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The Best Asian Restaurants in New York City

These Asian restaurants in New York City are worth a visit.

Updated on Jan 01, 2024 | World of Mouth team

New York City, is home to some of the most exceptional Asian dining experiences. Featuring restaurants like Kopitiam, a gem that brings the vibrant flavors of Malaysia; Di An Di, with its innovative and traditional dishes and Atomix which showcases the elegance of Korean cuisine. Curated from recommendations by World of Mouth experts including Jorge Vallejo, Maria Nilsson, and Marcelo Ballardin. Discover a world of authentic Asian flavors right in the Big Apple.

ATOMIX

104 E 30th St

104 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016, USA

ATOMIX is a restaurant that offers an elevated tasting menu inspired by Korean traditions, crafted by Junghyun and Ellia Park. The restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of Korean cuisine, with each dish presented on a beautifully designed card that lists its ingredients, origin, and meaning. With a counter that seats only 14 people, the restaurant provides a personal and intimate dining experience while showcasing the skills of Chef JP Park and the exceptional hospitality of Ellia Park.

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Another power couple I think are doing amazing stuff is Ellia and JP Park. They've been very brave to go outside Korea and start a little restaurant empire in New York and what they've achieved has not been easy. The flavors and everything else is perfect in their restaurant. I really believe they are one-of-a-kind.

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ATOMIX

ATOMIX

104 E 30th St

104 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016, USA

Kopitiam

151 E Broadway

151 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA

Kopitiam is a delightful Malaysian café serving meals throughout the day, with a special focus on breakfast. The café offers a variety of dishes, including kaya toast with coconut jam, and soft boiled egg with broth, paired with sweet coffee. As a fast-casual eatery, Kopitiam provides a daily gathering space for lovers of Nyonya cuisine, a hybrid of Chinese and Malay flavors.

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Charming Malaysian café perfect for breakfast.A small, charming Malaysian café perfect for breakfast: kaya toast (with coconut jam), very soft boiled egg with broth and sweet coffee.

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Kopitiam

Kopitiam

151 E Broadway

151 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA

Tian Fu Cuisine

13620 Roosevelt Ave # 24

13620 Roosevelt Ave # 24, Flushing, NY 11354, USA

Tian Fu Cuisine is a go-to spot for cold Sichuan noodles. The noodles are generously garnished with chili oil, black vinegar, garlic, and a rich amount of Sichuan pepper. Nestled in a cozy basement beneath a grocery store, this restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Additive cold Sichuan noodlesAdditive cold Sichuan noodles with chili oil, black vinegar, garlic and a lot of Sichuan pepper of course. In a small Basement under a grocery on Flushing Main Street.

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Tian Fu Cuisine

Tian Fu Cuisine

13620 Roosevelt Ave # 24

13620 Roosevelt Ave # 24, Flushing, NY 11354, USA

Di An Di

68 Greenpoint Ave

68 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

Di An Di is a lively neighborhood restaurant that specializes in contemporary Vietnamese cuisine. The food, atmosphere, and service are highly recommended by guests, who particularly enjoy the friendly service and the fun environment. The restaurant offers a diverse menu, with options to cater to various dietary requirements, ensuring a welcoming dining experience for everyone.

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Very good Vietnamese food, fun atmosphere, and friendly service. This place was so happening for a reason. The food is very good, the atmosphere fun, and the service is friendly. We enjoyed it thoroughly even though we didn’t have a reservation so they sat us in the waiting area with some low stools while we decided to order some apps and ended up eating the whole dinner there in the cramped space. But their friendliness made it enjoyable.

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Di An Di

Di An Di

68 Greenpoint Ave

68 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

Tuome

536 E 5th St

536 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009, USA

Tuome is a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves contemporary American cuisine with an Asian twist, crafted by Chef Thomas Chen. The menu features a variety of dishes, but the snow crab noodle with dashi butter stands out as a popular choice, despite its higher price point. Visit Tuome for a remarkable blend of American and Asian flavors, and make sure to check their operation hours before planning your visit.

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This snow crab noodle with dashi butter is the best thing in the menu, worth a stop, even if it costs $35 for this dish.

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Tuome

Tuome

536 E 5th St

536 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009, USA

Win Son

159 Graham Ave

159 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA

Win Son is a Taiwanese-American restaurant run by the chef-owner duo, Trigg Brown and Josh Ku. The place is known for its relaxed vibe and delicious food that won't disappoint. Be prepared for a bit of a wait due to its popularity, making it a great spot for a date with a budget of $40-60 per person.

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This is a Taiwanese American restaurant that will not disappoint. Get here early to put your names down as there is always a little wait. Great for date. $40-60 per person.

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Win Son

Win Son

159 Graham Ave

159 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA

Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 1st Ave.

171 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003, USA

Momofuku Noodle Bar has been serving Asian-inspired cuisine since 2004, under the expert guidance of David Chang. This long-standing establishment in the East Village has been recognized as one of the most impactful U.S. restaurants over the past two decades. Whether you're a regular patron or a first-time visitor, you can look forward to a thrilling dining experience, complemented by the hospitality of General Manager Eugene Lee.

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One of the most important U.S. restaurants over the last 20 years, Momofuku Noodle Bar, still has it! We have been eating at Momofuku Noodle Bar since the very, very beginning. Nothing has changed as it is still as thrilling as it was when it opened in 2004. And THANKFULLY still in the East Village. GM Eugene Lee who has been along for the entire ride is the consummate hospitalian and is the heart and soul of this wonderful restaurant. They have grown up just a little as they now take reservations. Whether you have not been for years or never been it is time to visit Noodle Bar!

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Momofuku Noodle Bar

Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 1st Ave.

171 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003, USA

Jeju Noodle Bar

679 Greenwich St

679 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10014, USA

Jeju Noodle Bar, established in September 2017, offers a unique interpretation of Korean cuisine, aiming to share Korean flavors and culture through their dishes. This restaurant is a popular destination for noodle enthusiasts, with a menu that includes standout items such as KFC with Caviar and Tuna Tartar with Hokkaido Sea Urchin. Alongside the food, Jeju Noodle Bar also boasts an impressive wine list that features some big labels.

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Probably the best noodle bar in NYCGreat place to come and chill after a great walk around Nyc. Great staff and amazing food. KFC with Caviar, tuna tartar with sea urchin from Hokkaido to die for and noodles to make any noodle bar jealous. Please don’t forget to look at the wine list. This place has some big labels. Just go and check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

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Jeju Noodle Bar

Jeju Noodle Bar

679 Greenwich St

679 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10014, USA

Nudibranch

125 1st Ave.

125 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003, USA

Nudibranch is a small yet sophisticated restaurant that redefines New American cuisine by incorporating elements from Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and American vernacular cuisines. Run by Jeff Kim and Matthew Lee, who have experience in top-tier kitchens, the restaurant offers a concise three-course prix fixe menu with dishes like frog legs with lemongrass or map scungilli. Their website features a gallery, a shop, and their contact information for easy reservation and inquiries.

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A small but sophisticated East Village restaurant redefining New American cuisineHelmed by Jeff Kim and Matthew Lee, each of whom have spent time in the city's best kitchens, nudibranch offers a concise three-course prix fixe menu drawing from Korean, Chinese, Japanese and American vernacular cuisines. (Think frog leg's with lemongrass or map scungilli)

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Nudibranch

Nudibranch

125 1st Ave.

125 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003, USA

CHILI

13 E 37th St

13 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016, USA

CHILI is a restaurant known for its authentic Sichuan food, masterfully prepared by an experienced Michelin star chef. It offers a wide range of dishes, including customer favorites like cumin lamb, kung pao chicken, and Dan Dan noodles, all carefully balanced for a perfect blend of flavors. The restaurant also caters for various dietary needs with gluten-free and vegan options, and is equipped to host a variety of events, from corporate functions to family reunions.

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Outstanding Sichuan in NYCChili serves some of the finest Sichuan food in NYC. It’s not just about spice. Every dish is delicately balanced. Cumin lamb, kung pao chicken, brisket and tripe, Dan Dan noodles, charred cabbage, and mapo tofu are my standards. But honestly, you can’t go wrong with anything at this always packed favorite.

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CHILI

CHILI

13 E 37th St

13 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016, USA

Double Chicken Please

115 Allen St

115 Allen St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Double Chicken Please is a hotspot that redefines traditional cocktails and dishes, transforming them into something entirely new. The creative minds of GN Chan and Faye Chen offer an extraordinary cocktail experience, paired perfectly with their Taiwanese-inspired fried chicken sandwiches. Ranked 6th on the World's 50 Best Bars list, this restaurant is a must-visit for those seeking a new take on classic drinks and food.

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This hotspot is all about hacking traditional cocktails and dishes, and transforming them into something new.Looking for a cocktail experience that's out of the ordinary? Look no further than the Back Room at Double Chicken Please by the creative minds of GN Chan and Faye Chen. This Lower East Side hotspot is all about hacking traditional drinks and dishes, and transforming them into something entirely new. Whether you're in the mood for a classic or adventurous drink, their Taiwanese-inspired fried chicken sandwiches are the perfect pairing. With a current ranking of 6th on the World's 50 Best Bars list, this spot is not to be missed.

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Double Chicken Please

Double Chicken Please

115 Allen St

115 Allen St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Silver Apricot

20 Cornelia St

20 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014, USA

Silver Apricot is a New-American-Chinese restaurant that focuses on wine, offering an all-domestic selection of wine, beer, and sake. The menu features Chinese-American-inspired small plates made with local ingredients, providing a unique blend of classic dishes with minor tweaks and inventive creations by Chef Simone Tong. This cozy spot is currently open for both indoor and outdoor dining, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable culinary experience.

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As a Vietnamese chef, I’m always interested in tasting other Asian chefs' foods. Chef Simone Tong did a beautiful job with her own twist on refined Asian foods. Some of these dishes are classic with minor tweaks, some are her own inventions, and everything was delicious.

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Silver Apricot

Silver Apricot

20 Cornelia St

20 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014, USA

Saigon Social

172 Orchard St

172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Saigon Social is a Vietnamese restaurant that offers comfort food with a creative twist. They serve authentic dishes that are not commonly found in other Vietnamese establishments, such as bún chả. Despite their website being under construction, you can check their Instagram page for live updates and reservations can be made via Resy.

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Authentic Vietnamese food with flair and creativity. Also kudos to them for serving dishes that are not typically found in most Vietnamese restaurants like bún chả.

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Saigon Social

Saigon Social

172 Orchard St

172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Nōksu

49 W 32nd St

49 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Nōksu is a concealed Korean fine dining restaurant situated in a subway station in Manhattan, offering a fixed menu of thirteen dishes, equivalent to its seating capacity. The establishment is headed by Dae Kim, a chef with training from Per Se, which is evident in the aesthetically pleasing presentation and perfectly balanced flavors of the dishes. Despite being relatively new, Nōksu has already begun to make its mark, promising a memorable culinary experience.

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Nõksu, a hidden Korean fine dining restaurant inside a subway station in the middle of Manhattan, hadn't even been open for four weeks when I visited in the beginning of November. The fixed menu contains thirteen dishes, as many as seats the restaurant has. The head chef Dae Kim is Per Se trained and this is not least noticeable in the aesthetics, also in perfect flavors and compositions.
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Nōksu

Nōksu

49 W 32nd St

49 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Hainan Chicken House | 海南鸡记

4807 8th Ave

4807 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220, USA

Hainan Chicken House is a family-run establishment known for its variety of chicken dishes. The menu features chicken in many forms, including boiled, roasted, and fried, complemented by a selection of noodles and side dishes. The restaurant also has a BYOB policy with a $15 corkage fee, and offers a small, carefully chosen list of natural wines.

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Well worth the trek to wonderful Sunset Park for an astonishingly great meal at Hainan Chicken House. Chicken as expected is the star but it comes in many forms, boiled, roasted or fried with many preparations, The noodles and sides are also not to be missed. But most importantly this a heartwarming family establishment that is so welcoming. Very BYOB friendly ($15 corkage) and/or choose from the small well curated list of natural wines.
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Hainan Chicken House | 海南鸡记

Hainan Chicken House | 海南鸡记

4807 8th Ave

4807 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220, USA

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