At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Madison'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 Madison, we head to Bandung Restaurant - a reader favorite - or we count on Takara'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 East area.

Bahn Thai

Should you find yourself craving fresh vegetables and lemongrass-scented dishes that recall Far Eastern culinary traditions, this intimate place is well-equipped to sate the desire. Madison's first Thai restaurant (and still its most popular by...  Read More

Yes, it's small, and yes, you may have to wait briefly to be seated, but these are small inconveniences to brook for the superb Laotian cuisine at this family-operated place. Folks flock to Lao Laan-Xang for incredible curries, noodle dishes,...  Read More

Sa-Bai Thong

Bathed in pale colors, this casual Thai restaurant draws in crowds of locals throughout the week. The extensive menu provides plenty of options, so whether you want something based on chicken, seafood, tofu, noodles, or just vegetables, you're...  Read More

Bandung Restaurant

Named for a prominent city on the island of Java, this Indonesian restaurant breathes life into Madison's dining scene. The family-run place, adorned with artwork and artifacts, promises a culinary adventure, thanks to its homemade dishes....  Read More

State Street

Placate your sushi urges at this enviable establishment, which boasts dozens of hand-crafted rolls. Just-caught seafood graces the beautiful morsels, which sushi chefs create to please the eye as much as the tongue. Wasabi's talents are also...  Read More

State Street

This popular Japanese restaurant accommodates folks seeking both the dramatic and the understated. The first group clamors around hibachi grills, watching animated chefs chop and saute, while the second opts for a parade of delicate sushi rolls,...  Read More