All good things must come to an end so when Neo-China changed to Neo-Asia and has now become Goji Bistro, I was curious to see what the place is about. Same location, same owner but a very different feel! And if my lunch visit was any indicator for this new restaurant moving forward, I’m pretty optimistic about its future. If you enjoy Chinese and Thai food my friend, read on!
When you step into Goji Bistro, you won’t recognize the place! The retro-80’s darker decor has been totally redone into a modern space full of blonde woods, red accents and modern Chinese hints. We grab a table by the side and get handed over a couple of lunch menus. The lunch specials range from $8 – $10 and cover a ranch of favorites such as kung pao chicken, pad thai, curries, and more. All lunches come with a choice of salad, hot and sour soup or egg drop soup so not a bad deal at all! I go for the candy walnut shrimp along with some summer rolls for my meal.
As we wait for our eats, I scan the room and the space is pretty empty. I’m guessing that people haven’t figured out about the new Goji Bistro yet. My soup is solid and the summer rolls are well-packed with plenty of greens and a nice layer of shrimp. A spicy sauce on the side is decent but I always miss my peanut sauce! My candy walnut shrimp is a large portion of plump shrimp, pineapple chunks and nuts, very good. Half of it goes home with me since I really don’t want to pass out this afternoon!
Service at Goji Bistro is very attentive but maybe it’s because we were taking quite a few photos on the way in, whoops! Still, it was a good dining experience and while I may miss the more authentic fare of the old place, Goji Bistro is doing a nice job with Chinese-American eats. Hopefully I’ll get to try the Thai side sometime soon. So go go Goji Bistro! Check ’em out if you’re up for a more upscale Asian meal in downtown Cary…