Nov

29

2010

Miso Asian Bistro: A Surprisingly Good Find

Written By Caroline in Reviews

Miso Chicken Satay by Caroline Wik

Miso Thai & Sushi Asian Bistro

7334 Tylers Corner Dr.
West Chester, OH 45069
513-779-1807

Rating: 3 out of 5 plates
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sat: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sun: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Price Range: Appetizers: $3 – $15
Soups: $3 – $5
Greens: $5 – $8
Entrees (Lunch): $7 – $15
Entrees (Dinner): $9 – $16 (only one item goes above that range, hitting $23)
Sushi: $1 – $3 individually
Sushi Combo: $11-26 (again, only one goes above, hitting $90)

www.MisoCincinnati.Com

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Miso is a modest Thai & Sushi restaurant hidden off Tylersville road and easily missed. It’s located near Meijer and Sultan’s and is easily visible once you are on Tylers Corner drive. We happened to see it one day on the way to the Halal Market across the street (great place by the way) but didn’t have the chance to stop by for another several months. We’re so happy we finally did stop in.

A small variety of dishes are served, focusing mostly on Thai food and sushi. Since it was lunch we decided to get a small sampling of the items by getting the Chicken Satay and Chicken Pot Stickers to start, then the House Pad Thai and Mango Curry.

The Chicken Satay was two skewers of fried chicken breast with peanut sauce to dip in. They were good and the peanut sauce was delicious, but the chicken breasts themselves were a bit dry. They would have been fine on their own had they not been so dry, but the peanut sauce really complimented the batter they had on them so we were happy to dip away.

Our dumplings were pan fried and stuffed with chicken and vegetables and came with a lemon-ponzu sauce on the side. I was happy to discover they didn’t seem to taste like pre-packaged frozen dumplings like some restaurants do, and really tasted fresh. The lemon-ponzu sauce was quite delicious too.

The stars of the afternoon, however were the entrees. I had the House Pad Thai (as opposed to the Crispy Pad Thai, which I will try in the future) which was a huge portion of the noodles that had been stir fried with egg, chicken, bean sprouts, green onion and peanuts. I tried a few bites and thought it was pretty tasty, but then I squeezed the lime on it and the flavors really popped. It was so tasty I wanted to eat all of it, but I just couldn’t finish it – it was just a bit too much for me to finish.

More than the pad thai, we loved the Beef Mango Curry that Adam chose. It is a yellow curry with mangos, carrots, snow peas and bell pepper. It came in a cute iron pot with wooden lid and wood underneath to keep it from burning the table. The mango flavors the sauce and soaks into the tender beef bits.

Miso Dumplings by Caroline Wik

I’m not sure if they have dessert – if they did and I had the room for it I definitely would have ordered it. They have their menu posted online, and also have a carryout menu, but it is not mentioned on either.

The atmosphere in Miso is fairly modern and features a lot of warm orangey-reds and yellows and a lot of black. I quite liked the look of the bar and sushi bar area. The seats are comfortable and the staff was friendly. We definitely look forward to coming back and trying more of the menu – maybe even some of the sushi. Miso’s sushi menu is one of the most extensive I’ve seen at any small Asian restaurant in the West Chester/Mason area.

Want more pictures? Look no further than our very own Facebook gallery devoted to our trip to Miso.

What’s your favorite dish at Miso? Let us know in the comments below!

Miso Pad Thai by Caroline Wik

Miso Mango Curry by Caroline Wik

Verdict: Delicious! Best Lunch Ever

Miso features a mixture of Asian dishes but the real focus is their Thai dishes and Sushi. The atmosphere is contemporary but warm and cozy, and they have comfortable seats to boot. Prices are reasonable, being several dollars cheaper for lunch, and portions are pretty good too. The food is fantastic – the flavors will make you go “mmmm” out loud – making Miso a hidden gem in the over-commercialized area of West Chester it’s located in.

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