West Orange, NJ 07052
- Cost: $$
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Parking: Street, Metered
- Take Out: Yes
March 4, 2011
Fusion is a tiny Peruvian restaurant and bar on the first floor of a converted single family home on Main Street in West Orange. There are about ten tables, a few lounge chairs, and two disco balls on the ceiling. The salsa music was too loud when we visited on a Friday night at 7 pm. Excusable, except we were the only people in the restaurant.
More diners should visit Fusion for good food at a great value. The Tiradito Dos Colores – thin strips of lime-marinated fresh fish in two different cream sauces, one spicy, one less so – stands out. Homemade chicken soup is served with large chicken chunks, yellow Peruvian potatoes, noodles and a flavorful, cilantro-laced broth. The Arroz Chaufa, fried rice with scrambled egg and chicken, beef or seafood, is decent; not too greasy. The menu includes Anticuchos (grilled beef hearts), Aji de Gallina (shredded chicken with cream sauce and potatoes), and Tallarin Verde (spaghetti with pesto sauce). Flan is a good choice for dessert.
Directly across the street from Misty’s, Fusion is another no-frills West Orange spot that’s worth a visit for solid Peruvian food.