Dot Wo Garden

Dot Wo Garden may not be located in Oklahoma City’s Asian District, but as many diners know, good food can’t be contained by borders. A staple of Oklahoma City’s cuisine scene since 1989, owner Denny Ha moved Dot Wo Garden out of its modest strip center shoe box into a spacious new location in late 2012 in what had been a Golden Corral restaurant. The move increased seating capacity, which meant new seating was in order, but Ha didn’t stop there – Dot Wo revamped the space and lighting to reflect a cool contemporary feel with a fully-stocked, under-lit bar. In an even bigger move, Dot Wo Garden expanded its menu to include sushi, including specialty rolls like the majestic Grand Canyon (tempura shrimp, lobster tail, scallions) and the Thunder Up (a spicy stack of soft shell crab, avocado and tempura shrimp). The restaurants gained new customers even as it reassured regulars Dot Wo Garden was the same restaurant serving fresh offerings of Asian fusion, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine along with a respectable selection of vegetarian options. And those prices still make it a favorite for dine-in, take-out, dinner, lunch and those sudden ginger-garlic cravings. 6161 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City. www.dot-wo.com