The 8 Best Asian Fusion Restaurants in New York

Asian Fusion cuisine is a study in contrasts and comparisons.  Cooking styles and recipe ingredients from two or more cultures are melded together to create a dish that is new. Wake up your taste buds with one of these Asian Fusion restaurants in New York.  Some offer modern twists on traditional cultural foods, while others are a complete fusion of different cuisines.  At any rate, they will all leave you feeling satisfied and grateful for the gastronomical experience.

Asia de Cuba


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The New York location is currently closed for renovations, so keep checking back for their reopening date.  Asia de Cuba combines the flavors and ingredients of Latin America and Asia to create dishes that have intriguing and varied flavors.  Wok dishes such as Chili Rubbed Scallops served with rice, black beans, roasted cauliflower and Japanese aioli will keep you coming back for more.

Pig and Khao



Head chef Leah Cohen, a contestant on the popular show Top Chef, expertly combines Thai and Filipino cooking techniques and flavors at Pig and Khao.  Champorado is a Filipino chocolate rice pudding enhanced with crispy bacon pieces that can be found on the brunch menu.  In the evening, enjoy a barbecued dish like Thai baby back ribs with Asian slaw.

Macao NYC


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Macao Trading Company states that it draws inspiration “from the brothels and opium dens of old 1930s Macao”. The cuisine is Eurasian, a fusion of Chinese and Portuguese heritage. Groups can order and share the Taipa Steamboat for the table, which includes Macanese chili prawns, duck confit, little neck clams, mussels, linguiça, Chinese vegetables, green curry, and Cerignola olives.

Milon NY


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Milon NY serves Bangladesh and Indian food. The brightly lit venue makes this a fun place for families and parties.  The Remshi Kabob is a popular dish as is the lamb tikki masala.

LuAnne’s Wild Ginger


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LuAnne’s Wild Ginger is an all Vegan dining establishment.  Vegans who love Chinese cuisine can still enjoy their favorite dishes without sacrificing any of the flavor.  Bi Bim Bap and curry stew are excellent choices on the menu.  As a Vegan restaurant, you  are assured that vegetables will be freshly prepared and seasonal.

Takashi NY



Takashi offers Korean BBQ with a Japanese twist.  Choose from the interactive cooking menu or enjoy your own big bowl of beef broth ramen. The trendy vibe and inviting dining room make this a cozy place for dates and gatherings with small groups of friends.

Zutto Japanese American Pub


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TriBeCa’s Zutto Japanese American Pub offers excellent Japanese inspired dishes.  The Seafood Ramen with Pork Belly is a lovely way to warm up on a cold New York Day.  Ramen, sushi, and sake are all available on the extensive menu.

Buddakan NYC


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Buddakan is a very well known and much loved Chelsea restaurant which “presents the vivid flavors of the Far East in a surreal atmosphere that marries the serenity of Asia with the flamboyance of 16th-century Paris.”  Diners can enjoy upscale Chinese food in a gorgeous setting.  Menu items like Charred Filet of Beef and Dungeness Crab Rice will  keep you coming back to this restaurant.

So, tell us, which of these wonderful restaurants will you try when in New York? For more excellent dining choices when you are visiting, please see our recommendations for the top five romantic dinner restaurants in New York City.

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The 8 Best Asian Fusion Restaurants in New York