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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Food Finder

by City Pulse

Eastern tastes

3 TIMES CAFÉ — Everything is made fresh to order at this café, which features a menu of Korean favorites. 2090 Grand River Ave. Okemos. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 12 p.m.–10 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-3122. TO, RES, WiFi, $$  


AI FUSION — East meets west and traditional meets trendy at this sit-down sushi bar and restaurant specializing in Asian favorites like Tapanyaki stir-fry. 2827 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 12 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 853-3700. www.ai-fusion.com FB, WB, TO, RES, OM, WiFi, $$-$$$. 


AKAGI SUSHI — Tucked away in an Okemos strip mall, this shop offers plenty of sushi, curry and noodle dishes and plenty of non-seafood entrées. 1754 Central Park Drive, Okemos Noon-8 p.m. Sunday; 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday; 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. (517) 347-7333. WB, D, TO, RES, $$. 

ANQI SUSHI EXPRESS — This tiny shop on Allegan Street has brought downtown diners what they’ve been craving: sushi. beef don, Udon soup and all sorts of sushi. 111 E Allegan St., Lansing. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday. (517) 485-9688. www.anqisushi.com. OM, $.


APPLE JADE — Traditional Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine served in the Frandor Shopping Center. Featuring beef, chicken, pork, seafood and vegetarian entrées, as well as daily lunch specials. 300 N. Clippert St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Every day. (517) 332-1111. TO, RES, $$. 


CHEN’S RESTAURANT — This north side stalwart serves standard Chinese fare from a uniquely shaped domed building. 600 E. Thomas St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday; Noon-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 372-7292. TO, D, OM, $. 


CHINA EXPRESS — Offers a wide selection of traditional dishes and lunch and dinner specials. Party trays also available. 1630 Haslett Road, Suite 2, Haslett. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday –Saturday; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday. (517) 339-8318. TO, $. 


EMOS — This deli offers Korean cuisine, including spicy chicken bulgogi made with thinly sliced chicken marinated in garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, then sautéed with onion and peppers. 20 different $5 lunch specials on Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.. 901 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Noon-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 803-4921. D, TO, RES, OM, $$ 


FINE CHINA RESTAURANT — Twenty-three chef´s specialties highlight an extensive menu that focuses on seafood and poultry. Plenty of lunch special combination plates, and a kids’ menu also available.  1701 S. Waverly Road, Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. (517) 321-1879. www.finechinarestaurant.net. TO, D, RES, OM, WIFI, $-$$.


FORTUNE HOUSE — This Thai and Chinese restaurant serves a wide variety of Asian specialties. 5407 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. (517) 321-8808. TO, $


GOLDEN WOK — Dim sum, spicy Szechuan fish soup, sesame balls and salt and pepper squid are among the exotic items on the menu at this East Lansing eatery. 2755 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. (517) 333-8322. TO, D, SS.


HONG KONG — Authentic Sichuan cuisine, typically served hot and spicy, dominates the menu, which features everything from lo and chow mein to beef with tripe and pork blood. 315 S. Homer St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m-10 p.m Friday; Noon-10 p.m. Saturday; Noon- 8:30 p.m. Sunday.  (517) 332-5333. TO, D, RES, OM, $-$$.  


HOUSE OF ING — A mixture of traditional Chinese fare and American choices, with many seafood, beef, chicken and pork entrées to choose from. Friday and Saturday night specials include prime rib and crab legs. 4113 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday; Noon-11 p.m. Saturday; Noon-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 393-4848. www.houseofing.com. FB, WB, TO, RES, OM, $-$$.


KAMP BO — Carry-out Chinese food served fast. Mandarin and Szechuan dishes, house specialties and two dozen combination platters. 2220 N. Larch St., Lansing. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 482-3880. TO only, $.

THE KUNG FU SZECHUAN CUISINE — The Szechuan menu ranges from egg rolls and fried rice to stir-fried kidney and deep-fried pork intestine. Weekday lunch buffet and bubble tea available, too.  730 N. Clippert St., Lansing.  11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-10:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 333-9993.  TO, D, WiFi, $$


LAMAI’S THAI KITCHEN — Famous for its rotating, daily buffet, Lamai’s is a Thai restaurant with a cult following. 2033 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 11:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily. (517) 267-3888. TO, RES, $$ 

MARU SUSHI & GRILL — In addition to its many signature sushi rolls, this elegant, intimate restaurant also serves hot dishes, like Japanese style beef tenderloin and teriyaki chicken, as well as vegetarian options, all made from scratch. 5100 Marsh Road, Okemos. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-7500. www.marurestaurant.com. FB, WB, TO, RES, OM, P, WIFI, $$.  


MUMBAI — Chef Paddy Rawal brings the spice and flavor of India to mid-Michigan with a gourmet menu filled with authentic cuisine from the subcontinent. Elements of Indo-Chinese fusion are also featured, as well as a daily lunch buffet. 340 Albert Ave., East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. (517) 336-4150.  TO, D, FB, $$$.  

OMI SUSHI — This sushi bar has a wide variety of sushi rolls, including tempura, spicy or vegetarian. Also features appetizers such as lightly salted edamame or miso soup. 210 MAC Ave., East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Sunday (517) 337-2222. WB, TO, SF $$


PANDA HOUSE — An enormous menu and lots of lunch specials, from chop suey and sweet & sour dishes to chow mai fun and seafood. 3499 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; (517) 333-1818. SF, TO, D $-$$.

RICE KITCHEN — Whether you’ve got a craving for late-night munchies or are just in the mood for some fast Chinese food, Rice Kitchen should be a number on your speed dial. The mu shu pork is outstanding, and the restaurant does a mean fried rice, too. 551 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m.-4 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday; noon-12:30 a.m. Sunday. (517) 336-5810. D, TO, RES, OM at www.campusfood.com, WiFi, $

SANSU — This Japanese restaurant offers a wide selection of sushi dishes, from five different kinds of California rolls to sashimi for more adventurous eaters. 4750 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 3-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 333-1933, www.sansu-sushi.com. FB, TO, RES, OM, $$


SINDHU INDIAN CUISINE — This restaurant’s buffet and a la carte menu offer classic Indian dishes like tandoori chicken and a variety of vegetarian meals. 4790 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 5:30-9:30 p.m. for dinner daily. (517) 351-3080. sindhurestaurant.com, FB, RES, TO, $$-$$$


SUSHI MOTO — Serving sushi and teriyaki dishes on Lansing’s west side. Don’t see what you want on the menu? Order an “omakase,” which translates to, “I leave it up to you,” and leave it up to the chef to impress you with whatever seasonal ingredients are available. 436 Elmwood Road, Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 580-4321. www.sushimoto.us. TO, RES, OM, WiFi. $$-$$$.


TASTE OF THAI — This East Lansing eatery serves authentic Thai soups; meat, seafood and plenty of vegetarian entrées; and a wide selection of noodles and fried rice. Weekday lunch specials available. 1105 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 1-10 p.m. Saturday; 1-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 324-0225. TO, RES, SF, WiFi $-$$. www.tasteofthaimsu.com

THAI PRINCESS — Artistic presentations of delicious Thai cuisine are served in a stylishly decorated environment. 1754 Central Park Dr., Okemos. 11: 30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-9 p.m. Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 381-1558. TO, OM, R, WiFi, $$. 


UKAI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE — Diners get dinner and a show, as their food is cooked hibachi-style right in front of theml. 2167 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. (517) 349-0820. 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 -11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. www.iloveukai.com. FB, P, RES, OM, WiFi $$-$$$ Additional location at 754 Delta Commerce Dr., Lansing. (517) 853-8888. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4–10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday.

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