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Looking for asian or italian restaurants in the Troy Michigan area

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Love asian and Italian food. Will be in Troy for a weekend and would like to try some independent creative places. Any suggestions?

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  1. My first suggestion would be Thai Taste.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/thai-taste-re...

    If you like sichuan cuisine, Trizest Restaurant in nearby Sterling Heights is also a good choice.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/trizest-resta...

    1. SS, Welcome!
      A little more info might help us, such as budget, willingness to drive 10KM beyond Troy, etc.. (Birmingham is nice, by the way)
      For Italian in Troy, I like Picano's on Rochester Rd. For dim sum in Troy, I like East Lake, also on Rochester Rd. Given that you seem to live in a distant suburb of Toronto, I hesitate to recommend much in the way of Asian food in the Troy area (even though it has many Asian residents).
      I know you prefer independents, but Maggiano's, in Troy on Big Beaver Rd., is pretty fun.
      Could we interest you in Middle Eastern cuisine?!!
      Enjoy your visit. :-)

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      Maggiano's
      Troy, MI, Troy, MI

      East Lake Restaurant
      5087 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085

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      1. re: VTB

        Yes middle eastern would be great. I live in Waterloo, Ontario. In terms of budget I would go mid price. My son likes really good italian and my husband and I like Asian and Middle Eastern.

      2. Mon Jin Lau on Stephenson Highway is a contemporary Asian spot --- good atmosphere, creative food, think it could satisfy what you want to do.

        Italian, not so much.... best in Detroit, in my view, is Giovanni's --- down river, a bit of a drive but totally worth it in food and hospitality.

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        Mon Jin Lau Restaurant
        1515 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083

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        1. re: berkleybabe

          second mon jin lau http://www.monjinlau.com/

          italian - picano's is very good http://www.picanos.com/

          italian - franco's has been one of our standby's for a long time. however, they have just tweaked their menu/concept and become franco's gaelic & garlic (have not been since the change) - their italian menu plus irish pub food http://myfrancoscafe.com/

          middle eastern - la marsa is very good http://www.lamarsacuisine.com/

          1. re: xman887

            I was just at Franco's yesterday (Kids eat free Sundays!) and ordered off the Irish part of the menu. Bland, but perhaps that's to be expected? The "Two Catholics" (Irish and Italian sausage) in particular didn't show to the Irish flavor's (or lack thereof) advantage.

        2. May I point you to a few threads, as starters of further conversation?---
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/759089
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/745566
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/743352

          If time is not of the utmost essence, you should do something crazy and go to Slow’s Barbecue. (at least it is easier to get to than Giovanni’s, but the wait can be rough.) http://slowsbarbq.com/

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          1. re: VTB

            Also, Riddley's is a great place for a continental breakfast on Saturday (closed Sun.).
            http://ridleysbakery.com/