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“The small plates may be the best”

Blu Mist Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #117 of 663 Restaurants in Eugene
Price range: US$9 - US$28
Description: Let us transform your idea of Asian cuisine with an exciting new fusion of popular tastes and dishes: a reinvention of food and drink known as Blu Mist Restaurant and Bar. Beckoning you with a distinctly different experience. Allow yourself to wander off the usual restaurant road. Awaiting you are home-tested recipes prepared with fresh, healthy ingredients that turn traditional Asian dishes delightfully upside down. Like the majestic mountains of Thailand — and the nearby Willamette River — that inspired our name, Blu Mist is a refreshing culinary and social oasis from the commercial restaurant/bar fare and atmosphere. No stranger to cooking with flair, our founder, Arna Khongkhaning, continues the family tradition of doing things with distinction. His Ta Ra Rin restaurants have served Eugene and Springfield since 2004. Arna now proudly brings you an intriguing twist and evolution of those traditional flavors that you've come to love over the years. We invite you to try Blu Mist!
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Description: Let us transform your idea of Asian cuisine with an exciting new fusion of popular tastes and dishes: a reinvention of food and drink known as Blu Mist Restaurant and Bar. Beckoning you with a distinctly different experience. Allow yourself to wander off the usual restaurant road. Awaiting you are home-tested recipes prepared with fresh, healthy ingredients that turn traditional Asian dishes delightfully upside down. Like the majestic mountains of Thailand — and the nearby Willamette River — that inspired our name, Blu Mist is a refreshing culinary and social oasis from the commercial restaurant/bar fare and atmosphere. No stranger to cooking with flair, our founder, Arna Khongkhaning, continues the family tradition of doing things with distinction. His Ta Ra Rin restaurants have served Eugene and Springfield since 2004. Arna now proudly brings you an intriguing twist and evolution of those traditional flavors that you've come to love over the years. We invite you to try Blu Mist!
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Here’s a perfectly lovely restaurant in an area of Eugene with very, very few innovative places to eat (near a large mall). It calls itself Thai fusion, but that’s only if fusion means a blending of Thai and Norwegian taste buds.

The seasoning... even in a safe old standard like chicken Pad Thai is limited to the only “spice” my beloved Upper Midwesterners can handle and that’s... wait for it... sugar! It’s a huge portion of dessert-like noodles with a few stray wisps of basil and bean sprouts, along with chunks of taste-deprived chicken.

There was a ton of it, though, enough to take home and turn into a delicious stir fry of bravely spiced and sauced meat and vegetables that I added to the dish.

The starter/small plate of drunken tofu over rice was so spot on that I know the kitchen has talent. It just needs to extend that talent throughout the menu!

The service, by the way, was flawless, and the atmosphere/decor is clean, crisp and utterly charming. Next time, I’ll skip the Pad Thai (my go-to measurement of a new Thai restaurant’s quality) and try more of the creative small plates.


Thank Sig79
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Because I'm not adventurous I ordered the hamburger. Huge mistake! A very small piece of meat and the pork belly inside the hamburger was 95% pure fat.

Service was so -so and I'm not sure our waiter knew what he was talking about.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This place is so good! We had the Steak Cubes and the Tom Yum fries! Both were delicious but those fries are amazing!! John is an awesome bartender! Loved the “Phuket Fire” martini. Can’t wait to go back!

Thank Sharon F
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Met two other friends decided to order of the happy hour menu. Each of us had the same thing a burger. Best burger I have had in a while each of us agreed it was very tasty. The service was friendly from the start, Will be back again!!

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Thank Shasta787
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We went with some friends for dinner on our anniversary, for the first time. We all loved it! The food was great, Dylan was a perfect server, and we had a marvelous time.

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