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Friday Flakes: Bye Week - Two Restaurants We Loved

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It’s the bye week for Nebraska football so how about I tell you about two restaurants we went to lately that we loved.


Umami Asian Cuisine - Bellevue

My wife and I ate at the following two restaurants this past week. We went to Umami Asian Cuisine based off the recommendation from Sarah Baker Hansen’s contribution to which is her 38 Essential Omaha Restaurants. This was our date night before my basketball season started.

To start, as a non-sushi-expert-but-a-guy-who-has eaten-hyvee-sushi-and-blue-sushi, this was an eye opening experience. The sushi chef and owner of this Bellevue restaurant learned from the best sushi restaurant in Manhattan, NY. Check out the website.

So for my experience I told my wife that I think I now know what “good” or “great” sushi tastes like. Also the crab rangoon is the best I’ve ever had. My wife also got sesame chicken and I got the pad thai and we both thought it was the best sesame chicken and best pad tai we have had.

6 out of 5 stars.

Good Lookin’ - Omaha/Dundee

Good Lookin’ is a great brunch restaurant in dundee. After eating there we took our kids to one of the best ice cream places in the region (they provided ice cream to Martha Stewart’s wedding) and that place is eCreamery. I did not get any ice cream because I was too full after eating at Good Lookin’ brunch.

You order your food at a counter, take a number and then find a seat. Every time I’ve been there I’ve always been a bit nervous about finding a seat for my family but it has never been an issue. They appear to turn over tables quick enough.

Good Lookin’ tries to elevate the normal brunch items. I got the Chicken Fried Steak which came with potatoes and two eggs. That plate was full of food. My wife thought the potatoes were the best she’s ever had.

She also got the biscuits and gravy which is two very large biscuits draped with a bunch of slightly spicy gravy. My 6 year old got the same thing and loved it.

My 8 year old got the breakfast burrito and couldn’t stop saying “this is so good!”

We are planning on taking my mom there for her birthday in a couple weeks.

5.5 out of five stars.

What Omaha or Lincoln restaurants that you have been to lately would you recommend we check out next?


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