Pan-Asian Meal for Two or $17 for $35 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at Cafetasia 

Greenwich Village

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Communal dining tables and shareable tapas-style servings evoke memories of a welcoming dining hall

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Expires Sep 8th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for 6 or more. Dine-in only. Must purchase a food item. Not valid for happy hour specials. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Not valid for early bird, happy hour, and lunch specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

$33 for a pan-Asian meal for two (up to a $66 total value)

  • Two extra-small or medium plates (up to an $8 value each)
  • Two large or extra-large plates (up to a $16 value each)
  • Two cocktails or glasses of wine, beer, or sake (up to a $9 value each)

$17 for $35 worth of pan-Asian cuisine

The dinner menu includes medium-sized plates of tempura salmon rolls with wasabi-plum sauce, extra-large plates of Thai seafood bouillabaisse, and large plates of vegetarian fried rice. The drink menu includes cocktails such as the rum-based Thai mojito with muddled mint, lime, and lychee.

Cafetasia

"It sounds like an NYU student’s dream come true," Time Out New York said about Cafetasia, "a sleek eatery on 8th Street serving dishes for less than $10." Indeed, the eatery stands out as a Greenwich Village haven for patrons seeking an innovative dining experience that nonetheless manages to feel inviting and deeply familiar. This sense of déjà vu is most likely triggered by Cafetasia’s cafeteria-style wooden tables—imported from Europe one splinter at a time and reassembled here. These communal tables invite guests to share elbow space as well as a bit of conversation with their fellow diners, much like in a college dining hall.

And much like a dining hall, the menu emphasizes the power of choice by offering a spread of tapas-style small plates; however, the chefs' skills with pan-Asian flavors elevate the cuisine above any cafeteria buffet. Borders don't constrain the chefs' ambition, and they jump from Japan and China to Thailand and Vietnam as they forge their shareable plates. In addition to curries tinged with aromatic doses of basil, pumpkin, or roasted chilies, the menu features teriyaki-glazed chicken, spring rolls with a pineapple-vinaigrette dipping sauce, and ginger-kissed chicken gyoza, which New York magazine called "addictive."

Cafetasia's dining room's décor also aims for a balance between the modern and the familiar. Suspended electric candlesticks seem to float above the tables, casting their gentle light across the rich wooden walls and ceiling. A burnished Buddha statue and a leafy potted plant lend a bit of traditional flair to the restaurant's warm and inviting ambiance.


Reviews

The menu has a good selection and the sevice is outstanding.

Joe C., Yelp, 5/5/13

The chicken and cashew was mouth-watering, full of thai-wonder and down-right delicious.

David C., Yelp, 5/30/13

Tips

79% of 150 customers

  • “Thanx for the great service and the great food.I will be returning”

  • “Good place for a nice lunch with friends.”

  • “Love the crispy noodle pad Thai. ”

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    Greenwich Village

    38 E 8th St.

    New York, New York 10003

    212-529-2363

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