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Oct 28, 2012 04:47 PM


Asian Wind is a new gem of a restaurant at 26 Palmer Ave., Bronxville, former home of Calvin's. The food is awesome and the staff professional and friendly. I've been there 8 times now and every dish has been exceptional. The dim sum platters are fabulous and each comes with a beautiful food sculpture in the shape of a swan, or maybe a fish. The pork buns remind me of San Francisco's Chinatown. Asian Wind emphasizes Chinese food, but has some Thai, Japanese and Malaysian dishes as well. Prices are reasonable and portions generous. Lunch specials and Chinese and Japanese comfort food which come with soup, rice and entree. Asian Wind is open 7 days a week and deliver..

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  1. Rather unfortunate name for a place in the Bronx...

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      1. re: iluvcookies

        Thanks for the clarification. I had no idea.

    1. I just saw all positive reviews on Yelp (not that I usually put that much stock in that), but I'm looking forward to trying this place. Is it basically Cantonese?

      1. I have to disagree adamantly with the good reviews. Also the yelp reviews and this one all sound very similar. I ate there once and had dim sum, several types, and each item was mediocre at best. I didn't eat more that a few bites of each type because is was so bad.

        Then last night I got several items take out. All were bad as well. Tough meat, overly sweet sauce, no spicing. The plain white rice was the best part. I ended up throwing most of it out.

        I won't be going there again. This place is even worse than he place on Pondfield Rd West across from Gino's pizza.

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        1. re: JMF

          Looks like this one is done -- windows papered over today. I've lost count of the number of Asian restaurants have come and gone in that location over the past 5 years, but its a bunch.

          1. re: rjbh20

            Yes, Asian Wind closed after 3 mo. Calvin's was there the longest, 12 years; then The Lemon Tree, about a year and a half, Onn's Chinese, about a year and a half before it moved to Tuckahoe and became Takaho.

        2. Sadly, Asian Wind was sold recently and a new restaurant, DUMPLING + NOODLE will open after renovation. I went to Asian Wind 10 times and never had a disappointing meal. Sorry DMF had a bad experience. The owner and manager of Asian Wind were lovely friendly and helpful people. I wish them well.

          1. I got a menu in the mail today for Dumpling + Noodle, has anyone been there yet?

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            1. re: chowdom

              No, I stopped by two days ago and picked up a menu. I wasn't really impressed just looking at the menu. I'll get around to trying them eventually, but weird as it may sound, I was so disgusted by the horrible food at Asian Wind, that I am leery of trying the new place.

              1. re: JMF

                Thats pretty much how I feel about the hibachi place in Tuckahoe, disgusted!

                1. re: chowdom

                  I just noticed "Takaho" in Tuckahoe yesterday for hibachi/sushi and was going to ask about it... How new are they? I remember going to a different sushi place in the same location many years ago and not being impressed. Never went again.

                  1. re: JMF

                    A year give or take? It was so beyond awful I was insulted. The night I was there we sat next to a woman and her daughter who said they owned a place in Bronxville, Onns I think. She was either related to or friends with the owner of Takaho. I'm not sure if I posted about the meal because they were new and I may not have wanted to slam them.
                    I think the sushi place they replaced was better and it too was terrible, if that is any indication.

                    1. re: chowdom

                      Yes, Onn's and Takaho were related. I had a meal in Takaho that was OK, but not as good as Japan Inn in Bronxville.

                2. re: JMF

                  I'm really sorry you had a bad experience. I went to Asian Wind 10 times and wrote an article in "Myhometownbronxville". Everyone I knew said the food was superb. Maybe you just hit it on a bad day.

                3. re: chowdom

                  We also got a menu in the mail and my husband saw the word Pho and he will probably try it when I am in FL this weekend. Although it seems they are not offering delivery which may stop him. The prices seemed a bit high for what they are offering but it is Bronxville and I work near Chinatown and Pho there is inexpensive.

                  1. re: rolise

                    When I saw pho for more than double NYC prices I was actually offended. Rents and costs are way more in NYC than Bronxville. I am curious as the portion size on their pho. I bet it is nowhere near the normal size bowls you see.

                    I can see why a hand made noodle and dumpling shop wouldn't deliver. Neither travels well at all. Soggy within moments.

                    1. re: JMF

                      New York City prices are about $8.00 for a pretty big bowl. So in other words it is $16.00?? It had better be amazing for that kinda money.

                        1. re: jcmods

                          regular NYC prices are around $4.00 for regular and $5.00 for the big bowl. Highest price is for the super size, extra big bowl for $6.25 I have the menu for Nam Son on Grand and Pho Grand which is also on Grand, here in hand.

                          1. re: JMF

                            Will have to check that out. I've only been to the ones on Mott street.

                            1. re: jcmods

                              Getting off topic but there are three vietnamese restaurants side by side on Baxter Street. They get fancier, cleaner bathrooms, and more expensive as you walk uptown. DH loves the first one.

                              But has anyone actually tried this new place yet?