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5 Best Asian Restaurants in Brisbane

From succulent South East Asian delicacies to tender Chinese barbecued meats, we take you to the best Asian restaurants in Brisbane.

Keen to savour the flavours of the orient this evening?

We’ve curated a shortlist of Brisbane’s best Asian restaurants. Multicultural diversity and demand for top-quality gastronomy ensure the River City has a smorgasbord of exceptional Asian eateries.

Whether it’s for a long-overdue date or a casual catch-up with mates, these top-notch venues will tickle your tastebuds tonight.

Southside Restaurant

Tucked away on trendy Fish Lane, Southside is your one-stop-shop for spicy East Asian delights. Pull up a pew on the greenery shrouded patio and sink your teeth into its exquisite gastronomic offerings. From spicy wok-fried pork belly to steamed coral trout, you’ll find a plethora of innovative dishes on the menu.

Don’t forget to pair your decadent feast with an awesome Aussie drop from its ever-expanding wine list. Does that count as fusion?

Southside Restaurant duck ragu

Happy Boy

Perennially popular Happy Boy sees every punter leave with a smile. A well-established Fortitude Valley favourite, this exceptional venue excels at noodles and Chinese barbeque. Ready to get the heart racing? Try the spectacularly spicy Mapo Tofu in Szechuan chilli sauce.

However, as it’s delicious and reasonably priced, this cheerful option is known to pack out. If you’re struggling to snag a seat, sneak next door to Snack Man, a same-owner restaurant specialising in dumplings and wine. Now, that’s a winning combo.   

Happy boy restaurant

Same Same

Same Same is different. A street food-inspired take on Thailand’s world-famous cuisine, this upscale Valley restaurant takes an innovative approach. South-East Asian flavours waft through the air while diners intermingle amid its chic white-washed décor.

Famished? You can’t go wrong with the hearty banquet featuring a scrumptious selection of dishes from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai. Morton bay bug rolls and soft shell crab boa buns are your best bet if you only want a nibble.

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This slick dimly-lit Japanese joint does the best Lobster Katsu Sando this side of Tokyo. Featuring contemporary interpretations of your favourite old-school classics, there’s something for everyone in its innovative menu. Furthermore, omnivores will adore the varied meat-free offerings.

The drinks are pivotal to this moody venue’s charm. Choose from an array of crafty cocktails or sip shots of sake in between each course.

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Longtime puts the “yum” back in yum cha. This long-standing inner-city institution has been serving dim sum staples for, well, a very long time. From the steamed duck dumplings to the baked, barbequed pork buns, each bite-sized dish is 100% delish.

If teeny weeny shared plates aren’t your thing, there’s a solid selection of tasty big mains. Better yet, try the forbidden duck banquet (best loosen the belt a notch, first).

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Visit the Best Asian Restaurants in Brisbane with Kiff & Culture

Keen to sample one of these divine eateries and more in one indulgent afternoon?

Then sign up for our Brisbane Artisanal Food & Drink tour. We’ll whisk you between the city’s top culinary digs and stop off for a few tasty tipples in-between.

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