The restaurant itself is beautiful. The tables are highly lacquered works of art; expensive, ornate but contemporary wooden lamps hang from the ceiling, providing just enough light to read the menu; rust-colored walls contribute to the soothing feel of the place, while Buddha Bar-style music adds a lively, hip vibe. The menu is a blend of Thai and Chinese dishes. To take the temperature of the place, one of the first dishes I ordered was a baseline dish of Kung Pao shrimp—and it was sensational. Another shrimp dish—walnut shrimp—was simply sublime. J. Wong’s Asian Bistro is a lesson in quality control, and I’ve been duly impressed so far by the service. Reviewed April 16.
J. Wong’s Asian Bistro, 163 W. 200 South, 801-350-0888.