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Fusion 360, Replacement for American Gymkhana, Opens

Written By Scott Joseph On July 28, 2015

Fusion 360 lounge

Fusion 360 has opened on Sand Lake Road in the space that previously, and all too briefly, held American Gymkhana. Although the name might lead one to think it features a global cuisine, Fusion 360, like its predecessor, is mainly Indian (see below for the menu).

Watch for a review of Fusion 360 soon.

In a very short span of time, this second level restaurant space has been home to three restaurants — Raga, in addition to the other two mentioned above — all of them Indian and all of them with essentially the same ownership. When Raga failed to catch on, the investors approached Manhattan restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj, whose Junoon, an upscale Indian restaurant, boasts a Michelin star, to redo it in a similar light. American Gymkhana was the result.

That restaurant was well received critically, including by this critic, but the investors weren’t pleased with its performance. Bhardwaj and much of the team he had assembled, including chef Aarthi Sampath, returned to New York.

Fusion 360’s menu features many familiar Indian dishes, some with an Asian influence, much as Raga had at one time.

The biggest difference with F360 is that on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings the restaurant will be turned into a nightclub called Kerala, with, it claims, the largest dance floor on Sand Lake Road. (Quick, name another place on Sand Lake Road with a dance floor.) There will also be bottle service, a late night menu and a VIP room. Best of luck with all of that.

Later in the summer, a halal menu is planned.

Fusion 360, 7559 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando, is open for dinner daily. Here’s the current menu (prices not provided):

 Fusion 360 Menu

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