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Sep 14, 2007 03:08 PM

Duo: New Stamford Restaurant

I made a great discovery Monday: Duo, the new Euro-Japanese restaurant by the owners of Plateau, has great food at reasonable prices.
Duo is right next to Plateau on Bank Street- if you are a fan of Plateau's tasty yet cheap (at a nice place, entrees under 20 $ sounds cheap to me) Vietnamese/Thai food, you may have noticed they were renovating. Duo's brand new space is sleek, the ceiling is high, and the chop sticks are silver. Less practical than bamboo, but pretty.
Duo's theme: each dish done in two ways. The menu offers regular sushi, elaborate special rolls, and entrees that are- European? I don't know, but they looked good- they reminded me of Match in Norwalk. I got the Buddha roll- very big, 10 or 12 pieces. The whole roll had mushrooms, but half had them raw with other veggies, and the other half had them sauteed with portobello tempura on top and a delicious sauce.
The appetizers are also done two ways. We had the seaweed salad; half was spicy, half sweetish. This place would be a great place for a first date- the food is so much fun to talk about, and I believe all entrees are under 30 $.
My favorite part: the two kitchens, both of which are highly visible. The sushi bar is up front and the hot kitchen is in the back. Many dishes, even my simple Buddha roll, used both kitchens, and it's fun to watch the chefs and cooks interact.
I'm out of town for three weeks, but happy eating to you all!

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    Duo Euro-Japanese
    25 Bank St, Stamford, CT 06901

    1. It is fabulous. We went tonight before Camera Club. I was so impressed with the meal.

      We will definitely be back.

      I had the Land and Sea, and my husband had Two for Tuna, and Moonstone sake.

      It was great!

      1. Oh, my, gosh. I just had lunch here - this place is fabulous. Love the idea of "duo" apps & entrees, plus all the sushi. Very Manhattan chic decor. I think this is going to be the next hot ticket in town. Had the duo tuna entree - one was tuna sashimi sliced over sesame rice, the other was a little tuna napoleon pizza topped on some guacamole. Everything was fresh & delicious. The staff was very friendly. And they DO have wooden chopsticks - you just have to ask for them ;)
        A great addition for Stamford.

        1. I have to agree. Went for a lovely dinner last night and thoroughly enjoyed the creative preparation of a variety of sushi & sashimi. Freshest and tastiest fish in the Stamford area by far. And though not cheap, a good value for great food!

          1. Went last night, was great. Special rolls where amazing! Nice surprise in stamford in regards to sushi and atmosphere

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            1. re: nkmontero

              Yes, it really is very good. I've already gone twice for lunch and going back a 3rd time for dinner tomorrow!!