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Asian Cuisine in New York

Enjoy Asian dining experiences from all regions of the continent in New York City.

Asian cuisine has become increasingly popular in New York City in recent years. Whether you’re looking for a traditional meal or something with a modern twist, there are plenty of great options to choose from. Many Asian restaurants have opened up in the Big Apple, and they’re quickly becoming some of the most popular dining destinations in the city.

If you’re looking for an authentic Asian dining experience, you’ll definitely find it in NYC. And if you’re just looking for a delicious meal, you’ll definitely find it in NYC as well. So whether you’re a local or a visitor, be sure to check out some of the amazing Asian cuisines that New York City has to offer.

New York City’s Fantastic Asian Restaurants

Jungsik

Located in Tribeca, Jungsik serves elevated Korean cuisine in a modern setting. The tasting menus are ideal for a celebration or an upscale night out with a quality dining experience. The signature menu includes a variety of premium seafood items along with galbi and yellowtail kimbap. Wine pairings are also available to elevate your dining experience. Are you looking to expand your palate even more? Additional seasonal items can also be added to your tastings, such as the Iberia and Sea Urchin Bibimbap. 

Carabinero with Caviar at Jungsik New York | WHERE Traveler®
Carabinero with Caviar (Courtesy Jungsik)

MIFUNE

For a fantastic, reasonably priced Omakase experience, make a visit to MIFUNE. The eight-course meals are priced at $125 per person with an optional upgrade. The restaurant’s main focus is on Neo-Washoku cuisine, and menu items are created with French techniques. The menus are rotated out daily, making for a unique dining experience on every visit. All meals end with a delightful dessert. If you're looking to create your own experience, MIFUNE recently reintroduced its a la carte menu. If you're looking for an intimate sushi experience, venture downstairs to the eight-seat sushi bar at Sushi AMANE

Foie Gras Monaka at MIFUNE New York | WHERE Traveler®
Foie Gras Monaka (Courtesy MIFUNE)

noreetuh

​​In the mood for a tropical getaway? Head over to the East Village and make a visit to noreetuh for a taste of Hawaiian cuisine. Here, you can sample some fresh interpretations of classic island favorites, like the garlic shrimp, Mochiko fried chicken and a variety of musubi—try the musubi platter to enjoy your own sampler. The island vibes also extend to the dessert menu with sweet selections like the chocolate haupia sundae and bruléed Hawaiian pineapple. 

Menu Spread at noreetuh New York | WHERE Traveler®
Menu Spread (Courtesy noreetuh)

Hortus

With its open kitchen and carefully curated craft menu, Hortus blends the best of Asian cuisines into a seamless dining experience. The restaurant concentrates on seasonal produce and sustainable ingredients for a truly fresh meal. Enjoy an appetizer and main course with the two-course prix fixe menu (there’s also an optional wine pairing for oenophiles), or try the Hortus Tasting Menu with a Hortus Royal Platter, appetizer, main course and dessert. Enjoy menu items like the “Yuzu Bacon Rose Pasta,” “Truffle Donabe,” and the “Macha Tiramisu.” 

Lobster and Uni at Hortus New York | WHERE Traveler®
Lobster and Uni (Courtesy Hortus)

Momoya

​​Enjoy the best combination of sushi bar offerings and a casual setting at Momoya. You’ll find a wide variety of classic and signature sushi rolls like the “Greenwich” and the “Nakamura,” in addition to hot and cold appetizers and upscale main courses like Scottish salmon and “Momaya Black Cod.” If you’re visiting for lunch, Momaya has a fantastic selection of lunch specials and Bento Boxes. 

Menu Spread at Momoya Creative New York | WHERE Traveler®
Menu Spread at Momoya (Courtesy Hachikin Creative)

Zuma

A meal at Zuma is a true culinary treat (the brand has locations all over the world including another in Las Vegas). Start with a “snack” like the age watarigani (softshell crab). Order sushi and robata from the extensive menu, and round out your experience with a signature dish like the gin-dara no saikyo yaki (black cod). Don’t forget dessert—the deluxe dessert platter offers a tasting selection of signature desserts, so you don’t have to choose. If you find the menu a little overwhelming, opt for the omakase experience, which starts at $125 (minimum of two people). 

Zuma Sushi New York Las Vegas | WHERE Traveler®
Zuma Sushi (Courtesy The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)

Kaiseki Room by Yamada

This restaurant concept by Chef Isao Yamada pairs an innovative menu with unexpected flavors. Kaiseki Room by Yamada provides an authentic culinary experience perfect for special occasions and celebrations (the chef’s tasting menu is priced at $300 per person). The restaurant serves only 20 diners who will enjoy menu items like the “Hokkaido Sea Urchin with Kinmedai, Apple Foam and Ponzu Crystal” and the “Simmerd Japanese Rosy Seabass with Foie Gras.” 

Donabe Rice at Kaiseki Room by Yamada New York | WHERE Traveler®
Donabe Rice (Courtesy Kaiseki Room by Yamada)

Buddakan

Fans of “Sex and the City” might recognize the stunning dining room at Buddakan as the setting for Carrie Bradshaw’s rehearsal dinner. Order items a la carte like the Peking duck salad, oxtail dumplings or sizzling short rib. If you’re dining with a group, consider one of the restaurant’s four tasting menus (they start at $80 for a minimum of four people). Are you looking for a fun happy hour experience? Stop by Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and sample Buddakan’s dim sum at a discount. 

Dumplings at Buddakan New York | WHERE Traveler®
Dumplings at Buddakan (Courtesy STARR)

ICHIRAN

In addition to their commitment to high-quality ingredients and innovative techniques, ICHIRAN also values customer experience. Diners sit at individual booths to enjoy their meal in peace and can customize their bowl with a variety of toppings and spice levels. As the company continues to expand globally, ICHIRAN remains dedicated to preserving the traditional flavors and techniques of Fukuoka-style ramen. The noodles are made fresh each day, and ICHIRAN even has a take-home ramen kit that can be purchased online if you can’t get enough of the noodles. 

Classic Tonkotsu Ramen at ICHIRAN New York | WHERE Traveler®
Classic Tonkotsu Ramen (Courtesy ICHIRAN)