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The 5 Best Asian Restaurants Near Santa Cruz

Updated: May 2, 2022

Can’t decide between sushi or dim sum? Why not have both from these top Santa Cruz Asian restaurants. We analyzed top review sites, including diner and critic reviews for this list of best Asians in Santa Cruz. So if you need some chow foon or gyoza visit one of the Asian venues on this list now!

Find the perfect Asian restaurant

Oyunaa's Mongolian Cuisine

Asian, $$, Santa CruzAsian, $$Santa Cruz
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Pearl of the Ocean

Asian, $$, Santa CruzAsian, $$Santa Cruz
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Otoro Sushi

Japanese, $$, Scotts ValleyJapanese, $$Scotts Valley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Ambrosia India Bistro - Scotts Valley

Indian, $$, Scotts ValleyIndian, $$Scotts Valley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Rumble Fish

Japanese, $$, Scotts ValleyJapanese, $$Scotts Valley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Picking the right Asian restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28999 restaurants in Santa Cruz, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 2955 lists and articles from experts at and more. All with some boam magic. Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

Oyunaa's Mongolian Cuisine, Malabar Restaurant, and Pearl of the Ocean are vegetarian-friendly Asian restaurants in Santa Cruz.

Oyunaa's Mongolian Cuisine, India Joze, and Malabar Restaurant are the highest-rated Asian restaurants that serve breakfast in Santa Cruz.

Pearl of the Ocean is the highest-rated vegan-friendly Asian restaurant in Santa Cruz.

Oyunaa's Mongolian Cuisine, India Joze, and Malabar Restaurant are some of the highest-rated late-night Asian spots in Santa Cruz.

Oyunaa's Mongolian Cuisine, India Joze, and Malabar Restaurant are the highest-rated Asian restaurants for a quick lunch in Santa Cruz.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal 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.

  • 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.

  • Gewürztramine and shrimp fried rice

    A white wine and some nice, tasty shrimp fried rice - specifically a Gewürztramine - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the rich in your food, trust us!

Did you know?

  • Craving some dim sum?

    Are you a fan ofdim sum? The current record for eating the most dim sum is 18 pieces! Do you love dim sum enough to beat this record?

  • The ideal pairing

    In Korea they have a classic, local drink with clear, slightly-sweet distilled spirit. Its name is soju

  • Priceless or overpriced?

    Chef Angelito Araneta Jr. made anigiri in 2010 that sold for p$1,978.

Parking information

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Santa Cruz. 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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