Asian cooking gets serious treatment here at SaSaZu, a trendy restaurant and dance club occupying a warehouse at the Pražská tržnice (Prague open-air market) in Holešovice. Head chef Shahaf Shabtay has assembled an immense menu of South Asian dishes from several countries and cultures, employing what he calls the five elements of Asian cooking: Sambal, Otak Otak, Flame, Roti, and Tai Tai Grill. Some of my favorites include the pepper calamari, seasoned with peppercorns and coriander, and the Hong Kong roll, a rice paper roll with sea bass. Book ahead for dinner and take a taxi here if you can. The location is hard to find on a first visit, so map it out.
- Mark Baker