It’s been the buzz for months: What was going to fit in the large space vacated by the Rye Ridge movie theater? And then: how the heck will that work? The answer: A gorgeous, red-hued space that is now the Asian bistro Buddha with Hibachi-style tables on one side; regular seating and a sushi station on the other — and food available on both sides.
Submitted photo (forgive the red border).
The menu — like the eatery itself — is huge and varied, with sections devoted to “kitchen beginnings” (Thai crab cake, cold sesame noodles, edamame), “Wok & Grill,” “Sushi Bar Entrees,” “South East Asia, “Hibachi,” “Steamed Health Food,” “House Designed Special Roll” and more. Of particular note: the reasonably priced lunch special: two sushi rolls for $8.50 (three for $11), along with $8 and $9 Wok & Grill specials. A 4 to 6 p.m. Happy Hour was being planned with a special bar menu and discounted drinks.
Details: 1 & 1A Rye Ridge Plaza, 914-481-4651. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
— Jeanne Muchnick