7 Top Asian Restaurants in London

Hello, Londoners! Have you ever visited an Asian country? If you haven’t already, you should check their cuisine. Especially in London, where cultural diversity is celebrated. I already made a YouTube vlog about Asian food in London before (watch it here), but it was just five restaurants. In this blog post, you will have two additional restaurants. Enjoy reading and drooling!

1. Eat Tokyo (Japanese)

5 Best Asian Restaurants in London

Eat Tokyo is a well-known Japanese restaurant in London, therefore you’ll need a special strategy if you want to eat without a fuss. You should eat at an unusual hour, lol. Because the lines are insane at lunch and supper (you can wait up to an hour) and you can’t make reservations ahead of time! So you may get there at 11 a.m. or after lunch. But if you can’t, you’ll just have to wait in a very long line.

For the food, I ordered the Chicken Teriyaki Bento, Chicken Katsu Bento, Tempura Bento, and Sashimi. It’s so delicious, generous portion, and surprisingly less than 10 pounds for each menu!

Location: Eat Tokyo – 16 Old Compton St, London W1D 4TL https://goo.gl/maps/JgZwjPyvmvrXKYGP8

2. Pino’s Warung (Indonesian)

Pino’s Warung at Camden Market

Located in Camden Market, Pino’s Warung has been renowned for its signature Nasi Padang (watch my Youtube video), Rendang, and Satay. Every Saturday, they offer spicy chicken crispy or ‘Ayam Geprek’ and every Sunday they have chicken porridge or ‘Bubur Ayam’. There are also Meatballs and Siomay Batagor, Indonesian authentic cuisine.

Speaking of Rendang, did you know that Rendang is the most delicious cuisine in the world? Read here.

I have tried almost every menu, and my personal favorite would be its rendang (obviously) and the chicken satay! It is so mild and the peanut sauce tastes delicious! I have brought friends from different cities in the UK here, and they all love the taste of Pino’s warung dishes!

Location: Pino’s Warung – Unit 2, Italian Alley, The Stables Market, Camden Market, London NW1 https://goo.gl/maps/aqcZos2bRvsutXwb8

3. Roti King (Malaysian & Singaporean)

Ok next we’re going to Roti King! Roti King is specialized at delivering Malaysian street food dishes in London. Although situated in basement in Kings cross, the popularity of the restaurant is growing! We booked a table for 6 people on weekday afternoon and the restaurant was so packed!

Roti King is a no-frill restaurant so don’t expect the waitress to wait beside your table to serve. The decoration made the restaurant felt cozy and homey with funny writings on the wall about the greatness of the menu. One particular quote got stucked in my mind: “After one roti canai we all think we can change the world.”

After some observation, I think the restaurant is trying its best to implement a health protocol. For example, they have this plastic board to separate customers, and the staff that directly handling the customers were all wearing face coverings.

Location: Roti King – 40 Doric Way, London NW1 1LH https://g.page/rotikinguk?share

4. Haidilao Hotpot (Chinese)

My Haidilao Hotpot experience was spent with my lovely classmates. There is two soup base (one is original soup, the other is spicy) and then there is a selection of sauce which you can mix by yourself or you can follow the guideline on the wall. (PS: the sesame sauce with coriander is so good!). And you can put every dish in the soup and wait until it’s ready to eat. It was so tasty! Worth my £18 😋

There is also an appetizer: corn salad with delish mayo, and fried ‘bihun’ (I forgot the Chinese lol). Both were served at a cold temperature. We also ordered a plate of bamboo! Now I know what panda food tastes like. 🐼 Moreover, the dessert was so good. I forgot the name of the food! Haha so good! It’s chewy and the combination with the sweet dip is just perfect.

Location: Haidilao Hotpot – Unit 4/5 Coventry St, London W1D 7DH https://goo.gl/maps/2XfB6duM4BBnmqSL7

5. Triple Hot Spicy (Indonesian)

Triple Hot Spicy is owned by Zukni Legowo, an Indonesian culinary enthusiast who has extensive experience in the FnB business. According to the Indonesian Small Medium Enterprise UK website, Mr. Legowo started his experience working on a cruise ship as a chef, selling meatballs and then establishing triple hot spicy. I really like the texture of the meatball and the ‘tahu’ or tofu because it created a unique sensation. It magically erodes my homesickness a little bit!

Other than staple food, you can also find Indonesian ‘jajan pasar’ or authentic traditional snacks which are super delish, you should try it!

Location: Triple Hot Spicy Café – 23-25 Queensway, London W2 4QP https://goo.gl/maps/pq1XRQmJyJF3HTVD6

6. Taste of Siam (Thai)

Previously, I only knew Tom Yum as a Thai culinary. But! They also appear to offer additional distinctive cuisines, such as Pad Thai and Red Curry. Pad Thai is a noodle dish with a sweet and sour flavor and a sprinkling of nuts. Oh, I adore the nutty aftertaste! Then there’s the Red Curry, which tastes a lot like lontong sayur in Indonesia, lol. And the spring rolls are delicious with their oily dipping sauce! These cuisines cost me 26 pounds.

Location: Taste of Siam – 45 Camden High St, London NW1 7JH https://goo.gl/maps/sABeHSA9vQ1mhdWe7

7. Seoul Bakery (Korean)

If you’re craving Korean food, this is definitely the right place. Even many Korean natives love the authenticity that it delivers. The restaurant has a Kpop atmosphere and it’s a great place for Kpop fans because Seoul Bakery also sells Kpop merchandise!

I ordered the Beef Bibimbap. Bibimbap is a dish of heated white rice with namul or kimchi with gochujang, soy sauce, or doenjang on top. The bibimbap was tasty, but I preferred the topokki. It’s tasty, and the combination of salty and sweet flavours makes it quite appealing. I also enjoy the Cheese Gimbap. On top of that, it’s a reasonable price and so it’s worth it.

Location: Seoul Bakery – 14 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NH https://goo.gl/maps/33TVYQ9PJD6AyJZy6

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