Tue-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri, noon-midnight; Sat, 1pm-midnight; Sun, 2pm-11pm; Mon, closed
M, R at Steinway St.; N, Q at 30th Ave.
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Northern Blvd. to 19th Ave., 57th St. to Vernon Blvd.
This compact Pan-Asian spot solidly represents several Far Eastern cuisines. Chef-owners J.J. and Richard Lin are from Shanghai, and their traditional Chinese dishesódim-sum dumplings, crispy duck, retro fried rice and lo meinóprove as on the mark as anything you'll find in Chinatown. Richard spent years studying sushi-making so the restaurant emphasizes deftly made rolls, pieces, and platters that often break the rules and are all the more fun because of that. Fusion-style fixings add tropical flair; that zesty mystery ingredient could be jícama, jalapeño, mango, or even coconut. Entrées allow J.J., the kitchen chef, to flaunt her French Culinary Institute diploma in East-West presentations such as a wok-seared tuna atop mesclun and a miso-glazed salmon with baby vegetables.Note
Last order 30 minutes before closing time.Recommended Dishes
Crispy duck salad, $8.95; chef’s special sushi rolls, $8.95-$14.95; wok-seared blackened tuna, $17