Green Pagoda, an Asian fusion restaurant from the owners of Mangosteen, is now open in St. Pete

It’s motto of “East meets West” is portrayed in its eclectic menu.

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If you can’t remember the name of St. Pete’s newest Asian fusion eatery, then maybe its giant green pagoda out front will jog your memory.

Green Pagoda— at 7900 4th St. N aka the former E.B.I. Sushi space—quietly celebrated its grand opening on Friday, April 30, according to the restaurant's Facebook.

There's a good balance between expected Asian offerings like pad thai, fried rice and dumplings alongside “fusion” (aka American) counterparts like Caesar salad, classic ribeye steak, baked chicken and lobster risotto.

There’s also an extensive sushi menu with all of the expected rolls, as well as a section with more traditional Asian recipes, like stewed pork belly served in a clay pot,  spicy seafood stir fry, and “Pagoda Noodles” with bell peppers, onions, carrots, basil, egg and fresh rice noodles.

The joint is a self-described cocktail bar as well,  but there's no drink menu for Green Pagoda available online yet.

Green Pagoda’s current menu can be found via @greenpagodastpete on Facebook, although it might still be under development as the restaurant transitions into full service.

St. Pete’s newest Asian fusion spot is now open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon-10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Green Pagoda is the latest concept from seasoned restaurateur Sean Thongsiri, who opened upscale eatery and cocktail bar Mangosteen on St. Pete's Central Avenue last year. Adorned with forest green booths and sleek decor, Green Pagoda has proven to be as aesthetically pleasing as its sibling restaurant just a few miles away.

Thongsiri—who’s owned and operated multiple Asian restaurants throughout Georgia—will bring his newest concept The Crane to downtown St. Pete soon, located only a few blocks away from Mangosteen.

The steak and seafood restaurant was slated to open in January 2022, but the space is still undergoing renovations.

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