SID Hospitality that runs Lemon Grass (Bandra), Pot Pourri (Vashi), Soy Street (Vashi), Tight Pub and Bar (Vashi) are launching their new Japanese restaurant Aoi (pronounced aawee) in Bandra on Monday, January 28th, 2013. The Food Aoi will offer a unique collection of inspired Japanese dishes ranging from Sushi (Makis, Temakis and Nigiris), Ramen, Donburi, Bento, Katsu to Miso soup and much more. The menu also consists of ‘Japanised’ innovations such as the ‘Chicago styled batter fried maki with grilled squash, gherkins and sweet soy sauce’, the ‘Tom Yum ramen set with lemongrass broth’ and the ‘Japanese Gyoza with shredded greens, pine nuts and parmesan cheese.’ For those who like their meal on the go, Aoi will offer its ‘Bento Box’: traditional tiffin meals with various courses such as flavoured rice, mini sushis, stir fried greens, a grilled meat/vegetable and miso soup. Also available are a handpicked selection of 15 flavoured and dessert teas from around the world ranging from the traditional Genmaicha and Kukeicha (Japan) to the Ginseng Pu-Erh and Lapsang Souching (China) The Interiors Aoi aims to combine the traditional heritage of Japan with a modern and urban twist. The interiors aim to bring the Japanese ethos alive with wall art which is a visual composition of Origami and Modern Manga art. The hand painted image of the Manga Anime personifies the youth of Japanese food. What's More? A collection of Manga comics to go with a Japanese meal. While the art work at Aoi aims to create the ambiance with this edgy, racy and quirky art form, the collection of Manga comics are for anyone who wants to delve deeper into the culture. Titles include the Black Butlet, Naruto series, Oishinbo, Haiku collections and more. Timings Open from noon till midnight Address 1, Gloria Building, St. Baptist Road, Near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W), Mumbai Contact For home delivery and reservations, call 02269995000 / 01 and 26404004 Website www.aoi.co.in Do tell us if you visit and share your reviews with us for Readers Write at [email protected]. Sayonara for now!