Sushi making is one of the most difficult arts to master, just after melted-ice sculpting and lavacolor painting. Help your palate patronize the sushi arts with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Pan-Asian cuisine at Alpha Fusion Restaurant in Chelsea.
Alpha Fusion dishes up an expansive menu of fine Pan-Asian fare served in a chic, upscale atmosphere. Start savory sojourns with an appetizer of Vietnamese mango vermicelli salad ($6) before moving on to an entree such as wok-grilled garlic shrimp and baby bok choy ($18), sesame tofu ($12), or crispy duck with pineapple fried rice ($17). The enticing array of sashimi and sushi includes eel tempura rolls ($7), vegetarian sushi platters ($16), and the Alpha Sashimi Adventure ($27), a 20-piece smorgasbord ideal for complementing a new whip, bomber jacket, or doctorate in archaeology. Practiced sushitarians can treat their taste buds to the signature flavors of specialty sushi, such as the Spicy Twister roll ($13), a concoction consisting of crunchy spiced salmon topped with pepper-seared tuna, avocado, and crushed peanuts and named for a rare weather phenomenon that occurs when tornadoes hit Tabasco factories.
Alpha Fusion complements its eatables with a sleek and modern décor featuring pale-green walls, high-backed leather chairs, and decorative Asian-inspired screens. Enjoy a cocktail from the full bar, which is bathed in fluorescent blue and red light, or keep your eyes on the restaurant’s giant projection screens to deter them from running out the door.
Eight Yelpers give the Alpha Fusion Chelsea location a four-star average rating:
Amid sleek wooden tables and framed panels of Asian floral artwork lounges Alpha Fusion, a Manhattan eatery that serves cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Japan atop artistically crafted plates. Menu offerings such as vietnamese mango-vermicelli salad and thai crispy crab cakes blend with sushi morsels and light and healthy lunches such as sautéed mixed veggies, representing the most successful pan-Asian fusion since the Second Sino–Japanese Sock Hop.
169 8th Ave.
New York, New York 10011Get Directions