|By City Pulse|
OMI SUSHI — This sushi bar has a wide variety of sushi rolls, including tempura, spicy or vegetarian. Also features appetizers such as lightly salted edamame or miso soup. 210 MAC Ave., East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Sunday (517) 337-2222. WB, TO, SF $$
PANDA HOUSE — An enormous menu and lots of lunch specials, from chop suey to chow mai fun. 3499 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; (517) 333-1818. SF, TO, D $-$$.
RICE KITCHEN — Whether you’ve got a craving for late-night munchies or are just in the mood for some fast Chinese food, Rice Kitchen should be a number on your speed dial. The mu shu pork is outstanding, and the restaurant does a mean fried rice, too. 551 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m.-4 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday; noon-12:30 a.m. Sunday. (517) 336-5810. D, TO, RES, OM at www.campusfood.com, WiFi, $
SANSU — Located in East Lansing’s Hannah Plaza, this Japanese restaurant offers a wide selection of sushi dishes, from five different kinds of California rolls to sashimi for more adventurous eaters. 4750 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 3-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 333-1933, www.sansu-sushi.com. FB, TO, RES, OM, $$
SINDHU INDIAN CUISINE — This restaurant’s buffet and a la carte menu offer classic Indian dishes like tandoori chicken and a variety of vegetarian meals. 4790 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 5:30-9:30 p.m. for dinner daily. (517) 351-3080. sindhurestaurant.com, FB, RES, TO, $$-$$$
SUSHI MOTO — Serving sushi and teriyaki dishes on Lansing’s west side. Don’t see what you want on the menu? Order an “omakase,” which translates to, “I leave it up to you,” and leave it up to the chef to impress you with whatever seasonal ingredients are available. 436 Elmwood Road, Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 580-4321. www.sushimoto.us. TO, RES, OM, WiFi. $$-$$$.
TASTE OF THAI — This East Lansing eatery serves authentic Thai soups; meat, seafood and plenty of vegetarian entrées; and a wide selection of noodles and fried rice. 1105 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 1-10 p.m. Saturday; 1-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 324-0225. TO, RES, SF, WiFi $-$$. www.tasteofthaimsu.com
THAI PRINCESS — Artistic presentations of delicious Thai cuisine are served in a stylishly decorated environment in Okemos. 1754 Central Park Drive, Okemos. 11: 30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-9 p.m. Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 381-1558. TO, OM, R, WiFi, $$.
UKAI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE — Diners get dinner and a show, as their food is cooked hibachi-style right in front of them by chefs who artistically prepare each meal. 2167 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. (517) 349-0820. 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 -11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. www.iloveukai.com. FB, P, RES, OM, WiFi $$-$$$ Additional location at 754 Delta Commerce Drive, Lansing (off of West Saginaw, behind Bennigan’s). (517) 853-8888. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4–10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday.
XIAO CHINA GRILLE & LOUNGE — Fusion is difficult to do well, and this stylish, funky eatery — which includes a sushi bar — has mixed results with its menu. Full review at tinyurl.com/XiaoCityPulse. 3415 E. Saginaw St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday (517) 580-3720 xiaochinagrille.com TO, OM, WiFi, $$$