Anna's Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar

Photograph: Mark Wright
Anna's Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar
West Loop

By all accounts, a place that serves both spicy salmon rolls with tempura crumbs and rice noodles in a subtle, nutty Laotian red curry with ground chicken should not be able to do both well. But the mother-daughter team behind this restaurant defies the odds, bouncing from Thailand to Indonesia to the Philippines to Japan to India without hesitation and with a good degree of skill. Settle into one of the comfortable leather banquettes decorated with black-and-white pillows, pop a bottle of wine, and beware the "chef's signature" sushi: The fun, colorful rolls are dinosaur-sized, and you've got a continent's worth of other food to try.

Venue name: Anna's Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar
Address: 813 W Lake St

Cross street: between Green and Halsted Sts
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Green, Pink to Clinton. Bus: 8, 56.
Price: Average main course: $10
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