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Asian Invasion

February 23, 2016
Best New Asian Restaurants

The Big Apple? Or is that The Big Mango? The past year has seen a flurry of hotly-tipped Asian dining arrivals in NYC. Here are our favourite newbies for you to wrap your chopsticks round...

 

The second branch of David Chang’s fried chicken hit, fuku+, sees fine fast food hitting the pass, such as fiery chicken fingers, salt and pepper shrimp, and Sichuan pork flatbreads with fries. Big bro to the original 2015-launched fuku, the new outlet in Midtown boasts an expanded, more experimental menu.

 

Top-notch Mich-starred yakitori joint Tori Shin recently moved to a sleek, modern new location near 9th Avenue. It prides itself on its organic chicken, special Binchotan charcoal for grilling, secret Tare sauce recipe and sake. Nab a counter seat to watch ninja chefs prepping skewers with sizzling meat and seasonal veg, followed by rice dishes and shiso sorbet.

 

Arguably the city’s best Korean, Oiji reinterprets trad dishes with mod techniques and portions, offering vibrant, prettily plated share plates in an industrial-chic East Village setting.

 

We’re also buzzing about 20-seat sushi bar Shuko near Union Square, where former Neta chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau serve delish daily tasting menus; the year’s most anticipated sushi restaurant opening, Boston's beloved elegant omakase O Ya, whipping up 18-course tasting menus and snappier à la carte eats in Midtown; and Autre Kyo Ya, a more affordable spinoff of Japanese fave Kyo Ya with a French twist. Hai!

 

fuku+ / 1/F / 15 W 56th St / +1 212 757 5878 / lunch & dinner daily / momofuku.com

Tori Shin / 362 W 53rd St / +1 212 757 0108 / dinner daily / torishinny.com

Oiji / 119 1st Ave / +1 646 767 9050 / dinner Tue-Sun / oijinyc.com

Shuko / 47 E 12th St / +1 212 228 6088 / 5.30pm-10.30pm Mon-Sat / shukonyc.com

O Ya / 120 E 28th St / +1 212 204 0200 / 5.30pm-10pm Mon-Sat / o-ya.restaurant

Autre Kyo Ya / 10 Stuyvesant St / +1 212 598 0454 / 5.30pm-midnight Mon-Sat / autrekyoya.com

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