Written by Abstract Samm
Downtown Savannah’s Historic District has known its fair share of reputations over the years. Folks come to visit us when they want music, art, history and food! If you’ve ever been here to the Savannah Sip N’ Cycle Blog before, you will already know that culinary treats are what we live for in this city. Today, we’re taking some time to spotlight Asian restaurants, not just in the Historic District. Read on today to find out more about restaurant options all over Savannah to hit up when you are in the mood for Asian food. You might be surprised to know that this list isn’t all inclusive, Savannah is home to many options for Asian Cuisine but we wanted to share a handful of our favorites.
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First up on the list is Fire Street Food, the spot to be when you’re craving sushi, bubble tea and even perfectly cooked tofu. Ask about their edamame salad on a hot day for a surprisingly refreshing treat. Located on Perry Street, Fire Street Food is one solid spot in Savannah and a sweet option for date night, being affordable and with a swanky atmosphere.
Favorite fast Chinese Food Fix to the boss here at Savannah Sip N Cycle, Egg Roll King is one place you can’t go wrong with. All of your favorite classic menu items are incredibly reasonably priced and you can’t beat the portions on any day. Take out only, but always worth it, have your meal delivered or drive over to Montgomery Street and find out for yourself.
Tofu soup, crab stew and all the classics like shrimp fried rice are all waiting for you at Korea Garden on Derenne Ave. Find out what happens when a Korean restaurant meets a BBQ restaurant in Savannah at Korea Garden. Try out their short rib soup for a real treat.
Local favorite restaurant for our writer Abstract Samm, Peking House is the Chinese food that you can afford, with leftovers almost guaranteed. Large portions and tons of flavor with a vast selection of menu options are why Peking House on Abercorn is a regular spot for locals in Savannah. Though biased, we do believe their egg foo young is unmatched, but that is just an opinion.
Broughton Street is known for being the high end shopping destination in downtown Savannah’s Historic District and Flying Monk Noodle Bar adds to the ambiance. Noodle plates from Vietnam, China, Korea and more line the menu, waiting to be devoured by you. Step inside and take a break from the always busy Broughton Street on your shopping day. Flying Monk Noodle Bar can’t wait to have you come in.
Newer to the Savannah culinary scene than others mentioned on the list, Etang is one restaurant ready to serve up authentic Chinese dishes. When you want the real thing, pick your order up from Etang on Oglethorpe Avenue and indulge in a menu that is surprisingly simple, despite how much effort goes into each dish.
Known and loved by many for a variety of Asian fusion inspired dishes, Asian River is a hot spot for sushi enthusiasts. Not quite downtown, but still worthy of note on the list, find Asian River on Mall Blvd or even in Pooler. Two locations, same great taste and service. Highly regarded for their extensive menu options and friendly staff, Asian River is an experience just as much as it is a restaurant.
Roasted duck dumplings, need we say anything more? Though it’s not needed, we can’t expect you all to just trust us on this one, even though you should. The Vault Kitchen and Market can be found on Bull St and this is one find you will want to claim. Take one look at the menu and you won’t ever want to turn back from The Vault Kitchen and Market.
If you haven’t heard of Johnny Mercer Blvd yet, that’s a whole different rabbit hole to wander down. For now, focus on Chef Wan, a Chinese restaurant known for large portions and small prices located on Johnny Mercer Blvd. Take a walk in sometime to satisfy that Chinese food itch and enjoy yourself!
Namaste is more than a mantra to repeat throughout the various stages of your day. Here in Savannah, Namaste is a Broughton St selection of divine Nepalese dishes. Who knew that you could find such peace right in the middle of Downtown Savannah’s Historic District? If you’re looking for some yoga before a stop in to Namaste, feel free to take a look at our past articles for a spotlight on Yoga spaces in Savannah while you’re at it!
Keep an eye out while you’re on Waters Ave or you might miss Saigon Bistro, but don’t let the size of this location fool you. With flavor almost too big to fit through the front door, Saigon Bistro features healthy, authentic Vietnamese plates that will stick in your memory, and to your ribs.
When you are craving Japanese food during your visit to any part of Savannah, any of Kanpai 1’s three locations are bound to have something for you and your guests. Check out their menu beforehand if you don’t want to become caught up in a frenzy of attempting to choose from tons of awesome selections. Sushi, scallops, soups and much MUCH more are awaiting your arrival at Kanpai 1 in Savannah and Wilmington Island.
Hibachi, teriyaki, sushi and fried ice cream? Super Tastes is exactly what the context clues lead you to believe, and you won’t believe the flavor selection. Try out classics like Dynamite and Rainbow Rolls, but be prepared to have your mind blown by what happens to your taste buds. Let us know on Instagram or Facebook if you end up trying out the Green Tea Cheesecake, inquiring minds at Savannah Sip & Cycle are curious to know what that is like. Research is very important to us from on top of the #PartyBike so take a trip to Charlotte St and have a time at Super Tastes.
Top floor to the Peacock Lounge, Flock to the Wok is easily discovered on Whitaker Street. Tons of Asian style menu options are ready to be devoured at Flock to the Wok. Though they specialize in particularly interesting meat based entrées, this menu also features plenty of Vegetarian options as well. When you’re finished with lunch or supper, you can wander downstairs to the lounge and see why even locals have their photos taken at Peacock. Ambiance is the only word to describe what both locations emanate, on top of awesome food, drinks and service.
Mostly focusing on Vietnamese plates, Co is a loved restaurant by all who enter, just ask your #PartyBike host how they feel if you don’t believe us. Locals are known to haunt this location and you will understand why upon first taste. From the Savannah location to three others in Charlotte, North Carolina, Co is where you go when you want to eat a lot and enjoy every bite. Find this gem near Johnson Square on Whitaker St when you want to taste what Savannah’s natives can’t get enough of.
At first, Boomys on Congress Street might appear to be another bar in the midst of many that we are home to here in downtown Savannah’s Historic District but don’t be fooled. Once inside, you will find a menu stocked with Vietnamese and Thai dishes that are packed with insane flavor. Get your drink on with some banh mi, pad thai, or whatever sounds good. Here’s our hint, all of the food doesn’t just sound good, every menu item is set to impress and usually does.
So many quality restaurants, bars and venues are found in the Congress Street/City Market area of Savannah and Madame Butterfly is a Korean Steakhouse that fits right into the mix. High quality meats prepared by the most skilled chefs pair with sides that you will want to eat far too many of and make waves in a restaurant filled with aesthetically pleasing views. Try out their egg rolls and don’t be surprised if you end up totally hooked.
Authentic Thai cuisine is available at The King & I on Hodgson Memorial Drive and you won’t want to stop visiting once you’ve made your first visit. Lunch or dinner is only made better with a selection of stir fry, curry, duck and many other options. Ask about the baked spicy mussels for a classic seafood favorite with a twist.
By now, you’re sure to be craving some sort of Asian food and are now just dwindling down options and we hope something on this list suits your party. All over Savannah, you won’t have to look hard to find food options that come from every corner of the world. Truly a melting pot when it comes to serving food, Savannah is a proud host to culinary greats. In this ever growing and changing industry, keeping up with what all is available can be hard and that’s where we come in. Check back to the Savannah Sip N’ Cycle Blog regularly to find out more about the restaurants you didn’t know you wanted to visit just yet. Better yet, take some time to peruse through the rest of this blog for info on venues, local bands and even a history lesson every once in a while. Restaurants aren’t the only part of Savannah that we can’t wait to tell you about and there’s more to this historic city than meets the eye. Until next time, thanks for reading with us today at Savannah Sip N’ Cycle!