10Best Asian Restaurants, from Thai to Sushi

If you're a fan of Asian cuisine, Greenville will be a happy stop on your travels.   There's no shortage of options, from sushi to Thai to Chinese and even Vietnamese.   We've made a few selections for you here, to help you sort out the many choices.  You'll find Asian dining across the city, including many restaurants right in the downtown area and on Main Street.   We share the places that get great buzz, like Sushi Hana, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Irashiai Izakaya Sushi Pub & Japanese Restaurant.  Whatever your favorite Asian cuisine, you'll find a great restaurant doing it well in Greenville, so when the craving hits, you'll easily get your fix.   

Lemongrass Restaurant

A casual yet elegant atmosphere characterizes this downtown restaurant. Its authentic Thai cuisine combines fresh ingredients with skillful preparation, and attracts a coterie of loyal patrons. The menu has a wide selection including soups and...  Read More


Attracting constant crowds, Tsunami gains favor for its fantastic sushi. Fresh, well-seasoned and delicious, each item is presented in an authentic Japanese manner. The menu is à la carte, so select a variety of dishes and sample them with...  Read More

Wok Inn

Need to satisfy a craving for fried rice or vegetable lo mein? This small, friendly restaurant, popular with college students from nearby Furman University, will easily fill you up. The menu offers Chinese standards like sweet and sour chicken,...  Read More

Haywood Road

Kan Pai is easy to find on Haywood Road and has ample parking. While other Asian restaurants have come and go, this popular Greenville eatery keeps on swinging, and tables are often full during the dinner hour. Kan Pai offers teppanyaki-style...  Read More

Augusta Road
Thai Restaurant
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Augusta Road's nondescript Thai Restaurant gives diners a great value for great food. It's worth the drive to Thai Restaurant just for its green curry. More locals order takeout than opting to eat in, but the interior is pleasant, although...  Read More

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Can't decide what to have for dinner? Southwestern? Sushi? Lucky for you, there's a single restaurant for that. TakoSushi brings together the best of both worlds, delivering shumai and sashimi alongside steak ranchero and posole. Whatever you...  Read More

South Pleasantburg
Red Bowl Asian Bistro
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Red Bowl Asian Bistro offers a large menu of traditional Asian food (Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese) served for lunch and dinner. With so many choices which include hibachi, sushi and other Asian favorites such as bento boxes, General...  Read More

Sushi Murasaki

A long, chic sushi bar and tall bistro tables flank the interior of this popular downtown restaurant. Start off with some edomame and shrimp dumplings, then take your pick of the wide variety of veggie, raw and cooked sushi offerings. Try the...  Read More

Haywood Road
Sushi Hana

Located in a small shopping strip, this restaurant boasts an elegant interior that catches you by surprise. Wield your chopsticks at the cozy sushi bar, or retire to a table for a more formal experience. In addition to topnotch sushi, you'll...  Read More

Irashiai Sushi Pub & Japanese Restaurant

Whether you're a sushi aficionado or simply a novice, this sushi pub is the destination of choice. Ken-San Shimizu, known as one of the best sushi chefs in the country, ensures that each roll is fresh, well-prepared and beautiful. If you've...  Read More


Meet Libby McMillan

A longtime travel journalist, Libby chose her beautiful city after a nationwide search for a new hometown. Greenville's amazing downtown, four mild seasons, varied terrain, friendly residents...  More About Libby