If you like Asian food and you live in the Heights, you really owe it to yourself to try The Dragon Bowl Asian Bistro. Located next to the Mattress Firm at 11th and Shepherd, Dragon Bowl is Asian fusion in the Heights. My wife and I have been ordering take-out from this place since our first night in our home, literally eating dinner from paper boxes while sitting at a table of cardboard boxes.
Dragon Bowl just doesn't disappoint. The menu consists of fresh, high quality dishes prepared with the best ingredients. This is not Panda Express. This is real food.
I especially like the "Build Your Own Bowl." For $9 you can create your own combination of chicken, beef or pork (add $2 for shrimp) plus any sauce with either rice or noodles and all the fresh ingredients you like. Add an order of Crispy Dragon Rolls (5 for $4) and you are set. Or, for something lighter, you can peruse the selections from the sushi bar.
The dining room is small (counter-service only) and always busy during peak hours. I suggest you call ahead and order for take-out, but if you prefer to order in person, just stop by. You will not be bored watching the small crew working fast and furiously behind the line while you wait for your order. You can grab a bottle of Sake or another beverage to take home, as well. Which is nice.
The Dragon Bowl is a one-of-a-kind, not a franchise, owned by the owner of Pink's Pizza, another Heights staple. The Dragon Bowl is clean and the service is fast and friendly. Plus, the staff takes care to get your order right. Every time. From the telephone to the take-out bag to your kitchen.
If you haven't tried Dragon Bowl, I suggest you give it a go. I'll bet you won't be disappointed.