Tennis Fun and Serious Eats at (and near) the U.S. Open

Tennis Fun and Serious Eats at (and near) the U.S. Open

The U.S. Open, a major tennis championship that brings the world’s best players to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens each year, takes place thru September 13. At this popular event, tennis enthusiasts can cheer for Serena and Venus Williams, David Ferrer, Rafael Nadal and more during a series of adrenaline-inducing matches.

Although there are plenty of dining options throughout the tournament’s home in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center—from Champions Bar & Grill steakhouse and sushi spot Aces to Latin-inspired Mojito and the Food Village (boasting even more eateries)—a trip outside the complex to its surrounding Flushing, Queens neighborhood, with a Chinatown that rivals its Manhattan counterpart, offers a culinary adventure to some of the best Asian eats in NYC.

Tucked away in The Shops at Queens Crossing, a retail destination with clothing boutiques, home décor stores and jewelry shops, is a popular food court featuring Spring, an all-you-can-eat Shabu Shabu buffet; Ajisen Ramen, a popular franchise for the Japanese staple, plus other noodle dishes; Old Street Dimsum, selling traditional Chinese bite-size fare; and Kung-Fu Tea for fans of bubble tea. 

New World Mall also has a pretty impressive food hall in its lower level, with more than 32 food vendors offering mouthwatering eats from North and Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Korea and Japan.

And for soup dumplings, Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao (38-12 Prince St., Flushing; 718.321.3838) boasts some of the best in the borough.


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