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MAGDALENA’S TEA HOUSE—This bohemian-style eatery serves vegan and raw food cuisine, such as nutritious smoothies, fresh soups and refreshing salads made with fruits and veggies from local farms. Also featuring “Live Fresh Gourmet,” a five-course raw meal on Thursday evenings.
MARK’S WATERSHED—Old favorites, like burgers, pizza and Mexican, to more upscale entrees, including Shed Chicken Parmesan, are always on the menu. 5965 Marsh Road, Haslett. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday, 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday- Sunday: (517) 999-7433.
MITCHELL’S FISH MARKET—Frozen seafood is forbidden at this eatery where the fish come and go with the seasons. Crab cakes with scallion whipped potatoes is an entrée example. 2975 Preyde Blvd., Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 482-3474. www.mitchellsfishmarket.com, OM, TO, FB, RES, $$-$$$
PALACE OF JAMAICA—This cozy restaurant serves authentic Island tastes in downtown Lansing, including curry goat, Check Ted-Dees.com for our soup and daily specials 119 S Washington Downtown Lansing 517-374-2784 oxtail, fried plantains and jerk chicken. 424 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. (517) 977-1763. D, TO, $$
TRAVELERS CLUB—Intercontinental cuisine meets John Phillip Sousa in the eclectic atmosphere of the Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum. 2138 Hamilton Road, Okemos. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m.-9.p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-1701. www.travelerstuba.com, OM, WB, TO, P, $$
VERNADINE’S—Slowcooked soul food from scratch is served in large portions so nobody leaves hungry. From red beans and rice simmered for eight hours to five cheese macaroni, this eatery offers affordable meals. 401 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 11-8 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday: closed Sunday-Monday. (517) 702-0402. TO, $-$$
WESTON’S KEWPEE SANDWICH SHOPPE— Serving up olive burgers, chilidogs and more for 85 years, Kewpee’s is a downtown institution. 118 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday- Friday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 482-8049. TO, $
3 TIMES CAFÉ— Everything is made fresh to order at this café, which features a menu of Korean favorites. Be sure to try the restaurant’s specialty teriyaki sauce. 2090 Grand River Ave., Okemos. 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday (517) 349 3122. WB, TO, P, SF. $$
AI FUSION—East meets west and traditional meets trendy at this sit-down sushi bar and restaurant specializing in Asian favorites like Japanese beef shabu shabu and spicy Korean Bibimbap. 2827 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11:30a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday, noon – 11 p.m. Saturday, noon – 10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 853-3700. FB, TO, $$$
AKAGI SUSHI—Tucked away in an Okemos strip mall, this shop offers plenty of sushi, curry and noodle dishes and plenty of non-seafood entrées. 1754 Central Park Drive, Okemos. 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 347-7333. www.gogreenmenus. com. WB, D, TO, OM, SF, $$.
APPLE JADE— Traditional Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine served in the Frandor Shopping Center.
ASIAN EXPRESS— This Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant features curry, seafood and noodle dishes along with Vietnamese specialties. 5920 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 272-1665. TO, D, SF, $-$$.
CHEN’S RESTAURANT—This north side stalwart serves standard Chinese fare from a uniquely shaped domed building. 600 E. Thomas St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday; Noon-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 372-7292. TO, D, SF, $.
CHINA EXPRESS— Offering a wide selection of traditional dishes and lunch and dinner specials. Party trays also available. 1630 Haslett Road, Suite 2, Haslett. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday; noon-9:30 p.m. Sunday. (517) 339- 8318. TO, SF, $.
EMOS—This deli offers Korean cuisine, including spicy chicken bulgogi made with thinly sliced chicken marinated in garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, then sautéed with onion and peppers.
FINE CHINA RESTAURANT— Twenty-three chef’s specialties highlight an extensive menu that focuses on seafood and poultry. Plenty of lunch special combination plates and a kid’s menu also available. 1701 S. Waverly Road, Lansing. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Sunday. (517) 321-1879. D, TO, SF, OM at www.finechinarestaurant.net, WiFi, $ (lunch) $$ (dinner).
FORTUNE HOUSE— Formerly Dok Sing, this Thai and Chinese restaurant across from the Lansing Mall serves a wide variety of Asian specialties. 5407 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday & Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday. (517) 321- 8808. TO, SF, $
HOUSE OF ING—A mixture of traditional Chinese fare and American choices, with many seafood, beef, chicken and pork entrées to choose from. 4113 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 12 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 12 p.m.- 10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 394-4848. FB, TO, RES, $$.
KAMP BO—Carry out Chinese food served fast. Mandarin and Szechuan dishes, house specialties and two dozen combination platters. 2220 N. Larch St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 482-3880. SF, TO, $.
LAMAI’S THAI KITCHEN—Try Pla Pad Prik Khing, fried catfish in curry breading with lime leaves, for milder tastes. For real spice lovers, try Pad PedPla Muk, squid strips with zucchini, jalapenos, and chili peppers. 2033 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (517) 267-3888. TO, $$
MIDORI—It may take some searching to find this westside sushi shop and Korean BBQ tucked away off of Saginaw Highway, but it’s worth the effort. Try the bulgogi, a sweet and sizzling platter of tender beef, or one of many sushi items. 436 Elmwood Road, Lansing. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday; noon – 11 p.m. Saturday; 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 323-7991. WB, TO, $$-$$$
NEW CHINA RESTAURANT—More than 10 chef’s specialties, an extensive selection of appetizers and lots of lunch specials for diners on the south side. 6250 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 12 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday. (517) 882-7755. TO, SF, $$.