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The best Asian spots around London

By SmritiRA 11 Mar 2024

Getting bored of your usual kebabs and KFCs? Well, here is a list of restaurants around London to excite your taste buds and widen your horizons to a plethora of Asian cuisines!

Rasa Sayang

Cuisine: Malaysian & Singaporean

Rasa Sayang is one of the best restaurants to visit if you want a change of taste. It is inspired by the Singaporean and Malaysian hawker culture and is located in Londonโ€™s Chinatown. Their whole menu is halal, and the best thing about Rasa Sayang is not just their food, but also the service and their generous portion sizes. As a student, all you want when eating out is good food for the money you pay, and this place will definitely give you a BANG for your buck!
Here are some recommendations: Raffles Singaporean Laksa | Hainanese Chicken Rice | Sambal Okra (v)

๐Ÿš„ Nearest Station: Leicester Square

๐Ÿ“ Address: 5 Macclesfield St, London W1D 6AY


Cuisine: Indian

Paro brings you the feeling of Calcutta in the streets of London, offering you a home-away-from-home experience! Spices are at the forefront of their dishes, so be prepared to experience flavour packed bites. RIGHT NOW, Paro is also presenting you with a deal of 20% of your food bill till JUNE (except Saturdays). So, grab the deal while you can!
Here are some recommendations: Butter Chicken| Peswari Naan | Chicken Biriyani | Black Daal

๐Ÿš„ Nearest Station: Leicester Square

๐Ÿ“ Address: 21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DN

Aloo Tama

Cuisine: Nepalese

Nepali cuisine is a rich array of flavours and spices. Whilst drawing inspiration from Tibetan, Indian and Mongolian culinary traditions, it brings you a new palette of its own! Aloo Tama is a rare find, presenting a unique experience with great food and an ambiance that you will not find anywhere else.
Here are some recommendations: Shyaphaley | Pork Jheer | Steamed Momos | Aloo Tama (V)

๐Ÿš„ Nearest Station: St Jamesโ€™s Park

๐Ÿ“ Address: 18 Greencoat Row, London SW1P 1PG

Coco Ichibanya

Cuisine: Japanese

Coco Ichibanya is the largest curry restaurant chain in Japan, so donโ€™t be shy to grab an authentic taste of Japanese curry here. At Coco Ichibanya, you can customise your own dishes from spice level to toppings. Or, for ease, order from the range of set dishes. Either way, you are in for a treat :)
Here are some recommendations: Handmade Chicken Katsu Omelette Curry | Vegetable basket (V)

๐Ÿš„ Nearest Station: Bond Street or Leicester Square

๐Ÿ“ Address: 39 James Street, London W1U (Bond Street) 17-18 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JE (Leicester Square)


Cuisine: Filipino

Mamasons is a Filipino ice cream parlour. Stepping into Mamasons feels like stepping onto the streets of Manila, the addictive aroma is so strong! Mamasons is famous for their Halo Halo, the unofficial national dessert of the Philippines. Although their main focus is on the unique โ€˜dirty ice-creamโ€™ they serve, you can find plenty of other dishes infused with iconic Asian flavours. Be sure to check out this ice-cream parlour to get a taste of the innovative styles of dessert, the perfect end to a tiring day roaming around London.

๐Ÿš„ Nearest Station: Leicester Square

๐Ÿ“ Address: 32 Newport Court, Chinatown London WC2H 7PQ (out of many chains)

Bun House

Cuisine: Chinese

Bun house, nestled in the heart of Chinatown, serves you one of the tastiest buns with oozing custard youโ€™ve never had before! Bun house also brings you the best Kaya French Toast in town. Although it offers a short and simple menu, their food is immaculate.
Here are some recommendations: Custard Buns | Kaya French Toast w/ Jasmine Clotted Cream

๐Ÿš„ Nearest Station: Leicester Square

๐Ÿ“ Address: 26-27 Lisle St, London WC2H 7BA

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