Best Restaurant with an Invisible Dance Floor - 2012
You can always count on Johnny Chu to bring a party to the dinner table. With a long list (Lucky Dragon, Fate, Sens) of successful Asian fusion restaurants, we have come to expect this skinny, spiky-haired chef to bring some of the best sauces in town, too. His latest spot does not disappoint in either regard. The House Dynamite is still on the menu — and so's the house party. A friend muttered one of the best lines we've heard in ages when — upon realizing that party was creeping toward her dinner plate in a not entirely non-scary way, asked her server, "Am I sitting on the invisible dance floor?"If you crave hot-and-sour soup, ginger mint duck salad, and the aforementioned House Dynamite in a lower-keyed setting, you're in luck. These new digs are spacious and airy, located smack in the heart of CenPho's business corridor. Chu's open for lunch, and he's even got a new option: a prix fixe including a small salad, entrée with rice, and even a bit of fried whipped cream for dessert. It's affordable enough to leave you some cash for cocktails later that night.