A new Asian restaurant has started serving a selection of Chinese, Thai and Japanese food out of a spot on Palm Canyon Drive.

Jane Zou, manager of the new Asian Bistro at 362 S. Palm Canyon Drive, says the restaurant opened Tuesday, Jan. 1. Zou says the owners of Asian Bistro formerly ran a restaurant in Indiana called Exotic Thai, but this is their first restaurant in the Palm Springs area.

The restaurant encompasses the cuisine of several countries, so it stands to reason that the menu is somewhat lengthy. There’s a little of just about everything in there—Thai beef jerky, noodle dishes, traditional dumplings and so much more—with attention paid to well-known dishes and seldom-seen items alike.

In the sushi category, Asian Bistro offers traditional and specialty rolls. Zou says the Indiana roll made with spicy salmon, eel, avocado, crab and cream cheese has been one of her top sellers thus far.

The restaurant also offers boba tea—a beverage served with gelatinous edible pebbles bobbling around in it—as well as hot tea and a number of smoothies.

Prices fall in the $10 to $15 range, but a huge assortment of lunch specials are also available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays, for around $8.

Asian Bistro offers dine in and carry out, and the restaurant does catering, too. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

Call 322-9998, or visit asianbistroca.com for more information.

Have restaurant news to share? Email jboegle@cvindependent.com.