• Sunday, September 26, 2021
Now Open: Bend the Bao at Universal CityWalk

Now Open: Bend the Bao at Universal CityWalk

After Fusion Bistro Sake & Sushi closed unexpectedly in April, a new delicious quick-service dining location has officially taken its place! Bend the Bao at Universal CityWalk is an Asian fusion restaurant specializing in bao buns filled with unique ingredients.

Fusion Bao

You can order any two fusion bao menu items for $11.99. Adding additional bao costs $4.49 each. The offerings include:

  • Kimchee FC: Kimchee fried chicken, kimchee butter, gochujang, cucumber, scallions, and sriracha aioli
  • Pork Belly: Pork belly, scallions, cucumber, honey roasted peanuts, and cilantro
  • Duck: Braised duck, kimchee slaw, XO sauce, cilantro, and 5-spice aioli
  • Beef Brisket: Beef brisket, fried jalapeno, pickled red onion, cilantro, and avocado lime crema
  • Veggie: Roasted oyster mushrooms, spinach, sweet potato, caramelized onions, smoked ricotta cheese, and tomatillo salsa
  • Shrimp: Fried shrimp, shredded cabbage, avocado, pico de gallo, and chipotle crema
  • Crab Cake: Maryland-style crab cake, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, and mustard aioli


  • Sho Chiku Bai Junmai Sake – $9
  • Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass Nigori Sake – $11
  • Tsingtao Beer – $8.25
  • Lucky Buddha Lager – $8.25
  • Coors Light Aluminum – $9
  • White Claw Mango – $9
  • Beringer Founders Chardonnay – $8.50
  • Spellbound Cabernet – $8.50
  • A to Z Riesling – $10
  • Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, or Orange Fanta – $4.49
  • Honest Tea Green or Honest Tea Half & Half – $4.79

Bend the Bao is located on the upper level of Universal CityWalk, next to the exit of Universal Cinemark. Which bao buns are at the top of your list to try? For more Universal CityWalk dining, check out the best spots for Happy Hour!

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