445 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cost range: 1.00-10.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: Downtown St. Petersburg
Downtown St. Pete has been awash in Thai restaurants and Asian fusion, often with a sushi component, but there is very little non-sushi Japanese. The menu is a long romp through bento box lunches, sushi rolls, donburi, Japanese fried rice dishes, tempura, soba and ramen. A menu this extensive tends to be hard to execute expertly. What’s nice about it, though, is that Mango Tree offers a wide range of ramen styles.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thur., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.