Asian hotspots in Brisbane City

Brisbane City is home to a plethora of Asian cuisine throughout its streets and arcades. From dumping and teppanyaki connoisseurs, to Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese eateries, The City has it all!

Chinese – New Shanghai, QueensPlaza

New Shanghai Dumplings

At New Shanghai, enjoy the complete dining experience – from the rich assortment of modern classical Shanghai-style cuisine to the decadent Shanghai-inspired interiors. The menu offers a vibrant array of tasty Shanghai-style soups, noodles, rice and vegetable dishes, as well as sensational dumplings – cooked using a special technique, an ancient family recipe passed down from generation to generation. New Shanghai also has a takeaway eatery New Shanghai Express in The Myer Centre foodcourt. 

Dumplings – Steamed, Turbot St

Steamed Dumplings

Located on Turbot St, the dumplings at Steamed are patiently stuffed and hundreds of dumplings are pleated in the steamy kitchen out back. They come in three types; Harbin, pork and chive; Lovabull, beef with various spices that "lack English names"; a vegetarian version called Zen named after the owner Kevin's mother, a zen buddhist, as well as Pork Clouds - wonderfully light and fluffy pork buns.

Japanese - Sake, Eagle Street Pier


Saké serves up contemporary Japanese fare created by sushi master Shaun Presland, who draws on authentic Japanese training to present an outstanding mix of new-style sushi and classic dishes. Japanese culture is all about precision, organisation and respect. This is certainly true of the food produced at renowned restaurant Sake where each dish is sculpted into a tiny work of art – intricately perfect in its display and taste.

Korean – Madtongsan II, Elizabeth St

Madtongsan II, Brisbane City

Rumoured to be Brisbane's best Korean, Madtongsan II is the big sister to the smaller Madtongsan; a long-standing favourite in the Elizabeth Arcade. Enjoy one of its famous soups, stir fry options, or hot pots with complimentary sides of kimchi, sweet potato and pasta salad.

Malaysian - PappaRich, Wintergarden

Located up the escalator on L1 of Wintergarden, Papparich serves up authentic Malaysian delights. While dining in the relaxed eatery, you can choose from a large variety of meat, vegetarian and seafood options, including favourites such as Roti Canai, traditional Hainan bread with Kaya and butter, Satay, Nasi Lemak, Fried Kuey Teow, Curry Laksa, Asam Laksa, Chicken Rice and Mee Goreng.

Ramen - Taro's Ramen Cafe, Edward St

Taro's Ramen

Taro's philosophy is to deliver the safest and the most delicious bowl of ramen ever to Australia. That's a big call but they do deliver. Taro trusts his sense and taste more than anything when it comes to selecting ingredients. And the ramens contain no MSG or preservatives, and only the best natural ingredients are selected.  

Rice paper rolls - Little Saigon Grill, Albert St

Little Saigon Grill serves up modern Vietnamese dishes inspired by the alluring and nostalgic Vietnamese street food hawkers using quality sustainable ingredients with no MSG, artificial additives or preservatives, and every meal is made fresh to order.

Teppanyaki - Kabuki, Stamford Plaza

Teppanyaki is a style of cooking in which the chef prepares prime cuts of beef, chicken and seafood together with fresh seasonable vegetables in front you and cooks by grilling on a large steel hotplate. Located in the Stamford Plaza, Kabuki’s master chefs will amaze you with their skill as they slice, dice, juggle, and entertain you. Bring along a group of friends for a unique culinary and cultural experience you won’t forget. Just watch out for the flying food!

Vietnamese - Fat Noodle, Treasury Casino & Hotel

Pho at Fat Noodle

Award-winning celebrity chef Luke Nguyen's venture Fat Noodle is within the doors of the Treasury Casino & Hotel. The 100-seater restaurant serves pan-Asian hawker-style food, including Nguyen’s signature Vietnamese as well as Chinese, Thai and Malaysian.

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