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The 15 Best Asian Restaurants In Raleigh

Updated: June 14, 2022

Can’t decide between sushi or dim sum? Why not have both from these top Raleigh Asian restaurants. We evaluated the top review sites and included reviews from millions of diners for the best Asian spots in Raleigh. The Asian spots below are our favorite places for spring rolls and tom yum,

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Brewery Bhavana

Asian, $$, CentralAsian, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

American, $$, Falls of NeuseAmerican, $$Raleigh, Falls of Neuse
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Anise Pho

Vietnamese, $$, HillsboroughVietnamese, $$Raleigh, Hillsborough
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Sushi Mon

Japanese, $$, GlenwoodJapanese, $$Raleigh, Glenwood
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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O-Ku Raleigh

Asian, $$, CentralAsian, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Garland

Asian, $$$, CentralAsian, $$$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Bida Manda

Asian, $$, CentralAsian, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • City Seeker

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Ni Asian Kitchen

Asian, $, North RaleighAsian, $Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2021

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MOFU Shoppe

Asian, $$, CentralAsian, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Red Pepper Asian

Asian, $$, Northeast RaleighAsian, $$Raleigh, Northeast Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Zanyu Asian Noodles

Asian, $$, North RaleighAsian, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Kai Sushi and Sake Bar

Japanese, $$, North RaleighJapanese, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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Beansprout Chinese Restaurant

Chinese, $, WadeChinese, $Raleigh, Wade
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Meat & Bite

American, $$, WadeAmerican, $$Raleigh, Wade
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Lime & Lemon Indian Grill & Bar - Raleigh

Indian, $$, WadeIndian, $$Raleigh, Wade
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right Asian restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 3295 restaurants, and 212 lists and articles from top sources like City Seeker, Trip Savvy and Hoodline. Yes, we even looked at City Seeker - Best for Groups in Raleigh/Durham, Trip Savvy - The 16 Best Restaurants in Raleigh and Hoodline - The 4 best spots to score sushi in Raleigh to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Brewery Bhavana, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, and Soo Café are the highest-rated Asian restaurants that serve breakfast in Raleigh.

Garland, Ajisai Japanese Fusion, and Bida Manda are the highest-rated Asian restaurants for a date night in Raleigh.

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Soo Café, and Garland are the highest-rated Asian restaurants for take-out in Raleigh.

Brewery Bhavana, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, and Soo Café are the highest-rated Asian restaurants for a quick lunch in Raleigh.

Brewery Bhavana, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, and Lime & Lemon Indian Grill & Bar - Raleigh are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Asian restaurants in Raleigh.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Riesling with duck noodle soup

    If your food palns include Asian, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Riesling, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • Enjoy shrimp fried rice with Gewürztramine

    To elevate your shrimp fried rice experience, we recommend some Gewürztramine to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine acts as a counterpoint to the flavours of the dish.

  • Kingfisher and stir-fried chicken


    When considering what goes best with stir-fried chicken, we recommend a glass of Kingfisher, it truly complements the dish as it enhances the meals spicier counterparts.


Interesting facts

  • A match made in heaven: green tea & sushi

    Surely you’ve tried green tea with your sushi? It’s a classic pairing.

  • A historical dish

    Does the name veterans ring a bell? They invented braised beef noodle for us all to enjoy in Taiwan!

  • A big feat in 2015

    A little baguette never hurt anybody! The size of the longest baguette might surprise you, coming in at 400 feet! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

Parking tips

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Raleigh. 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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