East Moon Rising

The bar area at East Moon Asian Bistro.

Restaurant Review — East Moon Asian Bistro is a relatively new restaurant that opened earlier this year in the relatively new storefront plaza (officially known as the Madison Farm Shopping Center) at Minnieville and Caton Hill roads, which also houses Rita’s Italian Ice, $1.99 Dry Cleaners, Tazo Pizza and several other businesses. We were very interested in it when we noticed it had opened its doors and have spent some time sampling the Asian fusion menu over the past few months.

This is a place that lures you into it in every way possible. The sushi offerings are standouts here — from the basic tuna, salmon and California rolls to the amazing “chef’s special rolls,” like the Lucky 7, Dragon, Godzilla and Woodbridge Bomb rolls. Everything we’ve tried here every time has been excellent. We’d check off the Lucky 7 roll (a spicy salmon roll tempura-fried, covered with masago and scallion) as spectacular. Fresh ingredients, well made, good quality, terrific sauces — the kind of item that makes it’s mark as a signature item and keeps you coming back for it.

East Moon's "Lucky 7 Roll" (top) and California roll.

The decor is modern, colorful and fresh. Lots of comfortable seating and a relaxing atmosphere. If you opt for carry-out, we’ve always found it to be efficient and hassle-free.

This is a local, non-national chain restaurant, although there are two other East Moon Asian Bistros in the Washington, D.C. area — one in the Kingstowne Towne Center Suite in Alexandria, and another in Bowie, Md. You can check out those spots if it’s more convenient to work or commutes at http://www.eastmoonbistro.net.

East Moon Asian Bistro's "Tokyo Roll"

East Moon’s menu is extensive, ranging from appetizers like the standard spring rolls and dumplings to tempura and Thai calamari; salads like Bangkok duck and grilled shrimp; soups that include WonTon, Miso and Thai coconut; noodle dishes (including Pad Thai); and entrees that begin with the relatively standard sesame chicken basil chicken and General Tso’s chicken to Mongolian beef, crispy duck, Sriracha beef and literally dozens of fish entrees, including the “One Night in Bangkok,” which is a breaded soft shell crab sautéed with karee curry. As the menu listing says, it’s “a dish that you haven’t had before and simply must try.”

The menu at East Moon Asian Bistro.

East Moon Asian Bistro
13352 Minnieville Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
703-878-2688 / 2668

2 Responses to “East Moon Rising”
  1. Michael says:

    This is by far the best asian resturant in Woodbridge. Before East Moon you would have to leave woodbridge to find Asian food as good as East Moon.

  2. Laura says:

    Best sushi I’ve ever had, I think! Love that they deliver, too.

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