Asia de Cuba
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Asia de Cuba

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.asiadecuba.com/
  • Phone: (212) 726-7755
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Pan-Asian, Cuban
  • Executive Chef: Luis Pous
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Private Party Contact: Regional Sales Team 2125546507

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Asia de Cuba is located within walking distance of every major subway line in Manhattan. The closest subway stations are the "8th St/NYU" stop on the N & R lines (located at 8th St & Broadway) and the "Astor Place" stop on the 6 line (located at Astor Place & Lafayette St).
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: While street parking is widely available in the area, ICON Parking is the closest parking garage to Asia de Cuba. It is located at 445 Lafayette St, on the east side of Lafayette St. and just a few feet away from the restaurant.
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Asia de Cuba reviews from OpenTable diners
  • I must say I am sad that Asia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    I must say I am sad that Asia de Cuba is no longer in NY. I miss going here with friends and family. The food never disappointed me and the ambiance was soo good. The drinks were strong so one was good enough for me and i'm not a light weight drinker. The coconut infusion cake was my absolute favorite. I can't say enough great things about this restaurant. I guess I will have to wait until I go to Miami or LA where Asia de Cuba is also located. now that it is restaurant week I am so missing asia de cuba. :(
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • I'm really going to miss Asia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    I'm really going to miss Asia de Cuba. It was my favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • We had a great time, the waiter
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2011
    We had a great time, the waiter was very attentivce. Too bad it was closing the day we went!
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  • I've always loved Asia de
    Irving
    Dined on 10/12/2011
    I've always loved Asia de Cuba-NY. I am so sorry they re closing. Their food is consistently great. Unusual dishes. fabulous. Their best is the calamari salad and the white sangria.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed in Asia de Cuba
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2011
    The portions are family sized but not good if you are one or a few. The food did not look fresh. It didn't taste good, but was edible. There was an excess of bananas in the calamari salad and too much wasabi in the ahi tuna entree. The scallops were delicious though. The service was expressionless. It wasn't busy either. Only after I went there and commented to friends, did I hear that it was no longer a good place but was riding on its reputation. Luckily, it was only a lunch meeting and not a special occasion.
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  • I WiLL Miss you Asia de Cuba
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/9/2011
    i always loved Asia de Cuba and i am very upset that the restaurant is closing his doors.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Cool place, excellent food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    Cool place, excellent food, good for a group of friends, but to much aircondition!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food mediocre at best. it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    Food mediocre at best. it is closing down this location not sure why. very expensive for what one gets. would never go back.
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  • I went to Asia de Cuba this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    I went to Asia de Cuba this week because I knew it was closing. This is the only restaurant I can claim as my favorite and I was devasted to learn it was leaving NYC. I called my beat friend and said, "We gotta go!" We went after work on Friday, had their amazing food, and towards the end of our meal, the manager cane to our table, asked for me, and informed me that they were giving their most loyal patrons a "Thank You" parting gift card that is good at any of the China Grill Management restaurants. Such a classy move! I was touched! I only hope they return to NYC! Great food, great service, great ambiance and hands down, my favorite restaurant in NYC! Thank you for the great memories! You will be missed in NYC!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Excellent food & vibrant ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2011
    Excellent food & vibrant ambiance along with great service!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The calamari salad was delicious,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2011
    The calamari salad was delicious, but huge! The waiter recommended we order 2 appetizers and 1 entree to share. We only ordered one appetizer (the calamari salad) and we were fairly full by the time our entrees arrived. Glad we forced ourselves to eat more, though, because all the dishes were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to share different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2011
    Great place to share different dishes, everything delicious. Interesting fusion of Latin and Asian flavors.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one of the best in nyc...
    iReview242VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    asia de cuba is one of my favorite restaurants in nyc. their food is amazing, the waitstaff is always friendly, fun and courteous, and the atmosphere is quiet enough to enjoy a romantic dinner for two, but still moderate enough for large parties to have a great time too. unfortunately, i'm told that they're closing their nyc restaurant!
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  • The food is still fantastic.
    BrilliantVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2011
    The food is still fantastic. Beware, the portions are big!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorry to find out that they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/29/2011
    Sorry to find out that they will be closing.....always had a fun time and good service
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    romantic
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  • Food was outstanding. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2011
    Food was outstanding. Service was excellent. The drinks were the absolute best. I would highly recommend Asia to anyone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was delicious as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2011
    The food was delicious as always and the service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasting menu a highlight.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Tasting menu a highlight. Food was perhaps brought out too fast. Generous serves but not too much. A little loud and tables a little crowded together but otherwise atmosphere was excellent. Overall very good and have recommended to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Asia de Cuba is always very
    pierremonami
    Dined on 9/22/2011
    Asia de Cuba is always very good but regrettably this is all going to come to an end as it closes half way through October following some kind of falling out with the hotel which means it shall close. One can only hope it reopens and continues to do its terrific food!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good was great but the ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2011
    Good was great but the ambiance was very disappointed.
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  • Excellent Food……….Share entree
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/20/2011
    Excellent Food……….Share entree and even appetizer…….huge portions , quality not just quantity!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upon my dining experience
    Jacquigon
    Dined on 9/18/2011
    Upon my dining experience at Asia de Cuba, my guest and I decided to select the tasting menu. It was excellent to say the least. The Calamari salad is the best calamari salad I've ever had, the banana slice in the salad is different yet perfect addition to this dish. The Alaskan Cod and Beef ribs were delicious and literally melt in your mouth with flavor. The coconut java rice was a perfect medium of spanish/asian rice. Definitely returning in the near future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2011
    Food was great as usual but the guy who met us at the door doesn't deserve working at such restaurant. No way I am ever going back there again after such treatment even though I used to like going there before.
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  • Not what it used to be
    MsDiva2U
    Dined on 9/18/2011
    The first time I dined at Asia de Cuba the food was extremely well seasoned and tasty. I felt like each of my individual taste buds were awakened with each bite I took. I was very excided to bring my friend (a future chef) here to have the amazing experience I had. To my dismay the food was only "ok" on this visit. I'm assuming that there is a new chef since about 4 years have passed since I revisited. In the meantime I have enjoyed great food at other China Grill Management restaurants.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love the place. Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    We love the place. Always great service and great food!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Realy like the place but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    Realy like the place but the ambiance is better than the food.
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  • Although the combination of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    Although the combination of different ingredients is very creative, the taste of the food remains a little plain. Ambiance is nice.
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Restaurant Bar None
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    LOVED this restaurant!The drinks were refreshing & the food was nothing short of absolutely spectacular.My husband took me here for my 35th birthday on recommendation from friends & it sure didn't disappoint!We decided to go with the 'Tasting menu with wine paring" & was blown away by each and every course.The calamari salad was like none other & could be ordered as a main course it was that delicable! The short ribs melted in your mouth as did the cod.I never had tuna tartare before so I was rather reluctant to try it but Im sure glad I did.I ranked the service rather low because our reservations were for 9:30pm & we werent seated until 10pm although there were plenty of empty tables.We also waited a long time for the food.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good, unusual combos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/2/2011
    Food good, unusual combos that work. We enjoyed sharing plates. Service too keen to rush you. Got the mains before we had eaten sorbets and that was after telling them to slow it down.
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    good for groups
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  • "beef two ways" - sounds amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2011
    "beef two ways" - sounds amazing on menu its just beef dumplings with soy sauce and fried dumpligs with another sauce "lemongrass chicken" - same yellow sauce served with above with dry chicken on a stick "rhum pork" - this should really be called pork bellies bc thats all it is there is absolutely no meat on the pork i had to spit out mouthfulls of fat bc it was too dark to see it Dessert was dry and plain tasted like a macaroon with chocolate sauce not impressed Food was nothing special and nothing i cant get at a thai restaurant for 1/3 the price and 5x the flavor and quantity Service - we were done eating dessert but still had half a pitcher of sangria left and no one came by to pour it only to ask if we were finished very rude
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  • Was a bit skeptical when told
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2011
    Was a bit skeptical when told by the waitress that the four us would order two apps and two entrees. Thought it might have had something to do with our ordering from the Restaurant Week menu, but the waitress was correct in telling us that the portions are large. They were that and delicious. Drinks were great and the service was friendly and informative. We loved it. BUT we were told that the place would be closing soon. TOO BAD. Get there before it shuts down!
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too bad it is closing - hope
    BackAgain
    Dined on 9/1/2011
    too bad it is closing - hope it opens in new incarnation apart from morgans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was tired and insipid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/1/2011
    Food was tired and insipid and not hot enough. I would not return.
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  • I have been many times and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2011
    I have been many times and if this was my first time i would not go back. The calamari in the Calamari salad (which i always order) was burnt and had a bitter taste. The rest of the food was ok but not as good as my previous experiences. The service was bad. The waiter was ok at first but quickly seemed to lose interest in the table. We asked him and another server to take a picture of us and they acted as it is was a chore. Also, they did not ask us which desserts we wanted from the menu but instead just brought out two. I had just been one week prior and the experience was night and day. The waiter mentioned that the place was closing so i guess that impacted the service. Even though the place may close, we expect service.
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  • Food was innovative. Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2011
    Food was innovative. Nice concept blending asian and cuban, but taste was average. Loved the ambiance. Beautiful setting for dinner. Nice timely wait staff.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Great place!! I loved the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2011
    Great place!! I loved the food and the service was great!!
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    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Outstanding quality of food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2011
    Outstanding quality of food. Nice atmosphere and good service. The chocolate cake dessert was on of the best I ate so far!
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    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful meal with complimentary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2011
    Wonderful meal with complimentary and terrific dishes. We did the restaurant week menu for a table of 7 and some of the dishes were properly proportioned, but the chicken was not. Service was very good. Shame that it will soon be closing.
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    fit for foodies
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  • My overall dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    My overall dining experience at Asia De Cuba was fair. In terms of presentation all of my meal and drink choices were stunnning. My meal and drink choice consisted of: Mojito, Calamari Salad "Asia De Cuba", Cuban BBQ Chicken, Coconut Invasion. I've had better mojitos, the minature cane stick was a nice twist. The Calamari Salad was OK. The salad exuded a peanut butter taste, this may have been a result of the sesame dressing. The BBQ Cuban Chicken wasn't bad, I felt that the chicken could've used a bit more seasoning. Most of the flavor derived was from the BBQ sauce. The Coconut Invasion was good but a bit sweet. It would've been nice if a semi-sweet chocolate sauce was used to offset the sweetness of the coconut cake and ice cream.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • from the moment i was greeted
    bobbyc
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    from the moment i was greeted by a smiling man, i knew this would be my new home. drinks were great, atmoshpere fun, scenery beautiful, food excellent. music inviting. really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic