No matter what type of cuisine you are looking for, you can bet you’ll find it in the Greater Sarasota area. In fact, there are more than 800 restaurants in Sarasota County and there are more Zagat Guide, Trend Dining Award, and Distinguished Restaurants of North America within a 25-mile radius of Sarasota than any other area of Florida. Looking for great Asian food tonight? No problem. Here are our picks for the best Asian food in Sarasota.
100 Central Ave., Unit 1022, Sarasota 34236
Nestled in downtown Sarasota, Tsunami is known for creative sushi, fresh sashimi, and a new spin on Asian fusion. Of course, the entire family will enjoy watching their master Hibachi chefs cook in front of you with incredible precision and skill.
1859 Hillview Street, Sarasota 34239
Since 1998, Pacific Rim has been creating meals with only the freshest ingredients, specializing in Japanese Thai fusion cuisine. The restaurant prides itself on superior service, excellent food, and a relaxing environment. They also serve a creative selection of sushi. This may be the best restaurant on the list for a romantic dinner for two.
1100 N. Tuttle Ave., Units 1&2, Sarasota 34237
Siam Gulf specializes in authentic Japanese and Thai dishes. When you enter Siam Gulf, you are immediately transported to a sleek Zen-style environment with the excitement of an exhibition kitchen. Some of their best dishes include the Pad Thai and Thai dumplings. Many of the locals say their sushi is one of the best in Sarasota.
5758 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34231
Isan Thai is owned by Arinchaya, known by her nickname “Koong” and was born in Northeast Thailand, where she perfected her unique recipes. She has a dedicated team of four full-time chefs that prepare everything to order. In addition to Pad Thai and red curry, there are dishes like Northeast-style sausages and Thai papaya salads to try that are spiced to your individual level.
4791 Swift Road, Sarasota 34231
Bangkok offers authentic Thai food from both the Northern and Southern areas of Thailand, as well as coastal recipes. Their chefs offer over 30 native herbs and spices to add balance to their delicate flavors. The restaurant prides itself in offering only the freshest seafood dishes, shellfish, beef, chicken, pork, and duck.
1303 N. Washington Blvd., Ste. E, Sarasota 34236
Many Sarasota locals swear this unassuming storefront has the best sushi and kimchi in town. This is a true family operation and everyone takes pride in serving the freshest food possible. If you love traditional Korean cuisine, this is the place for you.
Asian cuisine is known for its bold flavors and unique dining experiences. If you are looking for the best Arian food in Sarasota, all of the above restaurants will be sure to satisfy your individual palate.