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OKG Newsletter


Topic: restaurant review

Temple of turmeric

Gopuram offers a shrine-worthy buffet of fried, stewed and curried Indian delights.


Restaurant Reviews

Jenn Scott
Gopuram Taste of India
4559 N.W. 23rd
gopuramtasteofindia.com
948-7373

What works: Everything on its menu is spectacular and carefully spiced.
What needs work: Nothing, actually.
The tip: The buffet is hard to beat and offers you a chance to try everything the menu has to offer.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Love me tender

Get a hunk of meat (and maybe even a side of nostalgia) from the barbecue joint serving memorable meals for 24 years.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Steve's Rib
7202 W. Hefner
728-9555

What works: Spicy sauces and tender meats.
What needs work: Soggy french fries and flavorless green beans.
Tips: The two-meat plate is enough for two meals, if you’re the kind who likes next-day barbecue.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mambo Italiano

Italian favorites with a Latin kick are what you’ll find at Sergio’s in Norman.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Sergio’s Italian Bistro
104 E. Gray, Norman
573-7707

What works: Friendly service and good value.
What needs work: The marinara sauce is way too sweet.
The Tip:  Italian-American dishes in a nice restaurant with prices nearly the same as fast food.  
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

OKG7 restaurants to take the kids


OKG7 Dining

Jenn Scott
The whole family is home for the summer, and some days it’s easier to take everyone out to eat. From burgers and seafood to Italian — and a place that offers all three — these seven stops will keep your entire family happy … at least for a week.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rico suave

Sometimes you just need some fast Mexican food. Enter Taco Rico.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Taco Rico
3838 N. Lincoln Blvd.
521-1330

What works: Tacos, burritos … you know, Mexican food.
What needs work: Not much. It does what it does.
Tips: Get queso for the tamales on the side. You may find you don't need all that sauce.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Shawn’s secret

Sushi doesn’t have to be fancy


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Shawn's Sushi
5612 Northwest Expressway
792-2211

What works: Inexpensive, but still tasty.
What needs work: The wait time, especially for to-go orders, is approaching unreasonable.
Tips: Albacore loin. For reals. You’ll thank me later.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Go West

Its namesake might be a busy thoroughfare, but West offers modern cuisine in a sleek, calm setting.


Restaurant Reviews

Jenn Scott
West Restaurant
6714 N. Western
607-4072

What works: Thoughtful, flavorful dishes.
What needs work: Maybe add the sandwiches to the dinner menu, as well.
The tip: Sub cashew cheese for actual cheese if you're looking to cut dairy.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Steakhouse of the rising sun

Yamato Japanese demonstrates a knack for seasoning and searing seafood.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Yamato Japanese Steakhouse
7101 Northwest Expressway
721-2420

What works: The shrimp and scallops are delicious.
What needs work: An overall update to its menu and decor.
The tip: Don't order the flounder, even if it's on the menu.
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Rising from the ashes

Golden Phoenix has reopened, and is even better than before.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Golden Phoenix
2728 N. Classen Blvd.
524-3988

What works: The beautifully remodeled dining room with the same authentic and delicious Asian food.
What needs work: A menu that’s intimidating in its length and obscure descriptions. 
The tip: It’s possibly the best Asian food in the entire state.  
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Parrot talk

Repeat after me: Casa Perico does Okie-Mex right.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
What works: Enchiladas, tacos, fajitas … you know, Mexican food.
What needs work: Get rid of those fried guacamole bites.
Tips: Botanos are good, but filling. It’s an appetizer for a group.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
 
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