luckyYou will be if you hurry and purchase your tickets to NYC’s incredible 11-day LUCKYRICE Festival, celebrating the finest in Asian food and culture. Be advised: THEY ARE SELLING OUT FAST!

Get your chopsticks ready to rumble at the opening night cocktail party, which will be held at the ultra-chic Bowery Hotel, followed by 10 more days of non-stop foodie fun. Consider a street food chow-down at the Dumbo night market with David Chang or maybe attending a more cerebral lecture on Buddhist cuisine featuring super chefs David Chang and Eric Ripert is more up your Asian alley.

If you’re the hands-on type sign up for a dumpling-making class, of perhaps a special behind-the-scene Chef dinner, a Flushing Chinatown walking tour, or the granddaddy of them all: The Grand Feast at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental. Over 20 top chefs (the likes of Jean Georges, Morimoto, Le Bernardin) will be showcasing Asia’s finest flavors. Beverage choices include Sake or Shochu cocktails, fine wines, and even a Japanese Whiskey Bar.

Now that your taste buds are titillated, you can spend the next week restaurant-hopping as you explore the Asian restaurants (or Asian enthusiasts) that will be participating in the inaugural Asian Restaurant Week. Many will be showing their love by creating special tasting menus. Here is the list of participating restaurants.


Who: LUCKYRICE-your guide to the Asian culinary world.

What: LUCKYRICE Food Festival and Asian Restaurant Week

When: LUCKYRICE FESTIVAL runs from April 29-May 2, followed by Asian Restaurant Week, May 3-9.

Where: Exciting venues all over town.

How: Tickets to the festival events are available here.