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
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. $
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. $$
6-8 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-1015 or 432-0767. Traditional
Chinese food. Takeout and delivery available. Serving Mon-Thu
10:30 AM-11 PM; Fri-Sat 10:30 AM-midnight; Sun 11-11. AE,
MC, V, D. $
1881 Central Ave., Colonie, 452-6963; 15 Park Ave., Clifton
Park (Empire Buffet), 383-2033, dragonbuffet.com. Along
with a daily choice of more than 150 buffet items from Chinese,
Japanese and American cuisine, the Mongolian barbecue allows
diners to quickly create their own stir-fried meals using
a combination of vegetables, meats and sauces. Private-party,
takeout and catering services available. Colonie location
serving Sun-Thu 11-9:30, Fri-Sat 11-10:30. Clifton Park
location serving 11-9:30 Sun-Thu, 11 AM-10:30 PM Fri-Sat.
D, MC, V. $$
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. $$
See listing under ďJapanese.Ē
Pearl of the Orient
471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 459-0903. The menu
is a collection of different styles of Chinese food (Hunan,
Szechuan, Cantonese, Chinatown). Full bar, on/off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Lunch buffets Mon-Fri. Serving
11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. Reservations
accepted for groups of five or more. AE, D, MC, V. $$
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. $$
Plum Blossom Restaurant
685 Hoosick Road, Troy, 272-0036. Cantonese and Hong Kong
fare, with other Asian food. On-premises catering and banquet
facilities. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, noon-10
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
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. $$
117 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 449-2030 or 449-2031.
The Cantonese cuisine features seafood wor bar and moo shu
pork; Szechuan selections are also available. Full bar.
Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri, 11:30-10 Sat,
noon-10 Sun. Reservations suggested for parties of six or
more. AE, D, MC, V. $$