Asian food a draw during Dine In Brooklyn Week

From Korean to Thai to Vietnamese to Indian to Japanese, plus Asian Fusion, the restaurants participating in Dine In Brooklyn Week, taking place this year from March 20 through March 30, represent a broad swathe of Asian food styles sure to tempt any palate.

In all, 11 restaurants featuring Asian food are among the 92 borough eateries attracting diners during the 10-day span with $28 three-course dinners, $15 two-course lunches and $12 weekend brunches.

Among them are Brooklyn Heights’ Asya, 46 Henry Street, the only Indian eatery on the list. It’s renowned for its elegant interpretations of classic cuisine from the subcontinent, including crispy Samosas, sultry Chicken Tikka and Chana Saag, Biryani and breads like airy Poori and Naan.

Flatbush’s Hunger Pang, 1021 Church Avenue, has been a foodie favorite since it opened a couple of years back. Now, those who haven’t yet sampled its Asian fusion cuisine will have the opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. Among its current offerings, Pang Fried Noodles, Slow Cooked Short Rib Ragu and Flourless Chocolate Chili Torte.

Bed-Stuy’s Tiger Box, 169 Park Avenue, offers Korean food including lots of Kimchi, plus such favorites as Bulgogi (marinated beef tenderloin with vegetables), Galbi (short ribs) and a variety of rice bowls (all of which include, no surprise, Kimchi) as well as Jjigae (Korean stew).

Tenzan, 7116 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst, is one of several Japanese restaurants that’s participating. On its menu, a broad range of dishes includes sushi and sashimi plus Hibachi meats, noodle dishes and such classic Japanese dishes as Tempura and Teriyaki.

Needless to say, Williamsburg has several entries on the Dine in Brooklyn list. Among these is The Chinese Club, 208 Grand Street, which serves up a variety of classic and less standard Chinese entrees, from Chili Garlic Fried Rice to Buttery Black Pepper Steak to Kung Pao Potato and Paneer.

Carroll Gardens’ Nightingale Nine, 329 Smith Street, is an edgy eatery billed as Vietnamese whose menu encompasses pho and spring rolls as well as some less traditional dishes that you’re not likely to find on a standard Vietnamese menu such as Fried Virginia Oysters and Cast Iron Roasted Organic Chicken.

All participating restaurants are included on the event website,, launched by Borough President Eric Adams on Tuesday, February 28.

Dine in Brooklyn is presented by the borough president in partnership with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, with exclusive sponsorship from Visa and contributing support from Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Brooklyn Spectator and Home Reporter, the New York City Restaurant Association and Yelp.


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