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Dining Guide: Eastern Delights

A look at 30 of our favorite Asian restaurants throughout Greater Orlando.

Photo courtesy of Jade Sushi & New Asian

Food from around the world can be found in Greater Orlando, and nothing better exemplifies that diversity than our wide range of Asian restaurants. From the authentic Vietnamese offerings of Mills 50 to high-end celebrity chef eateries and everything in between, here are 30 of our favorites.

Chuan Lu Yuan: Executive Chef Leon Liu serves his unique take on classic Chinese dishes using the freshest ingredients available. Mills 50, (407) 896-8966

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar: East meets West in a fun way for the All-American Bacon Double Cheeseburgooshi and other fusion dishes. Universal Orlando, (407) 224-3663

Emeril’s Tchoup Chop: Emeril Lagasse takes diners to the East by way of New Orleans and Hawaii at this tropical-themed eatery. Universal Orlando, (407) 503-2467

Hawkers Asian Street Fare: Pegged by Zagat as one of Orlando’s best Asian restaurants, Hawkers serves a variety of street eats, beer and wine. Mills 50, (407) 237-0606

Islands Dining Room: Modern, Pan-Asian cuisine takes center stage at this Loews Royal Pacific Resort offering, with character breakfasts on Saturdays. Universal Orlando, (407) 503-3200

Izziban Sushi & BBQ: Both Izziban locations serve Japanese and Korean cuisines, including all-you-can-eat barbecue. E. Colonial, (407) 270-9911; Sand Lake Road, (407) 850-5088

Jade Sushi & New Asian: Formerly known as Jade Bistro, this eatery recently underwent major interior and menu revamps and is better than ever. College Park, (407) 422-7968

Kabooki Sushi: The only local sushi joint to nab a Zagat nomination, Kabooki offers contemporary Japanese cuisine and, of course, sushi. Northeast Orlando, (407) 228-3839

Kim Wu Chinese Restaurant: If you’re looking for traditional Chinese, Kim Wu has you covered, including noodles, chicken, seafood and buffet options. Windhover, (407) 293-0752

Kimonos Lounge: Located at the Swan and Dolphin Resort, Kimonos offers Japanese cuisine, karaoke and cocktails. Walt Disney World Resort, (407) 934-1609

Kona Café: Serving American fare with Asian influences, this Polynesian Resort eatery also features an “on-stage” pastry kitchen. Walt Disney World Resort, (407) 939-3463

Korea House: An Orlando mainstay since 1982, this restaurant offers traditional, authentic Korean cuisine. Northeast Orlando, (407) 896-5994

Lac Viet Bistro: Featuring an extensive Vietnamese menu, this stylish eatery also offers outdoor seating. Colonialtown North, (407) 228-4000

Little Saigon Restaurant: The large portions are a feast for the body, while the restaurant’s bright, colorful interior offers a feast for the eyes. Lake Eola Heights, (407) 423-8539

Mamak Asian Street Food: This modern downtown café boasts a varied menu of Asian street food focusing on small plates. Mills 50, (407) 270-4688

Mikado Japanese Steakhouse: Fresh sushi and sashimi, aged steaks and specialty cocktails are on the menu at this Orlando World Center Marriott favorite. Lake Buena Vista, (407) 238-8664

Ming Bistro: Arguably the best place for dim sum in Greater Orlando, Ming also prides itself on an array of authentic Chinese dishes. Coytown, (407) 898-9672

Morimoto Asia: The brainchild of celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto provides a modern take on Pan-Asian cuisine with equally modern digs. Disney Springs, (407) 939-6686

Oudom Thai & Sushi Restaurant: Vegetarians will appreciate Oudom’s no-fuss substitution policy on all of its Thai and sushi dishes. Downtown Orlando, (407) 849-3739

Roy’s Restaurant: Granted, this is part of an exclusive chain, but celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi’s influence comes through in every dish. Dr. Phillips, (407) 352-4844

Sea Thai Restaurant: Another Zagat-recommended local Asian restaurant, this family friendly spot serves authentic Southeast Asia dishes. Northeast Orlando, (407) 895-0985

Seito Sushi & New Japanese: You’ll have your choice of fresh sushi and modern Japanese dishes at both of Seito’s locations. Baldwin Park, (407) 898-8801; Dr. Phillips, (407) 248-8811

Shari Sushi Lounge: High ceilings and patio seating add to the ambiance, but Shari’s sushi and sashimi are the real stars. Thornton Park, (407) 420-9420

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse: Thrill to teppanyaki chefs cooking on tableside grills at this family friendly steakhouse. Dr. Phillips, (407) 352-1607

Sushi Pop: Believing that food is eaten with the eyes first, Sushi Pop’s fresh creations are as exciting to look at as they are to eat. Oviedo, (407) 542-5975

Tabla Cuisine: Indian-style dishes are paired with Chinese and Thai fare in an elegant, modern dining room for a unique edible experience. Dr. Phillips, (407) 248-9400

Tasty Wok: Don’t let the simple setting fool you; Tasty Wok is a local favorite for serving pan-fried noodles, roast duck and other traditional delicacies. Northeast Orlando, (407) 896-8988

Viet Garden: Classic Vietnamese and Thai dishes are available at this Zagat-recommended restaurant with mural-painted walls. Mills 50, (407) 896-4154

Zen Restaurant: Omni Orlando Resort’s Zen Restaurant is known for creative Pan-Asian fare and a sushi bar. ChampionsGate, (407) 390-6664

Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge: Located at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, this modern lounge creates Japanese fusion fare, cocktails and sushi. Lake Buena Vista, (407) 597-3665