The newest establishment in what is becoming Portland-based Bo and Steve Kline's Asian restaurant empire. Chef Kline, a native of Thailand, puts an artistic flair on each dish. "New World" sashimi, Koreadilla and Peking Duck Spring Rolls are a few of the international offerings. 550 NW Franklin Ave. 617-8880.
Bend's most popular Chinese restaurant packs the families in every night clamoring for the slightly Americanized Szechwan, Hunan and Cantonese dishes. Even if the food can be predictable at times, big portions matched with big flavors make this is a Central Oregon institution. Chinese. 1005 Se 3rd St. 389-1725.
Sushi and Japanese-influenced dishes make up the extensive menu with some captivating variations on classic dishes. Standouts include the Sweet Miso Black Cod, the calamari dish and the lacquered short ribs. It's hard to find a dish that is not fabulous at this metropolitan spot with its city-slick atmosphere. Sit back, enjoy some of the amazing house drinks and the overhead water features while taking in some of the best Japanese food in Bend. 821 NW Wall St. Ste. 100. 323-9841.
This little Westside spot packs a big punch with its eclectic sushi and French/Asian inspired entrees. Always packed, this popular restaurant is home to the Orgasm roll as well as the Yakuza roll. Both are worth whatever wait there may be to get a table. 990 NW Newport Ave. 388-4636.
RED DRAGON CHINESE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE
With pages of dishes to choose from-Szechwan, Mongolian, Hunan, Cantonese-this place doesn't mess around when it comes to Asian cuisine. Food this tasty should be terrible for you, but most dishes are low in fat and sodium. 61247 S Hwy 97. 389-9888.
SUMI'S JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Sumi Douglas serves her filling and expertly made lunch items like bento, stir-fry and yakisoba, and some traditional Japanese dinner items like sushi, donburi and kushi-yaki. All of the food is wonderful, but don't miss some of the more unusual appetizer items like moyashi, salad, tako su and Ohitashi as well as the world's best miso ramen. 1444 NW College Way, Ste. 1. 385-9191.
SZECHUAN CHINESE RESTAURANT
A blend of Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai noodle bowls, as well as some dim sum items, make up the menu here. House-made pot stickers and traditional Szechwan dishes, udon, ramen, curries and rice bowls are highlights, as is the Kung Pao Beef. 1600 NE 3rd St., 383-9033.