The East has finally arrived in Madrid with all its culinary delights, and it is here to stay. From locales with traditional Japanese wall panels and bite sized sushi to those with saffron colored Indian decorations and plates studded with spices, Asian restaurants have been successfully tempting diners accustomed to the Spanish and European palate with the promise of something different and wonderful. With or without chopsticks, too.
In fact, to the delight of many Madrid diners (locals, visitors and immigrants alike), Asian cuisines like Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian and others are becoming ever more popular in increasingly cosmopolitan Madrid. Some are the result of Spanish businesses expanding their repertoires with Asian trends, while others are owed to immigrant entrepreneurs cooking up a taste of their homelands. What is for certain though is that great Asian restaurants can now be found throughout the city and now many Madrid locals have at least one favorite Asian restaurant in their neighborhood. Now for steamed dumplings, hearty barbeque, fried tempura, spicy curries and all the great tastes of Asia, you no longer even have to contemplate leaving Spain’s exciting capital of Madrid. Great Asian food can literally be found around the corner these days.