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At Red Parrot Asian Bistro, too much of a so-so thing

At Red Parrot Asian Bistro, too much of a so-so thing

I have to admit I love the idea of putting an affordable and accessible Asian bistro in Station North, just a few doors down from the Charles Theatre. Apparently, so do a lot of other people. On our first visit, early on a Saturday night, moviegoers were streaming steadily into Red Parrot, which occupies a long, narrow space on the ground floor of the Chesapeake building. Maybe they were attracted by the retro-looking neon signs on the restaurant's front window, advertising sushi, sake, noodles, pho and ramen, along with the neon image of steam rising from a bowl with chopsticks. It's cute and corny, and you kind of wish they'd gone to town with it and made the space...

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