The number of local restaurants that serve good-quality Asian cuisine has grown enormously, in recent years. Owners and chefs at newer and long-established restaurants take a great deal of pride in serving fresh, tasty fare while striving to provide the very best customer service. Although many of the restaurants operate in strip malls, their interiors range from minimal decor to casual elegance. You'll find plenty of wonderful ways to excite your taste buds too, from hefty Vietnamese sandwiches and a tall, frosty cup of bubble tea or ultra-fresh sushi, as well as classic Thai cuisine or mouthwatering Chinese dishes. Three of the restaurants included here operate near the University of Kansas Medical Center, where neighborhood construction is exploding; and another serves customers on Kansas City, Missouri's famed Country Club Plaza. You'll find stellar Asian and Thai dishes under one roof, in North Kansas City, and multiple outposts of terrific Thai cuisine in suburban Overland Park. Choose your favorite or be adventurous.