FALL FOR EATSOur Recommended Asian Fusion Fall Restaurants
Nothing can quite compare to fall in the city. Taking time to walk through the city, seeing the autumn leaves cover the sidewalks, and enjoying a nice cozy meal at the end of the day. Or, at any time of your day! This city surely has some of the best cuisine in the world. These top 15 Asian Fusion restaurants will satisfy your appetite, and make your soul happy.
This lively Japanese sushi bar on the Upper West Side is a great spot to enjoy some fun atmosphere…but Flame is so much more! Hibachi fans near and far come to Flame to check out the tasty dishes and the…flames! Dinner and the attention given to every guest are sure to impress both New Yorkers and visitors alike. Some “must try” dishes are the Pan Fried Pork Buns and the Scallion Pancakes. The Dim Sum sampler is also a crowd favorite. Flame is located at 100 West 82nd Street (bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Ave.) on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Coney Island is known for its fun and fancy free vibe, so it makes sense that one of the best Asian Fusion food trucks in the city is located there. And although food trucks equal street food, you will be very surprised about how wonderful Coney Shacks cuisine actually is. Tacos are the name of the game, and the flavors are outstanding. You must try the Short Rib Tacos and the Crunchy Fish Tacos. This spot gets pretty busy for lunch, so be sure to give yourself some extra time. The summer crowds have somewhat dissipated, so why not head out to Coney Island and look for the big red face. You’ll be glad you did! Coney Shack is located at 2909 West 8th Street, out in Coney Island
Brooklyn is known for being adorably hip and this Williamsburg eatery definitely hits the mark. Pokito is a small American and Asian bar, somewhat quaint with a mid-century feel. The mint green seating and simple décor may not look like much, but the food sure is worth stopping in for. Locals say the Yucca Fries are amazing, the Coconut Rice is perfectly cooked, and the Garlic Shrimp will make you a lifelong fan. Pokito is located at 155 South 4th St., in the Williamsburg section (South side) of Brooklyn
Tac N Roll
Admittedly, the name alone is intriguing. This Asian fusion & Mexican spot is a tiny store front with limited seating. However, it is a great spot to grab a quick bite or some delicious take-out. The Pulgogi is especially delicious. The flavors aren’t even the best part. Each dish is made so perfectly…like the Paratha Bread on the Paratha Chicken. And the Shrimp Taco with Chimi Chimi is so very tasty. Tac N Roll is located at 124 East 4th Street in the East Village.
Aji Sushi House
The bright illuminating signs at Aji Sushi house surely light up any NYC night. This Queens eatery has New Yorkers from all five boroughs heading out to check out the scene. Aji Sushi House is where some seriously fun atmosphere meets tasty sushi. The generous portions of tasty dishes like Miso Soup are offered at a great price. The Sashimi appetizer is great for sharing. If you aren’t in a sushi mood, Aji Sushi House is also known for having a great assortment of cooked Japanese fare as well. Aji Sushi House is known for its fresh sushi and, if you are order in, it’s a very timely delivery. Whatever your choice, you are sure to have wonderful food, and a great time. Aji Sushi House is located in Astoria at 3606 Ditmars Blvd.
Carma Asian Tapas
Located in the West Village, you will find Carma Asian Tapas to be a quaint and serene escape from the craziness of Manhattan. Carma Asian Tapas is known for their adorable outdoor garden area, which is ideal for spending a fall evening. The twinkling lights above you provide a feeling of relaxation and peace. And the food is just as good as the view. Our recommended dishes include the Crab Soup Dumpling, the Taiwanese-Style Beef Noodle Soup, and the Crispy Wosum Salad. Carma is located at 38-40 Carmine Street in the West Village
Vegan Asian Fusion is making a big splash in New York and Jujube Tree is a great place to start. The cozy dining room may remind you of most city restaurants, but the food will tell a different story. If health is important to you, but you won’t give up taste, then Jujube Tree is the right place for you. Jujube Tree offers an extensive menu of cuisines from China, Singapore, Malaysia and Korea. We recommend the Coconut Rice, General Tso’s Tempeh and the Sweet and Sour Sesame Protein. Delish! Jujube Tree is located in Astoria at 35-02 30th Ave.
Brooklyn Ball Factory
The East Williamsburg Asian fusion café, Brooklyn Ball Factory, is both spacious and eclectic. There is even an upstairs outdoor seating area, ideal for a pleasurable evening of early fall dining. Brooklyn Ball Factory is the perfect place to gather with friends and enjoy some tasty meals like the Grilled Salmon Bento Box, some Japanese Curry, or a delicious Matcha Latte. You’ll be impressed with the Hoji Latte (roasted green tea); surprised by the color and in love with the flavors. Brooklyn Ball Factory has a high ceiling, white walls, and rooftop access. Sounds like the perfect place to hang…Brooklyn Ball Factory is located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 95 Montrose Ave.
This Asian fusion restaurant and corner bar has sophistication written all over it. The chic tables and sleek lines make this spot very popular with the locals. Indian Pan Fried Noodles and Lemongrass Prawns are just a couple of the delectable dishes you’ll find. And if you are looking for an after work watering hole on the lower East Side, Doka Square has drink specials from 4-8pm for happy hour. Located on the Lower East Side at 55 Delancey Street, Doka Square serves up modern, Asian-influenced small plates that are meant to be enjoyed with their carefully chosen list of sake, local and Asian beer, as well as artisanal wines.
The name says it all. But simple isn’t synonymous with “boring” in this case, simple just means the great flavors you have grown to love…done right! If you want Sushi or Ramen, Simple Asia will have it cooked perfectly for you. So hop on that ferry to Staten Island and stop by. The food is described as “absolutely delicious”, the sushitos “amazing”, and the bubble tea is “delicious”. In Staten Island, Simple Asia is located at 2333 Hylan Blvd.
The combination of Mexican and Vietnamese may seem odd, but the minute you walk into goa taco, you might feel like you’ve been transformed into a whole new world. With the green antler ears hanging on the wall and the well-lit wooden ceiling, you may wonder if you are still in the city. We promise you, as much as you like the décor, you’ll love the food even more. Locals say the pork belly is very tender, the Lamb Shoulder is “awesome” and the Crunchy Wontons are outstanding. Goa Taco uses paratha bread instead of taco shells, delivering a unique twist to the traditional taco sandwich. The regulars rave about the pork belly; odds are you will too! Goa Taco is located at 79 Delancey Street on the Lower East Village
Exposed brick, menus on skate boards, and a cute corner bar are all part of the charm of 2nd City. This place is what Sunday afternoons in the city are made of. Funny names like “Bi-curious Tacos” and “Hot fili Chick” will intrigue any passerby. We encourage you to try the tasty Filipino food. The service is both attentive and quick, prices are great for the amount of food, and as the regulars are known to say, “2nd City is the coolest kid on the block!” We are quite confident you will enjoy your time at 2nd City. 2nd City is located at 525 Hudson Street (bet. 10th & Charles St.) in the West Village.
Barn Joo 35
This Korean gastropub has “date night” written all over it. The ambiance is intimate and sexy and sure to make your night an exciting one. Truffle Fries and Uni Bibimbap are just a couple of the standout menu items. Rave reviews have come in for the Tuna Mayo, Corn Cheese, and the Fried Tiger Roll. Guests also love the Soju Cocktail. Your fall evening of dining out is sure to be a great one at Barn Joo 35! Located in the heart of Koreatown, Barn Joo 35 is located at 34 West 35th Street in midtown between 5th and 6th Avenues.
While the name may not be too inviting, don’t be scared. Ugly Kitchen has the charm of even the cutest East Village eatery. And due to its interesting way in which it is described, patrons from all over NYC are stopping by. The Asian Fusion & Filipino menu has so many tasty dishes; it’s hard to know which to try. We suggest the Pork Belly, a few Fried Spring Rolls, and a Calamansi Sour Whiskey to wash it all down. Located in the East Village, Ugly Kitchen can be found at 103 1st Avenue.
Another name that might not scream “come eat here!” is Fat Buddha, but that hasn’t stopped locals from making this one of the most popular East Village restaurants. The sophisticated and diverse style only makes it that more exciting. Before you head out to the dance floor, make sure to taste some of their delightful Asian Fusion & Korean cuisine. Fat Buddha’s specialities include their Rice Bowl dishes and their Buns and Wings. Once you’ve filled up, work off that meal dancing to some 90’s hip hop or funk or old school R&B. Once you try a few Mad Hatter cocktails, your dance moves are sure to improve! In Alphabet City in the East Village, Fat Buddha is located at 212 Avenue A.