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Real Talk Real Estate: Food Spots to visit for National Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Shawna and Braydon Woodward have been in the real estate market for many years and along with advice on the housing market, they’re often asked for good places to eat. Today Braydon reviews a few of his favorite places.

May is National Asian American and Pacific Islander Month and to celebrate, I’d like to suggest a few good local spots to eat. I can personally recommend these places, so I guarantee that they will not disappoint! These are not ranked in any particular order.

Osaka Sushi

Osaka is a family-run restaurant located across from Walmart in Evans. Its dining room is cozy and intimate, and the food reminds me of home. I would recommend the Irish Roll, as I have ordered it unopposed for the past 10 years. However, I do venture from my usual order and can ensure everything from the bento box to the udon noodles will have you returning for sure!
Location: 4437 Washington Road, Evans

Izumi Japanese Buffet

If you are surprised that a buffet made this list, then you have never been to Izumi Japanese Buffet. It’s a stark contrast to Osaka Sushi, but let me just say this one thing – all-you-can-eat sushi and hibachi! If that doesn’t convince you then let me tell you this as well: for an Asian buffet in our area, this place is top tier and top quality. I can recommend everything that they have to offer. They also get a bonus for having crab legs at dinner time.
Location: 4368 Washington Road, Evans

Pho Augusta

Enjoy Vietnamese cuisine in a chic and clean dining room. Pho Augusta has more than just pho. It features a menu full of Bahn mi, fried rice dishes, and entrees from the grill. My recommendation is the charbroiled pork chop that comes with the fried egg on top. Pho Augusta has made the list of my birthday dinner spots and that’s not an easy list to make!
Location: 4045 Jimmie Dyess Pkwy, Augusta

Hawaiian Style BBQ

Another one on the birthday dinner list, Hawaiian Style BBQ has brought the island flavors that the CSRA deserves. If you want the taste of Hawaii without the price of flying there, this is your best shot. Make sure to get the BBQ chicken or the teriyaki beef with the macaroni salad, because something magical happens when the homemade teriyaki sauce meets the macaroni salad. This will for sure make it into your dinner outing rotation.
Location: 1719 Gordon Hwy, Augusta

Mirin Fusion Kitchen

This is another solid choice if you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine. This is a newer restaurant to our scene, but it has quickly become a staple spot in my book – most likely because they serve my comfort food, ramen. I’m talking about the savory pork broth, chargrilled pork belly, and something legendary called the ramen egg. If you haven’t had real ramen, you are missing out and should try it as soon as possible. They also have other delicious items on their menu as well as serving boba tea.
Location: 630 Crane Creek Dr. Suite 402, Augusta

That concludes my list of CSRA restaurants to visit even after National Asian American and Pacific Islander Month ends.

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