A, C, 1 at 168th St.
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135th St. to 230rd St., First Ave. to Riverside Dr.
This keep-it-simple chain bridges much of Asia—its four branches churn out enough Chinese, Japanese, Thai, "Revolution Diet" (health conscious), and vegetarian food to fill a 10-page menu. Garish violet and aqua neon illuminate the formica tables in the back dining room and a pair of sushi chefs are stationed at the small, simple wooden sushi bar near the front. Of the overwhelming and largely mediocre offerings, the best deal is on daily half-price rolls and maki, and the best eats are Szechuan specialties. The Paradise Chicken douses shredded meat, slightly sweet red bell peppers, and earthy Portobello mushrooms in a spicy red chili sauce typical of the region.Recommended Dishes
Paradise chicken, $12.95