Tasu is an Asian bistro in Brier Creek, but it’s on the other side of Lumley Road near the Earth Fare store. Since parking gets a bit hard to find around dinner time, I ended up parking a lot closer to Earth Fare than to Tasu. The restaurant was extremely busy, but since the restaurant is divided into narrow sections, it didn’t get too noisy or seem all that crowded. We were seated in a corner in a small booth in the back corner of one of the rooms, so it was a very cozy arrangement.
For starters we got the sampler platter, which had shrimp in a blanket, fried gyoza, crab rangoon, and spring rolls. They were all very good, but I think I would have preferred a sweet and sour sauce instead of just soy sauce to go with the spring rolls and crab rangoon. I don’t know if this was an option. Though the service was friendly and attentive, I always feel bad about asking for food or sides that aren’t served with the dish.
Tasu serves Japanese, Chinese and Thai, and all 3 of us there just happened to order 1 of each. One of my colleagues got the General Tso’s chicken. He’s ordered it many times before and was not disappointed. The servings are really large enough for 2 people, and he wasn’t able to finish it all.
My husband got the Thai Curry with chicken. When it came to the table the aroma was just the most delicious thing in the restaurant. He liked it very much, and had enough left over that I got his leftovers the next day for lunch. I think it was just as delicious the next day, the perfect level of spices and the perfect textures and flavors.
I had asked the waitress if I could order a custom roll, or make modifications to an existing one, so I could get my special “Magie Rolls” which is yellowtail, cucumber, egg and avocado. The waitress consulted with the sushi chef and let me know they could do it. I also ordered the Blue Sea rolls, which had yellowtail, some other ingredients I can’t remember, and seaweed on top. My Magie Rolls were served up with some spicy mayo on top, but I didn’t mind. It seemed to go well with it.
Despite the way they look in the picture, there are really 8 of each roll here, not 4 really long rolls of each. They were just stacked closely
together. I was really happy with both sets of rolls. The Blue Sea rolls I had to eat the seaweed separately because it would fall off if dipped in soy sauce, but was good otherwise. My rolls were wonderful, I always like getting these 4 ingredients together in one roll.
Everyone seemed really happy with the food here, and I have no complaints about the service. I would definitely come here more often if it were closer to my house, and if the traffic around Brier Creek wasn’t so nasty.