Goji Kitchen, a new Asian restaurant with a focus on healthy food, opened in late April at 1965 Mendocino Ave., in the former Quizno’s space near Big Lots.
The partners in the restaurant are Kimchi Moyer, a natural-medicine practitioner from Vietnam, and Jennifer and Ben Chang, formerly of The China Room in Santa Rosa.
Goji — named after the fruit believed to promote longevity in China — serves Vietnamese dishes such as Pho noodle soups and Bun rice vermicelli bowls as well as traditional Chinese dishes such as Kung Pao Chicken and Roasted Young Duckling.
There are also a few fusion dishes as well, such as the Goji Sonoma Goat Cheese Spring Rolls, served with Tamarind Sauce.
Lunch entrees are all under $10 and dinner entrees range from $8 to $15.95 for Shaken Beef over organic mixed greens.
All the dishes are prepared without MSG, the chickens are sourced from Petaluma Poultry and the kitchen does not use a microwave oven. The restaurant serves Ten Ren teas, Vietnamese coffee and Thai Tea, along with a selection of Asian beers.
Diners are greeted by a fountain shaped like a coin and paintings from Vietnam with colorful, silk frames.