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Eurosia Fusion in Reston

PollyG | Aug 3, 2005 09:57 AM

The chowpup, spouse, and I finally made it to Eurosia Fusion in Reston last night. It opened on June 10 in a building adjacent to the Plaza America complex on Sunset Hills Drive in Reston, the space formerly occupied by the Metropolis buffet.

The space itself is large, stylish in a high-tech, buffed steel sort of way, and very empty in the early dinner hours. The bar looks as if it could be a perfectly nice place to get together for drinks after work out here in the tech corridor, and the draft selection included good microbrewed beers.

The menu is predominantly Japanese (I saw some Korean items on the lunch menu) with the "fusion" items mostly in the appetizer and salads section. The sushi menu was extensive with a fair number of vegetarian roll offerings that don't make the list at most local sushi places. I recall seeing burdock root, a shiso-ume roll, and a pickle roll.

I selected one of the few obvious fusion-type entrees, Mongolian Grilled Lamb Chops. This was three medium size frenched lamb chops atop an assortment of diced vegetables and accompanied by a mint/cilantro sauce. The lamb came medium-rare as I'd ordered it, and was delicious. The sauce wasn't really necessary, but it did go well with the lamb.

The spouse ordered the sushi deluxe, which he said was fresh and tasty. I can only vouch for the California rolls, which had a generous dollop of flying fish roe and a big wedge of creamy ripe avocado. He had high praise for the eel and avocado rolls ordered a la carte, declaring the eel to be moister than usual and a perfect match with the avocado.

The chowpup got a vegetable and tofu stirfry with egg noodles and oyster sauce. This turned out to be a bit spicier than she likes, although we adults thought it was just fine. She suggested that she swap for my lamb after tasting the lamb.

On the whole, the place is a good addition to the local dining scene. I am suspicious as to their ability to make a go of it at dinner and on the weekends due to the location and the sheer amount of floor space.

Link: http://www.euroasiafusion.com

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