Restaurant News & Reviews

Grasshopper

2002 Hillsborough Road, Durham; 286-1600, www.grasshopper-restaurant.com.

Cuisine: Asian.

Rating: 2 1/2 stars

Prices: $$

Atmosphere: casual and vibrant with a contemporary Asian accent.

Service: well-trained, eager to please, for the most part.

Recommended: dumplings, seared scallops, Vietnamese style baby back ribs, "Simple" dishes, desserts.

Open: Lunch Tuesday-Friday, dinner Tuesday-Sunday, dim sum Sunday.

Reservations: accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express; full bar; smoke-free (smoking permitted on the patio); vegetarian-friendly; accommodates children.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

**** Extraordinary.

*** Excellent.

** Good.

* Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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