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Legend Asian Restaurant And Bar

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360 Gateway Dr. Ste 1, Winchester, VA - Map

(540) 722-7190Chinese Thai

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The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was calm and relaxing. Clean environment. Prices better than our previous Asian restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Food is very good - love their Pad Thai and Sushi. Also recently tried the weekends buffet - was enjoyable and had 4 kinds of sushi on the bar. Only thing I'd change is that most of the dishes were chicken -- please add some beef, pork and/or shrimp??

Anonymous Reviewer


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On Sunday, March 13, 2016, my daughter and I had lunch at the Legend Asian Restaurant & Bar at 360 Gateway Drive, Suite 1. This location is in the Gateway Plaza Shopping Center near Winchester, Virginia, off Route 7 (Berryville Pike) east of I-81 Exit 315. It is at the other end of the building housing Martin’s Food.

Hours are Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-10:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 Noon-10:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 Noon-9:30 PM. Takeout Service is available and the phone number is (540) 722-7190. The Web site is www.legendasian.com, and the restaurant is also on Facebook. The cuisine includes Japanese, Chinese, and Thai selections.

The entrance is on your right as you face the building, and has a vestibule with an interesting décor. A long fountain trough the entire length of the back wall has its sprays of water illuminated by colored lights surrounding the submerged jets. There are no fish in the water. Several plants are located here, including a large potted palm.

The vestibule’s inner door is at your left. The entry area has a receptionist’s station and benches for those waiting. A long bar along the right wall has 12 stools, with a large display of bottles on its back wall. Hanging lamps over the bar have lights that slowly change color as they are watched. Two TV screens are here, one on your right and the other on your left.

The dining area has two low dividers providing three seating sections. The right section near the bar has booths against the divider; the center section has booths along both dividers with some tables in the rear. The left section has booths up front along the divider and tables further back, along with tables along the left wall. There are other tables next to the window along the front of the room.

The floor tiles are dark, the ceiling is light, and the somewhat subdued lighting in the dining area is by bulbs recessed in the ceiling, giving the space a cozy ambience conducive to leisurely dining.

The unobtrusive music was more American than Oriental. The left and rear walls included pairs of panels with indistinct patterns edged with small green lights. I wondered if some form of art might be intended for these panels later.

The menu is in a heavy folder, with eight stiff, laminated pages. Categories include Soup, Salad, Appetizers, Sushi & Sashimi a La Carte, Sushi Bar Entrée, Sushi Roll or Hand Roll, Chef’s Special Roll, Char Grilled Teriyaki, Tempura, Kitchen Hibachi Entrée, and Bento Box (Lunch or Dinner).

Also, Kid’s Menu, Chinese Entrée (Specialties, Poultry, Seafood, Beef, Vegetables), Thai Entrée, Noodles & Rice, Lunch Special (11:00 AM-3:00 PM, Monday-Friday), Maki Combo (11:00 AM-3:00 PM, Monday-Friday), Cocktails, Frozen Exotic Martini, White Wine, Red Wine, Japanese Saki, Beers, and Drinks.

While we were perusing the menu, Jacky, our server, brought us a bowl of fried wonton and a small dish of sweet dipping sauce. We had been previously given chopsticks without asking and I used mine.

My daughter had iced tea, but had to ask for sugar because none was at the table. I wanted hot tea, but it was not available in a teapot; it came as green tea, already brewed, in a large earthenware cup.

My daughter ordered Walnuts Pineapple Shrimp from the Specialties section of the Chinese Menu: lightly battered jumbo shrimp with broccoli and chef’s specialty sauce, with white rice, requesting that the broccoli be left out. I ordered a Bento Box with Chicken Teriyaki, which included miso soup, green salad, and white rice. This was a dinner-sized order; apparently the lunch portion is not available on weekends.

It came on a large segmented platter with eight strips of chicken with teriyaki sauce on a bed of chopped vegetables, six pieces of sushi, six pieces of tofu, two baby carrots, two broccoli florets, and two spring rolls. I took half of my serving home.

The interior of the restaurant has been completely redone from its previous occupancy by the Sansui Japanese Steakhouse, Seafood & Sushi Restaurant. Incidentally, Jacky told us that she had once been a server at the Sansui.

The owners of the Legend Asian Restaurant & Bar have operated the China Dragon Restaurant, a much smaller place, in the Stonewall Plaza Shopping Center off Route 522 north of Winchester since 2008. A comparison of the two place’s menus shows that a number of items are common to both. I rate each eatery as a Keeper.

Perry Crabill


Review Comment - Monday, March 6, 2017

My daughter and I revisited the Legend for lunch on Sunday, December 18, 2016 so I could try out the new buffet lunch recently instituted. I was disappointed in the buffet; most of the meat items were chicken dishes. I’m not a fan of sushi, but there was a fair selection. I was further disappointed when I found that most of my buffet selections were just barely warm, and mentioned this to our server. I would not order the buffet here again. Also, the restaurant had opened at noon, but when we arrived at 12:20 PM the room was so chilly we kept our wraps on. Our final visit was for lunch on Sunday, March 5, 2017. I ordered the Chicken with Cashews, and found it to be very good. However, we again found the room temperature to be chilly and complained to our server. He said that the thermostat setting was 72 degrees, but in my opinion the heat should have been turned on earlier so it would have been comfortable when the Legend opened at noon. We will not be back and no longer consider the place as a keeper. Perry Crabill

Perry Crabill