Whether you prefer the fresh flavors of Japanese sushi or the spiciness of a good Vietnamese banh mi, you can find what you crave in Rochester. Here's a look at some of the highest-rated local places for Asian cuisine:
1. Ichi Tokyo
102 20th St. SE
Ichi Tokyo is known for their all-you-can-eat sushi, which is available seven days a week. Sushi and sashimi are also available a la carte, and the menu includes a selection of teriyaki and hibachi dishes, too. Customers really like the house special rolls, which include a rainbow roll, dragon roll, angel roll, and more. The restaurant is spacious and modern, making it a good place to dine with a large group.
2. Asian Pacific Market
4136 18th Ave. NW
If you prefer to cook at home, then a visit to Asian Pacific Market is truly in order. They carry the freshest, most authentic Asian ingredients in the Rochester area, from specialty soy sauces to rambutans. There's a good selection of Filipino and Chinese items, as well as a prepared foods section where you'll find dishes like char siu (Chinese roast pork) and roast duck. Customers love the wide selection of spices, seafood, and fresh herbs.
3. Pho Chau
1014 Broadway Ave. N
Pho Chau serves Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai food in a cozy, welcoming environment. Customers really love the lo mein and the crab wontons, and their pho, a classic Vietnamese soup with rice noodles, veggies, and a rich broth, is sensational. Pho Chau also offers takeout, so you can enjoy your meal in the comfort of your Rochester apartment home.
4. Mango Thai
318 S Broadway
Brightly colored, freshly prepared Thai dishes are served in a sophisticated and modern dining room at Mango Thai. The menu includes a selection of starters like charcoal grilled shrimp and fresh oysters. For your entree, you really can't go wrong with the pad Thai or pad woon sen, but there's also a great selection of curry dishes, like duck curry and pineapple shrimp curry. Mango Thai also offers a full bar with beer, wine, and specialty cocktails.
5. China 1
1117 Civic Center Dr. NW
China 1 is known for having the best Chinese lunch buffet in the Rochester area. Guests love the black pepper chicken and the chicken can pao, along with the lo mein and egg foo young. The restaurant is spacious and accommodating to children and large groups, and is flexible with takeout as you can order online or fill a takeout box with your buffet selections.
Where do you go for delicious Asian cuisine in Rochester, Minnesota? Tell us in the comments section below!