Asian

The Bronze Empire

This comfortable restaurant specializes in Chinese hot pot, an Asian fondue that features an aromatic, bubbling broth for cooking fresh ingredients right at your table. Dip everything from ramen noodles to steak into the savory cooking hot pot.

Departure Restaurant

Located inside the Halcyon Hotel, this Portland import serves stunning coastal Asian fare in a modern, sleek space. Celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet balances flavor, texture, and spice in dishes like crispy whole sea bass with green mango.

Hop Alley

The newest venture from Tommy Lee of Uncle, this neighborhood hangout serves dishes rooted in Chinese tradition with a touch of Lee’s distinctive flair. Try the steamed eggplant, the chilled tofu, or the grilled pork chop.

Spice China

Stop in at this comfortable Asian bistro in Louisville to sample from a large menu that showcases traditional Chinese entrées, warm soups, and sushi platters. 

Cho77

Chef Lon Symensma (of the acclaimed ChoLon) has created a more casual environment at the approachable Cho77. The Asian-inspired menu features winners like the Thai chicken curry as well as shareable plates such as the Vietnamese caramel grilled wings.

Uncle Joe's Hong Kong Bistro

This fast-casual spot takes inspiration from Hong Kong's melting pot of cusine, serving a playful mix of Asian favorites in a relaxed setting. Try the BBQ pork, pan-seared scallops, or spicy Szechuan dishes.

Hasu Sushi & Grill

Try the aptly named Amazing Roll: chopped fatty tuna, cucumber, and scallion on the inside; avocado, crispy kani, eel, and special sauce on the outside. 

Pepper Asian Bistro

This Asian bistro is worth a stop. Try classic Chinese dishes like Szechuan chicken as well as a variety of Thai curries. For something with a bit of a kick, order the General Tso’s chicken.

Motomaki

Enjoy a diverse selection of Asian cuisine at this fast-casual eatery. Try a Hawaiian-style tuna poke, a Vietnamese banh mi, or the make-your-own maki, where diners choose the ingredients in their sushi rolls. 

Sakura House

Ramen is king at this Japanese noodle house. Taste one of six varieties like eggy noodles with tender shreds of beef, al dente zucchini, carrots, onions, and cabbage. Other options include udon bowls, bento boxes, curries, rice bowls, and salads.

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