Brisbane’s Must-Visit Asian Restaurants

There are roughly 8.5 zillion restaurants in Brisbane which could be classified as ‘Asian’. Luckily for you, we’ve picked out the best of the best!


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Bamboo Basket

South Brisbane

An attractively modern, Shanghai-centric Chinese eatery, Bamboo Basket offers authentic grub in a relaxed, genuinely friendly setting. If you fancy something with a kick, order up the big, juicy king prawns stir fried in a fiery Sichuan pepper sauce. The famous dumplings are also well worth a taste, and don’t forget to give a quick nǐ hǎo to the two handsome fellas out front!

“Delicious food and great serving sizes! Nice atmosphere as well. Would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a nice Chinese meal.” – danmidge


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Harajuku Gyoza

Fortitude Valley

The folks at Harajuku Gyoza have an “insatiable love of dumplings and beer”, which makes them pretty cool in our book. This simple, down-to-earth joint preaches good food done right, and the results are damn tasty. Just try the Teriyaki Chicken Don Noodles, and you’ll see what we mean! If you’ve got room for dessert, the raindrop cake truly is a marvel of culinary engineering.

“Delicious, definitely worth it!” – BennyB85



Madtongsan II

Brisbane City

Madtongsan is a warmly welcoming Korean restaurant with a richly vibrant menu. It’s great for practically anything, whether you’re meeting a date or seeking post-work nibbles and drinks, and we’d heartily suggest the Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap. That’s rice, vegetables beef/chicken, a raw egg and spicy sauce, served in a lovely stone hot pot.

“Great food, quick turnaround, prices very reasonable. Doorbell on the table to ring the waiter was very handy.” – HAMBOB


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Cafe O Mai


Fresh produce, natural flavours and everything made in house is the way of life at Cafe O Mai, where Vietnamese delicacies coexists with cakes, baguettes and fluffy breakfast muffins. It’s a foodie utopia! We’ll stick with the Vietnamese though, and strongly recommend you sample the crackling pork banh mi. It’s made with Berkshire pork and homemade hoisin sauce, and it’s simply delicious.

“What else can I say but amazing! Food, staff, great prices. Sometimes a bit of a wait because all the locals know how great it is but well worth the wait. They have recently expanded and renovated to fit more guests and the place looks great.” – kAT2525


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Thai Wi-Rat

Fortitude Valley

Nope, we have no idea what the name’s about either, but it really doesn’t matter. You’ll be entirely too distracted by the food to spare it much thought. This is as close to actual Thai cuisine as you’ll find outside of Thailand, and it’s utterly addictive. Especially the creamy, lime-drizzled Choo Chee Curry! We could eat it for days…

“Best Thai food ever!” – Karen Ratzke


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