From Malaysia to Mongolia, here’s the round-up of Brisbane City’s best from every corner of the continent.
Cheap Asian Eats you Can't Beat
- Visit Izakaya Kotobuki for the best in high-quality Japanese fusion.
- Little Saigon Grill is modern Vietnamese with nothing artificial, made fresh to order.
- Tasty Chinese, speedy service and value are always on the menu at Jackpot Dining.
- Roti Place offers delicious Malaysian snacks and mains for a steal.
- Cook your own at Maru Korean BBQ for fresh eats that won’t break the bank.
A Wealth of Flavour
Laksa, satay and roti abound at PappaRich, the true master of authentic Asian cuisine. The menu draws on the richness of Malaysian flavours and is packed with plenty of traditional favourites. Add the laid-back vibe of the restaurant and you’re in for a great experience.
Wintergarden, Queen St | 07 3211 3585
The Real Deal
Taro’s Ramen Cafe doesn’t mess around. With fresh produce sourced locally and specialty ingredients gathered from trusted suppliers in Japan, Taro keeps its ramen legit. You won’t find any MSG or preservatives here, just pure goodness.
288 Edward St | 07 3832 6358
Devour authentic dumplings at Steamed, with a choice between three delicious flavours and fluffy pork buns.
95 Turbot St | 0430 330 623
Pick up the pace at Harajuku Gyoza, where traditional Tokyo fast food couldn’t be further away from your standard takeaway. The handmade parcels are cooked crispy on the bottom and steamed juicy on the top, stuffed full of fresh seasonal produce and flavour.
Albert Ln | 07 3210 1231
Mad About You
Word on the street is that Madtongsan II boasts Brisbane’s best Korean food, with traditional Korean favourites and some modern twists. Try famous soups, stir-fry dishes or sizzling hot pots.
Level 1, 85 Elizabeth St | 07 3003 1881
Dinner and a Show
Experience the thrill of teppanyaki at Kabuki, where your food flies around the hotplate and into your bowl as the chefs prepare the freshest ingredients right before your eyes.
Corner Margaret & Edward Sts | 07 3100 5749
All Together Now
Asian fusion is the culinary gift that keeps on giving, and Fat Noodle is very generous. Sitting at the top of the Queen Street Mall within the doors of the Treasury Casino, this luxury hideaway provides a dining hall hawker-style experience. Award-winning celebrity chef Luke Nguyen has created a menu that reinterprets traditional family recipes through fresh Australian produce, and his signature Vietnamese style shines alongside Chinese, Thai and Malaysian flavours. Don’t miss out on Luke’s legendary 20-hour Fat Pho Noodles, or try a fiery laksa to spice it up.
Treasury Casino, Top Of Queen Street Mall | 07 3306 8888
The Art of Japanese
Japanese culture is all about precision, organisation and respect. Sushi master Daisuke Sakai has taken it to the next level at Saké, producing food that looks more like a work of art than simply just a meal. Though the menu is contemporary, there is an outstanding mixture of classic dishes and new-style sushi crafted intricately to please both the eyes and the palate. Authentic Japanese methods collide with modern innovation to create an experience that’s got the best of both worlds. Be sure to enjoy some of the restaurant’s namesake by choosing from the impressive sake list on offer.
Eagle Street Pier | 07 3015 0557
Dine in at New Shanghai where rich soups, rice and noodle dishes reign supreme. You can also fast track your food with New Shanghai Express in The Myer Centre.
Queensplaza | 07 3108 7652
Pretty as a Picture
Set in the blissful tranquility of a lush garden-style setting, the food isn’t the only beautiful part of Sono. Embracing the philosophy of a harmonious and natural dining experience, this Japanese wonder has a menu that celebrates the integrity of the produce used. The dishes are a visual feast as much as a literal one, with standouts like the wagyu beef hobayaki looking almost too good to eat. The sashimi and sushi platters are bursting with freshness and flavour, and the sake list is a standout.
Corner Queen and Edward Sts | 07 3220 1888