Asian Kitchen

A hidden gem in backpacker land

Photo of Asian Kitchen

What we say: 4 stars

A simple looking restaurant in the crowded backpacker district, Asian Kitchen is a hidden gem for budget conscious travellers.

Located down a quiet alley, they offer typical Japanese cuisine and ice-cold beer. The food isn't the most authentic in town, but it is tasty.

Staff are extremely service-oriented, none more so than owner Larry, who possesses a wealth of local knowledge. Prices are very pocket friendly, with most main dishes topping out around 65,000 VND.

The bamboo-decorated eatery has a very relaxed mood, and usually sports a good number of travellers, eager to chat and swap stories.

Contact details
185/22 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3836 7397
Open: 7:00-24:00
About the author
Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.

Photo gallery

Photo for

Jump to a destination

Asian Kitchen map

Asian Kitchen
185/22 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3836 7397

Open in Apple or Google Maps