About HIRO Kitchen & Lounge
HIRO is a chic restaurant in Downtown St. Louis where guests are treated to savory foods inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asia in a beautifully decorated space.
Our Sat & Sun brunch, lunch, and dinner menus feature a wide variety of classic and seasonal dishes with something for everyone. To enhance the experience we offer a selection of exquisite wine, local microbreweries beer, and Asian infused craft cocktails.
We take pride in supporting local produce and using the freshest authentic ingredients on our cuisine. Our dessert selections are made in-house.
Vega, Gluten Free & Kid's menu available upon request.
A private gated parking lot just right a cross our front door.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Contemporary Asian, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10pm
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 3pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
we specialize Custom Menus based on each individual and events.
Call Bernie for more information.
Secure pay parking lot across street or off street parking when it is available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Filipino Menu available on each Tuesday dinner service addition to our reg. menu
Monthly "KAMAYAN NIGHT" (eat with your hand community traditional dinner) up to 30 guests each time. Call for details 314.241.4476
Half OFF bottle WINE during each Wed. dinner.
ALL U CAN EAT Fried Chicken Sunday Dinner 4pm-9pm
HIRO Kitchen & Lounge Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I had our five year anniversary. We wanted to try something different. This restaurant had great reviews. Marvin was our waiter, he was very personable. We also got green tea cheese cake complementary for our special day. Highly recommend the wings for a starter.
This was, hands down, one of the worst experiences that I've ever had at a restaurant. We went for a special event called "downtown restaurant week" where they had a preset 3-course menu. We sat down at 7:10 and didn't receive our appetizers until 8:45. On top of that, we only got two (of the five) appetizers that we ordered and were left in an awkward place because the remaining three didn't come out for 20 minutes. Our entree's finally came out at 9:20 and I'll admit that the food was fantastic but even that couldn't save the poor service of this restaurant. We were finally able to leave at 10:00 (3 hours later!!). 1 out of 10 would recommend this place to a friend.
It took nearly 40 minutes to get our drinks served. Water glasses were also not filled until checks were given. The restaurant was not overly busy so it was surprising that service was so slow. The table next to us left as they waited 15 minutes without any servers to take their drink or food orders. The food was good and priced Ok.
Disappointing experience. Menu was very limited. Their Happy Hour that was advertised from 3-6 pm is only offered if you are seated at the bar. Our table was steps away from the bar, in the same general area but they would not honor the happy hour prices and there was only one other table in the entire restaurant at the time. They should have definitely extended the pricing to us. Especially since it was our first time.
So so so incredibly good! There was a little wait cause they only had one server but that did not hinder my experience in the least bit. We started off with the tater tots and chix wings for apps. I need to go rediscover my favorite wings in STL because these wings possibly are the best wings in STL. So good! Nice crispy crunch, juicy and tender on the inside, garnished with crisp green onions, and the Asian sauce is the perfect blend of asian flavors. Ugh just so good. I ordered the chix thigh and pumpkin pie waffle. A little twist on a brunch standard of chix n' waffles and it again was perfect! I also ordered the standard bottomless mimosa for my drink but other at my table received the kimchi bloody mary and the lychee blossom cocktail which I highly suggest! Kimchi brought a great breakfast flavor with a great Asian infused spice and the Lychee start of vermouth-y and dry then ends very sweet, just a very pleasant drink. I cannot wait to go back to try their non-brunch menu. I highly suggest it!!
Service was very slow. I don't think this was the server's fault. It looked like the kitchen was very slow with maybe only one person preparing the food. On a Friday at lunch, there was only one server on and 4 tables there eating. The food was good, but not special. Almost all of us had ramen. It was tasty but was lacking something I couldn't put my finger on.
Great little restaurant with some modern Asian cuisine. Particularly like the kale salad. I was told the restaurant turned into a club on weekends. However, I needed to wait for a long time for a taxi back to the hotel after dinner. The owner & staff were very helpful to check the taxi arrivals for me.
Our service was good, though they were very understaffed. Our food took a long time to get to us, but was delicious. It was moderately priced for an Asian restaurant, but it's not really Asian. It's more like modern with an Asian twist. They have some Asian foods (the squid was delicious) but there were also foods that I could find at any steak house. The cocktail that my partner ordered wasn't very good, and tasted absolutely awful with his food.
Very much enjoyed our meal at Hiro. Our server was extremely knowledgable and patient, explaining to us how things were prepared. We had mentioned allergies, and he made sure to let us know which foods to avoid or how they would accommodate our concerns. We had a slight mishap with the payment being incorrectly entered, but they fixed it right away!
Food was lovely, well presented, and delicious.
Food was pretty good although many items on the menu were not available. The service was disappointing as we were one of 3 tables seated and it took about 10 min before we had to flag down 1 of 2 waiters just to get water/drink orders started. You would think the wait staff would be a little more attentive when the restaurant is that empty.
My husband requested beers which were not available and then he found out twice his meal selections were also not available. As it turned out he was thrilled with his meal and so was I. We felt bad for our servers as he should have been briefed on menu items which were not available. Still highly recommend!
I picked this spot for Father's Day, just to try something new. Seems like their "shareable" list isn't very shareable. It came out to be theee tiny little dumplings and three tiny little dim sum. The only good thing about this place was dessert. I had order the green tea waffle and it came out very beautifully. It was pretty big, shareable for 4 people, each waffle side per person. It seems to be very overcharged as well.
We had kale salad, steamed shumai, lotus leaf wrapped rice, and the san pie chicken hot pot. Everything was tasty, beautifully presented. The portions were generous (except only three shumai, aesthetically pleasing but we fought a little over splitting the third one). We had a hitachino beer -- a new Japanese beer for us. Very nice
We had pineapple upside down cake for dessert. Also tasty and nicely presented, but a bit too sweet for my tastes.
After attending a graduation ceremony at SLU, made a 1:30pm res at Hiro in downtown STL. As it turned out, res not necessary. Besides us there was a guy at the bar... On a Friday. Most would leave, we stayed. Glad we did. And others eventually arrived...
Party of 7. All good. Three had the Korean bowl (bibimbap a it's safe)... not in the sizzling bowl but all enjoyed, fried egg on top. One had the teriyaki (chicken) plate (delicious, can't really mess that up); another had the pork belly bowl... we love pork belly but this was a bit fattier, not cooked as well or maybe as much as we've had before. The pho ramen was good; we assume "ramen" to be of that curly variety; this was your standard "pho" rice noodle soup dish. The Hiro ramen was a thicker noodle option... Soup was flavorful spiced with side of a requested heat (homemade chili sauce vs. siracha). It also had the pork belly which was fatty & not crispy enough before joining the soup party (ate around it & enjoyed the baby bok choy).
Dessert was a pineapple upside down dessert (actually a delicious bundt cakey "thing" served warm with a cold cooked pineapple offering on the side with a scoop of coffee ice cream. Also a triple mini ice cream cone dessert... Coffee flavored, Madagascar vanilla, and a third flavor no one who tasted can say (I think it was some berry flavor).
We had some nice beers. One none of us had ever had was a Japanese white ale, Hitochino Nest. Also ordered Stella Atois ($6),local IPA ($7). The former was the only Asian beer. $10 for a small bottle!!! Thankfully it was delish!!!
The meals were quite reasonable (compared to some of the beer prices, especially Japanese beer). The food was all quite delicious. We hope the restaurant continues to thrive. Would go back!!! But we graduated...
We truly enjoyed our meal....as was our drinks... Great selections.... The waiter/bartender (doing double duty) was terrific! The chef made an appearance and that was a nice touch... I expect this location to catch on as it was not very busy... Dont pass it by!
Perhaps it is not fair to judge the restaurant because of it being Mother's Day, then again you might think they would have the staff to support the day. Our host was surprised to see us, even though Open Table made the reservation. We were not seated until 40 minutes after our time, and the host was not friendly or reassuring. The waitresses were very nice, but the two were overworked. We had to grab one to request a a drink and to place our order. It took the bartender (with no one at the bar) over 20 minutes to make our champagne cocktails. The kitchen seemed short handed even though it was a small brunch menu. One entree was served 15 minutes before the other two. We were even told one of those two items might not make it at all as we had to leave shortly for Powell Hall. We had much enjoyed dinner with friends at Hiro on a previous occasion, and were very disappointed in our experience this time.
A very nice place to sit and eat. Loved the food and would go back again. Apparently on weekends they have a all you can eat fried chicken I believe is what waiter told us on the way out. I would need to confirm that, and I would as well before going. The wife's salmon was excellent, and the spicy ramen I had was excellent as well.
We had been looking at different places to try for a while.
Was worth the trip.
Had a reservation for 8pm. Got there on time. Didn't get seated until 8:35. People that got there after us got sat down before we did. Didn't get served until almost 10pm. And when we finally got our food, it was JUST above average. I basically bought movie tickets for nothing because I totally missed that timeframe. So I had to buy MORE movie tickets. We had two waiters and both of them were horrible. I usually leave hefty tips, but not tonight. This restaurant isn't ready to be a restaurant yet. Maybe a bar/lounge. But not a full fledged restaurant.
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