- Lauren Gruber
Dallas’ Asian food scene is more exciting than ever, with premiere Japanese restaurants and creative Thai bistros. Read ahead for our guide to the best Asian cuisine in Dallas, Texas.
This Thai/Vietnamese bistro is known for their pad thai, but their modern approach to their menu and their house-made curry paste, coconut milk and srirarcha sauce add to their vibrant dishes. They also offer a ‘Thai Me Up’ chef’s tasting menu that encourages guests to try creative, unexpected flavors with in-season ingredients. You’ll love brunch with cut price specialty cocktails, like mimosas.
Malai Kitchen, 3699 McKinney Ave Ste 319 Dallas, TX 75204 214-599-7857
Crushcraft Thai Street Eats
If looking for a great Vietnamese diner in the heart of Dallas, look no further than the trendy Crushcraft Thai Street Eats restaurant. The well-seasoned dishes allows patrons to experience staples of Bangkok and offers exciting and unique flavors that are rarely found outside of Thailand. Their entrees are daring, but very approachable. Go for their beloved drunken noodles or the phat ke mao, a wide flat rice noodle dish with ground beef, vegetables and a sweet savory sauce.
Crushcraft Thai Street Eats, 2800 Routh St Ste 150 Dallas, TX 75201 972-677-7038
The white and mint green interior of Asian Mint is sure to brighten your outlook. Asian Mint features an array of stir fries, pad thai and noodle dishes with specialties that include their grilled salmon curry. Monday through Friday you can find happy hour specials, and on the weekends there are cut price brunch mimosas. A must have is their green tea ice cream cake for dessert.
Asian Mint, 11617 N Central Expwy Suite 135 Dallas, TX 75243 214-363-6655
Conveniently located in the Preston Royal Village shopping center, Royal China features hand-pulled noodles and dumplings that are made on-location, you can even watch them being made. Some of the other popular dishes include the dumpling sampler, Xiao Long Bao (pork dumplings), pork belly Gwa Bao, or the lanzou dan-dan lamien. If you’re looking for a place that’s both authentic Chinese and a cozy hidden gem, Royal China is the place to go.
Royal China, 6025 Royal Ln Ste 201 Dallas, TX 75230 214-361-1771
The high end restaurant Tei-An boasts a stunning modern atmosphere and creates unforgettable Japanese cuisine. The soba house features ramen bowls, sushi and seafood, but the Tonkotsu ramen may just be the main reason for your visit, it’s a ramen bowl with broth that’s been marinated in pork bones for hours. Top it off with their soba ice cream in black honey, and on warm evenings, their patio with stone dragons is an exotic feature to some of the best Japanese cuisine in town.
Tei-An, One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh St, Ste 110 Dallas, TX 75201 214-220-2828