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another great meal! The crudo was really delicious. Portions are large and I was pleased to have chosen 2 delicious starters rather than a starter and a main. Hubby had a main and we boxed what we couldn't finish. it warmed up well the next day. MoreOpenTable Diner -
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Eighty 8 Asian Bistro is an exotic twist on Asian fusion cuisine. We offer a variety of Asian dishes as well as American staples fused together with traditional Asian inspired ingredients. We have a full service made to order sushi bar that embraces the customs of traditional Japanese Sushi rolling. We take pride in creating a warm, open, and modern atmosphere that will work for any occasion.
Eighty8 Asian Bistro is a locally owned and operated restaurant that recently opened in Cary, NC. The owners of the restaurant relocated to the Cary area during the transformation of the restaurant space and it is not unheard of to see the family in the restaurant dining among you! The staff at Eighty8 is committed to providing a positive dining experience each time you dine with us. We encourage you to come try out our restaurant, you will not be disappointed!More
nnovative. Creative. Brilliant. A restaurant situated on North Carolina State University’s inspiring Centennial Campus has a lot to live up to. But with smartly designed spaces, a locally curated menu, and breathtaking views of Lake Raleigh, Flask & Beaker doesn’t disappoint. As its name suggests, Flask & Beaker is a deliciously successful experiment in upscale dining and mixology not to be missed during your upcoming visit to Raleigh. With its prime location on the NC State Centennial Campus, Flask & Beaker is your refined but relaxed meeting place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you’re heading out to the world-renowned Lonnie Poole Golf Course, relaxing after a long day of research, or gearing up for game day, Flask & Beaker mixes up innovation, creativity, and brilliance to offer you a wholly unique Raleigh dining experience.More
Kimbap Restaurant by day, serving Korean-inspired comfort foods utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. Our lunch menu include bacon kimchi fried rice, handmade dumplings, rich & spicy farmers' market stew, Korean tacos and more.
By night, Kimbap becomes UMMA Project, a tasting menu presented by chef/owner Kim Hunter. The format of our dinner is a 3-course tasting menu with approximately 12 seasonally-changing menu items from which to choose.
Dinner is currently served on Thursday & Friday evenings from 5pm-11pm.
Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options are always available.More
The Red Monkey has seen the world beneath the wings of his red biplane. He comes home to his tavern to unwind, enjoy fantastic local food, craft brews, and an occasional banana cocktail. The tavern combines the feel of raw elements with classic vintage décor and playful lighting. Come relax in this home away from home with family and friends! The Red Monkey welcomes you with lunch, dinner and in between. Awesome cocktails, local and regional craft beers and gastro pub recipes you won't find anywhere else.More
Offering a flavorful lunch and dinner menu utilizing a variety of local ingredients, Saigon Grill & Bar’s menu’s showcases the spices, herbs and fragrant aromas of Asian and Vietnamese cuisines. The large menu focuses on both small and large plates with an assortment of dishes ranging from a Street Vendor Clay Pot with Canadian Black Mussels to Ha Long Bay Walnut Shrimp and Saigon Shabu Shabu made with homemade hot and sour Thai broth, fresh vegetables, noodles and choice of protein – perfect for the coming Winter months. Lunch-only items include a wide selection of Banh-Mi sandwiches like the “Wolfpack” made with Lemongrass chicken, avocado, tomato, mix greens and jalapeño as well as Saigon Street Vendor Tacos made with a choice of pork belly, shrimp, chicken, beef oysters or catch of the day.
Saigon Grill & Bar also has a gorgeous, full bar that will offer a robust bar menu offering local and imported wines, microbrews and creative, Asian-inspired cocktails. More
As the state capital, Raleigh is a hub for much more than government and politics. The city has been growing for years, and with that growth comes an ever-expanding array of top-notch restaurants. Although it's common to see classic and contemporary American places as well as French, Italian, steakhouse and grill restaurants, just about every other cuisine is also easy to find. Some key areas for restaurants are downtown and north Raleigh. You will find restaurants interspersed throughout town too. Some are housed in historic buildings on charming old streets. Because Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University and several other colleges, there are numerous dining spots that cater to college students on a budget.