10 Best Asian Restaurants to Be Found in the Spanish Capital

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.

UDON Noodle Bar & Restaurant


Udon is a modern, casual Japanese restaurant that caters to the Spanish diner. It's fun, economical and good for a quick bite. (You wouldn't be too off base if you wanted to call it fast food, either.) The offerings at Udon include Yaki Udon,...  Read More

China Crown
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If you are looking for something a little different from Spanish food for a meal, China Crown is a quality Chinese restaurant that has plenty of delectable dishes from which to choose, and they are at reasonable prices to boot. Your choices can...  Read More



Kotobuki is a welcome addition to the culinary offerings in the upmarket neighborhood of Salamanca. Kotobuki restaurant serves up traditional Japanese cuisine in an elegant, upscale, yet slightly more casual than you probably expected setting....  Read More



As its name suggests, Oishii Sushi & Ramen is a Japanese restaurant and noodle house dedicated to the art of sushi, ramen and udon. It embodies a youthful Japanese spirit with its slick, bright, almost neon-colored d�cor and...  Read More



If you can't decide between Japanese and Korean food, then Nippon has got you covered. The menu is mostly Japanese fare, like sashimi and bento boxes, but there are also a number of Korean specialties, such as bulgogi. Located near the Bank of...  Read More

Taj Mahal
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This Indian restaurant offers diners a quiet, intimate atmosphere in which they can enjoy a traditional thali or tandoori meal. The food is delicious, varied and a good alternative to the Indian restaurants located in Lavapies. Brightly colored...  Read More



Popular with local Koreans, this restaurant offers a cozy dining experience and terrific service. The wood paneled dining area tends to get a bit tight at times, but the staff can make arrangements for larger groups if you phone ahead. The...  Read More

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This isn't a hoity-toity Japanese place to which you bring a first date. No, Donzoko is more like a "home away from home" in which you feel at ease and might be tempted to take off your shoes. One of Madrid's oldest Japanese restaurants, Donzoko...  Read More

Chueca & Malasaña
Kai Japanese
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Modern, stylish and intimate, Kai Japanese is a great place to go for well-made sushi and traditional Japanese fare. This is especially true if you're planning on hitting one of the nearby bars or clubs in the Chueca neighborhood afterwards. The...  Read More

Tse Yang
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Located in the five star luxury hotel Villa Magna, this restaurant is where you should go if you are looking for a high-class Chinese meal. At Tse Yang you will have an experience you won't forget. The atmosphere is sophisticated and reminiscent...  Read More


Meet Sarah Rogers

Born and raised in northern California, Sarah grew up to become an expat, traveler and wordsmith. She spent seven years in Madrid, Spain and now calls Buenos Aires, Argentina home. She has had...  More About Sarah