MYA and I are connoisseurs of the Asian buffet. She's a somewhat picky eater, and has spent a lot of meals in front of unpalatable and culturally unfamiliar plates of food, so a buffet (with lots of options) holds particular charms. Yesterday, in between shopping and support, we recalled a buffet on Rte. 372 in Plainville - but when we got there, it had been converted into a regular restaurant. No problem - we're game for anything, so we had lunch. Plainville now has a top-notch Asian restaurant.
Before the food - the decor. Beautiful wooden tables, comfortable and stylish leather chairs. Stylish glass and wood dividers and walls. We sat in what was, upon close inspection, a sun room, but with a stylish window treatment, and comfortable climate control, the fast food roots were barely discernible. In short, the place is as classy and well appointed as any restaurant I have been in. The ladies room was practically a separate experience - with under vanity lighting into a translucent counter top, and a bowl sink filled with translucent round pebbles.
Not simply a decorator's dream, the food was also incredible. We noshed from the lunch specials - MYA had miso soup and sesame chicken, I had wonton soup and mango chicken. Not simply a ploughman's special - the presentation was wonderful, the fried rice was delicate, fresh, and uniquely flavored (MYA thinks it was cilantro). We loved it all. They also have some affordable sushi / sashimi lunch specials. My mango chicken came packed with fresh and sweet mango, delicate chicken, and snap peas - colorful, crunchy, and yummy.
Not the cheapest place on the planet (although lunch was definitely affordable), but if you are looking for the sort of top-notch dining experience you are used to finding in West Hartford, Avon, or Simsbury - well, think Plainville. Really. I'll be back - my balloon chasing adventures take me to that part of the world quite a bit and I have nearby friends.
Susu Asian Bistro - 132 New Britain Avenue, Plainville, CT 06062 860-793-0013