Monday, December 17, 2012

Restaurant Review: Asiana Grill Yoshinoya (by Brian Hayes)

Review of Asiana Grill in Fullerton

On Thursday December 13th my friend Kevin Wolfe and I were invited to try Asiana Grill, a new asian style grill. This new restaurant is near Cal State Fullerton. According to the people who put on the event they were trying to bring fresh high end restaurant recipes at a fast food price. And after going there I have to say they are on their way.
The first thing that I noticed was how bright and clean everything was. The ambiance had bright colors and the staff was very welcoming. When you walk in the door there is a sign on the wall explaining what to do. First you pick what type of style you want. There are four styles: Big Platter, Lots of Soup (basically a soup bowl), salad bowl, and the Yellow Bun (sandwich platter). I chose the Big Platter. Then you pick your protein from among seven different items. I chose the shrimp. Then you choose the sauce you want so I chose teriyaki. Kevin chose the Yellow Bun with grilled chicken and sweet potato fries but I will let him talk about that in his review. My big platter came with white rice ( though you can substitute for brown rice or udon noodles at no charge), fresh vegetables, and a salad with a sesame miso dressing
I have to say the food was really good. The shrimp was cooked just right, not over cooked but not under cooked. With the teriyaki sauce it gave it a sweet taste that really hit the spot. The fresh vegetables were really good and had not been sitting around all day which is one thing I look for. The salad with the miso dressing was excellent with me kind of Italian taste which is what I like about any miso dressing. And the rice was perfectly cooked and great top off to the meal. The whole plate presentation was well done.
If there is one criticism that both Kevin and I found was that the sweet potato fries did not come with some kind of sweet dipping sauce. The only thing you can get with them was ketchup. When we mentioned this to the executive chef he actually agreed with us and said that he had been pushing for this and was glad to hear our suggestion.
Overall I have to say that I had a very great experience at Asiana Grill. The food, ambiance, and staff made for a great time. Asiana Grill has two restaurants, the Fullerton store on State College BLVD. near Cal State Fullerton, and one in Los Angeles near USC. I would like to thank the staff at Asiana Grill Fullerton for their hospitality and I plan to go there again.

Check out their site:


450 N State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831
(714) 871-8442
10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Mon – Sun)


  1. Great review! So what other sauces besides Teriyaki do they offer?

  2. teriyaki, sweet and sour, ginger snap, ponzu, gekikara, or mushroom