The Best Asian Restaurants in Milan
Discover the best Asian restaurants in Milan, recommended by World of Mouth experts.
In this article, we bring to you a curated list of Milan’s best Asian restaurants. From Japanese meals paired with natural wine in Bentoteca to Xiao Mian noodles in Il Gusto della Nebbia and a creative culinary experience in AALTO Restaurant, we have compiled a guide to help you discover the best Asian food in Milan.
To ensure that we are only highlighting the best, all selections are based on recommendations from the World of Mouth experts including Dom Carella, Stefano Ferraro, and Laura Santosuosso. If you are looking for the best Asian restaurants in Milan, keep on reading.
Bentoteca is a casual Japanese bistro run by Chef Yoji Tokuyoshi, known for his inventive fusion of Japanese and Italian cuisines. This restaurant offers a modern and contemporary food experience, featuring dishes rich in umami like sake-marinated pigeon, beef tongue and cabbage sando, and grilled marrow with fermented squid on toast. Bentoteca's menu also includes comfort food made from impeccable ingredients, such as the tuna sashimi, bone marrow on house-made shokupan, and marvelous Wagyu Don.
Modern and contemporary Japanese–Italian food. An exciting place. Bentoteca is an exciting place run by chef Yoji Tokuyoshi, previous chef at Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana. It’s a sort of an unusual concept of Japanese–Italian food, it's very modern and contemporary. And it's a nice addition to the Milan restaurant scene which I think is quite high-end, old school and traditional. They had this beautiful and delicious miso-glazed pigeon dish, that was spatchcocked and grilled flat. It's wonderful to see that cities like Milan gain new additions – people are thinking and developing their own concepts from the old school and young chefs are exploring the market and finding new spots to open their own restaurants.
Il Gusto della Nebbia is a relatively new Chinese restaurant specializing in noodles and noodle soup, located in the business heart of Milan. The establishment was opened by a former photographer turned chef, who began cooking noodles at home before deciding to bring his culinary skills to a wider audience. In addition to their signature noodle dishes, the restaurant also offers a variety of cold appetizers like black century eggs, fermented Chinese eggs, and a tripe salad.
Real Chinese tastes in the business heart of Milan.Missing China? So this place will make you jump back to the mainland with an authentic experience of both food and service.
Bao House Taiwanese Street Food Milano is a small, intimate restaurant where you can experience hand-crafted Taiwanese dishes. The owner, Grace, originated from Taiwan and brings authentic flavors of her homeland to the menu. With every bite, customers can expect a sensational burst of pure Taiwanese taste.
Pure flavour bursts of Taiwan in Milan. Grace is from Taiwan and brings the pure flavours of her homeland to Milan. Everything is hand-crafted, the place is small and intimate but always offers a pure burst of taste.
Spore is a newly opened restaurant that offers a perfect blend of Nordic techniques, Asian flavors, and Italian products. Their innovative approach focuses on fermentation, preservation, and transformation of ingredients, ensuring no waste and sustainability. The restaurant boasts a young, experienced team and is known for its friendly and super kind service.
New opening! A nice journey between Nordic techniques, Asian flavors and Italian products in a 5-step tasting menu. A young yet experienced brigade that practices innovative techniques aiming to ferment, preserve and transform the ingredients in a no-waste and sustainable perspective. Friendly and super kind service.
IYO is a restaurant that specializes in innovative sushi and Japanese-inspired cuisine, blending elements of Japanese and Italian culinary traditions. The establishment, owned by the Liu family, is recognized for its fusion approach and boasts a Michelin star. Their extensive wine list complements the menu, ensuring a balanced dining experience for all.
Liu family have different fine dining restaurants in Milan. IYO michelin star restaurant is a perfect fusion of Japanese style and Italian cuisine, also the wine list is in the same level.
AALTO Restaurant is a culinary destination where Chef Takeshi Iwai masterfully blends Japanese techniques with Italian ingredients. The menu, highlighted by an eight-course tasting journey, showcases Iwai's innovative approach to cuisine, with dishes like beef tataki with hibachi grilled eel and spaghetti cacio e pepe served noodle style in an eel broth. The restaurant offers a creative, boundary-free dining experience, recognized with a Michelin Star in 2023.
A wonderful location in Milan where chef Takeshi Iwai brings Japanese influences to Italian cuisine. His dishes use Italian ingredients and are prepared with Japanese techniques that demonstrate the skill of the young chef. The eight course menu ensures you get the opportunity to savour all of Iwai-san’s creations.
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