Thereâ€™s proof that LuLu Asian Bistro and HuHot Mongolian Grill are about more than just fortune cookies.
CSU students voted both Old Town establishments as the best Asian restaurants in town.
â€œThe atmosphere, our service and the food keep people coming back,â€ manager Eric LuLu said. â€œWeâ€™re between casual and high end â€“â€“ so weâ€™re for everyone and not super expensive.â€
Established in 2007, LuLu said the freshest fish, and several unique fried sushi rolls are what set his restaurant apart from other Asian eateries in town.
LuLuâ€™s menu also features such customer favorites as Saigon Beef and KoKo Chicken, which is first deep-fried and then stir fried with peppers.
â€œYou can get sesame chicken anywhere, but weâ€™re different because of our menu options, like the KoKo,â€ LuLu said.
LuLuâ€™s also offers a delivery service and a 10 percent discount for online orders.
Assistant manager at HuHot Shayna Schiflett also believes that HuHot took half of the â€˜bestâ€™ award due to the service the restaurant offers.
â€œCustomers make whatever meal they want and no two are the same,â€ Schiflett said about the grill buffet options. â€œThe grillers also put on an entertaining show when they cook, which is fun.â€
As guests wait for their custom meal to be prepared, the grillers play with the fire of the grill or do spatula antics for entertainment â€“â€“ moves that create excitement among customers, Schiflett said.
Schiflett said HuHot tries to cater to students because CSU is one of the biggest supporters of the restaurant, especially with various university groups, clubs and teams coming often.
â€œItâ€™s so awesome that the students thought of us for the award,â€ Schiflett said. â€œItâ€™s great to hear the local community appreciates us because we appreciate them.â€
UCA Beat Reporter Anna Baldwin can be reached at email@example.com.
LuLu’s Asian Bistro
117 South College Ave.
Monday, Wednesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m.-10 a.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday Noon-10 p.m.
HuHot Mongolian Grill
249 S. College Ave.
Lunch: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dinner: 4 p.n.-Close
2720 Council Tree Ave.
Front Range Village
Harmony & Ziegler
Lunch – 11a.m.-4 p.m.
Dinner – 4 p.m.-9 p.m.