HIRO Kitchen & Lounge
HIRO Kitchen & Lounge

HIRO Kitchen & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://hiroasiankitchen.com/
  • Phone: 3142414476x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tue - Sat : 11AM - 4:00PM


    Dinner:
    Tue - Thu : 4PM - 9PM
    Fri + Sat : 4PM - 10PM
    Sun : 4PM - 9PM

    Happy Hour (BAR ONLY) :
    Tue - Thu : 3PM - 6PM / Fri - 6PM

    Sunday Brunch : 11 AM - 3 PM

    CLOSE MONDAYS
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Andy Huang
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let us cater your special event! HIRO has a variety of menu options available, including sandwiches, pastas, and elegant Asian cuisine.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Pay secure parking cross street, Off street parking
A word from HIRO Kitchen & Lounge
HIRO Kitchen & Lounge is an exciting restaurant featuring Eastern and Southeast Asian cuisine. The chic space showcases a spectacular stone bar and a combination of communal and traditional table seating.

Lounge area seating is also available, creating and innovative yet comfortable restaurant lounge design. A progressive list of premium sakes, asian beers, champagnes, wines and seasonal cocktails are available.

The menu consists of simple, flavorful dishes that will have patrons returning for more. Lunch features Banh Mi, a variety of Ramen noodle dishes, and some lighter fare options like Dim Sum. Dinner includes a repertoire of pork, seafood and southeast Asian specialty dishes.

Our mission is to provide our patrons with a comfortable, upscale lounge and restaurant, that takes pride in amazing food and top notch customer service. Please come to HIRO Kitchen & Lounge and let us take care of you.
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HIRO Kitchen & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (6)special occasion (5)hot spot (5)romantic (5)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great food and drinks
    Lance
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had another delicious meal at Hiro. The specials were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The setting was decorated well. Service very good, but not busy. We were disappointed in food. Rice dish was very spicy and dry! Noodle dish was one of the specials and was boring. We had high expectations since we saw it in St Louis magazine. Do not plan to go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good, not ramen, but very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I went for the advertised ramen, as I just moved here from LA where the ramen revolution is flourishing. This ramen is actually udon noodles in a very good broth. That said, my wife's dinner, a beef specials, was great and our side of asian greens was very fresh. So not a spot for ramen, which St Louis really needs, but a great meal nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    WendyVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I went here based on others reviews and everyone in our party loved their food. The stir fry special that my husband ordered was excellent. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    luvhiros
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I loved my appetizers lobster Rangoon and the calamari,they came out right away and were nice and hot.The ribs were nice and tender seasoned to perfection.Service was good as well ....Thanks
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and Tasty menu at Hiros
    alwayshungry
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Delicious and creative menu at Hiro's. Great atmosphere. Interesting design element adds to dining experience. Excellent and attentive service. Unique dishes. Sunday brunch is a new feature at the restaurant. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 25 reviews are from the HIRO Kitchen & Lounge reviews archive.
  • Wonderful new restaurant
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Hiro Asian Kitchen is visually appealing and the food quality and service exceed it's good looks. We had the Lotus Leaf Wrapped sticky rice appetizer which was very good. My friends really enjoyed the Lobster Rangoon on a previous visit. Two of us enjoyed the sumptuous Goji Sole and the other person in our party loved the Claypot Chicken. We all tasted each other's food and found it all to be yummy. The dishes were generous portions. The wait staff could not be more accommodating, helpful and attentive. It was a complete dining pleasure. Two of us has the Cardinal special cocktail and it was good as was the sparkling and regular sake. Don't miss this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serendipity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    A group of six of us were visiting St. Louis. While out walking, we wandered into a store and the store owner recommend Hiro's. We decided to go that night. Super friendly service and very attentive. We didn't get a couple of things we had asked for and had to ask again so I took off one star under service, but it didn't affect our dining experience. The ambience is wonderful and the food even better. We shared our entries and each dish seemed to be better. We had to leave before coffee and dessert to make it to a show, but they sounded wonderful. I will go to Hiro's every time I am back in St. Louis.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not You Ordinary Sunday Brunch
    Meandthem
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Expected the gluttony of the typical Sunday Brunch Buffet. Instead it was a refined savoring of an East Asian take on breakfast comfort. The Dim Sum, an assortment of three steamed dumplings didn't offer district differences in flavor but were hot (temp), salty, soft & smooth. Likewise, the pan-fried dumplings had a nice crunchy bottom. The Jook was warm & filling w/ meaty, crunchy & spongy textures that kept it interesting. Chicken Fried Steak was flavorful & crisp while the accompanying sunny-side-up egg was in perfect balance w/ a bit of crusty fringe. The gravy over the Shrimp Toast completely obliterated any shrimp flavor. A side of bacon, ultra thin & crisp was a nice accompaniment. We left satisfied & intrigued
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service are superb,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food and service are superb, ambience excellent. A must visit when in St. Louis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad but not great
    THR1959
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I picked Hiro because it was downtown and I wanted to get out of the "burbs" on Valentine's day. Food was not bad but we could not order off the menu. They had prepared a 4 course dinner only option for Valentine's Day. At $45 is was overpriced by at least $10 per plate. Kale salad was very good. The wine list was terrible if you have any knowledge and expectations of a good glass of wine with your dinner. Service was very good!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great specials
    Lance
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My friends & I had a great meal at Hiro before a show at the Peabody. I've dined here a few other times and have always been pleased. Try the pork belly gua bao appetizers, everyone loves them! The service is good and the owner/managers came around to make sure everything was good. The atmosphere is nice with great lighting and a modern feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience, Service, Great Food
    laka
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The decor is breathtaking. From the outside you would never guess how tranquil and cool modern urban spot awaits you inside. I ordered the Ramen Lakey...I think. It was superb. Halopena calamari was great. I liked 3 out of 4 of the dim sum appetizer. There was a cocktail maid with sake in it which was also excellent. Loved it! Looking for a reason to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Adam
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Cocktails were fantastic. Food was delicious. Server was great. This was my first time at Hiro and I liked it so much that I wanted to come back the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Authentic Food
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    My husband and I were visiting STL and had a night out without our 2.5 year old, so we decided to go to Washington Ave. Hiro had great reviews and our experience lived up to them. We normally do sushi but decided to go for something a little different. We loved everything we tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    LesterF
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Food is fantastic. Service is great. Never had a bad meal at HIro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Awesome!
    aleks
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The quality of the food is always on par, consistent and never had a issue. The waiters/servers make every effort to get you service as soon as possible. Definitely coming back frequently. P.S - The pork belly bao is a must try!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pan Asian treats
    Live2EatVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Service is excellent and food is nicely presented. Atmosphere is hip yet very comfortable. The menu has a good variety of different types of Asian food while avoiding over-choice. We ate all dim sum selections-- not quite up to big city Chinatown standards, but certainly hit the spot when you need a fix.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great service
    luv2brunchVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Waiters were friendly and helpful, food was amazing. I would definitely recommend the roti and the kimchi fried rice. The portions were a little large for the kimchi fried rice but hey that's lunch for the next 2 days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome Friday night spot!
    aleks
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Busy but service was still great. The pork belly sandwich is a kust try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Asian friends
    Iryna
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Very nice interior decour. Friendly and ready to accommodate stuff and waiters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buns, noodles and cheesecake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Went for Downtown Restaurant week and loved the steamed bun appetizer and the green tea cheesecake dessert! I got one of the ramen bowls and it was good, I added chili flakes because I like mine a bit with a bit of kick. The flank steak was very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • creative menu, beautiful presentati
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    creative menu, beautiful presentation. Knowledgeable wait staff. Obviously loved their jobs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the price
    Will
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    As far as STL Asian food, it's good, but no where near as good as it's price point. $50 for two for food not as tasty as any of the restaurants on South Grand, where two can eat for $25-30. If Mai Lei is a 10, this place is a 6.5 at more than twice the prices. Our waiter was great, perfect attitude, and very likeable.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine fusion dining
    Advantagevet
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Great mix of flavors, artfully presented. Not your typical Chinese restraint, even the fried rice was exciting. Would recommend the lemon grass pork chops
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, service-great decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    I had the steamed sole, which was cooked & plated beautifully. The lobster Rangoon was delicious. Everyone at our table enjoyed their food. Our server was outstanding. He knew the menu well and was prepared to offer suggestions. Excellent timing of food service - that is the appetizers arrived promptly & our meals arrived within moments of finishing the appetizer. If you like mojios the plum mojito is a must. The restaurant has an open & fresh feel to it. Beautiful modern Asian decor. A great place to dine with friends or on a date. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Review - Another Great Meal
    RyanSVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    I live in the neighborhood so I love having this place around. I tried fried oysters (odd for an Asian restaurant), dim sum and pork belly Ramen. I was not disappointed and have yet to find an item on the menu that I disliked. With a number of good Asian restaurants nearby, I love the addition of Hiro. Whether it is lunch, dinner or an after-work cocktail, I continue to enjoy my dining experience at Hiro.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I took the bus to get to the
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    I took the bus to get to the restaurant with my daughter, one of the servers just happened to be looking in our direction and waved to my very social little one as she waved aimlessly. He held the door opened for us. When we walked in I was amazed the place was BEAUTIFUL. The decor was amazing, yet I didn't feel like my kiddo would eff if up :) She was SUPER interested in the masks and the grass wall. Tina was our server and she immediately helped me make sure the kiddo/terrorist was taken care of, it was super sweet. The service was impeccable. Both of the servers who were on that night offered to show us around to make sure the little terrorist was ok, the food was delish too, especially the calamari...FIRE as Tina described it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers
    RyanSVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Just had appetizers... Enjoyed chicken dumplings, fried dim sum, jalapeno calamari and pork belly. Only disappointment was jalapeno calamari - not their fault... just didn't like the fried jalapenos served with the dish. Service was excellent and cocktails were inspired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian Flair
    RyanSVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Great addition to the Washington Ave food scene. Enjoyed the fried dim sum, chicken dumplings, beef salad and kimchi. Only disappointment was overdone Edaname. Staff was excellent and has some familiar faces from other neighborhood restaurants. Overall experience was excellent. Need more table and umbrellas to take advantage of nice weather in upcoming months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic new spot on Wash Ave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Impeccable service and unforgettably tasting food. Will be back here soon and often!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.