Travel Guide

Albany, New York 

Eats & Restaurants



Chinese Restaurants

  • Northeast Dumpling House, 299 Central Avenue; Tel: 518-433-2658 – One of the best Chinese restaurants in Albany. The restaurant is popular for its handmade dumplings and not to forget its Chinese buns and noodle dishes. 
  • Chang’s Chinese Garden Restaurant, 215 Western Avenue; Tel: 518-427-7170 – The food is reasonably good and the place for budget eats. Offers vegetable dishes, rolls, dumplings, wonton, noodles, and fried rice.
  • New No. 1 Chinese Restaurant, 466 Delaware Avenue; Tel: 518-465-6496 – Dishes are cheap, service is quick, and food decent. The restaurant and takeaway serves Cantonese and Szechuan style of cooking.
  • Gold Key Chinese Restaurant, 579 Scotland Avenue; Tel: (518) 446-9186 – Foods are moderately priced and serves Chinese-style vegetarian, seafood, and meat dishes as well as egg rolls and fried rice.

Japanese Restaurants

  • Koto Japanese Restaurant, 260 Wolf Road Extension; Tel: 518-869-8888 – The restaurant has been in business since 2003 and serves a selection of traditional Japanese dishes including sushi, sashimi, and beef teriyaki.
  • Samurai Japanese Restaurant, 158 Wolf Road; Tel: 518-813-9555 – Offers dining in a nice ambience and the price to go along with it. Dishes on the menu include sushi, sashimi, rolls, tempura, donburi, and hibachi.
  • Sushi House, 6 New Scotland Avenue; Tel: 518-935-2270 – Casual Japanese restaurant serving more than just sushi and sashimi including rolls, teriyaki, tempura, katsu, donburi, udon, soba, and bento box meals.
  • Mr Fuji Sushi, 1475 Western Avenue; Tel: 518-269-3999 – Prices are slightly on the higher-end but you get what you pay for. The restaurant has a nice ambience serving a selection of sushi, sashimi, and rolls.

South Asian Restaurants

  • Sitar Indian Restaurant, 1929 Central Avenue; Tel: 518-456-6670 – Fine dining restaurant specializing in cuisines from the northern region of India. Serves meat and vegetarian dishes including delicious tandoori lamb and chicken masala.
  • Gandhi Indian Restaurant, 1 Central Avenue, Tel: 518-449-5577 – Located in the downtown area of Albany. Serves spicy Indian dishes ranging from mild to hot and besides the meat dishes, there are a selection of vegetarian dishes.
  • Aashiana Restaurant, 31 Central Avenue, Tel: 518-463-4161 – Serves Indian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern cuisines. Specializes in tandoori, tikka, masala, biryani, and not to forget shawarma and falafel.
  • Darbar Indian Restaurant, 250 Delaware Avenue; Tel: 518-813-4772 – Serves a selection of Indian and Pakistani dishes. Popular dishes include naan, chicken tikka masala, vegetable samosa, and palak paneer.

Pan Asian Restaurants

  • Buffalo Wagon Restaurant, 6 Metro Park Road; Tel: 518-689-0938 – Cozy restaurant with over 100 dishes on the menu, serving mainly Chinese (Cantonese) but also include Japanese, Sushi, Thai, and Malaysian dishes.
  • Ichiban, 33 8 Central Avenue; Tel: 518-432-0358 – Serves a variety of tasty Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes. Dishes include the restaurant’s signature rolls, fried rice, noodle soup, sushi, sashimi, and appetizers.
  • Sake Cafe, 273 New Scotland Avenue; Tel: 518-459-6688 – Mid-priced restaurant and serves one of the best sushi and sashimi in Albany. Other Asian regional dishes include Chinese, Thai, and Malaysian.

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