Living in the Pacific Northwest, we have an abundance of Asian influences around us. From culture and art, to a wide variety of food. And nothing can be more fun than trying multiple flavors at once in an Asian Fusion style restaurant. Here are a few of our favorites.
1401 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Wild Ginger boasts freshly prepared, authentic cuisine that spans the Pacific Rim from China to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. With their full-service restaurant upstairs, and their dinner theatre Triple Door below, the Pan Asian flavors of Wild Ginger’s dishes never cease to disappoint. On concert nights, be sure to make a reservation. Benaroya Hall attracts a huge crowd for before-show dinners and after-dinner drinks and desserts. The restaurant has been Zagat’s #1 most popular restaurant in Seattle for the past 14 years, and is listed as one of Zagat’s “Best Restaurants in the World.” The restaurant is family-friendly with a children’s menu, a complete vegetarian menu and to-go menu.
615 19th Avenue East
Seattle, Washington 98112
Monsoon boasts Vietnamese food, prepared with European and Chinese influences. The result? Fabulous. With locations on Capitol Hill and a Bellevue location that brags sashimi and other ocean delicacies. Join Monsoon in either location for Saturday or Sunday brunch, complete with dim sum and dumplings, as well as homemade waffles and dungeness crab benedict. Order a boxed lunch to be delivered on a busy work day, and their mouthwatering banana cake with coconut sauce will arrive complimentary with your order.
1924 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
With two locations, including Federal Way, the locally owned and operated Indochine is a confluence of Thai, Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese and French Polynesian delights. Their pad thai is arguably the best in the Puget Sound. Nominated many times for King5′s Best of Western Washington, Indochine has a large wine list, and homemade delectable desserts such as gelato, lemon coconut cake and flourless torte. The restaurant can accommodate gluten free needs as well.
Dragonfish Asian Cafe
722 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Within walking distance of the Paramount and 5th Avenue Theatres in Seattle, the Dragonfish is a fine place to stop before or after a show. Winning AOL awards for Best Happy Hour, there are no end to the drink and delicious Pan Asian specials between 3:00pm – 6:00pm and 9:00pm -1:00am daily. Their cuisine spans the entire East Asian region; From Bankok to Seoul, from Manilla to Bejing. The luncheon Bento Boxes are named specific to their flavor and region. Try the Korea, or Japan or China for a tasty variety of meats, spices and noodles.