From phở in the French Quarter to bánh mi in the Marigny, New Orleans is filled with a number of Asian-owned eateries that offer globally-inspired flavors. Check out these restaurants that add a wide range of Asian cuisines to the world-class New Orleans dining scene. 

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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. They opened a second location, appropriately named Dian Xin 2, nearby at 620 Conti St., with a menu that features their aforementioned signature dumplings, as well as number of variations on Chinese hot and dry pots.  

Paul Broussard

Nestled along Tchoupitoulas Street in Uptown New Orleans is Luvi - a light and refreshing Japanese/Chinese fusion restaurant. Its menu is packed with a selection of handcrafted raw bites, Shanghai comfort foods, and Asian-inspired cocktails. With house-made sauces, fresh ingredients, and carefully prepared creations, Luvi pushes boundaries and sets new standards for fusion cuisine. 

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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 the wicked edamame, fried potstickers, and Vietnamese shrimp cakes. Visit on Magazine Street or at the Hieux BOIL Seafood House location in Mid-City. 

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Gyu-Kaku will make a chef out of you by the end of your visit, as this eatery allows guests to cook their meal themselves. Have fun creating Japanese and 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.

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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. 

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Using both French and American influences, Café 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 Vietnamese natives Chef Minh Bui and Chef Cynthia VuTran, Cafe Minh offers unique entrees, familiar Vietnamese favorites, and an extensive bar selection.

Justen Williams

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. 

Rebecca Todd

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 bánh mi, phở, and vermicelli bowls, you can also try a number of satisfying menu items such as Pandan chicken and green waffles, pork belly tacos, and shrimp and avocado rolls. 

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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 bánh mi or phở for a complete meal.

Photo courtesy of Chez Pierre

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.

Paul Broussard

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.

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Lilly’s Café is a neighborhood favorite known for its Vietnamese dishes, both traditional and vegan. Enjoy delicious spring rolls, phở, and bánh mi with a variety of colorful beverages. Vegans will also appreciate their meat-free options, like vegan phở broth, spicy tofu, and many other excellent offerings.

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Thaihey is an authentic Thai restaurant with a cozy space in the French Quarter. Serving everything from red curry frog legs to vegan pumpkin curry, everyone can find something to enjoy here.  

Image courtesy of Banh Mi Boys

What started as a gas station sandwich joint has expanded to Magazine Street. This fast-casual restaurant has all our favorite flavors: lemongrass chicken thigh, sliced steamed pork roll, and sliced portobello mushroom tossed in a house sauce. You no longer need to go all the way to Metairie to enjoy Banh Mi Boys. 


Garlic shrimp, vegetable samosas, pesto lamb chops, and Chicken Biryani are just a few of the menu highlights at Turmeric in Gretna. Don’t forget to order one of their many naans, which come in a variety of flavors.


Enjoy the flavors of Viet-Cajun boils on bustling Oak Street. “Mukbang” is a term coined for the internet action of eating copious amounts of food while live streaming. Live out your wildest dreams with a mix of crab, lobster, mussels, clam, shrimp, and crawfish (when in season), all smothered in a delicious garlicky-butter sauce. 


Named for the citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia, Pomelo is a restaurant specializing in Thai flavors, also on Magazine Street. Portion sizes are big, and the seafood green curry is a favorite.  

Photo credit: Randy Schmidt

Delicious home cooking is the standard at Miss Shirley’s Chinese Restaurant. The Magazine Street location is a neighborhood spot for dim-sum, plus beloved Chinese American staples and lesser-known Cantonese specialties.


Conventional Indian street food meets modern fusion at Chef Manish Patel’s Tava. Now with a brick-and-mortar location right around the corner from the Superdome, dosa and kati rolls are just an arm length’s away. 

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Chef/Owner Sophina Uong’s Mister Mao is a “tropical roadhouse” full of global flavors derived from Southeast Asian, Indian, and Mexican influences. Their ever-changing menu features cuisine like pani puri and Kashmiri fried chicken, but you’re always in for a surprise.

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