10 Asian Fusion Restaurants

Buddha Bar

25 Little West 12th Street New York, NY 10014
Between 9th Ave. and Washington St.

Hours: Sun-Wed 6pm-2:30am,
Thu-Sat 6pm-4am

The atmosphere at Buddha Bar is unique. The tunnel entrance is exquisite and the wait staff was friendly. The cocktail drinks are good and very flavorful. The tuna rolls are tasty as are the vegetable spring rolls. Both are excellcet appetizers. For the entrees, don’t pass up the pan- seared chicken breast or the chilean sea bass, clearly two of the menu’s highlights. The ambiance is wonderful. The entrees begin at $27 and go up to about $45 for the lobster entree. The appetizers are $8-$20.

Buddha bar is great for a VIP round table in the back and is quite amazing. The waiters are really cool and laid back. The environment is great with people dancing and everyone seems to always be having fun.

Buddakan New York

75 9th Ave at 16th Street New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 989-6699
Directions: A, C, E; 1,2,3 at 14th St; L at 8th Ave

Hours:
Sun-Mon 5:30pm-11pm,
Tue-Wed 5:30pm-12am,
Thu-Sat 5:30pm-1am

You’ll start your evening off at Buddakan with a staff that is simply amazing from the moment you are seated. All are extremely friendly and polite. The food is out of this world. Start with the scallion pancakes, General Tso’s dumplings, or the crispy shrimp. For a nice surprise, try the side of cauliflower, sauteed with pork. The pork lo mein, is tasty as well. For the ultimate dessert, we recommend the Peanut Better Bomb. It’ll send you out of this world.

The spacious setting is beautifully designed with ample room for large parties or business dinner.
Buddakan New York is a great place to start your night or to end it. Bring a date, a friend, (or friends) the trendy crowd is sure to entertain and be entertaining!

Spice Market

403 W. 13th Street @ Ninth Avenue New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 675-2322
Directions: A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.

Hours: Sun-Thur, noon-midnight;
Fri-Sat, noon-1am

Inspired by the street food Jean-Georges Vongerichten enjoyed while traveling in Asia, Spice Market is a timeless paean to Asian sensuality served in a casual and sexy atmosphere. Authentically uplifted versions of flavorful street foods are served family-style, with food arriving continuously throughout the meal for all to share. With each new dish, bold flavors transport patrons to Vietnam, Thailand and China. Regional fish, sauces, curries and spices are tweaked to tantalizing effect.

Ruby Foo’s

Times Square
1626 Broadway at 49th St New York
Phone: (212)489.5600
Directions: N,Q,R,W,1,2,3,7 at Times Square

Hours: lunch Daily 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Dinner Sunday & Monday
5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Tuesday – Thursday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

In the heart of what makes Manhattan tick, Ruby Foo’s Times Square creates a buzz of its own amid the glitz and glitter of Broadway’s twinkling lights. Follow the neon light beaming from our fifty-foot “Ruby Foo’s” sign. On 49th street, there is no mistaking: the revolving sign beckons passers-by to enter its Shanghai-style banquet setting for Ruby Foo’s signature Pan-Asian cuisine.

Neo Sushi

2298 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 769-1003
Directions: 1, 9 at 86th St.

Hours: Mon-Thu
5pm-11:30pm,
Fri-Sat 5pm-12:30pm,
Sun 4:00pm-10:30pm

Neo Sushi has been serving the finest Japanese cuisine to New Yorkers for over eight years on the Upper West Side. It has been known for its fusion style dishes that incorporate a special methodology in the creation of various sauces that accompany each dish.

Earth NYC

116A 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 337-0016
Between 17th Street and 18th Street
Directions: A, C, E; L at 14 St

Hours: Lunch Daily 12pm-3pm, Dinner: Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 4pm-10pm, Lounge: Fri-Sat 11pm-4am

Earth NYC—the new restaurant/lounge in Manhattan’s explosive Chelsea District— combines grandeur, space, and spice with sexy warmth and intimacy. Earth NYC makes the aura of South Asia tangible to all, welcoming everyone to indulge and invigorate their senses.

Tao

42 E 58th St @ Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 888-2288
Cross Street: Madison Avenue
Directions: 4, 5, 6 at 59th St; N, R, W at 5th Ave-59th St

Hours: Mon-Tue 11:30am-12am, Wed-Fri 11:30am-1am, Sat 5pm-1am, Sun 5pm-12am

It’s very Asian Fusion, – very trendy spot with unique dishes and funny drinks. The giant Buddha is cool and the decor is very hip. One of the best lychee martinis you’ll find anywhere. The Tao-tini is also refreshingly fruity. For starters: steamed chicken dumplings – very succulent; lobster wontons – also very good and kobe sahimi – delicious!
Miso glazed chilean sea bass melts in your mouth and the filet shabu shabu is great! The broth is cooked in what is the perfect mix of seasonings. Then slather a bit of wasabi on the meat before indulging – perfection! Can’t go wrong with the giant fortune cookie to end the meal!

Morimoto

88 10th Ave @ 16th Street New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 989-8883
Directions: A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.

Hours: Mon-Wed, noon-2:30pm and 5:30pm-10:45pm; Thu-Fri, noon-2:30pm and 5:30-11:45pm; Sat, 5:30-11:45pm; Sun, 5:30pm-10:45pm

Hamachi tartare is phenomenal – not just the prep but the presentation was seriously the coolest thing! This is all set in a giant bowl filled with shaved ice and bamboo leaves. The crispy rock shrimp app is the perfect balance to the cold tartare – the dipping sauces are great. Duck entree is a wonderful trio of flavors and textures.Surf and turf prepped tableside is really cool – kobe beef and hamachi “ribbons” – perfect delicate flavors.

Geisha

33 E 61st St New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 813-1113
Cross Streets: Madison Ave and Park Ave
Directions: 4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, R, W at Fifth Ave.-59th S

Hours: Mon-Fri, noon-3:30pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sat, 5:30-11:30pm; Sun, closed

The refined and sensuous menu was created by Executive Chef Michael Vernon of Geisha in collaboration with four-star chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin. Working with an Asian palette of flavors and classic French techniques each dish is brought to a high level of execution.

Taj – New York

48 W. 21st Street @ Sixth Ave New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 620-3033
Directions: F, V at 23rd St.; 1 at 23rd St.

Hours: Mon, 5pm-1am; Tue-Thu, 5:30pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 5:30pm-4am; Sun, closed

This place is awesome! Great service, great ambiance, friendly waiters and mouth-watering Indian food. Try the meat samosas for an appetizer and the chicken tikka masala as an entree. Don’t forget the naan. The dinning area is warm and inviting, as is the bar. You’ll find the food preparation is very creative as well as unique in presentation.