While Las Vegas does boast its own Chinatown a little more than a mile away from the Strip, there’s no need to leave the Vegas Strip, or even your hotel in some cases, to enjoy your favorite Asian cuisine. Just as the Strip welcomes visitors from all over the world, from just about every and any culture, so does the Strip offer just about every international cuisine you could think of and Asian cuisine — whether you’re thinking Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, or anything else — features prominently among the resort’s high-end eateries.
So, with so many options, how do you pick the best bets for your Vegas dining experience? To help you make the right reservations at only the right restaurants, we’re breaking down the 12 best Asian restaurants in Las Vegas.
The 12 Best Asian Restaurants in Las Vegas
Whether you want a budget-friendly or casual eatery, shareable plates or a VIP tasting menu, you can find it among our 12 top picks for Asian eateries in Vegas.
- The X Pot – Best overall
- TAO Asian Bistro – Best restaurant that’s also a club
- Lemongrass – Best Thai cuisine
- Momofuku – Best famous restaurant
- Fuhu – Best for groups
- Noodle Shop – Best budget-friendly option
- Best Friend – Best ultra-casual option
- Noodles – Best for noodles
- Grand Wok Noodle Bar – Best service
- La La Noodle – Best secret menu
- Chi Asian Kitchen – Best for sharing
- Din Tai Fung – Best with a Michelin star
The X Pot – Best Overall
The Venetian Resort and Casino
For an immersive and elegant dining experience, suitable for a special occasion or fun date night, the X Pot delivers. Over the course of your meal, you’ll be entertained with 360-degree projections, light shows, and more, for an all-senses experience that you won’t find anywhere else. As for the food, you can go for the VIP tasting menu for four, the chef’s tasting menu, or one of the options from the a la carte menu. Whatever you go with, expect decadent options like Wagyu tartare, Wagyu truffle macaroni and cheese, bone marrow bibimbap, and hot pot with add-ons such as Iberico pork jowl or pig kidneys.
TAO Asian Bistro – Best restaurant that’s also a club
The Venetian Resort and Casino
Combine your Vegas dining experience with the nightlife experience, with this restaurant that also houses a club, so you can go from dinner to drinks and dancing with just a few steps (you can even buy a dinner-nightlife package on Thursdays). The Pan-Asian eatery boasts a beautiful atmosphere, with a Koi pond, 20-foot Buddha, and 400 seats spread over two levels. As for the menu, expect a mix of Hong Kong, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai influences.
Lemongrass – Best Thai cuisine
ARIA Resort & Casino
If it’s specifically Thai cuisine that you’re craving, you can’t go wrong with the spot that was the very first exclusively Thai restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, when it opened in 2009. Helmed by award-winning, Bangkok-native chef Krairit Krairavee, Lemongrass is a moderately casual eatery that takes its inspiration from Thai culture in every way, from the Thai silk factory-inspired decor to the extensive menu, including the Thai drink and dessert menus. Don’t miss this restaurant’s satay grill, and check out the chef-favorite Green Curry Maine Lobster.
Momofuku – Best famous restaurant
Celebrity chef-branded and world-famous restaurants are nothing uncommon in Las Vegas, but some are better than others. When it comes to Asian cuisine, Momofuku is one of the best and most well-known in the biz (just ask any foodie if they’ve heard of Momofuku and they’ll likely be able to give you a laundry list of fun facts), offering Korean and Japanese cuisine, from steamed buns to noodles, and family-style dishes that feed the entire table. The best part? If you visit this restaurant and fall in love with its pork and shiitake buns or a few select other menu items, you can have them shipped straight to your door once you get home from your vacation.
Fuhu – Best for groups
When traveling in a group, you’re going to run into an issue when it comes to picking restaurants for everyone to eat at. Unless you’re (really) lucky, there will be at least a few disagreements on what and where to eat. Thankfully, Fuhu is one of the handful of Asian restaurants in Las Vegas with a menu that appeals to just about every diner — even those who might not normally consider themselves fans of Asian cuisine at all. The menu does have a lot of classic Japanese and other Asian-inspired options, but they come alongside items that might be more palatable for those less-than-adventurous eaters (think a simple tomahawk steak or pan-seared scallops).
Noodle Shop – Best budget-friendly option
Dining out in Vegas can be pricey, but just because it feels like every restaurant is on the expensive side, that’s not always the case. You can still find gems on the Strip that offer meals for less than $25 — like Noodle Shop. Serving a simple menu that focuses on (of course) noodles, the influences are Mandarin and Cantonese and favorite menu items include the Hong Kong-Style Wonton Soup, Pad Thai Noodles, and Singapore Curried Rice Noodles.
Best Friend – Best ultra-casual option
Looking for an ultra-casual eatery where you can feel comfy and not at all out of place in your favorite jeans, as you dig in to some slightly messy, street food-style eats? You’ve found it at the ultra-laid back, but still ultra-hip Best Friend. The menu here is based on Chef Roy Choi’s Los Angeles food truck and you’ll find offerings such as Korean wings, alcoholic slushies, short rib tacos, kimchi fried rice, ramen, hot pot, and more. For the best of it all, order the prix fixe chef’s menu.
Noodles – Best for noodles
Bellagio Hotel & Casino
With a name like Noodles, you’d assume that they do noodles fairly well, but this Bellagio restaurant really does live up to its moniker. The Pan-Asian, resort-casual hotspot specializes in all things noodles, with noodle options representing all sorts of cultures from around the Asian continent. Pad Thai, Pho, soba, vermicelli — these few varieties just scratch the surface. On the off chance that you wind up here not looking for noodles, you’ll find other recognizable eats on the menu, too, like pot stickers, tempura, and fried rice.
Grand Wok Noodle Bar – Best service
Peruse Grand Wok Noodle Bar’s reviews and you’ll notice one consistent thing: No matter what visitors thought about the (traditional) atmosphere or the (small) menu, they all rave about the quick, professional service. Awesome waitstaff aside, though, this noodle bar offers an array of apps, soups, wok noodles, and rice. The menu is simple and straightforward, hardly overwhelming, and also features a small selection of specialty cocktails, sake, and wine. Don’t miss the Grand Wok G&T, a gin and tonic with a splash of grapefruit and basil.
La La Noodle – Best secret menu
Do you love a good secret menu? What about a casual dining atmosphere? What about an awesome array of specialty cocktails? Then La La Noodle has you covered. When you make a reservation, you can actually request to meet with the chef and then the chef will make you a secret menu item based on your preferences; this option is expensive, but is reportedly worth the cost. If you don’t go this route, though, you’ll find the basic menu still offers lots to love, with a nice selection of stir-fried noodles and fried rice dishes.
Chi Asian Kitchen – Best for sharing
The Strat Hotel
Whether you just like to order a lot of different dishes and then try them all, or you’re looking for a unique date night idea, swapping and sharing plates, Chi Asian Kitchen is the place to go, with its menu’s large number of shareable plates, apps, and dim sum. Spread around the Shanghai Scallion Pancakes, Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs, bao buns, dumplings, and wontons, for a delicious, hands-on dining experience in a vibrant and lively setting.
Din Tai Fung – Best with a Michelin star
ARIA Resort & Casino
Okay, so the Vegas outpost of Din Tai Fung doesn’t boast a Michelin star, but the brand’s Hong Kong location does, and that says something about what you can expect at the ARIA locale, star or not. This restaurant is famous for its many dumpling, wonton, and bun options. Make sure to try specialties like the Truffle and Kurobuta Pork Xiao Long Bao, or the Shrimp and Kurobuta Pork Pot Stickers.