East Meets West: Enjoying Delicious Asian Food in Bellevue Eateries

At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Bellevue's best restaurants–gems that make a trip to the Eastside even more alluring. And while we appreciate venues that offer a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a single cuisine.

When we're in the mood for Asian food in Bellevue, we head to Hunan Garden (a reader favorite), or we count on Chantanee Family Thai Restaurant'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.

While seafood reigns at kitchens across the Pacific Northwest, Bellevue in particular features a bounty of ethnic eateries, with Asian cuisine often stealing the show. (The Northwest may be known for salmon and Dungeness crab, but cultural foodies from across the region often trek to Bellevue to explore and expand their mealtime horizons.) We wish you a happy and delicious journey! 

Ask around, and you'll quickly discover that Wild Ginger is a definite Seattle favorite. The James Beard Award-winning restaurant that introduced the satay bar to the US also welcomes an eclectic mix of business people, families and celebrities....  Read More

Din Tai Fung
Photo courtesy of Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung was founded in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1958 as a cooking oil retail shop, before transitioning in 1972 into a full-fledged restaurant. It has since become world-renowned for its soup dumplings and noodles, and Seattleites are thrilled to...  Read More

Flo Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

The stylish, romantic Flo Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar caters to all the senses and is perfect for a first date or for taking the family out for a nice dinner. Known for its freshly prepared sushi, Flo also features a variety of hot...  Read More

P.F. Chang's China Bistro

This fashionable Chinese bistro gets high marks with Seattle's trendier diners, who adore the contemporary interior and eclectic menu. Start with do-it-yourself lettuce wraps – these alone are worth the trip. Afterwards, go any route you like,...  Read More

Expertly prepared Vietnamese cuisine consistently draws a hungry crowd to this family-run restaurant in Bellevue (with another popular location in Capitol Hill). The menu changes seasonally and offers an extensive selection. Vegetarians relish...  Read More

Your search for the perfect sushi joint ends at the Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Bellevue. Serving fresh, quality sushi, Tokyo Japanese Restaurant features all the favorites, including California rolls, tempura, scallops and more. At lunchtime,...  Read More

Shanghai Cafe

Surprising flavor combinations and innovative dishes break the mold of traditional Chinese eats at Shanghai Cafe, making it a welcome departure from the norm. The restaurant's strip-mall facade and casual decor belie the food's quality and...  Read More

Top Gun Seafood

Admittedly, picking one or two top-notch restaurants from the many located throughout Seattle can be a daunting task. Top Gun, though, makes at least one of the choices a no-brainer; its famously tasty dim sum and traditional Chinese fare...  Read More

Chantanee Family Thai Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Chantanee Thai Restaurant and Bar

Loyalists at this family-run Bellevue institution show up regularly to feast on well-spiced Thai favorites like crispy spring rolls, garlic chicken, seafood dishes and classic pad thai. The lengthy menu also features plenty of vegetarian...  Read More


Meet Corinne Whiting

Corinne hails from the other Washington, where she caught the travel bug early on. Corinne studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (undergrad) and in Edinburgh, Scotland (graduate school). She's...  More About Corinne