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The 15 Best Asian Restaurants Near Chelsea

Updated: August 22, 2022

Aching for some good Asian food? These Chelsea restaurants serve the best-fried rice and noodles in town. We analyzed top review sites and included millions of diner and critic reviews for the best Asian Chelsea has to offer. So if you need some chow foon or gyoza visit one of the Asian venues on this list now!

Find the perfect Asian restaurant

Mandarin Buffet

Asian, $$, ChelseaAsian, $$Chelsea
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

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Punjabi Dhaba

Indian, $, CambridgeIndian, $Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
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Himalayan Kitchen

Nepali, $, SomervilleNepali, $Somerville, Union Square
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Chalawan

Asian, $$, CambridgeAsian, $$Cambridge, Peabody
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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DAKZEN

Thai, $, SomervilleThai, $Somerville, Spring Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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9Zaab

Thai, $$, CambridgeThai, $$Cambridge, East Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Mae Asian Eatery

Asian, $$, CambridgeAsian, $$Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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The Maharaja

Indian, $$, CambridgeIndian, $$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Cafe Sushi

Japanese, $$, CambridgeJapanese, $$Cambridge, Mid-Cambridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Hoodline, 2019

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Tampopo

Japanese, $, CambridgeJapanese, $Cambridge, Aggasiz - Harvard North
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Yume Ga Arukara

Japanese, $, CambridgeJapanese, $Cambridge, Aggasiz - Harvard North
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Hen Chicken Rice

Thai, $, SomervilleThai, $Somerville, Union Square
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Masala Square Indian Kitchen

Indian, $$, SomervilleIndian, $$Somerville, Union Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Crying Thaiger

Thai, $$, MaldenThai, $$Malden, Faulkner
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Sakana

Japanese, $$, CambridgeJapanese, $$Cambridge, Mid-Cambridge
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Why these restaurants?

Finding the best Asian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We pored over ratings for 15185 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Chelsea and 1052 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Eater had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered Eater - 10 Utterly Delicious Udon Spots Around Boston, Eater - Where to Eat Dumplings in and Around Boston and Eater - Where to Eat Momos in Greater Boston as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

Chung Wah Restaurant, Mandarin Buffet, and Teriyaki Yummy are the highest-rated Asian restaurants for take-out in Chelsea.

Chung Wah Restaurant, Mandarin Buffet, and Teriyaki Yummy are some of the highest-rated late-night Asian spots in Chelsea.

Chung Wah Restaurant, Mandarin Buffet, and Teriyaki Yummy are the highest-rated Asian restaurants for a quick lunch in Chelsea.

There are 3 Asian restaurants in Chelsea.

Chung Wah Restaurant, Mandarin Buffet, and Teriyaki Yummy are the highest-rated Asian restaurants that serve breakfast in Chelsea.

Drink pairing tips

  • Gewürztramine and shrimp fried rice


    When considering what goes best with shrimp fried rice, we recommend a glass of Gewürztramine, it truly complements the dish as it acts as a counterpoint to the flavours of the dish.


  • Go for Kingfisher with stir-fried chicken

    To elevate your stir-fried chicken experience, we recommend some Kingfisher to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this beer enhances the meals spicier counterparts.

  • Pineau d'Aunis with your apricot chutney-topped lamb chops

    Pineau d'Aunis is fruity and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

Fun facts

  • All in a day’s work

    gyoza is pretty tasty, to say the least, and Peter Czerwinski agrees. If you want to break their record for most dumpling eaten in 1, you’re gonna have to help yourself to more than 10!

  • A must-visit festival in New York City

    New York City, The United States is the proud home of the annual NYC Dumpling Festival, held every September to celebrate everything that is good about Asian.


  • A popular dish

    An absolute classic in China, be sure to have yourself some peking duck if you ever find yourself over there! to take it up a level we suggest pairing it with pancakes and soy sauce

Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in Chelsea can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Asian spot.

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