At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Minneapolis's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Asian food in Minneapolis, we head to Quang - a reader favorite - or we count on Origami's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Asian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Downtown area.

This Japanese eatery offers first-rate elegance in both food and ambiance. Sushi and sashimi are wonderfully fresh and expertly crafted, and yose-nabe, served in an enormous clay bowl, offers generous portions of noodles, seafood, chicken, and...  Read More


Kikugawa offers excellent Japanese fare and, on occasion, karaoke. Expect to be treated like a long-lost friend, and try to get a table with views of the river. Kikugawa's sushi has loyal fans, and the restaurant tends to get busy on Fridays and...  Read More

Fuji Ya

One of the area's first Japanese restaurants, authentically designed Fuji-Ya is still one of Minneapolis's favorites. Thanks to traditional decor and a menu featuring favorites like chicken and shrimp tempura and Yose Nabe (a medley of seafood,...  Read More

This fun, neighborhood restaurant offers a gourmet menu with Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, and Chinese dishes. Featured items include spicy Kung Pao, pad Thai, and lemon chicken – all prepared right before your eyes. Homemade ginger ale is also a must.


Sure, this engaging restaurant offers up the usual duck, chicken, and curry dishes that you'd expect to find at Minneapolis's oldest and best Thai restaurant. What really sets it apart, however, are the famous spring rolls, which have garnered...  Read More

Rainbow Chinese Restaurant & Bar

Serving great Chinese food since 1987, Rainbow boasts detailed murals and soft, ambient lighting. Locals brag about Rainbow's scrumptious wontons and its moo shu pork, but you'll also enjoy shrimp with lobster sauce, squid with black bean sauce,...  Read More


Convenient for a quick bite at lunch or a casual dinner, Quang serves savory Vietnamese food in a large, no-frills dining room. A deli counter provides Asian-influenced sandwiches to a noontime crowd eager for a change of pace. Those who sit in...  Read More

David Fong's

A pleasing mix of Cantonese dishes and American favorites can be had at this Bloomington mainstay. Hot and spicy beef, moo goo gai pan, and shrimp with snow peas tempt Chinese-food devotees, while filet mignon, broiled lobster tails, and fried...  Read More