Are you on the search for something to hit a craving for Asian food while visiting/living in the Nashville area? Well you’ve come to the right place to find out about some of Music City’s top rated Asian restaurants. At The Nashville Insider, we are always looking for more reasons to talk about the places we love in this great city. Keep reading to learn about some of Nashville’s highest reviewed Asian restaurants. From Pho to Drunken Noodles and everything in between, there’s something for any mood mentioned here.
Hawkers Asian Street Food
Chill, low key vibes at Hawkers Asian Street Food combine with Asian style street food for an experience full of ambiance and flavor. Main St is home to an array of eclectic bars, shops and things to do. Hawkers is no disappointment to the surrounding area, drawing you in first with the atmosphere and making you want to come back for the menu. From 11 am – 10 pm during the week (12 am close on the weekends) you can try out some Asian street food menu choices along with a large Sake selection. Dumplings, skewers and wraps are only the tip of this awesome Asian street food iceberg, you will want to plan for at least one repeat visit to soak it all in.
King Siam Thai Cuisine
Bragging about their authentic Thai food, King Siam Thai Cuisine on 12th Ave south is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant with an expansive menu, now offering sushi as well. Tons of soups, rolls, curry and pan fried noodles are a small portion of their available selections. Closed on Sundays, you can try out this epic restaurant from 11 am – 10 pm (9 pm on Monday nights) and leave feeling satisfied with your meal and service given. Don’t let their humble outer appearance fool you, King Siam is prime time Thai food that you won’t want to stop talking about.
The Eastern Peak
With six locations throughout Tennessee and Kentucky, The Eastern Peak is a popular destination for Asian Fusian Thai food and sushi. Any of Nashville’s three locations are well worth a visit for the Drunken Noodles and much more. Perfect for any appetite, you’ll find that this menu features everything from Shrimp Avocado Salad to Grilled Thai Steak will fill everyone at the table up without sitting too heavy in the stomach. The Gulch, Thompson Lane and Bellevue are where you can find The Eastern Peak from 11 am – 9 pm for some time and money well spent.
Easily noticed by the large, lit up sign on Haywood Ln, Bangkokville is another Thai spot that feels like someone’s home more than a full on restaurant. Whether you want noodle dishes, curry or sushi, Bangkokville has what you need for the day. Every day outside of Monday, you will want to take a second and visit their website as their daily hours vary to fit specific meal times. No drama or frills, Bangkokville gets straight to the point and fills you up.
Thai Ni Yom
Thai street food takes on a whole new experience at Thai Ni Yom on Charlotte Ave. Plenty of Vegetarian selections sit with regular street food options that will remind travelers of a local Thai restaurant. While the wait is well worth it, you might want to order ahead for to-go orders. This is a smaller location so when they get busy, you might have to show some patience. Reputed to have some of the best tasting sauces for menu choices like Drunken Noodles, don’t hesitate to ask for an extra portion on the side. Check out their pineapple curry with pork for a meal that you won’t forget anytime soon. Something about a good curry sauce makes us instantly trust a Thai place and Thai Ni Yom delivers.
The Smiling Elephant
Upholding their mission to serve healthy, affordable Thai food to anyone who decides to stop by, The Smiling Elephant on 8th Ave will keep you wanting to add this place to your list of Asian food stops while here in Nashville. Health conscious with a small but attentive staff, you can’t get a better experience with this little local treasure. Try out their Pad Thai and find out why they boast about having the best plate in Nashville. Closed on Sunday and Monday, check their hours before you leave the hotel to be sure they are open during your hungry hours. They take a break between lunch and dinner every day.
Whether you choose from the buffet or the “cook your own” serve style, Shabu-Shabu on West End Ave gives you the means to create a whole sit down that keeps everyone moving and interacting with your food. All food preferences and allergies are able to be dealt with at this location so be sure to come in hungry, you won’t be able to say no to any of the all you can eat selections. During the week, plan for dinner as they open up at 5 pm. Weekends allow for lunch excursions as they open at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Try out any form of the broth, the reviews on that stuff speak for themselves and people keep bragging about it.
Khan’s Mongolian BBQ and Sushi
Immediately recognizable by the red sign on 4th Ave is Khan’s Mongolian BBQ and Sushi. While the two food styles might not seem to go together at first, one visit to Khan’s will change your mind. Every day excluding Sunday, come in and get some Asian style food from 10:30 am – 9:30 pm (except Saturdays when they are only open from 4 – 10 pm) and discover why Mongolian style cuisine is unmatched. Located near plenty of shopping, Khan’s adds to a list of many things to do while you are around this area. Take a load off and fuel up at Khan’s before getting into even more shopping fun.
Step up your date night game with a trip to Virago, an upscale sushi establishment on McGavok St. Trendy. Low light ambiance, various sushi and cocktails to choose from, this is where you go when you want an escape with your meal. Hospitality is the word to say when you take some time with the folks at Virago, they treat everyone who walks in like a member of the family. For 19 years, Nashville locals and visitors alike have taken to this spot and become instant regulars. Every evening, you can make plans for Virago from 5 – 10 pm (11 pm on Saturday and Sunday), a prime addition to any night out on the town.
For more than 40 years, Siam Cafe on McCall St has been serving up Thai food to the city and has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. Consistent prices and a family style vibe that is cozy and sweet, Siam has a little something for all Asian food lovers along with their vast Thai selection. This establishment is located a bit off the beaten path but you won’t regret making the trip. Check out their website for lunch and dinner times, they do remain clothes during the in between meal hours every day but Monday when they are closed.
Look no further than Van Buren St if you want some sushi that’s gonna knock your socks off. Though parking can be somewhat of a hassle with the location, their fresh sushi and cocktail selection will make you forget that you had any trouble. Heated outdoor seating is available during colder months and their beef/chicken skewers never disappoint. Other than Monday, come in for dinner from 5 – 9 pm (10 pm on Friday and Saturday) and try out everything from the Nashvegas to the Tennessee Two step and know that the only wrong choice at Ok-Ku is no choice at all.
Pho Ann Nashville
Belle Meade Plaza Shopping Center is home to Pho Ann Nashville, a Vietnamese restaurant with a menu full of Pho, pork rolls, noodle bowls and more. Giant portions and affordable prices come together for a great family expenditure. From 10:30 am – 8 pm (7 pm on Sundays) every day but Thursday when they close, you can come in for a meal that is sure to leave you with plenty of leftovers at Pho Ann Nashville. Try out the Prime Rib Pho and you get extra cool points if you are able to finish the filling, savory meal.
East Side Bahn Mi
Though their specialty is Bahn Mi, this restaurant on Gallatin Ave is all the glitz and glam of a fine dining restaurant without the outrageous prices. Family owned and operated, East Side Bahn Mi is like a step into Vietnam. Sourced locally and cooked up by house chef Gracie, every single meal selection you can pick from is made with precision and compassion. From 11 am – 9 pm (3 pm on Saturdays) anytime except when they close to relax on Sundays, try out the menu or pick from the regularly changing specials at East Side Bahn Mi.
Korea House Restaurant
Known for keeping up with the small business style of service and food products, the Korea House Restaurant is a small but fulfilling stop here in Nashville. Authentic menu selections meet with a low key setting that will make you want to visit every open day of the week. While this Charlotte Pike spot is closed on Thursdays and Sundays, you can come by from 11 am – 9 pm and bring the whole family in for some goat stew or anything else that the vast menu has to offer.
Woah! You made it all the way to the end of this list, you must really love Asian style dishes. From the upscale dining all the way to food trucks and everything in between, Nashville has more than your fair share of establishments to sort through. At The Nashville Insider, you can usually find the answer to any question you may have for Google in the realm of what’s happening around these parts. More than just Asian cuisine, this city is home to countless restaurants from all around the world. Come back here to the articles tab of NashvilleBarBike.com anytime you want to learn something you might not have known about Nashville.
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