4090 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, OH 45440
websiteA newer Asian Fusion restaurant opened off Wilmington Pike in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, Sky Asian Cuisine focuses heavily on two things — sushi and noodles, both primarily Japanese specialties. But the restaurant’s menu spans a number of other East Asian cuisines from Chinese meat dishes to pad Thai. It’s designed to be a more formal sit-down kind of restaurant with its low-lit interior giving wide view to the sushi bar and good collection of drinks and cocktails bringing people out into the night. I like this place for its refined feel as a romantic go-to.
The menu is heaviest in the sushi options, so I’d say that’s a good place to start. Some of my favorites:
- Sushi sashimi platter: A tuna roll and three rolls each of tuna, salmon and yellowtail fish, alongside six pieces of sashimi; a quality grade of fish. The sashimi is good, the sushi is very good, and overall the lunch is pretty filling.
- House sashimi: This plate is a 15-piece sashimi boat with five cuts of fish served chilled over a bed of ice and beautifully presented. I’d suggest this one with a few other dishes. In spite of the $23 price tag it isn’t that filling. Delicious though.
- Pad Thai: Good because it’s spicier than the typical pad Thai, and the sauce isn’t too sweet. It’s presented beautifully, but you should probably mix it all together first.
- Udon: A bowl of thick noodles and amply topped with thick cuts of pork, shrimp tempura and a poached egg. The soup is kind of bland, I think it could use some more seasoning or some other vegetables or at least more noodles.
- Thai Basil: Stir-fried chicken with eggplant, onion, mushrooms, asparagus and hot peppers.
- Potstickers: A row of dumplings stuffed with veggies and served with a sweet, salty sauce. Wonderful pleasant beginner dish.
- Hot & Sour soup: Good in winder months, piping hot and kind of homey.
The restaurant has a very professional air, which matches that upscale kind of feel it’s aiming for. Food comes relatively quickly, no matter the time of the day or the volume of the crowd, and the price points for most dishes are pretty reasonable, or at least on par with what you can find at other places in the city.
A number of restaurants have come and gone from this spot on Wilmington Pike, and it’s always a shame to see a restaurant go. But this one brings something a little bit different from the diners and sports bars that came before it; a nicer restaurant ready to bring some of the most popular Asian dishes to a Midwestern audience in a way that is much more a credit to the variety of foods that can be found in the Far East. A very nice experience here.
- The sushi is the most extensive menu here, with plenty of rolls with all kinds of cuts of fish. Delicious.
- There is a small private dining area for special occasions.
- The noodle dishes here too are also not too bad.