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An impressive tapas menu covers the spectrum of experimental flavours. Start with panko-crusted spicy tiger garlic shrimp, topped with slivers of green onion that cool each bite. Adventurous diners should opt for the torched whelks. Cucumber, onion and kicky cilantro play off of a luxurious sesame sauce that perfectly coats pea-sized pieces of whelk. Knockout sushi sliders use Wagyu of the highest quality ranking (A5) and a marbling level of 9-10, resulting in buttery patties sandwiched between sushi rice, with avocado and tomkatsu aioli offering a bright bite. Miso glazed cod pasta epitomizes fusion with chunks of fish and spaghetti noodles laquered in miso sauce. New style sashimi is a musttry; tender salmon floating in warm yuzu olive oil exemplifies this spot's consistent quality and immaculate style. ciao! reviews Fusian Experience is open for lunch Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, dinner Tue- Thu 5:30 pm – 9 pm, Fri & Sat 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Closed Sun & Mon. NIKO'S Neighbourhood . .... Corydon Address . ... 740 Corydon Ave Phone . ...... 204-478-1144 Entrées . ..........$10-$21 Though a wave of fast casual eateries with global flavours have given Little Italy a multi-culti edge, Niko’s has been holding its own for 23 years as an ambassador from the other side of the Mediterranean. A calm and modern room awash in soothing music sports portraits of the beckoning ocean-blue and whitewashed world of Greece. Meanwhile, orders fly up to the ledge behind the serving station, coffee pots sizzle on the warmer, and food is delivered on the nostalgia-inducing oval rimmed plates somehow present at every diner. After all, there’s nothing wrong with a little comfort. If there was, we wouldn’t be digging our forks into thick wedges of moussaka, topped off with nutmeg-laced béchamel so airy it could be mistaken for meringue. Similarly soul satisfying is the avgolemono soup, thick and brightly zinging of lemon. This lemon affection extends across the menu, to tart roasted potatoes, flecked with oregano, and roasted chicken, which tempers sweet citrus notes with a blackened exterior. Mains' hearty portions are made even more generous by a selection of sides. Feta-happy salad mixes wide wedges of juicy tomato, full, Meet me at The Forks. theforks.com #MeetMeAtTheForks 24 ciao! / aug/sep / two thousand fifteen