House Chinese Kitchen
35 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. $
1881 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. 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 11-10:30 Sun-Thu,
11 AM-11:30 PM Fri-Sat. D, MC, V. $$
120 Everett Road, Colonie, 458-7044. Dumplings come steamed
or fried with a variety of fillings along with various regional
offerings. Full bar, banquet facilities. Takeout available.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun.
Reservations suggested on weekends. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
10 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. $
Golden Phoenix Buffet
St. James Square Plaza, 2309 Nott St. E., Niskayuna, 344-7518.
It’s your standard-issue Chinese buffet, but the space is
attractive and there’s 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 3:30-11, Sun noon-10. AE, D, MC, V. $$
See listing under “Japanese.”
1652 Western Ave., Guilderland, 869-9585. Menu features
sesame chicken, beef with broccoli, moo shu pork and seafood
wor bar. Full bar. Banquet facilities. Serving 11-10 daily.
AE, MC, V. $$
855 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, 10-10 Sun. D, MC, V. $$
Pearl of the Orient
471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 459-0903. The menu
is a collection of different styles of Chinese food (Hunan,
Szechuan, Cantonese, Chinatown). Full bar, on/off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Lunch buffets Mon-Fri. Serving
11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. Reservations
accepted for groups of five or more. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
1100 Madison Ave., Albany, 489-0606. Specializing in Chinese,
Thai and sushi. Favorites include Peking duck, General Tso’s
chicken and crispy orange beef. On/off-premises catering
and banquet facilities. Delivery and takeout available.
Serving 11:30-10 Sun-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat. Reservations
suggested for parties of five or more. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Plum Blossom Restaurant
685 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. $$
1519 Route 9, Halfmoon, 383-8581. All-Asian cuisine, concentrating
on Thai and Chinese foods. Dim sum brunch Sat-Sun 11-3.
Full bar and banquet facilities and cocktail lounge. Takeout
available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 11-10:30
Sun. AE, MC, D, V. $$
117 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 449-2030. 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. $