It’s your local Dayton Asian-Canadian-American with another million dollar review. I have been taken by the fact that, after over a decade in the area, some really nice Asian restaurants have moved in. I’ve already written on Wat Da Pho and CJ Chan’s, and now I’ve had the chance to try Sky Asian Restaurant. And I have to say, like the others, I am taken aback by the quality. The restaurant itself is classy and dressed-up. It looks like something you’d expect in Hong Kong, not Dayton. The comfortable interior is supplemented by a small patio, making Sky one of the few places where you can get quality Asian cuisine and enjoy the sun while you do so.
The restaurant serves both Chinese and Japanese dishes. As I was having lunch with my wife, I elected the latter. We opened with friend pork gyoza and shrimp shumai, both of which were excellent: the gyoza was lightly fried on one side, and the shumai, clearly steamed, had a soft texture and subtle seafood flavor to it — so much so that the sauce threatened to mask it completely (thankfully, the sauce was on the side).
My wife ordered two salmon rolls, which were reasonably priced and looked excellent. (I dared not steal one; she said she was hangry, and I’m smart enough not to steal my wife’s food when she’s hangry.) I got a hibachi steak bento box, which was less a box than a platter of well-seasoned, tasty Japanese bits. The preliminary salad was not over-dressed, and every bit of the box seemed perfect — and the steak must have been tenderloin or ribeye because it was juicy, tender, and clearly not a generic cut of sirloin or strip.
I didn’t get to try the Chinese food, but you can bet I’ll be taking another trip up there based on the Japanese food alone. This really is a Kettering-area gem that you have to try to believe. Sky is located at 4090 Wilmington Pike, between Woodman and Wilmington (near where they intersect), near the Meijer.