|OMG Delicious and Inexpensive Asian food in NYC
||[May. 28th, 2008|01:54 pm]
New York - New Jersey Cuisine
I thought I posted about this place but since I couldn't remember the name up until recently, I doubt it! |
I've been to this cute Asian fusion restaurant called Cafetasia twice now, and I have to say it was an awesome time both times. They have a wide variety of food for vegetarians and none, great specials and a really decent bar. The first time we got pineapple fried rice served in a pineapple that was so amazing it started a bit of an addiction for me. They didn't have it on the menu the second time.
Another thing I loved about this place was the menu style. It has the types of food divided into sizes instead of the usual "appetizers" or "entrees". I can easily put away an "extra large" by myself so I usually start with an appetizer.
The ambiance is very low key. The restaurant is pretty small with long tables and padded benches instead of chairs for the most part. There are tons of candles and faux candles which are made to look like they're falling from the ceiling.
But the thing that blows me away is the price. The extra large entrees max out around $12 and the second time I went there we had 18 people, who we fed and boozed for about $350 (with the 18% tip included). Not bad if you ask me ... especially with all the booze consumed!
The restaurant is located near Cooper University and NYU (so there are lots of neat dessert spots and bars nearby) at 38 East 8th Street.
I just made myself hungry. LOL