432 University Ave. W.
Balancing the five fundamental tastes: spicy, sour, sweet, salty, and sharp. $
Bangkok Thai Deli
315 University Ave. W.
When you see the mosaic-tiled chimney, you’ve come to the right place (one of the publisher’s favorites). $
448 University Ave. W.
A photo album menu of authentic Cambodian cuisine for those who are weary of Americanized Asian. $
879 Payne Ave.
Delicious food in satisfying portions. $
465 Wabasha St. N.
A Japanese food experience for lunch or dinner with an extensive happy-hour menu. $$
Ho Ho Gourmet Restaurant
1985 Old Hudson Rd.
Chinese buffet and à la carte items; memorable chicken wings and roast duck. $
601 Dale St. N.
True Thai food in a warm and friendly space that is perfect for large groups. $
Lao-Thai Family Restaurant
501 University Ave. W.
Traditional Lao-Thai cuisine like raw beef laab, yummy pad thai, and chicken wings. $
422 University Ave. W.
Adventurous, eclectic Chinese dishes alongside traditional favorites. $
394 University Ave. W.
Enjoy steaming meals and a full-service bar near the Koi pond or outdoor rose patio. $$
Mango Thai Restaurant
610 Selby Ave.
Mango spring rolls and pan-grilled tuna salad in a hip, visual setting. BYOB. $$
Mirror of Korea
761 Snelling Ave. N.
Second generation family-owned restaurant with summer and winter menus. $
Ngon Vietnamese Bistro
799 University Ave. W.
Contemporary Vietnamese cuisine that holds true to the flavors of traditional dishes. $
1613 University Ave. W.
Options from spring rolls to curry, including a few specialty dishes you can’t find anywhere else. $
Pad Thai Grand Café
1681 Grand Ave.
Homemade Thai food, exposed brick and timbers, and service with a smile. $$
1373 Maryland Ave.
Pizza and Southeast Asian fare: egg rolls, laab, and sesame chicken. $
1488 University Ave.
Serving quality homeland Cantonese dishes. $
Que Nha Vietnamese Restaurant
849 University Ave. W.
An unassuming décor belies noteworthy dishes like goat curry and rice porridge. $
Ruam Mit Thai Cafe
475 Saint Peter St.
Convenient downtown location; family-friendly lunch buffet. $
704 University Ave. W.
Familiar Vietnamese favorites with pho, broken rice dishes, banh mi sandwiches, and more. $
695 Grand Ave.
Japanese sauté cooking with a bar and teppanyaki grill. $$
350 St. Peter St.
Timeless Japanese food and drink; begin an evening downtown at the full-length bar. $$
111 Kellogg Blvd. E.
A convincing combination of Asian and Latin foods gives a unique twist to the menu. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
Supatra’s Thai Cuisine
967 Seventh St. W.
Chef and owner Supatra Johnson is the author of Crying Tiger: Thai Recipes from the Heart. $
Tanpopo Noodle Shop
308 Prince St.
Simple, elegant, and affordable Japanese food. $
Taste of Thailand
1671 Selby Ave.
Order with as much or as little spice as you want, but remember that hot means HOT. $
Tay Ho Restaurant
302 University Ave. W.
Small dining space with big flavors in traditional and old-world Asian fare. $
371 University Ave. W.
Chef Yuwadee Poophakumpanart, born and raised in Thailand, brings her vision of Thai food to Saint Paul. $
The Tea House
1676 Suburban Ave.
A Szechuan gem on the East Side. $
Trung Nam French Vietnamese
739 University Ave. W.
Bakery and restaurant specializing in Vietnamese sandwiches and croissants.
Trieu Chau Restaurant
500 University Ave. W.
Busy shop with outstanding soups and tasty banh mi sandwiches. $
225 University Ave. W.
Lunch and dinner buffets Monday thru Saturday; sushi, seafood, and a variety of Asian cuisines. $