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“Skip to Milou at Hiro”
Review of Hiro Asian Kitchen

Hiro Asian Kitchen
Ranked #640 of 3,182 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: USD 10 - USD 30
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Good for: Groups
Description: HIRO Asian Kitchen is a chic restaurant in Downtown St. Louis where guests are treated to savory foods inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asia in a beautifully decorated space. Our Sat & Sunday brunch, lunch, and dinner menus feature a wide variety of classic and seasonal dishes with something for everyone. To enhance the experience we offer a selection of exquisite wine and cocktail pairings. We take pride in using the freshest authentic ingredients to produce as many of our sauces and marinades in-house as possible. Our dessert selections are made in-house daily. Kids, Vegan, Gluten Free menu available. Happy Hour.
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Have heard about this communal dinner for some time. Happens a few times a year, and is advertised through Brown Paper tickets. Finally, my schedule worked out to make it for the feast.

The table was set with banana leaves as its base, and votive candles spread throughout. From there, the food is all placed in a beautiful display. No plates. No silverware. You're to eat with your hands; picking up with one hand and eating with the other. It did get confusing at times which hand did which, but only added more fun to the event. After a few drinks, you don't care.

All of the food was flavorful and had its own personality. The chicken and waffles were especially popular at our end of the table. As were the homemade chicken sausage and the cold noodles. The rice was some of the best tasting rice I've ever had. Learned it had RANCH dressing added to it, which is probably why everyone loved it. She let us know that the watermelon had been soaked in sugar water, which was brilliant and added so much juice and flavor.

Milou provided guidance on all of the above and even gave us recipe information. MILOU is really why you're there, as much as the food. You can see/hear the passion she has for what she does. She proudly wears a fun apron, celebrating her name "Skip to Milou"!

It's not a cheap ticket, but worth the experience and the opportunity to share in a unique dining event. My only complaint was that the dinner was to start at 7 and it was nearly 8 before we were seated.

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Thank John R
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful communal dinner with 40 others made "with love" by Malou. A Filipino feast on banana leaves given a few nights a year at Hilo. Fish, pork, & vegetables, rice & noodles all eaten by hand. An experience!!!

Thank Goose G
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The best brunch in downtown St Louis. Amazing appetizers, especially the KFC wings. The sauce is delicious. Their ramen bowl and slinger are great as well. Lastly, they have the option of endless mimosas for $18 per person. And they keep your glass full. The fact that this place is visually stimulating only adds to the experience. Make sure to try it out.

Thank John R
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Don't normally leave reviews on here but I was quite disappointed. Came here for lunch and turned out to be a huge mistake. There was one bartender that was serving tables as well. It took 20 minutes to make one drink while the second one wasn't able to be completed due to insufficient ingredients at the bar. The place only had one other table as well. The ramen was pretty tasteless. Store bought instant ramen has more flavor. The ramen burger looked great however the ramen bun was half soggy and the patty wasn't seasoned. Im assuming the dinner menu is better due to the reviews I saw. However I won't be returning.

Thank aznsparky
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We had reservations for a party of 5 for brunch, but a couple of extra folks joined our party at the last minute. Hiro was very accommodating and sat us promptly. The breakfast ramen, tofu ramen, and bottomless mimosas were our favorites. Will definitely return.

Thank Brad L
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