Through the end of January, Shōjō, a five-month-old new restaurant in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood is offering $5 lunch items to celebrate its anniversary.
Owner Brian Moy calls the five months "just amazing" and as a gesture of appreciation, is giving back with the promotion, letting guests enjoy the lunch menu dishes for only $5. The items are regularly priced from $6 to $16 and include Grilled Chicken Coconut Curry with rice and vegetables; Char Shui Banh Mi Club with wasabi mayo, cucumber, do chua, jalapeño, cilantro, and bacon; Schezuan Pork Meatballs with tagliatelle, soy ginger tomato sauce; Chow Fun Drunken Noodle with shrimp and thai basil; plus much more.
Shōjō Asian Bar & Bistro's menu offers contemporary Asisan fare and a bar program which includes an extensive Sake list. Lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. and the bar remains open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
The restaurant's name refers to a Japanese sea spirit with a red face, red hair and an affinity for alcohol. The legend is the subject of a Noh play with that name.