Jia Wei opened his first restaurant, Weia Teia, in Oberlin back in 1997. He followed that successful venture up with Wild Mango, which he opened three years later at Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted. Come December, he’ll open a second Wild Mango
, this one at Legacy Village.
“I have long had my sights on Legacy Village as the location for a new eastside restaurant,” Wei says. “Legacy Village reflects a comfortable, upscale ambiance that is perfectly aligned with the Wild Mango experience – from our uniquely sophisticated decor and high touch service, to the eclectic dishes that grace our menu.”
Wild Mango has earned a reputation for its distinctive cuisine, a blend of Asian, European and Latin flavors. Appetizers range from pot stickers with ginger and soy to goat cheese raviolis with tomato sauce. A Vietnamese salad bowl is countered by an iceberg wedge. Grilled strip steaks and beef tenderloin sit alongside five-spice roast duck honey-glazed chicken with steamed rice.
When it opens at the tail end of this year, it will do so in the former home of Stir Crazy, which overlooks the lawn.
“We’re delighted to welcome Wild Mango to Legacy Village,” says Legacy Village GM Susan Windle. “The restaurant will open with an established base of eastside customers who have traveled across town for years to enjoy the cuisine and ambiance that is uniquely Wild Mango.”
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