10 Crave-Worthy Asian Restaurants in Portland, Oregon

Do you love Asian food?

We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Asian cuisine in Portland.

One of the best things about Portland is the variety found here. Unlike many cities where a list of 10 Best Asian Restaurants would mostly be Chinese restaurants, Portland's list includes so much more. Portland's list includes not only Chinese, but Korean, Thai, Japanese, Malaysian, and Vietnamese cuisines. With this variety in mind we've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Portland restaurants. Topping our list is one of the best restaurants in Portland creating by James Beard award winner Andy Ricker, Pok Pok. We share the places that get great buzz, like Aviary and Departure, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Saucebox. We even took Portland's food carts into consideration and included one of the most popular ones Koi Fusion. You can find a Koi Fusion location most likely near you serving up their variation on Korean bbq. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix! No matter what kind of Asian cuisine it is you are craving. 

Northeast Portland
Chaba Thai


Cha ba Thai is a great Thai restaurant near Sandy and Fremont that serves authentic Thai dishes at reasonable lunch and dinner prices. Many Portlanders consider this to be the best Thai food in Portland. They can make any of the dishes as spicy...  Read More



Spare and hip, this celebrated restaurant features subtle coloring, a wealth of mirrors and some of the most stylish pan-Asian cuisine in town. A cool crowd frequents Saucebox and can't seem to get enough of the beautiful, palate-pleasing...  Read More

Northeast Portland
Thien Hong
Photo courtesy of Thien Hong


Thien Hong is a Chinese restaurant in Northeast Portland that is known for their salt peppered squid and they have continued to live up to the hype their customers have created. In fact Thien Hong's pepper salted squid is still considered to be...  Read More

Southeast Portland


A fusion of Korean BBQ and secret family marinades with a Mexican twist have created unique and flavorful food grouping that is too good not to love. The menu is simple and straight forward sliders, tacos, hot dog, Kimchi quesadilla, Koi rice...  Read More



Departure restaurant and lounge is found in downtown Portland inside the Nines Hotel. They serve their own signature cocktail creations, like the Three Headed Elephant and Crazy 88. The bar is well stocked so they can make almost any cocktail...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Aviary


Aviary is a restaurant in the Alberta Arts district that consistently lives up to the hype created by their dining guests and local food bloggers. Aviary serves innovative Asian Fusion cuisine. Most of the food served is a small plate, but not...  Read More



Khao San features a simple menu consisting of small plates allowing guests to try the different flavors of what the Thai culture has to offer. They use authentic Asian vegetables, when in season, like apple eggplants, holy basil, and Asian...  Read More

North Portland


Serving some of the best Thai in Portland, Oregon is Mee-Sen Thai Eatery on Mississippi Avenue in north Portland. The restaurant has a killer vibe, but it's the food that really makes it a standout. The menu is extensive and all the dishes are...  Read More



Nak Won is quite possibly the best Korean restaurant in the greater Portland area and worth a drive out to Beaverton just to dine here.. At Nak Won you can enjoy large portions of Bulgogi, Bibimbap, Kimchi Pork Belly, Black Bean Noodle, Tofu...  Read More



Pok Pok a strictly Thai restaurant in Portland, Oregon is the creation of Andy Ricker. He won the James Beard award for best chef because of Pok Pok. Here you will find all the authentic dishes you could expect to find walking the streets of...  Read More


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Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan