Post # 1
Hello my fellow NYC’ers
Anyone has a recommendation for a good Asian Fusion restaurant?
Primarily want Asian with some sort of Non Eastern cuisine. IE, Italian, French, American, Continental, etc.
I’ve been continually keeping my mind for rehearsal dinner locations.
Unfortunately the Future Father-In-Law is very UNadventurous when it comes to food so my desire of a trendier Chinese restaurant or Korean BBQ (because the wedding reception food will inherently still be more Americanized) will not fly. 🙁
Prefer a location in Queens (Long Island City, Bayside, Flushing) vicinity. Or Long Island much closer on the Queens side.
Post # 3
We went to Asia de Cuba on our honeymoon and it was decent. We went for lunch so there werent as many options as there would be for dinner. Atmosphere was great- lots of white curtains with red uplighting.
Post # 4
Moca in Forest Hills is supposed to be really good…my parents live there and they love it. I haven’t been, so can’t vouch for it personally.
In the city, Amber is probably my go-to for Asian food. Not sure how much fusion it has, but it’s Japanese and Thai.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
Sorry, can’t help too much with the Queens or LIC locations (not too familiar with the areas) but within Manhattan, Spice Market and Asia de Cuba are good with a nice atmosphere. I’m also a fan of Basta Pasta (Japanese/Italian) but not sure if they take large group reservations.
Post # 6
All of these look so good and def like the atmospheres as well.
Unfortunately our venue is in Long Island and everyone will be staying in Queens. So, don’t really feel like driving all the way out to Manhattan on a friday night in NYC.
Post # 7
I lived in Astoria for 4 yrs, and JJ’s is a great Asian fusion place! It’s on the smaller side, so for a large group you may need to rent out the whole place, but it’s very cute and the food is wonderful! http://www.jjsfusion.com/
You specified Asian, but I wanted to toss out more of a Greek Fusion place in the area to consider as well, Cavo. It has a very trendy Manhattan-esque feel (turns into a lounge/club late night ala the meatpacking district). I see you’re getting married in the summer, and this place has a GORGEOUS outdoor garden area with a waterfall and live music on certain nights (and sometimes belly dancing!) http://www.cavoastoria.com/main.html
Good luck finding a place!!
Post # 8
I don’t know any restaurants in Queens but I second Asia de Cuba in Manhattan. Japonais is also great, and so are Buddakan, Buddha Bar (recently renamed Ajna Bar) – but these restaurants are pretty pricey.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the suggestions ladies!!
The reason I’m specifically asking for Asian Fusion (American/Italian/French-esque) is because I know our reception food is going to be more American food as much as I try to add in Asian stations and all. So I don’t want my immediate family to have to American food the whole weekend! And well, I’m Chinese so I want Chinese food for one of the wedding dinners! But. The FI’s father -love him! but he’s a problem child! – is very much a steak, potatoes, kinda guy. So he’s really not up for anything funky in his world. So I’m hoping to find a “Asian” restaurant with at least 1 or 2 offerings of a good ‘ol piece of steak!
Proving to be difficult, especially in Queens/LI area…
Been searching Yelp, Chowhound, Citysearch, Village Voice etc.
Two that are contenders now are:
Dao in Hungtington, NY and Erawan Steak & Seafood in Bayside, NY.
Erawan is my top choice now, even though it doesn’t have “Asian” in the name it’s more of a Thai restaurant and it has a good list of steaks without any funky “Asian spices” marinated. haha.
Post # 10
Has anyone been to Sho Shaun Hergatt ?
It won New York Magazine’s Best of 2010 for Asian Fusion. It looks so darn nice on the inside too! Prices seem reasonable. Only caveat is it is in Financial District and I was hoping to stay in Queens/LI.
Post # 11
My parents had their anniversary party at West East Bistro in Hicksville. The food was great and the manager was very easy to work with.
Post # 12
Thank you!! This place looks great!!! The prices are very reasonable as well. Would you mind sharing any interior pics you may have taken of the restaurant? We don’t live in NYC currently so it’s not as convenient to scope out places. Thank you!
Post # 13
This picture was taken with the back to the windows and facing the bar. To the left is a wall and a door leading to the kitchen. To the right is the entry way and you can see the hallway leading to the bathroom in the back. I’m pretty sure this is the best picture I have of the space itself. I hope this is helpful to you.