10 Best Asian Restaurants in Atlanta: Thai, Chinese and Japanese And Beyond

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 Atlanta'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 Atlanta. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Tamarind Seed Thai Bistro or tell you that Com Vietnamese gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.

If it upscale you want, then you'll definitely want to visit Nan Thai Fine Dining, the sister restaurant to Tamarind Seed. Another posh spot that made our list is Tantra - perfect for a sexy date night.

Searching for a restaurant that offers several different cuisines? Check out Top Spice in the Emory area, Little Bangkok on Cheshire Bridge or R. Rice in Dunwoody. For the truly authentic Chinese, visit Canton Cooks, especially at lunch, where you can score exceptional lunch specials.

Healthy never tasted so good at Chow Bing. The restaurant, near downtown, features delightfully tasty wings and bowl dishes at low prices. All dishes contain no MSG and most a gluten free.

Old Fourth Ward


Chow Bing is located in the Pencil Factory Lofts near downtown Atlanta. The spot features reasonably priced Asian food. Start with wings or the lobster wontons. Try the sweet siracha flavored wings. They are slightly spicy with a mild tingling...  Read More

Top Spice


A favorite of the Emory crowd, Top Spice serves both Thai and Malaysian food. It has since expanded due to an additional location, but the original is still the best. Calamari appetizer and Roti Canai are both quite tasty and make for hearty...  Read More



Little Bangkok, located in the Cheshire Bridge area, has quite a loyal crowd. Expect to find them at both lunch and dinner times. The Pad Thai, while arguably the most popular Thai dish is done very well here. So is the Tom Ka soup. The duck in...  Read More



This unique, modern restaurant provides a sensual escape for all with its candlelit dining room, rich red walls, sexy Mediterranean sountrack, and Silk Road inspired menu. Tantra's dishes are exotic and flavorful, with selections such as the...  Read More

Sandy Springs


Located in a strip mall, meander to the the back of the shopping center to get here. This is authentic Szechuan food as you can see by most of the patrons. Try the salt and pepper squid or the spare ribs. Some customer favorites are the Crab...  Read More



A comfortable, soothing dining room dressed in muted tones sets the scene for an inviting meal at this well-received Dunwoody restaurant. Family-run, it boasts Vietnamese cuisine with a French influence.. Representative dishes include seared ahi...  Read More

Sandy Springs


R. Rice, located in a strip mall in the Dunwoody area does a brisk lunch business with the office workers nearby. But if you are looking for a spot to easily get into on a weeknight for dinner, this should be your choice as the food is...  Read More



An Izakaya is known as a place to sit, relax, drink and share small plates. Owner Guy Wong, has created an atmosphere which keeps guests coming back. Glancing over the cocktail menu you will see numerous creations with Sochu, the Japanese...  Read More

Nan Thai
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If Atlanta has only one uber classy Thai restaurant, that restaurant is Nan Thai Fine Dining. As the name suggests, this is very upscale. From the giant golden tamarind to the rattan furniture inside and the servers in their authentic attire,...  Read More


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