Asia De Cuba

★★★★★
  • 237 Madison Ave

    New York, NY 10016

    Cross street: 37th Street and 38th Street

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  • 212-726-7755

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Overall my friends and I had a very nice experience. The service was great as well was the food. The waiter was very helpful when it came to explaining the items on the menu and made some great suggestions which I find to be rare from

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Overall my friends and I had a very nice experience. The service was great as well was the food. The waiter was very helpful when it came to explaining the items on the menu and made some great suggestions which I find to be rare from

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It was a great night. I could not have picked a better place for it! We had 8 people in our party, we had a nice table, the service was excellent and indeed great! We had waiter on hand all night long I had a small conversation with our

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It was a great night. I could not have picked a better place for it! We had 8 people in our party, we had a nice table, the service was excellent and indeed great! We had waiter on hand all night long I had a small conversation with our

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Don't go there unless you are literally prepared to rub shoulders with people from next table.
And... don't expect the people from next table to be nice. The place is filled with angry attitudes, and people who can't afford to eat there

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Don't go there unless you are literally prepared to rub shoulders with people from next table.
And... don't expect the people from next table to be nice. The place is filled with angry attitudes, and people who can't afford to eat there

Pros: Decent food

Cons: Overpriced, tables too close together

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We visited during the Winter Restaurant week. For parties of 3-4 people, you were limited to a choice of 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and 2 desserts. This kind of defeats the purpose of trying out an expensive restaurant on the cheap. While

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We visited during the Winter Restaurant week. For parties of 3-4 people, you were limited to a choice of 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and 2 desserts. This kind of defeats the purpose of trying out an expensive restaurant on the cheap. While

Pros: fast, efficient service

Cons: restaurant week menu

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This is another pricey joint where I do not visit regularly. However, I did come here twice during Restaurant Week and it was a pretty good deal. The decor is impressive and quite romantic.

They have this really good Beef roll, Chilean

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This is another pricey joint where I do not visit regularly. However, I did come here twice during Restaurant Week and it was a pretty good deal. The decor is impressive and quite romantic.

They have this really good Beef roll, Chilean

Pros: Amazing cocktails, excellent Asian-fushion food

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I went to Asia de Cuba when it first opened and I went recently...and it's still fabulous. The food is really some of the best Asian fusion around. The scene is very NY and it's very noisy, so it's the perfect place to people watch as you eat amazing food.

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I went to Asia de Cuba when it first opened and I went recently...and it's still fabulous. The food is really some of the best Asian fusion around. The scene is very NY and it's very noisy, so it's the perfect place to people watch as you eat amazing food.

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Although we went on a Monday at midafternoon, the place was dead. Even so, we decided to enjoy a reportedly good meal at Asia De Cuba. Since it was not even 4pm, we were not starving. The waitress was an uncomfortable awkward throughout

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Although we went on a Monday at midafternoon, the place was dead. Even so, we decided to enjoy a reportedly good meal at Asia De Cuba. Since it was not even 4pm, we were not starving. The waitress was an uncomfortable awkward throughout

Pros: Food was good

Cons: Waitress: Uber Pretentious

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I took my a family members from out of town here. They were amazed with the decor and more amazed with the food. The short ribs were SO GOOD!! And the dessert was really good too. When you look at the menu, the prices seem a bit much,

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I took my a family members from out of town here. They were amazed with the decor and more amazed with the food. The short ribs were SO GOOD!! And the dessert was really good too. When you look at the menu, the prices seem a bit much,

Pros: Food, Service, Decor

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The pork dish was phenomenal as was the calamari salad. The fried wontons were ok but not a favorite. My friend and I went during restaurant week to make it affordable. The dishes are all shared which stems from the large portions of

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The pork dish was phenomenal as was the calamari salad. The fried wontons were ok but not a favorite. My friend and I went during restaurant week to make it affordable. The dishes are all shared which stems from the large portions of

Pros: Good service, ambience, didn't rush us

Cons: Expensive but worth it

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First of all, no salad should have bananas. Second, my co-worker and I ordered an entree dish of Cuban bbq chicken that came with an order of coconut sticky rice. I am not usually a critic, but when I go to NYCs fancier restaurants, I

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First of all, no salad should have bananas. Second, my co-worker and I ordered an entree dish of Cuban bbq chicken that came with an order of coconut sticky rice. I am not usually a critic, but when I go to NYCs fancier restaurants, I

Pros: Restaurant Week Price, Thank God

Cons: Food was horrible!!!!!

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We were there on a Saturday, I guess the waiter had too many tables, cause he was rushing the whole time. He did a good job, but I just felt like he wanted to go home. The place itself is very nice- and the entrees feed six!! I would

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We were there on a Saturday, I guess the waiter had too many tables, cause he was rushing the whole time. He did a good job, but I just felt like he wanted to go home. The place itself is very nice- and the entrees feed six!! I would

Pros: Cool vibe- Good Cocktails

Cons: Weird service

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Decent

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Decent

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Loved this place years ago and it's still just as good. Like the fusion aspect of their menu... very creative. Flavors are well-balanced and sexyy. Calamari salad is wonderful and there are really no bad choices. Great drinks too!

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Loved this place years ago and it's still just as good. Like the fusion aspect of their menu... very creative. Flavors are well-balanced and sexyy. Calamari salad is wonderful and there are really no bad choices. Great drinks too!

Pros: Amazing food and great crowd

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I'm an attorney who (even with this economy) still dines out with clients or associates several times a week. I went on the advice of a colleague who likes to go here for drinks. I wanted a second opinion (sorry, Emma), so I looked the

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I'm an attorney who (even with this economy) still dines out with clients or associates several times a week. I went on the advice of a colleague who likes to go here for drinks. I wanted a second opinion (sorry, Emma), so I looked the

Pros: wine list, food

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I recently went to asia de cuba for the first time with a group of friends and was simply astounded at what an all around horrible experience it was. Our waiter was rude and scoffingly asked my friend where she was from when she hadn't

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I recently went to asia de cuba for the first time with a group of friends and was simply astounded at what an all around horrible experience it was. Our waiter was rude and scoffingly asked my friend where she was from when she hadn't

Pros: Good calamari salad

Cons: everything else

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First off, the waiter was extremely rude to our table and we were forced to pay 20% gratuity which I find to be a bit over the top. The food wasn't that great and did not come with sides. I was still hungry after we left the restaurant.

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First off, the waiter was extremely rude to our table and we were forced to pay 20% gratuity which I find to be a bit over the top. The food wasn't that great and did not come with sides. I was still hungry after we left the restaurant.

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We had a blast at Asia de Cuba. It's expensive, but a great experience. The drinks were fantastic, the food was amazing and our waiter was great. The entire experience was excellent!

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We had a blast at Asia de Cuba. It's expensive, but a great experience. The drinks were fantastic, the food was amazing and our waiter was great. The entire experience was excellent!

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Went there for restaurant week with 5 friends...not only were the portions extremely\r
small..we had to share 3 main dishes....we also had to order sides with our meals a la carte. How did a $35 pperson special turn into $150 per person

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Went there for restaurant week with 5 friends...not only were the portions extremely\r
small..we had to share 3 main dishes....we also had to order sides with our meals a la carte. How did a $35 pperson special turn into $150 per person

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Had an absolute blast. Food was great, but the service was better. Chris our waiter was helpful and knowledgable, made our dinner a special occasion that we'll remember for a long time.

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Had an absolute blast. Food was great, but the service was better. Chris our waiter was helpful and knowledgable, made our dinner a special occasion that we'll remember for a long time.

Pros: food, service, music

Cons: no parking

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Make no mistake, Asia de Cuba is a see and be scene place, and unfortunately sometimes that comes with the price tag of snotty, snotty staff. But if you are willing to overlook that, you'll enjoy a really wonderful meal. It is pricey but not obscene - it is NYC after all. The food is asian fusion, they have an extensive drink and wine menu.

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Make no mistake, Asia de Cuba is a see and be scene place, and unfortunately sometimes that comes with the price tag of snotty, snotty staff. But if you are willing to overlook that, you'll enjoy a really wonderful meal. It is pricey but not obscene - it is NYC after all. The food is asian fusion, they have an extensive drink and wine menu.

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i had the WORST experience ever. i went to Asia de Cuba tonight with 3 of my girlfriends and the waiter was awful. he forgot to bring my drink after serving my 3 friends. i waited 20 minutes and when he didnt return, i went to bar to get a

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i had the WORST experience ever. i went to Asia de Cuba tonight with 3 of my girlfriends and the waiter was awful. he forgot to bring my drink after serving my 3 friends. i waited 20 minutes and when he didnt return, i went to bar to get a

Pros: ambience

Cons: horrible service

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On a recent ladies trip to NYC myself and 4 others dined at Asia de Cuba at the recommendation of a colleague. We knew going in that it would be pricy, but the food made up for it! The asian spiced pork spare ribs appetizer was

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On a recent ladies trip to NYC myself and 4 others dined at Asia de Cuba at the recommendation of a colleague. We knew going in that it would be pricy, but the food made up for it! The asian spiced pork spare ribs appetizer was

Pros: Food, drinks, service, ambience! Great for group dining!

Cons: Entree and side dishes did not come out together

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I don't get a lot of the negative posts. If you didn't like the food here, your palate must be frozen or something. My husband and I went with another couple and had the most fabulous experience. Our server was very helpful with

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I don't get a lot of the negative posts. If you didn't like the food here, your palate must be frozen or something. My husband and I went with another couple and had the most fabulous experience. Our server was very helpful with

Pros: THE FOOD!

Cons: No parking, but it's the city

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Love it all. Enviornment, Service, FOOD!!! Leaves you wanting more.. Great for groups. Pricey but worth it.

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Love it all. Enviornment, Service, FOOD!!! Leaves you wanting more.. Great for groups. Pricey but worth it.

Pros: Food and food presentation

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Not sure what the people below are grumbling about. Had a perfect Restaurant Week lunch here. Steamed and fried dumplings, calamari salad, BBQ chicken with guacamole and sticky rice, and coconut-chocolate cake. Everything was

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Not sure what the people below are grumbling about. Had a perfect Restaurant Week lunch here. Steamed and fried dumplings, calamari salad, BBQ chicken with guacamole and sticky rice, and coconut-chocolate cake. Everything was

Pros: Beautiful space, great food, service

Cons: Can be pricey

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We've been to Asia de Cuba in LA several times and have always had a good experience, so decided to try the one in NYC since it was participating in Restaurant Week, where a set-menu dinner is available for $35/per person. When we arrived,

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We've been to Asia de Cuba in LA several times and have always had a good experience, so decided to try the one in NYC since it was participating in Restaurant Week, where a set-menu dinner is available for $35/per person. When we arrived,

Pros: Ambiance is nice/trendy

Cons: Food is horrible, overpriced

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I used to love this place, but the service and standard is slipping. I had two recent experiences. One was on a quiet Sunday evening. The staff brought the wrong appetizer and then made us wait over an hour to get our shared salad. We

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I used to love this place, but the service and standard is slipping. I had two recent experiences. One was on a quiet Sunday evening. The staff brought the wrong appetizer and then made us wait over an hour to get our shared salad. We

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Great Scene, nice ambience...but very pricey! I went on 5/10/08 to celebrate a girl friend receiving her masters degree and her birthday so we stayed at the hotel which was a cute boutique hotel. We only ordered appetizers which were

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Great Scene, nice ambience...but very pricey! I went on 5/10/08 to celebrate a girl friend receiving her masters degree and her birthday so we stayed at the hotel which was a cute boutique hotel. We only ordered appetizers which were

Pros: Great hip scene

Cons: Pricey

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This is the perfect place to go if you love Asian and Spanish food. It makes choosing where to go much easier if you can't decide what type of food you want because there is such a wide variety. The sushi is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is gorgeous. It is a bit pricey, however, but it's definitely worth it.

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This is the perfect place to go if you love Asian and Spanish food. It makes choosing where to go much easier if you can't decide what type of food you want because there is such a wide variety. The sushi is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is gorgeous. It is a bit pricey, however, but it's definitely worth it.

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Went here for a date last week, and even though it is generally recommended for groups (since portions are sharing size), it was fantastic. The food was amazing (esp the calamari salad and the cod). The service was attentive and it was a

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Went here for a date last week, and even though it is generally recommended for groups (since portions are sharing size), it was fantastic. The food was amazing (esp the calamari salad and the cod). The service was attentive and it was a

Pros: food, ambiance

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For a place that came so highly recommended, it turned out to be a disappointment. Our waiter and wine steward ignored use after they took our order and served us. Several attempts were made to get their attention to refill our wine

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For a place that came so highly recommended, it turned out to be a disappointment. Our waiter and wine steward ignored use after they took our order and served us. Several attempts were made to get their attention to refill our wine

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My husband and I heard raving reviews about Asia de Cuba so we were really excited to eat there. We had 10:15 reservations and we showed up on time and they had us go to the bar and wait for a half an hour. We stopped the hostess to ask

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My husband and I heard raving reviews about Asia de Cuba so we were really excited to eat there. We had 10:15 reservations and we showed up on time and they had us go to the bar and wait for a half an hour. We stopped the hostess to ask

Pros: they take credit cards

Cons: food, service, dishes were dirty, price, attitude

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I was there with one of my friends and received the worst treatment ever from their staff and their bouncers. They had asked us to remove ourselves from their "reserved" tables when they were all empty and when we asked them if it was

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I was there with one of my friends and received the worst treatment ever from their staff and their bouncers. They had asked us to remove ourselves from their "reserved" tables when they were all empty and when we asked them if it was

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I wish I had listened to the scathing reviews regarding the Restaurant Week menu and stayed away from Asia de Cuba. This was by far the worst meal I have had in NYC! The calamari salad had zero flavor, the lemongrass chicken skewers were

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I wish I had listened to the scathing reviews regarding the Restaurant Week menu and stayed away from Asia de Cuba. This was by far the worst meal I have had in NYC! The calamari salad had zero flavor, the lemongrass chicken skewers were

Pros: Sangria

Cons: Everything else

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I disagree with lasvegasgirl. I found the poo-kabobs to be quite dry. And the Cleveland Steamer was nothing to write home to Iowa about. My owner and I probably will not go back, as he didn't like the poopychanga he ordered, either.

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I disagree with lasvegasgirl. I found the poo-kabobs to be quite dry. And the Cleveland Steamer was nothing to write home to Iowa about. My owner and I probably will not go back, as he didn't like the poopychanga he ordered, either.

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I love love loved the poop-kabobs. The must have let that stuff marinate for a week prior to serving it. The Cleveland "Steamer" was also a real treat. A+ in my book. Nice job, Asia de Cuba!

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I love love loved the poop-kabobs. The must have let that stuff marinate for a week prior to serving it. The Cleveland "Steamer" was also a real treat. A+ in my book. Nice job, Asia de Cuba!

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good food, good design....great atmosphere................I do not like this scheisse with reviews...

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good food, good design....great atmosphere................I do not like this scheisse with reviews...

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My wife and I were looking for a late dinner the night we arrived and were referred to this place by the frount desk of our hotel. The decore was interesting and light. We shared the calamari with bananas and the black cod. The

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My wife and I were looking for a late dinner the night we arrived and were referred to this place by the frount desk of our hotel. The decore was interesting and light. We shared the calamari with bananas and the black cod. The

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We were a party of 5 at 12:15PM and decided for a change to order from the Prix Fix Menu for lunch. We ordered 2 beef dumpling as appetizers followed by the chicken and a double portion of the pork. Everything was very nice apart from

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We were a party of 5 at 12:15PM and decided for a change to order from the Prix Fix Menu for lunch. We ordered 2 beef dumpling as appetizers followed by the chicken and a double portion of the pork. Everything was very nice apart from

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Come for the food, the fun, and the atmosphere. Creative varieties of seafood and fish, tasty meats and great side dishes.

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Come for the food, the fun, and the atmosphere. Creative varieties of seafood and fish, tasty meats and great side dishes.

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Loved the ambiance, the service from start to finish was friendly, professional, and warm. The food was fantastic! Seriously great. Pricey, but no surprise. Can't wait to return.

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Loved the ambiance, the service from start to finish was friendly, professional, and warm. The food was fantastic! Seriously great. Pricey, but no surprise. Can't wait to return.

Pros: decor, FOOD!!!, service, drinks

Cons: pricey

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Absolutely love this restaurant! The food was the best fusion I have had in the city - For appetizers my party of 4 shared the calamari salad - overflowing with calamari and wonderful flavors and the beef dumplings two ways - again great

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Absolutely love this restaurant! The food was the best fusion I have had in the city - For appetizers my party of 4 shared the calamari salad - overflowing with calamari and wonderful flavors and the beef dumplings two ways - again great

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I went here today for restaurant week. We were expecting an amazing meal on the level of chef run restaurants like DC Coast, etc. We were shocked when the dumplings done two ways actually came refrigerator- temperature ice cold and

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I went here today for restaurant week. We were expecting an amazing meal on the level of chef run restaurants like DC Coast, etc. We were shocked when the dumplings done two ways actually came refrigerator- temperature ice cold and

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Great for groups. Sharing is a must. The calamari salad is incredible - I get it every time. And the mojitos are my favorite in the city.

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Great for groups. Sharing is a must. The calamari salad is incredible - I get it every time. And the mojitos are my favorite in the city.

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If you are looking for a fun place to go out with friends, Asia de Cuba is it. The food is good and the service is friendly and competent. The decor, although slightly tired, exudes a great vibe. The drinks are amazing. And best of all,

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If you are looking for a fun place to go out with friends, Asia de Cuba is it. The food is good and the service is friendly and competent. The decor, although slightly tired, exudes a great vibe. The drinks are amazing. And best of all,

Pros: Edible Food, Great Ambience, Fun and Gracious Service, Decent Pricing, Knockout Drinks

Cons: Decor Is Getting Tired

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asia is my all time favorite restaurant. AMAZING food. try the seared ahi tuna over wasabi peas and the pineapple cake. absolutely wonderful! great people-watching. obviously the place is more expensive than mcdonalds! great value for what

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asia is my all time favorite restaurant. AMAZING food. try the seared ahi tuna over wasabi peas and the pineapple cake. absolutely wonderful! great people-watching. obviously the place is more expensive than mcdonalds! great value for what

Pros: amazing drinks, best fusion food in the city

Cons: sometimes there is a wait

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I?ll have to admit as a big Sx in the City fan, I went to Asia de Cuba because it was on the show. I was more impressed by being there in person. From where I sat on the second floor I could see all the activity in the entire room. The

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I?ll have to admit as a big Sx in the City fan, I went to Asia de Cuba because it was on the show. I was more impressed by being there in person. From where I sat on the second floor I could see all the activity in the entire room. The

Pros: The Room is amazing

Cons: We had to wait for a table

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I had high expectations for this restaurant, so when we arrived, I was disappointed by the decor, I had read white and billowy, but it was not what I expected, and it didn't end there. The disappointments just kept coming. Our waitress

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I had high expectations for this restaurant, so when we arrived, I was disappointed by the decor, I had read white and billowy, but it was not what I expected, and it didn't end there. The disappointments just kept coming. Our waitress

Cons: overpriced, atmosphere so-so, food

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With its billowing white curtains, two-story Philippe Starck design and sashaying samba music, Asia de Cuba still draws sexy crowds nightly, and the food hasn't changed much over the years either. There are still immense portions of big,…

 

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