Top 10 Apia Restaurants On Campus For Students


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Top 10 Apia Restaurants On Campus For Students

  1. 1. Top 10 APIA Restaurants on Campus for Students By Nayaab Sattar and Tinya Peng
  2. 2. Criteria <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery Options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Food Quality/Quantity vs Price </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere </li></ul>
  3. 3. Criteria: Accessibility <ul><li>Is the restaurant located on Central Campus? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the restaurant have delivery service? (Bonus points for free delivery) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Criteria: Authenticity <ul><li>Does the menu provide a variety of options representing the type of food as advertized? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the food prepared using traditional methods? </li></ul><ul><li>Can the items on the menu actually be found in its country of origin? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Criteria: Quality/Quantity vs Price <ul><li>Is the restaurant affordable for the student budget? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the restaurant offer specials? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the overall quality and quantity of food worth the price? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Criteria: Presentation <ul><li>Is the food presented in a visually appealing manner? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Criteria: Atmosphere <ul><li>Does the restaurant have an inviting atmosphere that would draw students in? </li></ul><ul><li>What do the employees contribute the restaurant environment? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Restaurants Considered <ul><li>Sadako </li></ul><ul><li>TK Wu </li></ul><ul><li>Ayako </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Totoro </li></ul><ul><li>Café Japon </li></ul><ul><li>No Thai </li></ul><ul><li>University Café </li></ul><ul><li>China Gate </li></ul><ul><li>Lucky Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Legend </li></ul><ul><li>Miki Campus </li></ul><ul><li>Kana Pacific Rim </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble Island </li></ul><ul><li>Rod’s Diner </li></ul><ul><li>Saigon Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Marni Thai </li></ul><ul><li>Kang’s </li></ul><ul><li>Champion House </li></ul>
  9. 9. Restaurants Considered <ul><li>Sadako </li></ul><ul><li>TK Wu </li></ul><ul><li>Ayako </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Totoro </li></ul><ul><li>Café Japon </li></ul><ul><li>No Thai </li></ul><ul><li>University Café </li></ul><ul><li>China Gate </li></ul><ul><li>Lucky Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Legend </li></ul><ul><li>Miki Campus </li></ul><ul><li>Kana Pacific Rim </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble Island </li></ul><ul><li>Rod’s Diner </li></ul><ul><li>Saigon Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Marni Thai </li></ul><ul><li>Kang’s </li></ul><ul><li>Champion House </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sadako
  11. 11. Sadako <ul><li>Japanese restaurant located on South University (less than a 5 minute walk from the Diag) </li></ul><ul><li>Offers dine-in and take out </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of items are traditional Japanese cuisine, ranging from sushi to teriyaki, with some own original creations </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing is reasonable, most orders come with salad and miso soup </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of food is high – fresh ingredients are used </li></ul><ul><li>Food is presented neatly on decorative plates and visually appealing </li></ul><ul><li>A quite yet comfortable atmosphere; </li></ul><ul><li>Culturally influenced decorations transform the restaurant into an interesting environment </li></ul>
  12. 12. Champion House
  13. 13. Champion House <ul><li>Located on Liberty and 4 th Avenue, about a 3 minute drive from campus </li></ul><ul><li>Dine-in and take out options </li></ul><ul><li>Offers sushi and hibachi grill items </li></ul><ul><li>Hibachi plates can be pricier, but they offer large quantities of food that can be shared by two people </li></ul><ul><li>Sushi and appetizers are arranged beautifully on contemporary plates, and the hibachi menu items are prepared on a large grill right in front of the customers. </li></ul><ul><li>The atmosphere is fun and exciting, as the chefs put on a show while preparing the meals. Perfect for large groups and parties. </li></ul>
  14. 14. China Gate
  15. 15. China Gate <ul><li>Located on South University one block away from the undergraduate library </li></ul><ul><li>Dine-in and take out options - take out orders are fast and convenient for students with a busy schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Offers authentic Chinese cuisine but also offers items that are familiar to almost every student on campus (i.e. Kung Pao Chicken, Orange Chicken) </li></ul><ul><li>Very high food quality – fresh ingredients; offers different portion sizes with reasonable prices </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere is slightly outdated, but the service is fast and the employees are very friendly </li></ul>
  16. 16. Lucky Kitchen
  17. 17. Lucky Kitchen <ul><li>Located on East University across the street from the School of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Dine-in, take out, and convenient delivery options available; pre-packaged meals can be found in many dorm convenient stores. </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of the menu consists of traditional Chinese cuisine, but also offers sushi as pre-packaged meals. </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing is very affordable for the average college student – the average price of a full meal is around $8. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is more on convenience and speed rather than presentation and atmosphere, and is a great option for busy students. </li></ul> ,
  18. 18. TK Wu
  19. 19. TK Wu <ul><li>Located on Liberty and Thompson, about a 5 minute walk from Angell Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Dine-in and take out options </li></ul><ul><li>Offers fine Chinese cuisine with a bubble tea menu </li></ul><ul><li>Average meal is around $10 with prices for combination lunch specials that can’t be beat </li></ul><ul><li>Attention to detail via plating and garnishes </li></ul><ul><li>Elegant yet friendly atmosphere; also traditionally decorated and inviting </li></ul>
  20. 20. University Café
  21. 21. University Café <ul><li>Located on Church Street, less than a 5 min walk from the undergraduate library </li></ul><ul><li>Dine-in and take-out options </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Korean cuisine, offers both spicy and mild options to accommodate a wide variety of customers </li></ul><ul><li>Prices reasonable – most meals come with rice, side dishes, and soup </li></ul><ul><li>Food is presented in a way that reminds students of a home-cooked meal </li></ul><ul><li>Limited seating with a friendly atmosphere, a perfect place to catch up with friends or grab a quick meal </li></ul>
  22. 22. Bubble Island
  23. 23. Bubble Island <ul><li>Located on South University and South Forest, about a 5 minute walk from the Diag </li></ul><ul><li>Dine-in and take-out options </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a large selection of drinks influenced by modern Asian culture; made with imported Chinese black and green teas </li></ul><ul><li>Also offers classic American snack foods (i.e. popcorn chicken) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality and quantity are worth the price, which is also determined by what extras are ordered. Average cost for a drink is less than that of a regular coffee. </li></ul><ul><li>A bright and colorful environment, perfect for large groups; entertainment includes Photohunt and board games </li></ul>
  24. 24. No Thai
  25. 25. No Thai <ul><li>Located on South University, about a 5 minute walk from the Diag </li></ul><ul><li>Dine-in and take-out options, take-out items packaged in microwavable containers </li></ul><ul><li>Offers modern Thai cuisine with protein and spice options to accommodate different tastes </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing is moderate for plenty of food (around $8) with plenty of affordable sides </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation is average, but the quality and quantity makes up for it. </li></ul><ul><li>Fast-paced and busy atmosphere with a small dine-in area </li></ul>
  26. 26. Saigon Garden
  27. 27. Saigon Garden <ul><li>Located on South University and South Forest </li></ul><ul><li>Dine-in and take-out options </li></ul><ul><li>Offers traditional Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine </li></ul><ul><li>Prices are moderate for the quality and quantity of food; combination plates for lunch are a great deal for students on a budget </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting presentations make for a fun dining experience (i.e. food served in a hollowed out pineapple) </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere slightly outdated, but the space is well-lit and seats are plentiful </li></ul>
  28. 28. Rod’s Diner
  29. 29. Rod’s Diner <ul><li>Located on State and Hill, across the street from Wyle Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Dine-in or take-out </li></ul><ul><li>Specialize in traditional Korean food and desserts, offers a wide variety of frozen yogurt desserts and toppings </li></ul><ul><li>Prices are reasonable, and food is made fresh to order </li></ul><ul><li>Food is prepared in a home-made style, desserts are more well-known and look just as good as they taste </li></ul><ul><li>A small, cozy and friendly environment; walls are covered with photos of Rod’s frequent customers </li></ul>
  30. 30. Conclusion <ul><li>The University of Michigan Ann Arbor offers an assortment of Asian American restaurants that are not only convenient in location but affordable in price. Whether you are looking for a quiet sit-down meal with friends or a quick bite to eat before class, there is an Asian American restaurant that caters to every student’s needs. The wide variety of these restaurants caters to the diversity of the campus and makes it easy for any student to experience the culinary culture of several Asian destinations. Happy dining! </li></ul>