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Get Connected => Restaurants & Food => Topic started by: Shelby2 on May 07, 2019, 07:51:20 PM

Title: Helena Fusion
Post by: Shelby2 on May 07, 2019, 07:51:20 PM
This is next to El Chivito de Oro.


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Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Nefsikaa on May 07, 2019, 08:23:07 PM
They have an Instagram account, but it doesn’t say what they mean by “fusion”... @helenafusionrestaurantnyc
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Shelby2 on May 07, 2019, 09:58:41 PM
It appears to be Colombian food; at least that's what the instagram tags say. So I don't know if it's Colombian food fused with something else or just Colombian food fused with other Colombian food.
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: odyshape on May 08, 2019, 10:30:06 AM
It appears to be Colombian food; at least that's what the instagram tags say. So I don't know if it's Colombian food fused with something else or just Colombian food fused with other Colombian food.

Or maybe run by someone named Helena Fusion?
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: dssjh on May 08, 2019, 11:18:52 AM
i'd love to see one of those old-fashioned Chinese-Latinx places (which were usually Cuban, but sometimes from other countries). i don't see someone using "fusion" to signal that, though.
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: StevenGrey on May 08, 2019, 06:15:29 PM
Or maybe run by someone named Helena Fusion?

That does sound like a drag queen name.  ;D
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Jeffsayyes on May 09, 2019, 05:51:41 PM
Or maybe run by someone named Helena Fusion?

That does sound like a drag queen name.  ;D


hahhahaha
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Liz on August 07, 2019, 09:43:04 AM
Noticed the sign for Helena Fusion on 37th near 84th today. https://helenafusionrestaurant.com/  Anybody knw anything about this?


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Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: carrefour_ny on August 07, 2019, 10:01:41 AM
There was a thread about it recently, below. Is work going on in the space?

http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=18995.msg93443#msg93443
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Jeffsayyes on August 07, 2019, 04:31:11 PM
The menu looks great https://helenafusionrestaurant.com/menu.php
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Jhx on August 07, 2019, 04:41:43 PM
 Non-Spanish speaking residents not welcome?
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: dssjh on August 07, 2019, 05:09:39 PM
 do Jahn's or Jackson House or Rocco's or Uncle Peter's have multi-lingual menus?
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: jo3boxer on August 07, 2019, 07:26:44 PM
i'd love to see one of those old-fashioned Chinese-Latinx places (which were usually Cuban, but sometimes from other countries). i don't see someone using "fusion" to signal that, though.

how badly? a close friend of mine from junior high owns one his father started on the upper west side and i've always talked about bringing it over to Queens. it's not an easy feat but I would love to have one.

We do have Jardin de China on Junction, though.
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: JHHD on August 07, 2019, 07:32:39 PM
Have yet to try it, but Chifa on Northern Blvd and 74th (next to El Rico Tinto) is Chinese-Peruvian.
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Jhx on August 07, 2019, 11:18:53 PM
 Why wouldn’t a restaurant opening in Jackson Heights not have a menu in English?
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Liz on August 08, 2019, 08:12:24 AM
Buena Fortuna at 90th and Roosevelt is a Cuban Chinese restaurant. 
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: pynchoff on August 08, 2019, 08:47:19 AM
Buena Fortuna is old style and really good.
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: dssjh on August 08, 2019, 11:12:28 AM
i'd love to see one of those old-fashioned Chinese-Latinx places (which were usually Cuban, but sometimes from other countries). i don't see someone using "fusion" to signal that, though.

how badly? a close friend of mine from junior high owns one his father started on the upper west side and i've always talked about bringing it over to Queens. it's not an easy feat but I would love to have one.

We do have Jardin de China on Junction, though.

i like Jardin de China. when  i lived in Astoria, my go to was a place called Nuevo Jardin de China, on Broadway. do you know if they are/were related?
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Lilybell on August 08, 2019, 12:59:00 PM
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Non-Spanish speaking residents not welcome?

They aren't even open yet, jeez. Their facebook page is in English, hopefully that will reassure all of the jingoists on this site.   

Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Shelby2 on January 06, 2020, 05:34:33 PM
The lights are on and looking pretty at the Helena Fusion space :)

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Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Bel84 on January 10, 2020, 06:56:39 PM
Just looked at the menu online. What exactly are they fusing?
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Shelby2 on January 10, 2020, 08:54:45 PM
From website:

"Helena Fusión Restaurant NYC was established in 2018 by two enterprising brothers who are lovers of fine cuisine and excellent food service. Throughout the years in Colombia, there has been an increased evolution in Colombian cuisine and service. We want to bring this new concept to Jackson Heights and the rest of NYC. Combine a touch of Colombian modernity, high-quality service standards, and a great atmosphere, add top-notch cocktails, and now you have a 5-star dining experience that anyone would be pleased to enjoy."
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Shelby2 on January 11, 2020, 10:24:23 AM
I think the fusion aspect is old and new or traditional and contemporary, vs. fusion of two different cuisines.
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: dssjh on January 11, 2020, 03:07:22 PM
semantics aside, the menu looks really good.
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: cannedgreats on September 30, 2020, 03:47:32 PM
Every time I walk by Helena it looks a little bit more open. The latest has been TVs turned on and a platform outside seemingly for outdoor dining. Are they finally going to be opening? I hope so based on the decor alone! It looks like it could be really good so I'm eager for it to open.
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Shelby2 on November 11, 2020, 12:39:11 PM
I passed by this place the other day and it looked like they were building (or finished building) a large outdoor seating area. The weird thing is that their instagram account and website url, both mentioned earlier on this thread, seem to be broken links now.
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: dssjh on November 11, 2020, 01:57:15 PM
it looked like they were building one of those 100 percent indoor "outdoor" seating areas -- plywood, plexiglass, no air circulation, thus not considered outdoor. Leaf, on Roosevelt, has one too. they'll be fined if they keep it up. just noting, not calling 311 or anything.
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Shelby2 on November 11, 2020, 03:37:55 PM
it looked like they were building one of those 100 percent indoor "outdoor" seating areas -- plywood, plexiglass, no air circulation, thus not considered outdoor. Leaf, on Roosevelt, has one too. they'll be fined if they keep it up. just noting, not calling 311 or anything.

I didn't want to go totally off topic but it's an interesting point, so I created a new thread http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=20248.0
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Shelby2 on November 14, 2020, 05:05:14 PM
They're finally open.

Here's the menu:
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Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: Olivesta on December 10, 2020, 09:28:44 PM
We tried this place for the first time tonight and it was delcious. The coconut shrimp and pineapple was devine and the arepas with guacamole were also v good with a a top notch margarita. Excellent service and presentation. We sat outside to avoid covid and the super sized TV screens inside. I would highly reccommend.
Title: Re: Helena Fusion
Post by: CaptainFlannel on December 12, 2020, 08:40:47 AM
^they've fully enclosed their outdoor space, no? which pretty much makes it the same as indoor dining. What type of ventilation is there to encourage the dispersal of the small droplets that linger in the air a person infected with Covid but asymptomatic would dispel while talking and laughing?