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CHINESE

Amazing Wok

267 Lark St., Albany, 434-3946. Freshly made Hunan, Szechuan and Cantonese specialties in the heart of Center Square. Takeout and delivery available. Serving 10:30-10:30 Mon-Thu, 10:30-11:30 Fri, 11-midnight Sat, 11:30-10:30 Sun. Cash only. $

Capitol 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, lowfat menu. Takeout and delivery available. Serving 10-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $

CCK

299 Central Ave., Albany, 433-2658. The former Ocean Palace now occupies a busy Central Avenue space, offering the same menu of traditional fare with an emphasis on seafood, and a daily specials board worth considering. Takeout available. Serving 11-10:30 Mon-Thu; 11-11:30 Fri; 11:30-11:30 Sat; 11:30-10 Sun. D, MC, V. $$

China House

6-8 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-1015 or 432-0767. Traditional Chinese food. Takeout and delivery available. Serving Mon-Thu 10:30 AM-11 PM; Fri-Sat 10:30 AM-midnight; Sun 11-11. AE, MC, V, D. $

Dragon Buffet

1881 Central Ave., Colonie, 452-6963; 15 Park Ave., Clifton Park (Empire Buffet), 383-2033, dragonbuffet.com. 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. Colonie location serving Sun-Thu 11-9:30, Fri-Sat 11-10:30. Clifton Park location serving 11-9:30 Sun-Thu, 11 AM-10:30 PM Fri-Sat. D, MC, V. $$

Emperorís

10 Wolf Road, Colonie, 591-0628. Comfortable dining area. Dim sum brunch daily (11:30-3), vegetarian menu and a large selection of fish, lobster in addition to all the traditional fare. Wine and beer. Takeout available. Large parking area. Serving 11:30-10:30 Sun-Thu, 11:30 AM-11:30 PM Fri-Sat. MC, V. $

Golden Phoenix Buffet

St. James Square Plaza, 2309 Nott St. East, Niskayuna, 344-7518. A classic Chinese buffet, with an attractive space and a Mongolian barbecue station thatís worth the visit. Serving lunch 11-3:30 Mon-Sat, dinner 3:30-9:30 Mon-Thu, 3:30-10:30 Fri-Sat, noon-9:30 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Ichiban

See listing under ďJapanese.Ē

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, MC, V. $$

Peking Restaurant

1100 Madison Ave., Albany, 489-0606. Specializing in Chinese, Thai and sushi. Favorites include Peking duck, General Tsoís chicken and crispy orange beef. On/off-premises catering and banquet facilities. Delivery and takeout available. Connected with Alibiís Martini Lounge. Serving 11-10 everyday. 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, MC, V. $$

Tai Pan

1519 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 11-9:30 Sun-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Yipís

117 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 449-2030 or 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 Mon-Fri, 11:30-10 Sat, noon-10 Sun. Reservations suggested for parties of six or more. AE, D, MC, V. $$

 

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