We listened agog as our waiter inventoried the elements in the lobster tempura sushi roll, a special that night at Feng Asian Bistro in Hartford. The list was lengthy, a daring amalgamation of lobster tempura, avocado, lettuce and mango, glazed with Parmesan cheese and finished with barbecue eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. It was a surprise hit, the cheese providing a sharp, savory note that brightened the lobster and avocado.
The menu at Feng is full of such complex and original east-west fusions. Many hit the mark; sometimes flavors get lost in the shuffle.
– Stephanie Lyness, The New York Times
Feng belongs to the Ginza Restaurant Group, owners of two other Feng restaurants in Canton, Conn., and Millbury, Mass., as well as two Ginza Japanese Cuisine and Hibachi restaurants in Bloomfield and Wethersfield, Conn. Its interior is brilliantly modern, combining stone, wood and metal with stunning rust-colored walls and fabrics, and its menu is equally attractive: traditional sushi and sashimi, elaborate special sushi rolls, appetizers from the kitchen and sushi bar, and inventive entrees.