WEST VILLAGE — Sushi rolls and plates of Pad Thai are being served up on West Houston Street where Jetsons board games and vintage dolls once sold.
The pan-Asian restaurant Arbor Bistro opened Tuesday at 226 W. Houston St., in the spot the antique toy store Alphaville called home for 16 years.
Arbor Bistro serves sushi, noodle dishes and signature entrees like Korean grilled baby back ribs. Manager Nicole Chen said the restaurant spotlights Asia's best cuisine.
"We want to bring in the most interesting dishes from every Asian country. We have food from Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Korea and China," she said.
The 40-seat restaurant's lunch specials are priced between $8 and $13, and daily special dishes are in the works. Arbor Bistro currently offers takeout and delivery, and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Chen said she wants the restaurant's customers to feel at home.
"Our goal is to provide a cozy environment for people when they get off of work to have a little sake or something," she said.
Alphaville left Houston Street in January 2010 when its lease expired and its heating and air conditioning unit broke, DNAinfo reported.
“Within a number of months, this important stretch will once again be lively,” Steve Rappaport of Sinvin Real Estate told Crain's.