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Coming to NYC to eat at all ASIAN FUSION restaurant

I amgoing to be in NYC for a 3 days and want to eat in at least 10 ASIAN FUSION restaurants in the city while I am there. I am researching new ideas for a magazine column I am doing. TAO and Buddakan is a must . Can anyone direct me to a few more?

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  1. Morimoto, Sushisamba, Bond Street, Buddha Bar, Fushia,Geisha,Blue Ribbon Sushi, Ruby Foos,

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    1. re: lcs

      Is there a difference in quality between the 2 Sushisambas (7th vs Park)?

      1. re: windycity

        the 7th Ave location is the trendier of the two (came-out of Sex and the City) and has an enclosed rooftop space. Can be quite noisy when packed which it usually is. The one on PAS is more suited for eating. The 7th Ave. location is more popular for the scene. Food is okay , cocktails - caiparinhas are one of the best in the city-imho.

    2. Safran
      88 7th Ave between 15th & 16th.

      1. BRIGHT FOOD SHOP for a sort of mex-asian fusion.

        1. Best in the city may be Asiate.

          1. Fatty Crab on Hudson just above Horatio St. and Mai House on Franklin St. just beside Nobu (which I actually consider Asian fusion as well - not really Japanese). Fatty Crab is an American take on Malaysian Cuisine and the latter on Vietnamese.

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            1. re: nyufoodie

              forgot about Kuma Inn on Ludlow bet. Delancey and Rivington on the 2/f right beside Suba.

            2. Sumile - W 13th - French/Japanese sushi
              Kittichai in Soho - Thai ++ international fusion
              Nana - Park Slope Brooklyn
              Spice Market - Meatpacking district

              1. Republic is the poor man's fusion

                1. Kittichai for "Upscale New Thai"

                  1. Don't leave out the place that started the trend years ago - Asia de Cuba.

                      1. re: jenniebnyc

                        I second Sapa - one of my fave restaurants in the city. Great space. Have a happy hour until 7:30, but main dining is divine.
                        Kittichai also very good.
                        EN Japanese Brasserie & Japonais - but I think they may have other locations in US. Still very good.

                      2. Has anyone been to Chanto lately? I went there for a terrific meal when Seth Caro was still Pastry Chef there. The restaurant was serving a kind of Japanese/Korean/Western fusion from a Japanese rather than a Western perspective. Here's their site:


                        The PDF of their "Main Menu" seems a little thin to me and doesn't mention the King of Kimchee, which was the best savory dish any of my party of three had when we went there. But perhaps the actual menu is a good deal longer than what's on their site?

                        1. Kampuchea Noodle Bar and Momofuku. Also don't forget Republic on Union Square.

                          All noodle places that "American up" their food.

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                          1. re: jakew8

                            I'd say Kittichai, Koi, Asiate, Nobu, and Morimoto. For straight-forward, excellent sushi go to Sushi of Gari

                          2. Thanks All! I will be posting my experience here when I return.

                            1. Kittichai is by far the best food, no so much the "theme park" experience. Tao's food is whatever, and they are such a theme park at this point, that you barely care they were on "sex and the city" anymore. Everyone thinks they're cool for going there. "Sea" in Williamsburg's food is AMAZING, CHEAP and was also featured on Sex and The City and in Garden State (Only it was featured in both under different names and in different locations!) but it's GREAT! Asia De Cuba also has Sex and The City backing it.

                              Buddakan, I've never been, but i'll admit the place looks amazing. So does Spice Market, but I've heard BAD reviews. Neither have been featured in anything tho- and that's why most visitors like to go to places, to say they've been where "carrie ate" (No superiority in the statement, I understand completely!)

                              If you want to try authentic asian cuisine, Nobu was MENTIONED on Sex and the city, and I hear it's fantastic. I've also been to Ninja which is a TON of fun where ninja's come around and try and scare you while you're eating, but really, that's a more theme-parky version of the more authentic "Zenkichi" in Brooklyn.

                              Have fun!

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                              1. re: ACknowsStyle

                                Kittichai if you want bland food and expensive

                              2. Be forewarned....stay away from China Grill and Vong....waste of $$$....definitely go to Asia De Cuba!!!

                                1. You might want to add Tabla and/or Tabla's Bread Bar to your list of possibilities. Although many think of them as Indian, the food served there is, in fact, creative Indian Fusion.


                                  1. Tabla's becoming huge for celeb spotting