An enormous variety of top-notch Eastern cuisine

Christine Balaz

By , Local Expert, Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City boasts a thriving and surprisingly diverse restaurant scene, with cuisines ranging from Italian to Brazilian. Though its Irish restaurants can be counted on one hand, it would take the fingers of an extended family to count Salt Lake City's Asian restaurants. And while nearly every town in the United States has a Chinese restaurant, few can claim the quality and variety of Chinese restaurants that Salt Lake can. And Chinese food represents just a fraction of the Asian cuisine available in Salt Lake Valley.

If you're a fan of sushi, you have the opportunity to visit Takashi - possibly the best restaurant along...  Read more »

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    Local Expert Tip: "Takashi does not take reservations; on a busy night, you can wait for your table at Kristauf's Martini Bar, next door. "

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    Himalayan Kitchen

    Local Expert Tip: "Come 11:30-2:30, Monday-Saturday to experience the famous all-you-can-eat buffet."

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    Chanon Thai Cafe

    • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
    • Average Main Course Price: $10

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're in a rush, consider trying take-out; service at Chanon Thai is rather relaxed."

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    • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    • Average Main Course Price: $12
    • Neighborhood: Bountiful

    Local Expert Tip: "If you wish to order the Peking Duck, you must make special reservations 48 hours in advance. "

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    Red Ginger Bistro

    Local Expert Tip: "If at all possible, try to arrive at an off-hour to avoid waiting too long for a table. "

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    Local Expert Tip: "Sampan has an excellent online ordering system; if you find yourself needing extra time to sort through the options, consider using it."

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    P.F. Chang's China Bistro

    Local Expert Tip: "Check online for weekly specials, including various happy hour offerings. "

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    Shanghai Cafe

    Local Expert Tip: "Though this is heralded as the best vegetarian Chinese in Salt Lake, Shanghai Cafe also serves meat dishes."

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    Asian Star

    Local Expert Tip: "Asian Star stands very near the mouths of Big and Little Cottonwood canyons; if you're wrapping up a ski day, consider heading directly to this restaurant. "

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    Ho Ho Gourmet

    • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    • Average Main Course Price: $9
    • Neighborhood: South Salt Lake City

    Local Expert Tip: "Ho Ho Gourmet stands right on State Street, and is open every day of the week."



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