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Asia de Cuba--go or avoid?

Wannabfoode Mar 21, 2009 12:17 PM

hi Ny chowers...I will be visiting from out of town and am staying at morgon's hotel. Wondering about the restaurant in the hotel: Asia de Cuba. Any thoughts?

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    ShinjukuAce RE: Wannabfoode Mar 21, 2009 04:52 PM

    Expensive and overrated. I'd go there for drinks but not dinner.

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      Nancy191 RE: ShinjukuAce Mar 22, 2009 08:05 AM

      Yes, it is over rated and same old, same old. There are so many better choices to pick from.
      This place needs a make over on their menu.

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        jra196 RE: ShinjukuAce Apr 8, 2009 09:28 PM

        I absolutely agree! For the prices it is so not worth it. Completely overrated!

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          ExFlexitarian RE: jra196 Apr 8, 2009 09:29 PM

          Hugely overrated and wayyyy overpriced. So many better options in the city. Pretty much all of Chodorow's restaurants fall into this category (China Grill, Kobe Club, etc)

      2. princeofpork RE: Wannabfoode Mar 22, 2009 06:41 AM

        The tuna tare tare app is one of the best in the city. The food is good, slightly overpriced but the portions are family style. Cool atmosphere. If you go you wont walk out dissapointed.

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          mrarrow RE: Wannabfoode Mar 22, 2009 10:03 AM

          Asia de Cuba is not my personal favorite - I find some of the flavor combinations strange. However, there are excellent Korean restaurants in the immediate neighborhood. I suggest Woo Chon, just around the corner at 8 west 36th St.

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            Wannabfoode RE: mrarrow Mar 22, 2009 07:18 PM

            any menu suggestions?

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            Lau RE: Wannabfoode Mar 22, 2009 11:00 AM

            awful...the food is expensive asian fusion garbage...would highly recommend avoiding

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              maxinem RE: Lau Mar 22, 2009 11:44 AM

              I don't agree. It's a fun place and one dish is amazing though it sounds awful--a salad with bananas, lightly fried calamari and greens.

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                bearmi RE: Lau Mar 22, 2009 07:37 PM

                Wow.. I have always wanted to visit but I never made it there. I think the price was one and some of the food combination is another. Do you know how much it is per person to eat there? Also, do they still have those communal tables? I am a little (actually a lot!) anti-social so that will be a death sentence to me even if the food is good.....

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                saregama RE: Wannabfoode Apr 8, 2009 09:36 PM

                I have actually always enjoyed Asia de Cuba... yes, it's pricey, but the portions are family-sized. Works much better for a group, though.

                1. financialdistrictresident RE: Wannabfoode Apr 9, 2009 04:48 AM

                  I have only been for drinks. Many better choices for dinner. Those prices make them a top grosser in NYC:


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                    GeraldineNY RE: Wannabfoode Apr 9, 2009 07:01 AM

                    I concur- too many other good options so don't waste your time with Asia de Cuba. Drinks are fun but venture out for din.

                    In your direct vicinity you have Country, Tabla, Eleven Madison Park, Pranna (ok),

                    But if you really want to eat, I prefer the restaurants downtown. Have fun and welcome!

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                      financialdistrictresident RE: GeraldineNY Apr 9, 2009 10:52 AM

                      I'm so lucky to live downtown - great food options in LES and EV. Still need to get to EMP though . . .

                      Asia de Cuba is where I had first date, after dinner drinks with my SO.

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                      kim e RE: Wannabfoode Apr 9, 2009 07:17 AM

                      not even taking account $, it would be a waste of stomach space if you ate there. the one in LA is better, but maybe it's all relative...i'm rarely wowed by food in LA. anyway, there are so many great places to eat in ny.

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