Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Restaurant Review: Mei's Asian Bistro

Shira just discovered Mei's Asian Bistro (3434 Washington Blvd, Arlington VA 22201 - 703-516-7666) in the Arlington Gazette - and what a find it was!

They offer a variety of Asian dishes with some really impressive sounding veggie offerings. Dishes like Kung Pao Chicken (made from soy protein), Moo Shi Pork (made from gluten) and Duck with Mushroom (made from tofu) and plenty more are available.

So, the menu got us to order from them. But, the real question is - how good was the food? It's one thing to put a bunch of impressive sounding dishes on the menu, it's entirely different to deliver on them.

Turns out, our Kung Pao Shrimp (made with yam) and General Tso's Chicken were both fantastic. I'm so sold. The texture and taste of both were spot on.

The service was impressive too - we called in our order and they said it would be ready in 10 minutes (yes, 10 minutes). Compare that to the hour+ we waited for two pizzas to be delivered from Pizza Hut the other day, and you can appreciate how impressed we were.

Add to this the fact that the portion sizes are large (can you say lunch leftovers?) and I think we found a winner. I give Mei's Asian Bistro a 9.2/10. If you eat veggie, you should absolutely give them a try.



  1. Anonymous7:12 AM

    My first meal was great when the restaurant opened up..however the quality of the food kept on changing,I oredered the same meal few times and everytime it was not the same. The food is not consistent. If you like your meal the first time don't count on having it again.

  2. That's too bad that you haven't see consistency in their food.

    The vegetarian dishes continue to be outstanding, to the point where Mei's is hands down our preferred Chinese food restaurant.

    As for consistency: Shira orders the General Tso's every time, and every time, finds it to be as delicious as our first visit.

  3. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Last night we found it closed and cleared out. There were the usual signs on the door (hours, parking, etc.) but no notice of closure or moving. I suspect bank foreclosure.

    Any thoughts?