Steve's Gastronomic Home Page

Important Notice:

Updated reviews can be found on:

Recent visits, articles, and the blog can be found on: Steve's Food Blog

Since May 2011 Steve's Gastronomic Home Page has not been kept updated, and is here only as an archive and to direct readers to the new web sites.


Reviews of Asian, Mexican, and Other Restaurants

WELCOME to Steve's Gastronomic Home Page. My reviews are concentrated in Oklahoma City, El Paso TX, and Seattle. It has been my aim to provide a particularly detailed assessment of the Asian and Mexican food landscape around the country (or at least in the western U.S.), but I write reviews for all restaurants visited. I hope you will enjoy the web site, and you are welcome to send comments. Send E-Mail

The INDEX provides links to each state for which there are reviews:  Index of Reviews.

RECENT UPDATES include a listing of the  Most Recent Visits.

FEATURES of the web site include a focus on  Asian Restaurants and Mexican Restaurants that I have visited. I am also trying to post photos and catalog information about regional styles of Chinese, Mexican, and other cuisines.

A BLOG covers some general news and information about events, eating places other than restaurants, and my thoughts about the general dining scene. See the Blog Index for a list of blog articles.

EXPLANATION of the  Rating Scale and Cost Categories used for the reviews.

TOP RATED restaurants are listed for  Restaurants Rated 25 or Higher, as well as a complete list of restaurants ranked by score that I have reviewed in the following areas:

Oklahoma  |   El Paso, TX  |   Washington State

LINKS to other restaurant review and related sites can be found at the  Links page.

PLEASE use the information on this web site to help find good meals, especially the ethnic variety. This web site is not-for-profit, and it should be considered as just my opinion. Restaurant experiences can be so varied, even among two people eating at the same place at the same time, that all I can do is share my own experience. I am not affiliated with any restaurant and I am trying to provide my honest assessments. Although my reviews may sometimes be off the mark, I am trying to provide a non-biased resource that may not always be available on the commercial web sites. I am staying somewhat anonymous on the web site to help in writing objective reviews when I visit restaurants. I do attempt to respond to all e-mail I receive. If you are a restaurant owner please let me know of any statements about the restaurant that are not accurate. If you want to send a suggestion for a restaurant, I will visit as many of these places as possible. For the moment I am mainly in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, but we'll see what happens in the future.


I have been helped immensely by the information posted on Chowhound, the premier web site for thousands of people to post their dining experiences and recommendations for restaurants, holes-in-the-wall, and any source of interesting or unusual food. Before I discovered this site I was literally lost trying to pick out good places to eat in Seattle and other cities. I discovered many of my favorite Seattle restaurants because of Chowhound including Kisaku Sushi (Japanese), Malay Satay Hut (Southeast Asian), and Bai Tong (Thai).

Gil's Thrilling Web Site by Gil Garduño is the definitive guide to Albuquerque and New Mexico restaurants, home of some the best Mexican food as well as a wide variety of other good places to eat. Gil, who in service to humanity treks to probably two or three restaurants per week so we won't have to, gives us the ratings and the scoop about them so we can wade through the myriad of choices to find the right meal for our mood and taste. This is an excellent source of information about New Mexico restaurants, and it covers an area that I love but don't get to very often. I wish to thank Gil for giving me a guide for setting up my own web site and a lot of good advice along the way.

Thanks to all the readers who use the site and who write in with good tips and information I might miss.