From Pho in the French Quarter to Bahn Mi in the Marigny, New Orleans is filled with a number of Asian-owned eateries that offer globally-inspired flavors in New Orleans. From Vietnamese to Indian, and sweet treats to seafood boils, these restaurants offer a wide range of the Asian cuisines that add to the world-class New Orleans dining scene.
This French Quarter Chinese restaurant has been turning heads and attracting lines since their opening in 2019. Their dumplings are a must try, and the prices are affordable.
Nestled along Tchoupitoulas Street in Uptown New Orleans is Luvi - a light and refreshing Japanese + Chinese fusion restaurant. Its menu is packed with a handcrafted selection of raw bites, Shanghai comfort foods and Asian-inspired cocktails. With housemade sauces, fresh ingredients and carefully prepared creations, Luvi pushes boundaries and sets new standards for fusion cuisine.
Nothing says spring in New Orleans like a crawfish boil! Skip the hassle of hosting your own and head over to BOIL Seafood House. This eatery lets you select your catch, your flavor and your heat level - all the makings for a perfect seafood boil. Garlic Butter King Crab Leg, Spicy Cajun Crawfish or Caribbean Boiled Shrimp and Clams - the possibilities are endless. Pair your boil with the classic trio of potatoes, corn and sausage, or order a few Asian -inspired shareables like Wicked Edamame, Fried Potstickers and Vietnamese Shrimp Cakes. Visit on Magazine Street or at the new Hieux BOIL Seafood House location in Mid-City.
Kin has gained a lot of traction for the decadent ramen bowls and creative dumplings; in fact, they were nominated for a 2018 James Beard award. Owner, Hieu Than, wanted a small, yet focused menu. It boosts French and Asian flavors in a perfect combination.
Gyu-Kaku will make a chef out of you by the end of your visit. This unconventional eatery allows guests to cook their meal themselves. Have fun creating Japanese + Korean BBQ classics like spicy pork, kalbi short ribs, harami skirt steak miso and much more. Ready-to-eat appetizers, soups, salads and sides are also available. With packages fit for two, four, or six, Gyu-Kaku is perfect for groups.
Looking for something sweet? Look no further than Drip. This Arts District-based cafe combines coffee and ice cream to make magic! Affogato desserts include two scoops of ice cream, desired toppings and a hot drip to top it off. Indulge in flavors like Bananas Foster with an espresso drip, Cookie Monster with a hot chocolate drip, or Matcha, Matcha with a matcha drip. Try them all with an affogato flight or build your own custom creation during your next visit.
Drunken Noodles, Dirty Noodles, Rad Da Noodles, Pad Thai and more - the carb overload is well worth it at Sukho Thai. In addition to their expansive noodle selection, this authentic Thai eatery offers a range of wok dishes, curries, vegan options and gluten-free choices. With locations in Uptown New Orleans and the Marigny, paying a visit to Sukho Thai is as convenient as it is delicious.
Using both French and American influences, Cafe Minh takes a modern twist on traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Vietnamese BBQ Catfish, Honey-Glazed Chicken, Slow Braised Asian Short Ribs and much more are all part of Cafe Minh’s savory and sophisticated menu. Under the leadership of Vietnam natives Chef Minh Bui and Chef Cynthia VuTran, Cafe Minh offers unique entrees, familiar Vietnamese favorites and an extensive bar selection.
Experience the flavors of Hong Kong in New Orleans’ Lakeview at Ming’s. This casual Cantonese eatery’s menu includes American Chinese favorites like fried rice, lo mein and egg foo young. Or opt for Chef Ming Joe’s creations that combine the flavors of his hometown with a pinch of New Orleanian flare like Crawfish Velvet - a stir-fried crawfish dish with pork and black beans in a savory egg-white sauce.
Enjoy a host of classic Vietnamese dishes in a sleek and trendy setting at Mint Modern. In addition to a number of classic Southeast Asian staples like banh mi, pho and vermicelli bowls, you can also try a number surprisingly satisfying menu items such as Pandan Chicken + Green Waffles, Pork Belly Tacos and Shrimp + Avocado Rolls.
For over three decades, Pho Tau Bay has remained a go-to place for Vietnamese food in New Orleans - and with good reason. Their traditional Vietnamese menu features an extensive selection of authentic dishes, drinks and sweets. Begin your meal with their signature, freshly prepared spring rolls made with shrimp, pork, vermicelli and fresh herbs. Pair it with their selection of banh mi or pho for a complete meal.
Chez Pierre is a Vietnamese bakery with locations in Lakeview and Metairie that offers French-style baked goods alongside a menu of traditional Vietnamese dishes, like banh mi. You can satisfy both your sweet and savory cravings at this half-bakery, half-restaurant.
Saffron is Indian food at its best. Indulge in paneer, daal and masala in addition to main plates featuring seafood, vegetables and goat. Or try Indian twists on classic New Orleans dishes, like curried seafood gumbo.
Lilly’s Café is a neighborhood favorite known for its Vietnamese dishes, both traditional and vegan. Enjoy delicious spring rolls, pho and banh mi with a variety of colorful beverages. Vegans will also appreciate their meat-free options, like vegan pho broth, spicy tofu and a number of other excellent offerings.
Garlic shrimp, vegetable samosas, pesto lamb chops and Chicken Biryani are just a few of the menu highlights at Tumeric in Gretna. Don’t forget to order one of their many naans, which come in a variety of flavors.