I've heard good things about Fusion Teriyaki Grille ever since it opened in Charleston. And, while the name suggests the restaurant would be another addition to the Asian food scene in Kanawha City, it really focuses on a fresh, lighter menu as opposed to deep-fried everything.
Fusion Teriyaki Grille is located in a small plaza that used to be the home of Penn Station Subs during my time in Charleston. The restaurant is counter-service, and the menu features steak, shrimp, chicken, pork, Korean short ribs (Kalbi) and salmon in the form of plated meals (with a side fruit salad), salads and bowls (with a side of veggies). Asian food that is healthy and fast? Sign me up.
I ordered a pork plate - spicy pork bulgogi - which comes with white rice, a small salad and fresh fruit. Wow. Not only is it kinda rare to get bulgogi in West Virginia, it's rare to fine it this good. It is fresh and flavorful and just the perfect amount of spice. This dish was really, really good. I love having these deep, rich flavors with light melon and salad to help offset those flavors. Go. Order this. You won't regret it.
Teriyaki Fusion Grille is located at 4002 MacCorkle Ave. SE. It's open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Saunday.