Culinary fusion combines intercontinental flavors into single, delicious dishes, whereas culinary fission splits single dishes into delicious new continents. Terraform your appetite with today's Groupon to Alpha Fusion, valid at locations on West 34th Street and on Eighth Avenue. Choose between the following options:
For $36, you get a prix fixe Asian fusion meal for two (up to a $78 value), which includes:
- Two sodas or juices (up to a $3 value each)
- Two appetizers (a $6–$8 value each)
- Two entrees (a $12–$22 value each)
- Two desserts (a $6 value each)
For $66, you get a prix fixe Asian fusion meal for four (up to a $156 value), which includes:
- Four sodas or juices (up to a $3 value each)
- Four appetizers (a $6–$8 value each)
- Four entrees (a $12–$22 value each)
- Four desserts (a $6 value each)
Click here to see prix fixe menu options.
Alpha Fusion's executive chef Danny Hong alchemizes Asian flavors with French cookery and unusual ingredients, forging leaden familiars into a golden new menu. Flavorful fish makes its way mouthward atop potato-chip steeds in the spicy tuna on Pringles, giving Twinkies hope that someday their illicit love affair with octopi may become mainstream. The alpha roll combo plates a chef-selected sushi roll alongside the crunchy, spicy salmon maki, and the sesame chicken with string beans basks in a coat of golden sauce and seeds. Tickle sugar-craving palates with forkfuls of strawberry cheesecake, and purloin a taste of black-and-white mousse from a tablemate as they admire your ability to distract them.
Wood paneling leaps across the ceiling in geometric patterns at Alpha's 34th Street location, and soft purple lighting transforms Eighth Avenue's modern bar to an otherworldly hotspot. Chefs adorn plates creatively at both locations, with dishes regularly sporting leafy sprigs, small purple blossoms, and colorful dots of sauce, which describe flavors to those fluent in tongue Morse code.
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.