Sometimes, the urge to have Asian food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of New Orleans's best Asian restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in New Orleans. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Sake Cafe or tell you that Mike's on the Avenue gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.
La Thai Uptown
This West Bank joint boasts an array of popular Chinese and Vietnamese eats. Food is not only tasty and affordable, but many of the meats are low-fat and Vegetarian options are available. Be sure to try the famous hot and sour shrimp soup. A casual atmosphere and inviting, spacious interior make the restaurant an appealing choice for families or big groups. (504-366-7665)
Located on the West Bank, this Vietnamese eatery draws diners off the beaten path. An exciting selection of Asian delicacies compensates for whatever the nondescript dining room may lack in appearance. Two different menus, Chinese and Vietnamese, are available, so be sure to take a peek at both before making your choice – return diners opt for the latter! (504-366-2489)
Shogun Japanese Restaurant
Offering something for everyone, this classic Japanese steakhouse is a New Orleans favorite. Guest delight in watching chefs craft sushi at the bar or cook meat over the hibachi table's open grill. Other tables are provided if you wish to forgo the entertainment, and a separate dining area is available for families with children. Helpful, enthusiastic staff. (504-833-7477)
Shiny hardwood floors, exposed black beams and a long, slightly curved bar flank the interior of this sushi joint. Specialties, such as the jazz roll (spicy tuna, avocado, barbecued eel with wasabi tobiki and eel sauce) appear on the menu, and the kitchen offers cooked dishes such as Chilean sea bass and Miso balsamic chicken in addition to its teriyaki and tempura offerings. Wine list available. (504-894-0033)
Just a few blocks from the hustle and flow of Bourbon Street sits this Faubourg-Marigny charmer, whose menu features around six dozen flavorful dishes ranging from wok-cooked specilaties like cashew chicken and vegetable stir-fries to red, green and Panang duck curries. Casual and low-key, this is a great place to catch your breath and enjoy a taste of something different while experiencing the Big Easy. NB Sukho Thai is a BYOB establishment – wine corkage is $5. (504-948-9309)