Fusion restaurants give the best of multiple worlds when it comes to delicious cuisine. Restaurants across Connecticut create innovative ways to bring together foods and flavors from all over. Whether you’re looking for Mexican and Vietnamese or Chinese, Japanese, and Thai, these 10 fusion restaurants are serving up the best in the Nutmeg State.
Hapa is a much-loved, flavorful food truck that is a great marriage of American cuisine and Asian Pacific flavors. Their small menu tickles the taste buds with tacos, such as the Philippine chicken adobo, burgers, like their well-known Hapa burger, and two sides. Even though the menu is small, there are options for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten free eaters, so feel free to dig in!
The House of Naan is a very highly rated, hip restaurant that brings the flavors of India to downtown New Haven. Both their lunch and dinner menu are stand-out and feature options for vegans, vegetarians, gluten free diners, and hard core carnivores. You have to try their spiced lamb burger and tikka fries—traditional Indian flavors with a very American twist.
Tawa is an Indian fusion restaurant that pleases those seeking a unique take on Indian cuisine as well as those who love traditional Indian food. A lunch buffet is held every weekday if you are looking to try a range of their food, and if you are a brunch lover looking for something unique, Tawa offers lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Open for dinner too, Tawa has perfectly balanced mango salads, flavorful masala momos, lamb seesh kebabs, delicious basic coconut chicken, and much more on their packed menu. Vegetarian and gluten free dishes are also available here.
Cibus Latin Fusion is a relatively new restaurant that serves up a wide selection of Latin American dishes with staples like fried plantains, seafood, yuca, rice and beans, and more. The sandwiches here are especially tasty and include a Cubano, pernil, and Milanesa de pollo, all of which come with fries. The massive menu here provides visitors with a real treat for their taste buds without breaking the bank. The only problem is that you might have a difficult deciding which delicious dish to order!
This Mexican and Vietnamese fusion restaurant perhaps features two of the most delicious cuisines. The simple menu includes build your own pho, street tacos, salad, and a phorrito—a tasty combination of pho soup and a burrito. This fun, casual spot also includes an extensive drinks list and if a sweet treat is needed, they serve Mexican churros for dessert.
Though many delicious dishes at Nom-eez are Vietnamese, they do feature a really tasty Vietnamese-Japanese fusion of a mix between pho and ramen. In addition to this mix, they have wonton soup, amazing lemongrass chicken, banh mi, and even a special soup created for picky little eaters. Oh, and you can’t forget that they serve Donut Crazy doughnuts!
Enjoy a mix of all of your favorite Asian cuisines in one location at Wen’s Asian Fusion. Well-known locally for their delicious sushi, Wen’s has a huge number of sushi rolls, sashimi, and sushi appetizers. In addition, Wen’s has a good selection of American-style Chinese dishes, such as General Tso’s chicken, South East Asian dishes, and tempura. Lunch specials are also available at Wen’s making it an affordable stop for a midday break.
HFT Grill is a very healthy option with several create your own options on the menu. Their aim is to help busy diners choose healthy, fresh meals, while creating something quick and to suit your palate. The menu features a grilled teriyaki plate, a salad, bowl with veggies, and burrito—all with your choice of protein.
Cactus Rose is a Latin American fusion restaurant with fresh ingredients as the cornerstone of their menu. The menu features a mix of Latin and American/European dishes such as goat cheese croquettes, lobster quesadillas, corn chowder, and stuffed figs. A wide array of options are on the menu that will certainly provide options for diners who can’t decide where to eat.
Dine on Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes at Housaku restaurant. This Asian fusion restaurant has a menu packed with flavorful soups, tons of appetizers, sushi, tempura, bento boxes, and more. The freshest seafood available is used for their hand rolled sushi, sashimi, and all of their other dishes.