March 13, 2014

Restaurant: Mission Sushi & Wok, Boston, MA

Mission Sushi & Wok is a newer restaurant in Brigham Circle. It took the place of the Savant Project, which closed about a year ago.
"Asian fusion" is a tricky category, because it usually means that the restaurant can't do any of featured "Asian" cuisines well. This restaurant was no exception--the food was mediocre at best.

My friend and I started with the sake-tini, which was horrible. This drink, my friends, was the single most horrible cocktail that I've ever had, even if you include the "coke and vodka" type "cocktails" that you drink when you don't know what you're doing because you've just turned 21. The drink was bitter and tasted like sake that had been watered down with warm water.

The lunch entrees come with a small salad, miso soup, spring roll, crab rangoons, or edamame. I chose the salad, which was okay but somewhat bland. It came with a iceburg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a house Asian dressing. The Mission Hill Pad Thai was okay, but it didn't taste much like pad thai or any type of Thai cuisine. It tasted similar to the peanut noodles that I often make at home (which take about 10 minutes to make).

Salad (served with lunch entree)
Mission Hill  Pad Thai
The single redeeming food item that we ordered in this restaurant was the Korean fried chicken. Though it didn't hold a candle to the famously perfect Bon Chon chicken (review to come), the wings were nice and crispy, and perfectly sauced. The restaurant is probably worth going to for the wings, if you live close.

Korean fried chicken: soy garlic
Overall, I have trouble recommending this restaurant. Despite the excellent service, the food and drinks were too bleh for me to go back.

Mission Sushi & Wok
1625 Tremont St 
Boston, MA 02120
Price: $$
Taste: 1.5/5
Service: 5/5
Value: 2/5
HHR Rating: Wings and service were the only redeeming qualities.

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