Fusion food, spectacular decor and a beautiful crowd make this one of the city's trendiest spots. Designed by renowned architect Philippe Starck, the ... More
Asia de Cuba
Fusion food, spectacular decor and a beautiful crowd make this one of the city's trendiest spots. Designed by renowned architect Philippe Starck, the sleek, bi-level interior is accented with a mixture of white and blazing color. Asian and Latin spice combinations and bold cooking styles produce favorites like Whole Wok-Crispy Fish, Five Spice Fois Gras, Spiced Chicken and Calamari Salad. The Asian Pear Cake is a perfect dessert indulgence. The attractive staff is attentive if a bit distracted. This vivid, jam-packed place can be expensive.
I called this restaurant one Friday morning to make lunch reservations for a table of 6. They did not have a table available no matter how much pleading on my behalf. I was told the only table available is the "community table" where you sit and eat like the brady bunch and only at 3:00 p.m.
I called my AMEX concierge service and they managed to land a private table for me “no problem”.
We get to the restaurant at 12:30 p.m. and it is EMPTY!!. My entire party marveled at the fact that I could not obtain a reservation since the restaurant did not fill up until well after 1:30 p.m.
The service was very bad. I had to continuously get the server's attention to clear used glasses, dishes and get the check.
The food was great but they HAVE to work on that service. And what is up with the whole reservation thing?? Amateurish, poorly planned and kind of embarrassing for this “type” of place. After all this, even with the great food, I will think twice before calling AMEX to book my reservation with them again.
A beautiful bar with a good atmosphere. The exceptionally cheesy spanish/cuban pop music was a shame and it was so loud that the waitress couldn't hear what we were ordering. They need to look at that for sure..
The wine list was very good as were the cocktail. The food was a little under whelming. Some good dishes eg lobster mash, Seared tuna and wasabi/peas, Crab cakes etc. but the other dishes were a little un ballanced..
I wouldn't go back again but i'd probably suggest foodies going to check it out, but I'd warn them that the emporer definatelt has no clothes!
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