The Asian foodie offerings in Asheville are greatly expanding. When growing up in New York City, there was a Chinese food place every few blocks. Asheville has a few of these “hole in the wall” Chinese food spots like Dragon China in west Asheville; but most of the time we are choosing any Asian Cuisine that we can find. Asiana and Yao are the two Asian mega-restaurants and buffets in the area, and have been around for years. They also offer a free buffet meal on your birthday. Just recently on Hendersonville Rd in Skyland, Asia Wrap opened up where McDonalds used to be.
When it comes to eating out Asian, we love going to Doc Chey’s (in the photo above), and also The Noodle Shop, both in downtown Asheville. Then there is PF Changs in Biltmore Park Town Square which we enjoy as well. Pho R Us (no affiliation to Toys R Us) is located in south Asheville next to Carolina Mountain Bakery and have some great food. As far as Sushi, Green Tea on Patton Ave in west Asheville, Sogo Fusion in south Asheville, and UMI in Hendersonville (worth the drive) are delicious! Zen, Wasabi, Champa and Ichiban also offer sushi around town. And, if you are in the mood for Asian Fast Food, including sushi, Asaka in Biltmore Village is a great choice. Thinking Korean food? Koreana on Airport Rd in south Asheville / Arden is a great choice. There is also The Korean House in downtown Asheville and Stonebowl Korean in south Asheville on Hendersonville Rd. And if you end up in the River Arts District, Blue Kudzu Sake has some amazing plates of Asian cuisine and so many types of Sake.
Thai food is a whole other story. So many great spots everywhere you go! There is the new Thai To Go restaurant on Sardis Rd in west Asheville. Then you have Pon’s Thai on Sweeten Creek in south Asheville, Noi’s Thai Kitchen on Merrimon Ave in north Asheville, Suwana’s Thai Orchid, Tamarind Thai Cuisine in Arden off of Airport Rd, and the renowned Little Bee Thai who had a food truck that was so hard to find and is now opening up as an eatery in the Downtown Market on South French Broad Ave. And if you head to Hendersonville, you must eat at Lime Leaf Thai Fusion!
Thinking about eating out Asian? Visit all of these delicious places in the Asheville area. Then comment here, tell us about your experiences, and let us know your favorite.