worcester’s 55 Pearl Street, right off of Main Street in the heart of downtown. Stay tuned for further details. The owners include Jacob Head […]
A new oasis of dining will open shortly in downtown Worcester. Shangri La, a Chinese restaurant featuring Szechuan and Cantonese cooking as well as a full sushi bar, will open in the space that housed Ping’s Garden for over twenty years. Owner Eric Giang hopes to have the renovations completed for a November opening. Giang […]
Mai Tai opened in the middle of September on Worcester’s Green Street in the heart of the Canal District. They offer a limited menu of Chinese appetizers and sushi.
The Mai Tai Sushi bar will be opening soon on Worcester’s Green Street in the heart of the Canal District. It will be owned by the same folks who operate Auburn’s Yong Shing.
Having opened in early September 2011, Mai Tai Sushi on Green Street embraces a beautiful large, open space with contemporary accommodations and traditional Japanese cuisine. Although the restaurant is dimly lit by seven HDTVs, giving it more of a feel of a sports bar than a sushi restaurant, the talent behind the sushi bar easily […]
Feng Shui Hour
4pm - 6pm Dine in only, served in lounge
Edamame - $2.00
Duck Spring Roll - $2.75
Mini Vegetable Spring Roll (2) - $2.00
Shrimp and Coconut Spring Roll - $2.75
Beef or Chicken Satay (2) - $2.50
Petite Shrimp Shumai (3) - $2.75
Beef Dumplings (3) - $2.75
Chicken Lemongrass Dumplings (3) - $2.75
Vegetable and Edmame Dumplings (3) - $2.50
Feng Asian Bistro is now open at The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley. Named by Zagat as one of the country’s Top 100 Japanese restaurants, Feng offers a broad range of elegant Pan Asian dishes spanning the Pacific Rim from Thailand, China, and Japan.
Feng offers a Happy Hour Menu, known as the Feng Shui […]
By Tine Roycroft, Lynn N. Capri, and Josh Lyford
Each year, there are trends in dining ~ just like those in fashion, technology, films, etc. ~ that are a logical progression from the year before ~ like when we saw tapas become popular at a few select specialty restaurants before the trend caught on like […]
By Rachel Shuster
Kenichi Asian Bistro is located at 270 Shrewsbury St. in Worcester and opened in March. The name is a combination of co-owner Kenny Huang (”Ken”), and 1 (”ichi”), “…because we are number one,” co-owner Jain “Jimmy” Hu adds.
“Kenny has been a sushi chef for 10 years and I’ve worked in restaurants for 20 […]
By Shelly Aucoin
You may know her as the sexy rock n’ roll maven dishing out libations at Lucky Dog Music Hall. But when this Super Woman isn’t behind the bar, she’s selling houses and making the most amazing cakes you’ve ever seen.
“My favorite part of cake making is just doing it for my friends. I […]