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New - Asia Palace, Providence

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New - Asia Palace, Providence

OOliver | Jun 9, 2009 09:54 AM

This new Asian restaurant (Thai, Chinese, Japanese) called "Asia Palace" opened up about six weeks ago, and i have been going there each week. The food is very good. It's located on North Main Street (where 'Off Track Bedding" used to be).

My friends and I have been sticking to the Chinese side of the menu (we're not big on Japanese or Thai). The Crab Rangoons are very good (freezer-to-fryolator, but still very good) as is the Boneless spare ribs for appetizers. I've stuck to the traditional 'combination dinners' each week to try them out and none of them have been disappointing. What's most important (to me at least) is that the food is very fresh, espeically the fried rice. Sometimes in Chinese restaurants the rice has that 'reheated again and again' taste to it, but all the food here is very fresh and served in very generous portions. (The only flaw - sometimes, it needed a little kick to flavor it more).

The inside dining room is very clean (they have a small room facing the street, a bigger room in the back area which just got completed), the prices are very reasonable (especially for a family or large group). The service was very attentive, even on a busy Sunday afternoon. The owner Jeff, (who is friendly and 'eye-candy') told us on our last visit he will have the bar open soon - waiting on his liquor license. The bar area is very big and inviting, so he should do well with those looking to have drinks as well.

If anyone is venturing to try a new Asian restaurant for some very good food in a great clean atmosphere, I do suggest you try this place. It;s a welcome addition to that area. .

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