Top Philadelphia Eateries for Mouthwatering Asian Cuisine

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 Philadelphia. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Philadelphia-area Asian restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Buddakan, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Yangming. We also point out good neighborhoods for Asian restaurants in Philadelphia - Center City, for instance. Cuisine that runs the gamut from Chinese to Vietnamese to Japanese and even Asian Fusion options make dining out a delicious adventure. Whether you're in the mood for something quick and budget-friendly, or a meal that's a bit more fancy and well-put-together, you'll find options in the City of Brotherly Love that'll make your mouth water in anticipation. When the craving hits, we make sure you get your fix of pad thai, dim sum, scallion pancakes, egg rolls, wonton soup Vietnamese pho or coconut curry vegetables. Try one, try them all, or see if your favorite hotspot made the grade. Either way, it's a great opportunity to get out and sample some great Philly fooderies with the opportunity to discover a wonderful new eatery to add to your list.



Circles, opened in 2009, is a beloved South Philly Thai restaurant by Alex Boonphaya, a Bangkok-born, Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef. A second location opened in 2011 in the Northern Liberties neighborhood, and is a testament to the success of his...  Read More



Khmer Kitchen in South Philly is a great pick for those looking to sample some Cambodian fare. When you see it, you may not realize it's a restaurant, it seats just a small number. Yet if you're one of those few lucky ones, you're in for a meal...  Read More



South Philadelphia's Vietnamese delicacy, Nam Phuong specializes in delicious food using quality ingredients, combined with exceptional service. The restaurant itself is wide open and feels spacious. There are a variety of menu items to select...  Read More



Izumi is arguably Philly's premiere restaurant for sushi lovers. An elegant dining room and world-class presentation, makes Izumi a top destination for lovers of fresh seafood and Japanese cuisine. Eater Philadelphia named Izumi one of Philly's...  Read More

University City


To label the interior of this Sansom Street Pan-Asian "contemporary" is to make gross understatement. Indeed, this �ber-cool space by restaureur Stephen Starr borders on futuristic. White acrylic tables, intimate pod-like booths, sculpted...  Read More



CNN named Philly's Han Dynasty one of the top 50 Chinese restaurants in America, and a trip to this Old City restaurant will have you nodding your head in agreement. Make sure to order a few extra glasses of water for your table; their dishes...  Read More

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Morimoto is a wonderful Japanese cuisine experience. The eatery features neon colored booths lit from within, wavy bamboo walls and ceilings, and funky little tables in the lounge that give the place a super stylish, modern atmosphere. You may...  Read More



Chef Michael Schulson presents contemporary Asian-inspired small plates at Center City's Sampan. Sit back and enjoy a cup of sake in the dramatic dining room or head to Graffiti Bar, decorated by three Philly artists, located in Sampan's back...  Read More



This eatery is excellent, but it can easily be missed on first glance. With fresh produce hanging in the front window, you might mistake it for something else, yet inside owners serve up tasty dishes meant to keep you satisfied and coming back...  Read More

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Upon entering Buddakan, diners catch on quickly that this will be an experience, not just a meal. From the Zen-like entrance complete with its wall of flowing waters to the Buddha statue that begs you rub his belly on the way out, the place is a...  Read More