Asian Kitchen

A hidden gem in backpacker land

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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.

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185/22 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
T: (08) 3836 7397
Open: 7:00-24:00
About the author
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org 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.

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

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