A showy, Benihana-style Japanese steak, seafood, and sushi place is Shogun Restaurant (821 E. 3rd Ave., 509/534-7777, daily 5–9 p.m.).
Much smaller is the always-crowded sushi bar at Suki Yaki (119 N. Bernard, 509/624-0022, daily 4–10 p.m.). Reservations advised.
Peking Garden (3420 E. Sprague, 509/534-2525, Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., closed Sun.) is among the city’s better Chinese restaurants—and inexpensive to boot. Try the big Mongolian barbecue where you select the food and watch them cook with flair (and flare).
Taste of India (3110 N. Division St., 509/327-7313, Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.) has very good Indian food.