The Red Bowl Asian Bistro is just a seven-minute drive from the Elon campus and is a convenient place for the surrounding Elon community to enjoy Asian cuisine.
The traditional Asian restaurant was voted “Best Asian Food” and offers a family atmosphere with plenty of seating options, from booths to bar, according to its website.
Sophomore Becca Chase said it was a great environment to get together with friends.
“If you are going for a birthday, I would go to the Red Bowl if I try to invite a group of friends,” Chase said.
Red Bowl employee Ody Ferranco said the company has been around for 15 years and during that time Elon’s students remain the main source of customers.
“The portions here are basically made for college students because when you eat here for $ 10 you get a real full, fresh meal,” Ferranco said. “I think that’s the number one reason why students always come here and they love the Red Bowl.”
Ferranco said some of the student favorites include the lo mein, sesame chicken and sushi combos.
“If you compare to other restaurants, the combos we have and the sushi, it’s very, very affordable,” Ferranco said. “Here you pay less than $ 20 and you already have a full meal. “
Chase said the affordable, quality food at the Red Bowl is what makes it appealing.
The proximity to Elon’s campus has benefited the company, according to Ferranco.
“We’ve had a lot of Elon students working here, and I think they tell their friends about it and then they will come and eat here as well,” Ferranco said.