House Chinese Kitchen
N. Pearl St., Albany, 434-5422 or 434-5423. Offering a full
menu of Chinese specialties, including Hunan, Szechuan and
Cantonese dishes. Also featuring an express lunch and a
low-cal, low-fat menu. Takeout available; free delivery
to Capitol area in downtown Albany. Serving 10-10 Mon-Fri,
noon-10 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
Central Ave., Colonie, 452-6963; 710 New Loudon Road, Latham,
783-1505; 15 Park Ave., Clifton Park, 383-2033; 1828 Altamont
Ave., Rotterdam, 356-1890. www.dragonbuffet.net. Along with
a daily choice of more than 150 buffet items from Chinese,
Japanese and American cuisine, the Mongolian Barbecue allows
diners to quickly create their own stir-fried meals using
a combination of vegetables, meats and sauces. Private-party,
takeout and catering services available. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu,
11 AM-11:30 PM Fri-Sat. D, MC, V. $$
Everett Road, Colonie, 458-7044. Dumplings come steamed
or fried with a variety of fillings along with various regional
offerings. Full bar, banquet facilities. Takeout available.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun.
Reservations suggested on weekends. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Wolf Road, Colonie, 591-0628. Comfortable dining area. Dim
sum brunch daily (11-3), vegetarian menu and a large selection
of fish, lobster and oysters in addition to all the traditional
fare. Wine and beer. Takeout available. Large parking area.
Serving 11-10:30 Sun-Thu, 11 AM-11:30 PM Fri-Sat. MC, V.
James Square Plaza, 2309 Nott St. E., Niskayuna, 344-7518.
A classic Chinese buffet, with an attractive space and a
Mongolian barbecue station that’s worth the visit. Serving
lunch Mon-Sat 11-3:30, dinner Mon-Thu 3:30-9:30, Fri-Sat
3:30-10:30, Sun noon-9:30. AE, D, MC, V. $$
listing under “Japanese.”
Central Ave., Albany, 453-6258. As the name would imply,
seafood is a specialty—you can choose your entrée from the
aquarium on your way in—on a menu featuring some 200 items.
Daily dim sum made to order. Full bar. Serving 11-11 Mon-Thu,
11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun. D, MC, V. $$
of the Orient
Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 459-0903. The menu is a
collection of different styles of Chinese food (Hunan, Szechuan,
Cantonese, Chinatown). Full bar, on/off-premises catering.
Takeout available. Lunch buffets Mon-Fri. Serving 11-10
Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. Reservations
accepted for groups of five or more. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Madison Ave., Albany, 489-0606. Specializing in Chinese,
Thai and sushi. Favorites include Peking duck, General Tso’s
chicken and crispy orange beef. On/off-premises catering
and banquet facilities. Delivery and takeout available.
Serving 11:30-10 Sun-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat. Reservations
suggested for parties of five or more. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Hoosick Road, Troy, 272-0036. Cantonese and Hong Kong fare,
with other Asian food. On-premises catering and banquet
facilities. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, noon-10
Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Route 9, Halfmoon, 383-8581. All-Asian cuisine, concentrating
on Southeast Asian and Hong Kong foods. Dim sum brunch Sat-Sun
11-3. Full bar and banquet facilities and cocktail lounge.
Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat,
11-10:30 Sun. AE, MC, D, V. $$
Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 449-2030, 449-2031. The
Cantonese cuisine features seafood wor bar and moo shu pork;
Szechuan selections are also available. Full bar. Takeout
available. Serving 11-10:30 Mon-Sat, noon-10:30 Sun. Reservations
suggested for parties of six or more. AE, D, DC, MC, V.