Mon - Fri: 5PM - Midnight
Sat - Sun: 11AM - Midnight
Chef Dale Talde oversees this "high-energy" Park Slope Pan-Asian where the "creative", pork and seafood–heavy menu is rated a "triumph", likewise the bar's "tasty cocktails" and beers; it takes no reservations and the "tavern"-like digs are usually "jammed" – good thing the staff's so "patient and helpful."
East meets west at this casual Asian-American fusion restaurant in south Park Slope, from former Top Chef contestant David Talde. Ornate woodwork and shelves of Chinese figurines add a bit of flair to this otherwise contemporary-styled space; its dark wood barstools, high-backed booths, and small tables are often occupied by Brooklyn foodies in search of something a little out-of-the-ordinary. Talde delivers with a menu of inventive dishes meant for sharing, such as pretzel potstickers stuffed with pork and chives, Filipino pork sausage on Hawaiian bread buns, Korean-style fried chicken with kimchee sauce and shrimp egg foo yung fried rice. Specialty cocktails like the Nine Roses (a take on an Old Fashioned with Chinese spice syrup) are creative, too. The sweet treat that won David Talde high marks on Top Chef, chocolate-caramel ganache on a potato chip–pretzel crust is a staple of the dessert menu; the chef also received a nod as Best New Chef in the New York Area from Food & Wine's 2013 People's Choice awards.
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