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The 13 Best Asian Restaurants In Philadelphia

Updated: August 23, 2022

Can’t decide between sushi or dim sum? Why not have both from these top Philadelphia Asian restaurants. We evaluated the top review sites and included reviews from millions of diners for the best Asian spots in Philadelphia. So if you need some chow foon or gyoza visit one of the Asian venues on this list now!

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Morimoto

Japanese, $$$$, Old CityJapanese, $$$$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Best Asian Restaurants in Philadelphia

    USA Today
  • CBS, 2015

    Top Asian Restaurants In Philadelphia

    CBS, 2015

Pho 75

Vietnamese, $, Passyunk SquareVietnamese, $Philadelphia, Passyunk Square
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Vietnamese Food in Philly

    Eater, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Philadelphia's top 4 Vietnamese spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Dim Sum Garden

Chinese, $, ChinatownChinese, $Philadelphia, Chinatown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Kalaya

Thai, $$$, Bella VistaThai, $$$Philadelphia, Bella Vista
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Thai and Laotian Food in Philly

    Eater, 2019
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022

Double Knot

Japanese, $$, Washington SquareJapanese, $$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Here are Philadelphia's top 4 Japanese spots

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Jonesing for sushi? Check out Philadelphia's top 5 spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Royal Sushi & Izakaya

Japanese, $$, Queen VillageJapanese, $$Philadelphia, Queen Village
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Sushi Restaurants in Philadelphia

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Sushi Restaurants in Philadelphia Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Hiroki

Japanese, $$$$, FishtownJapanese, $$$$Philadelphia, Fishtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Sushi Restaurants in Philadelphia

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Find the Freshest Sushi in Philly

    Eater, 2022

Umai Umai

Japanese, $$, Spring GardenJapanese, $$Philadelphia, Spring Garden
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Japanese spots in Philadelphia

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Jonesing for sushi? Check out Philadelphia's top 5 spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Jong Ka Jib

Korean, $$, East Oak LaneKorean, $$Philadelphia, East Oak Lane
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Korean Food in Philly

    Eater, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 4 best Korean spots in Philadelphia

    Hoodline, 2019

Street Side

Vietnamese, $, Old KensingtonVietnamese, $Philadelphia, Old Kensington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Philadelphia's 3 best spots to score affordable Southeast Asian fare

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Philly Bite Magazine, 2020

    Best Vietnamese Food in Philadelphia

    Philly Bite Magazine, 2020

Thang Long Pho Restaurant

Vietnamese, $, West KensingtonVietnamese, $Philadelphia, West Kensington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Vietnamese Food in Philly

    Eater, 2019
  • Philly Bite Magazine, 2020

    Best Vietnamese Food in Philadelphia

    Philly Bite Magazine, 2020

Bleu Sushi

Asian, $$, Washington SquareAsian, $$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Sushi Restaurants in Philadelphia

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Find the Freshest Sushi in Philly

    Eater, 2022

Chatayee Thai

Thai, $$, Washington SquareThai, $$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Thai and Laotian Food in Philly

    Eater, 2019

Why is this list better than others?

Picking the right Asian restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16402 spots across Philadelphia, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 770 lists and articles from the likes of Eater and Hoodline – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Where to Eat Thai and Laotian Food in Philly, Hoodline - Here are Philadelphia's top 4 Vietnamese spots and Hoodline - Philadelphia's 3 best spots to score affordable Southeast Asian farewe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. 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.

Most common questions

Hiroki, Morimoto, and Royal Sushi & Izakaya are the highest-rated Asian restaurants for dessert in Philadelphia.

Dim Sum Garden, Royal Sushi & Izakaya, and Double Knot are vegetarian-friendly Asian restaurants in Philadelphia.

Hiroki, Morimoto, and Royal Sushi & Izakaya are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for Asian cuisine in Philadelphia.

Umai Umai, Hiroki, and Morimoto are some of the highest-rated late-night Asian spots in Philadelphia.

Umai Umai, Hiroki, and Morimoto are the highest-rated Asian restaurants for a quick lunch in Philadelphia.

Drink pairing tips

  • Gewürztramine and shrimp fried rice


    A glass of something that acts as a counterpoint to the flavours of the dish should be what you pair your shrimp fried rice with. You can’t go wrong pairing your food with a white wine like Gewürztramine.

  • The best drink pairing for Hunan style beef

    Knowing what to pair with Hunan style beef can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the strong and spicy Hunan style beef.

  • Enjoy stir-fried chicken with Kingfisher

    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.

Fun facts

  • The Qingming Festival

    Have you ever seen people tend to the graves of departed ones? It’s a sight to see at the Qingming Festival, where they also have China. Keep it in mind if you ever plan a trip to China.

  • A classic dish

    Have you ever had a tasty dim sum? Well it’s an absolute classic in China!

  • The original pho

    1880s gave us something tasty, the pho! This tasty dish was bestowed upon us by Northern Vietnam.

Parking info

Parking in Philadelphia can be a challenge. 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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