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Maru Asian Cuisine is the new name of the longtime St. James Chinese restaurant Lotus East. While the ownership has changed and a new Asian fusion chef has come on board, the original chef remains, as do all the dishes on the old menu. At the same time, several Asian fusion and Japanese dishes have been added.

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Joining such standards as moo shu pork ($9.50), shrimp with garlic sauce ($11.95) and chicken chow fun ($9.75) are such options as beef teriyaki ($15.95), shrimp tempura ($15.95), mango chicken ($14.95) and Malaysian curried seafood ($17.95).

Maru Asian Cuisine is at 416 Rte. 25A, St James, 631-862-6030.