If you have a soft spot for Asian food, then we’ve got good (and delicious) news for you. In the past few months, a slew of new Asian restaurants has opened across India. Be it a new sushi spot in Bengaluru or the first Indian outpost of a popular American chain known for its Chinese dishes, you’re truly spoilt for choice. Discover the new spots and bookmark them for the next time when a craving for Asian fare strikes.
P.F. Chang’s, the popular American restaurant chain known for its fusion Asian cuisine has made its way to India, opening its first outlet in Mumbai’s Lower Parel. The menu features classics, which have been given a twist for an Indian audience—think paneer replacing shellfish in their Dynamite Prawns dish, and beef being subbed for chicken in Mongolian Beef. There is a dedicated section for Jains, too. Of course, you’ll still find plenty of their popular dishes like the chicken dumplings, fried rice and noodles, and lettuce wraps that are assembled tableside with an array of fillings. Creative cocktails and beloved American desserts like NY-style cheesecake, chocolate cake, and apple pie are the perfect finish to your meal.
Chef Seefah Ketchaiyo, known for her eponymous Bandra restaurant that serves authentic Thai and Japanese fare, has opened a new Asian spot in BKC. Interestingly, it is the second outlet of Kembara Hyderabad, which serves pan-Asian cuisine spanning ramen, sushi, salads, dim sums, and more. Given the chef’s repertoire and finesse for Asian food, we know this will quickly become a favourite with the city’s diners.
There’s a brand-new spot to explore and enjoy Nikkei (a mix of Japanese and Peruvian) cuisine in the city. Spread across a large space with both indoor and outdoor seating, Tango Tamari has dishes like jackfruit tacos, crab salad, sushi rolls, and miso soup on the extensive menu, which are supplemented with creative concoctions. The sweet treats get an Asian spin, too, like the Tender Coconut Panna Cotta.
Ahmedabad is quickly emerging as a contemporary cultural hotspot, and its burgeoning restaurant scene is proof. Pepito, the new casual dining space on the block, doles out fun fusion fare rooted in Korean and Asian cuisines. During your visit here, dig into soft Korean buns, a variety of dumplings, sushi, and more. Given its café vibe, you can pair your meal with your favourite coffee or tea.
Have you seen videos on social media of conveyor belts bringing cute plates of sushi right to you? Now you can experience it for yourself at IZA in Bengaluru. The new pan-Asian spot is known for its handcrafted sushi served in this way, but also has other hits on the menu that include Korean and Chinese dishes like spring rolls with duck, meatballs, stir-fried edamame, and more. Complement your meal with craft cocktails, wine, or a shot of sake.
The crowd-favourite pan-Asian restaurant based in Mumbai has opened a new outpost in Bengaluru in a sprawling space spanning three levels. Enjoy al fresco dining in the city’s pleasant weather on the ground floor that also has outdoor dining, then unwind at the bar and the private dining suite on the first floor. The rooftop level is another great spot to enjoy the weather as you dig into classics like sushi rolls, noodles and curries, and dumplings, along with their cocktails.
Burmese cuisine is quickly catching up as a popular cuisine in the country, thanks to its resemblance to Indian food, and Société Rangoon is the latest restaurant focusing on traditional Burmese fare. The kitchen is helmed by Burmese chef duo and couple Zaw Mahesh and Tin Muyar Zaw, who have also incorporated a number of family recipes in the selective menu. Relish warm and piquant mains, classics like Laphet Thohk, which is a fermented tea leaf salad, Mohinga, and more.