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Best New York Asian Fusion Restaurants

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Published June 14th 2011

A "fusion" restaurant means that cuisines from a particular country or region, but different parts of the area, are served at one location. In an Asian fusion restaurant, for example, you might find food that is served in South Asia—such as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, as well as Southeast Asia—which can include countries such as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and others in that region.

However, the continent of Asia can also include such countries as China, Thailand, and even a part of Turkey. With so many different regions and cultures, each with their own way of preparing and serving food, an Asian fusion restaurant is going to offer a wide variety of dishes.

If you're interested in trying authentic Asian fusion food, there are several New York City restaurants which offer it. Which parts of Asia are represented will depend on which restaurant you choose, so you may want to plan on hitting as many of them as possible. This way, you'll get a broader experience in Asian fusion cuisine.

Ozen Asian Fusion Cuisine, Inc., 760 Amsterdam Avenue

If you choose this restaurant, you'll enjoy dishes from China, Thailand, and other Asian regions. Some of them, such as sweet and sour or sesame chicken will be instantly recognizable; others, such as Age Dashi Tofu, may not be as well-known. But, again, this is what Asian fusion restaurants are all about—offering different Asian dishes for your enjoyment.

Ginger Restaurant, Inc., 146 E 55th Street

This restaurant leans heavily toward Chinese food, so if you're looking for really, really good food of that type, this is the place for you. However, as its name suggests, the restaurant incorporates the spice ginger in most of its dishes. If you're a ginger lover, you're really going to enjoy this restaurant.

Alpha Fusion, 169 8th Avenue; 365 West 34th Street

Both locations of this Asian fusion restaurant feature dishes from Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese origins. The food is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat. In fact, you may be so impressed with the "plating" of the food that you might want to take a picture before you dive in. That's all right, because then you can show your friends who haven't been there yet what they're missing.
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Why? Because Asian Fusion has exploded in New York
When: Whenever you want
Where: All over New York
Cost: Depends on the restaurant
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