Asian Cuisine Restaurants

May 3, 2023

In May, we're celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and what better way to do it than by checking out all the amazing Asian cafes and restaurants in Chattanooga?

Japanese Cuisine

If you're searching for authentic Japanese cuisine, you must visit Two Ten Jack, an izakaya-style pub. They offer a variety of Japanese-inspired comfort foods, such as ramen, yakitori, sushi, and more, that incorporate local Southern ingredients.

Hibachi & Wings: Asian Street Eats & Boba Tea is the spot! They've got all the classics like katsu, chicken katsu, and belly pork that are super popular. And if you're feeling thirsty, don't forget to try out their bubble tea and Thai tea.

Fuji Steak & Sushi offers not only a delicious meal, but also an unforgettable experience. Their expert chefs skillfully prepare and present fresh fish and creative rolls, while hibachi grill masters cook meals right before diners' eyes and engage in conversation. The restaurant's artful creations have earned it the title of "Best of the Best" in Chattanooga.

In Totto Sushi & Grill, you can indulge in some of the best sushi in town and a range of other Japanese delicacies. Their menu includes a variety of options such as udon noodles, bento boxes, and sushi, including traditional favorites like California roll and spicy tuna, as well as chef's special rolls made by Totto Sushi & Grill.

Sushi Nabe is a locally and family-owned Japanese restaurant that was established in 1994. They serve authentic Japanese cuisine made fresh daily at their comfortable and beautiful location, and offer fair prices as well as catering services. Visit their location and try their new sushi style with additional flair.

Chinese Cuisine

For a taste of China, visit P.F. Chang's. The restaurant is renowned for its scratch-made dishes, which honor the 2,000-year-old tradition of wok cooking. Their chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, and scratch cook every sauce, so you can be sure that you're getting a fresh and authentic meal.

Shangri-la offers a wide array of authentic Chinese and Japanese food, including General Tso's Chicken, Beef with Broccoli, House Special Fried Rice, Sushi Dinner, Rainbow Roll, and more.

Rice Boxxx Asian Cuisine, established in 2011, serves some of the finest Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes. The owner, Kobe Dong, created the menus based on his family background. The Japanese dishes reflect his mother's homeland, and he uses traditional methods of hibachi and sushi. Since Kobe's childhood was spent in China, the wok entrees have strong Chinese flavors. He also learned the art of Thai dishes from some of his closest friends. Rice Boxxx offers three different styles of Asian cooking and is well-known for its quality and taste.

Vietnamese Cuisine

For those who want to try some delicious Vietnamese food, you can't go wrong with Chopstix: Vietnamese, Korean, And Boba Tea. Their pho is a must-try, and the restaurant offers a range of other Vietnamese dishes that are sure to please your taste buds.

Korean Cuisine

If Korean food is what you're craving, look no further than Han-Mi. Han-Mi is a restaurant that offers traditional Korean cuisine with an American twist in a welcoming atmosphere. You can enjoy delicious food and drinks while chatting with friends or trying out food that has been passed down through four generations. In addition to Korean dishes, there are also fusion dishes for those who prefer American food.

Zaya 1943 Korean Steakhouse offers a unique fusion of fine-dining steakhouse and Korean BBQ elements, featuring premium meats like Greater Omaha 55 day Dry-Aged Ribeye, NY Strip, Tomahawk steak, and A5 Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu. Don't miss out on this must-try restaurant for a delicious and unforgettable dining experience.

Thai Cuisine

And for those who love Thai cuisine, Rain Thai Bistro embodies the American Dream. Originating from Laos with limited finances, the owners aimed to share their heritage with a new community. Rain Thai Bistro was established in May of 2008 with the goal of presenting the greatest Traditional Thai Cuisine in Chattanooga. They are not merely a restaurant, but a family that invites diners into their abode to experience genuine dishes.

Thai Esan is a wonderful restaurant that specializes in Laotian and Thai cuisine. It offers perfectly cooked dishes such as coconut soup, shrimp pad thai, and panang curry. If you have a sweet tooth, don't miss out on their delicious desserts such as mango sticky rice. 

Come into Alex Thai to experience a burst of flavors and spices with every bite of authentic Thai cuisine. This restaurant, located in the vibrant Southside, offers not only the classics such as Pad Thai and Tom Yum soup but also a selection of more high-end dishes such as succulent lobster, tender duck, and juicy lamb.

Sweet Basil Restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine and fresh sushi that is both delicious and affordable. While you're there, don't forget to try their signature dishes such as Pad Thai, Drunken Noodles, and Tom Yum soup. The restaurant's menu is carefully curated to offer a variety of flavors that will satisfy even the most discerning of palates.

Thai Smile is a restaurant that has been a staple in downtown Chattanooga for many years. Its extensive menu and creative options are what keep customers coming back for more. The restaurant is known for its classic Thai food that is cooked to perfection by its experienced chefs.

The Bottom Line

By supporting these places during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we can show love for the diverse cultures that make up our community. So why not take this chance to try some new foods and give some local businesses some love?

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