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shanghaiknights May 8, 2008 02:10 PM

Hi Everybody,

We have a big celebration coming up. We would love to go to a big, elaborately designed asian fusion restaurant. Last year we went to Tao and would like something similar. Buddha bar, Buddhakan, Spice Market...? Any preferences or suggestions?

Thank You!!

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    kobetobiko RE: shanghaiknights May 8, 2008 04:02 PM

    Buddhakan probably has the best food among most of the Asian places and the decor is very impressive. Morimoto is not a bad choice but some of the a la carte items are not that great (and very overpriced).

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      phr208 RE: shanghaiknights May 9, 2008 07:48 AM

      I second Buddahkan. It fits all your requirements (big, elaborately designed, asian fusion). The food is really good. Your waiter might say tell you it's family-style, but I would actually consider it more to be small shareable plates. I went 2 years ago, so not sure if things have changed much.

      1. jakew8 RE: shanghaiknights May 9, 2008 09:50 AM

        Third for Buddakan (there's no H, guys). Buddha Bar's food is an order of magnitude below Buddakan's. Can't comment on Spice Market myself but I know people who have been, eh, unimpressed by it.

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          kikilucho RE: shanghaiknights May 9, 2008 11:13 PM

          Agree with Buddakan as well. I prefer Spice Market at lunch, you have less noice and the place looks very nice.
          Have you thought about Asian-Latin fusion? Asia de Cuba

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