Here are 10 more restaurants for you to check out in these few most visited Asian cities!
Photo Credits: Duong’s Restaurant
Tucked away in a small street in Hanoi, Duong’s Restaurant serves up authentic Vietnamese food and an experience you won’t soon forget, for the cosy restaurant also doubles as a cooking class venue! Don’t just savour deliciously fresh Spring Rolls and zingy Grilled Pork with Herbs & Fresh Vermicelli, but learn how to make it at home – this way, you can take delicious Vietnamese food with you no matter where you go.
Find it at 27 Ngõ Huyện, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
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Photo Credits: Marvel Restaurant
Marvel Restaurant is perched on the 6th floor of Marvellous Hotel, which is conveniently located right in the heart of Hanoi’s buzzing Old Quarter. Escape the hustle and bustle of Hanoi to enjoy a hearty meal made up of fresh produce handpicked from Hanoi’s wet markets bright and early on a daily basis. Remember to give their Bun Cha (Vietnamese Pork Meatball and Noodle Salad) a try – it’s definitely something you won’t regret!
Find it at No.55 Đường Thành street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Photo credits: Ding Wang Hotpot
You shouldn’t leave Taipei without having steamboat, and this is the best place to get it – choose from either a fragrant, spicy broth filled with goodies like duck blood (don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!) and tofu or a chicken and sauerkraut-based broth (or both in a yin-yang pot!) – and order a plethora of various thinly sliced meats and vegetables for you to cook on the spot. It’s a place frequented by locals and tourists alike and there are usually snaking queues that extend out the door, so you know you’re in the right place!
Find it at 108, Taiwan, Taipei City, Wanhua District, 西寧南路62號2樓
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Photo credits: Addiction Aquatic Development
Addiction Aquatic Development is a newly renovated former fishmarket that now houses a live seafood area, standing sushi bar, florist, an al-fresco grill area, and a fine dining hotpot restaurant on the 2nd floor . You can also buy beautifully marbled wagyu beef steaks, snow crabs, and fresh slices of sashimi to eat to your heart’s content! It’s one of the best places in Taipei to get great Japanese cuisine at an affordable price, but be sure to head down early before the crowd comes in.
Find it at No. 18, Alley 2, Lane 410, Minzu East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491
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This intimate bar only seats eight at a time, so you’ll have to make reservations at least a month in advance, but it’s well worth it. Come on down for an ever-changing inventive molecular gastronomy menu served in tapas-style portions, with a side of breathtaking views of the Tokyo skyline, and you’ve got yourself a night you won’t forget.
Find it at 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JP-13 103-8328, Japan
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Photo credits: Han no Daidokoro
Dig into the finest cuts of Japanese Wagyu beef, grilled to perfection yakiniku style! Yonezawa beef is purchased and delivered straight to the restaurant from the Yamagata prefecture for deliciously tender, buttery cuts of meat that practically melt in your mouth. Get the Assorted Premium Beef Selection for 5,980¥ for the full experience!
Find it at Japan, 〒150-0043 Tokyo, Shibuya, Dogenzaka, 2−29−8 道玄坂センタービル
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This is a must-visit when in Seoul – you really shouldn’t leave without having a hearty bowl of Ginseng Chicken Soup (Samgyetang), and this is the best place to get it. A whole chicken is served in a hot pot and stuffed with glutinous rice, chestnut, jujube, ginseng, red dates, and sunflower seeds, perfect for cold Korean winters or as a nourishing tonic any time of the year.
Find it at 5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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Is there anything better than Korean BBQ? This popular restaurant is famous for serving up premium cuts of Korean Jeju Black Pork Belly – enjoy the tender, marbled meat as is, or marinated in their special fruit marinade. You can also find goodies like Maple Aged Bulgogi and Marinated Beef Short Ribs in this cosy joint. Be sure to make a reservation if you’re going around dinnertime or be prepared to queue!
Find it at 26 Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Photo credits: Black Sesame Kitchen
This is THE place to be for a unique dining experience. Black Sesame Kitchen is well-known for their private cooking classes and intimate dining sessions that will without a doubt leave you with enough photos and memories to fill an entire Facebook album. A 10 course Wine and Dine lunch or dinner complete with two wine pairings for 300RMB/pax? Count me in!
Find it at 28 Zhong Lao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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Photo credits: Hai Di Lao Hot Pot
Hai Di Lao is the ultimate hot pot experience, made complete with impeccable service and the best ingredients they can possibly get their hands on. Their Ma La (directly translated to mean numbing and spicy, which is exactly what it is) paste is imported straight from Si Chuan, and is the ideal broth to cook perfectly marbled cuts of beef in. Be sure to order their special Prawn Paste as well, and make a reservation before you go!
Find it at 109 Xidan N St, XiDan, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
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