New Asia looks like a cross between a 1940s dining hall and a party palace, with chandeliers, a cracked terrazzo floor, and a dais backed in quilted gold satin for the guests of honor. The color palette is taken from Jeff Koons' Michael Jackson statue. At night, New Asia is a popular spot for wedding receptions. During dim sum hours, the two-story room vibrates with noise. It's not hard to fill the table up with dumplings and snacks from the carts within a matter of minutes, though the quality of most is middling.
Dec. 24-26, 5 & 8:30 p.m. 2014