YouYu Asian Street Food Restaurant Opens at Hard Rock Casino | Food News | Cincinnati

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Hard Rock Casino is now home to Asian-inspired restaurant YouYu.

Patrons of Cincinnati’s Hard Rock Casino will now be able to enjoy noodles between sessions at the slot machines.

Asian street food-inspired in-house restaurant YouYu opened on May 3.

According to a statement, “YouYu offers Balinese, Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese dishes.” The menu includes sections dedicated to sushi, noodles, wok fried dishes and more. Highlights include Korean fried chicken, bulgogi fries, beef brisket and 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 leader is Daniel Binghak, who was born and raised in Bali, Indonesia, according to the statement. Binghak, who went to culinary school in Singapore, previously worked at Masa in New York, Morimoto in Philadelphia and the Golden Nugget in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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

According to the restaurant’s website, it serves “customers aged 21 and over 24 hours a day.”

YouYu joins other dining options inside the Hard Rock Casino, including Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Brick’d Pizza, and the incumbent Hard Rock Cafe. The YouYu concept is also present at 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 on YouYu and see a full menu on

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