Food And Drinks

Asian owned restaurants to help out in Orlando


ORLANDO, Fla. – If you’re looking for a refreshing boba tea to enjoy after sipping a tasty bowl of pho, Orlando has numerous Asian-owned restaurants to help you meet these foodie destinations.

Orlando even has its own cultural hub, formerly known as Little Vietnam, in Mills 50, where you can find Asian supermarkets, dishes from different countries, Eastern medicine eateries, and several other shops that will help enhance the experience.

The influence of Asian-American and Pacific islander entrepreneurs extends well beyond this area and extends to other parts of the region as well.

To highlight these entrepreneurs during AAPI Heritage Month, we’ve compiled this list of Asian-owned restaurants in Central Florida.

Chuan Lu Garden: If you are looking for Sichuan-style Chinese cuisine, you don’t have to look any further. This restaurant was awarded runner-up at the Orlando Sentinel’s Foodie Awards. 1101 E Colonial Drive, Orlando.


DOMU: While ramen is the main course here, the crispy wings covered in kimchi butter sauce have also proven popular. 3201 Corrine Drive Site 100 and 7600 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, both in Orlando.

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi: Fish are brought from Japan to this Dr. Flown in to Phillips Restaurant. Talk about authentic. 7972 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando.

Hawkers Asian Street Fare: The food here tastes as good as it looks and the location doesn’t lack atmosphere either. 103 North Mills Ave., Orlando and 9100 Conroy Windermere Road Suite 110, Windermere.

Hotto Potto: Hot Pot can be one of the most fun ways to eat a meal. Your waiter places a large pot of broth of your choice in the center of the table and lets you put the ingredients in to make a bespoke soup bowl. 1700 N. Semoran Boulevard Suite No. 118, Orlando.


Izziban: all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ and sushi? Don’t say anything more. 5310 E. Colonial Drive, 1700 Sand Lake Road and 6996 Piazza Grande Ave., Location 100, all in Orlando.

Kabooki Sushi: This modern Japanese restaurant likes to brand itself as big and beautiful, and it’s not wrong. The attention to detail when it comes to the decor and dishes leaves you wanting more. 3122 E. Colonial Drive and 7705 Turkey Lake Road, both in Orlando.

Kadence: You need a reservation, probably a few weeks in advance, at this exclusive Audubon Park restaurant. Expect an intimate experience that you won’t forget at this nine-seat multi-course meal. 1809 Winter Park Road, Orlando.

Kiko Japanese cuisine: The Kiko is located on Semoran Boulevard and is known for its extensive vegetarian menu as well as for omnivores. 110 S. Semoran Boulevard, Winter Park.


Krave tea: Imagine drinking a dessert. So it is when you have one of those milk teas with black sugar boba on the bottom and cheese foam on top. 839 South Orlando Ave., Winter Park.

Le House Vietnamese Restaurant: From the owners: “Le House is (a) a Vietnamese-inspired restaurant concept that combines fresh, affordable, healthy food and great service in a modern atmosphere. Our dishes come from our family’s hometowns, Ninh Hoa and Nha Trang in Vietnam. “595 W. Church St. Location L, Orlando.

Le Ky Patisserie: One of the newest additions to the Hourglass Social House features sweet treats and heartier options. 2411 Curry Ford Road, Orlando.

Light up the sugar: everything about this place is enchanting. Go to take Instagram pictures, stick for the cakes and pies. 4270 Aloma Ave. Suite No. 112, Winter Park.


Morimoto Asia: Round off your trip to Disney Springs with a stop at this Pan-Asian restaurant whose menu was put together by Iron Chef’s Japanese master chef Masaharu Morimoto. 1600 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista.

Ming’s Bistro: With 33 different ways to get your dim sum, you’re sure to find something you like in this extensive menu. 1212 Woodward Suite 6, Orlando.

Nha Trang Subs: The Banh Mi or Vietnamese Subs are thick and aromatic here. 1216 E Colonial Drive Suite 9, Orlando.

Pom Poms Teahouse & Sandwicheria: A Thanksgiving sandwich is probably not what you would expect in a restaurant owned and operated by a Thai woman, but it’s the product that most diners rave about. 67 N Bumby Ave., Orlando.


Pho Hoa: Start your visit outside with a look at the colorful and eye-catching murals and enjoy a delicious bowl of noodle soup. 649 Primrose Drive, Orlando.

Royaltea: This Boba tea chain is popular in China and locations are now popping up in the US including Orlando. Don’t be surprised to see a line out the door. 714 N. Mills Ave., Orlando.

Saigon Noodle and Grill: If dining as a couple, try one of the offerings for two options, including a starter, two starters, and two drinks for $ 22.95. 101 N Bumby Ave., Orlando.

Sticky Rice: This may be the only place in Orlando where Lao street food is available. Take advantage of this. 1915 East Colonial Drive, Orlando.


Sun Pearl Bakery: How does cucumber and black bread sound to you? Or maybe a crispy strawberry bun is more your style? Try them all, there is a wide variety to choose from. 5082 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando.

Sushi Katana: Reviewers say both the food and service keep them coming back. 4192 Conroy Road Site 103, Orlando.

Taglish Filipino American Fare: In case the name doesn’t give it away, expect traditional American food like burgers and royales, as well as Filipino dishes like longsilog and sisig. 3191 W Colonial Drive, Orlando.

Delicious Wok: With a four-star rating on Yelp, reviewers say they love the char sui and roast duck. 1246 East Colonial Drive, Orlando.


Thai Thani: From the hand-carved wooden furniture to the gilded Buddhist shrines, it doesn’t get more traditional. 11025 International Drive, Orlando.

Tori Tori: Billed as a pub, this is not your typical seated restaurant. You order from a variety of small plates at the bar, sit down, grab a number and relax with a drink until your meal is ready. 720 N. Mills Ave., Orlando.

Urban Hibachi: Get your hibachi to your liking or try the robatayaki skewers. 3120 S. Kirkman Road and 3042 W. Sand Lake Road, both in Orlando.

Qi Dragon Bakery: If you can’t decide which warm bun or frozen cake to get, you can’t go wrong. 7400 Southland Boulevard Suite No. 109, Orlando.


Vietnam Cuisine: The name says it all. This no-frills restaurant serves all Vietnamese staples. 1224 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando.

Viet-Nomz: Viet-Nomz is sticking to its promise to deliver “a traditional street fare concept for traditional Vietnamese cuisine”. 7581 University Boulevard, Winter Park and 11798 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando.

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Janet Smith