Wong is an asian spot in the village that’s really tucked in the community that’s overrun by new specialty eateries like Potatopia and Umami Burger. However, it stakes its own claim in the territory with a unique look and a typhoon lobster that one has to see to believe. The restaurant has a very rustic feel that makes you feel like the entire dining room is in the middle of the kitchen. There are plates and utensils lined up against the walls atop a full wall mirror. One can also see the kitchen from the dining area. You can also sit at the chef’s table, although now I feel like that’s been a bit overplayed at restaurants these days. I don’t see the attraction with that but to each its own I wager.
Away, on to the food. The menu here is very minimal, which would appeal to those who know exactly what they want or do not want to go over an extensive list. However, I love having choices at asian restaurants to I was a bit peeved by the selection choices. You do get a nice mixture of dishes though, from vegetarian to meats and seafood. I did go here mainly for the typhoon lobster so I couldn’t really be that upset when I knew exactly what I wanted, lol. It is meant to be shared, because it is a whole lobster, along with Ground pork, egg, curry leaves and crispy garlic. It cost $33 and it is perfect for 2 people if you also get it with a few sides. It was real good but a bit overpriced for what you got with it.
It took us a while but we did get through the entire lobster and it was really good, as well as the side rice. I’d recommend the typhoon lobster if you’re with someone but other than that anything else on the menu will do. If you do end up going there, let me know how you liked it.