YouYu Asian Street Food Restaurant Opening in Hard Rock Casino

YouYu offers dishes inspired by the cuisines of Bali, Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan and Vietnam.

click to enlarge Hard Rock Casino is now home to Asian-inspired eatery YouYu. - PHOTO: HAILEY BOLLINGER
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Hard Rock Casino is now home to Asian-inspired eatery YouYu.

Patrons of Cincinnati's Hard Rock Casino will now be able to slurp some noodles in between sessions at the slot machines.

The in-house YouYu Asian street food-inspired eatery opened its doors on May 3.

According to a release, "YouYu offers Balinese, Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese dishes." The menu includes sections dedicated to sushi, noodles, wok-fried items and more. Some highlights are Korean fried chicken, bulgogi fries, brisket and beef ball pho, Chinese roast duck and wok-fried tofu and broccoli.

For drinks, there's boba milk tea, Vietnamese coffee, sake and Asian beers from Lucky Buddha, Hitachino and Sapporo.

YouYu's chef is Daniel Binghak, who was born and raised in Bali, Indonesia, according to the release. Binghak, who went to culinary school in Singapore, has previously worked at Masa in New York, Morimoto in Philadelphia and the Golden Nugget in Biloxi, Mississippi.

“I am always looking at ways to create dishes that are authentic, fresh and a delight for the eyes,” Binghak says. “We want our guests to be as excited about the experience as they are about the food.”

According to the restaurant's website, it serves "guests aged 21 and over around the clock."

YouYu joins other dining options inside Hard Rock Casino including Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Brick'd Pizza and the titular Hard Rock Cafe. The YouYu concept is also located in other Hard Rock properties across America, including casinos in Atlantic City and Sacramento.

Hard Rock Casino is located at 1000 Broadway St., Pendleton. Get details about YouYu and see a full menu at hardrockcasinocincinnati.com.

Stay connected with CityBeat. Subscribe to our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google News, Apple News and Reddit.

Send CityBeat a news or story tip or submit a calendar event.

Scroll to read more Food News articles
Join the CityBeat Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join CityBeat Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.