The infamous pink stairs. We’ve all seen the pictures flooding social media of friends posing on the sparkly steps. I needed to see what it was all about and if the restaurant-arcade lived up to the hype!
The first thing to note – the restaurant does not have a sign out front but you know you are at the right place because of the packed bar, LED lights, and fun neon signs inside! I definitely stood outside awkwardly for a minute before realizing I was in fact in the right place.
Even though we couldn’t pronounce the majority of the menu items, we wanted to be adventurous and try as many things as possible so we started out with a couple of appetizers. I’m a sucker for rice balls so the Age Onigiri was my favorite. These were deep fried and topped with sesame seeds, pickled plum & shiso mayo. Divine! You also can’t go wrong ordering the Pork Gyoza which are pan fried dumplings served with ponzu soy sauce.
For an entree, I ordered the Chicken Bao Buns which were to die for! The buns practically melted in my mouth and the chicken was fried to a perfect crisp. I would order them again in a heartbeat.
Lastly, the “Dunbari” Kushiyaki Bowl is sort of a choose your own adventure item where you pick your preferred skewered meat and veggies, either with steamed or fried rice. My friend picked the Japanese sweet and sour Meatballs and the Yakitori (Chicken Skewer) and was satisfied with that choice!
All in all, Misuta Chows has a fun, vibrant atmosphere that I would definitely recommend for both the food and experience. I didn’t get the chance to play the arcade games upstairs, but you better believe I got the pink stair pic! I look forward to heading back soon to check out the arcade and sample even more menu items.
Misuta Chows is located at 521 Main Street.