Southeast Asian

Tanpopo Noodle Shop Photo: Andrew Ciscel/Flickr


Bangkok Thai Deli

333 West University Avenue
The stir-fried noodle dishes, soups, and curries are just what the doctor calls for in cold weather. $

Cheng Heng Restaurant

448 West University Avenue
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Offering a photo album menu of authentic Cambodian and Chinese cuisine for those weary of Americanized Asian. $


1124 Payne Avenue
American-style diner with Korean influences and locally sourced ingredients, open for breakfast and lunch. $-$$

Destiny Cafe

995 West University Avenue
1151 Clarence Street, Suite 101
Hmong deli with Thai influences and a richly seasoned pho. $

Eastside Thai

879 Payne Avenue
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Delicious Thai food served up in agreeable portions. $

Hoa Bien

1105 West University Avenue
Hoa Bien (pronounced Ho Been) offers friendly service and fresh Vietnamese food that’s never disappointing. Come hungry and bring the whole family. Catering available. $

Ho Ho Gourmet

1985 Old Hudson Road
Chinese buffet or à la carte menu with memorable chicken wings and roast duck you won’t find at other wok-in joints. If Santa spoke Cantonese, he’d say, "Ho sek," for “Man, these wings are tasty.” $

Home Street Home

Food Truck
Globally inspired comfort food, such as gyros and Korean BBQ tacos, served from a truck. Catering available. $

Indochin Vietnamese Restaurant

1702 Grand Avenue
French-influenced Vietnamese fare from sister team Ha Nguyen and Thu Nguyen. $

iPho by Saigon

704 West University Avenue
Familiar Vietnamese favorites, such as pho, broken rice dishes, and banh mi sandwiches. Closed Monday. $

Kolap Restaurant

601 North Dale Street
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Pho and other Cambodian food served in a warm and friendly space perfect for large groups. Now accepts credit cards. $

Lao Thai Family Restaurant

501 West University Avenue
Traditional Lao and Thai cuisine, including raw beef laab, yummy pad thai, and chicken wings. $

Little Szechuan

422 West University Avenue
Adventurous, eclectic Chinese dishes alongside traditional favorites. Great for those who like spice. $

Mai Village

394 West University Avenue
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Enjoy steaming Vietnamese meals and a full-service bar near the koi pond or outdoor rose patio. All interior design elements are traditional family keepsakes brought from Vietnam. $$

Malina’s Sports Bar

691 North Dale Street
Bar and pool hall with southeast Asian fare. Late-night offerings of papaya salad, beef laab, and chicken wings. $

Mango Thai 

610 Selby Avenue
Mango spring rolls and pan-grilled tuna salad in a hip, visually sumptuous setting. BYOB. $$

Mirror of Korea

761 North Snelling Avenue
Second generation family-owned restaurant with summer and winter special menus. Food served in clay hot pots is sure to pick you up when you’re needing hot flavor. $

Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

799 West University Avenue
Innovative, contemporary Vietnamese cuisine that holds true to the flavors of traditional dishes. The Ngon food truck also roams Saint Paul in the warmer months. $$

On’s Kitchen

1613 West University Avenue
Thai options from spring rolls to curry, including a few specialty dishes you can’t find anywhere else, cooked by head chef “On” Khumchaya from Thailand. $

Pad Thai Grand Café

1681 Grand Avenue
Homemade Thai food, exposed brick and timbers, and service with a smile. $$

Palace’s Pizza

1373 Maryland Avenue
Enter the palace for Hmong and southeast Asian fare (the pizza menu is being phased out). $

Peking Garden

1488 University Avenue
Serving quality homeland Cantonese dishes. Seafood specialties include squid and dungeness crab. These alternative dishes will keep you sitting at the table long after you eat, giving the flavors time to sink in. $$

Ruam Mit Thai

475 St. Peter Street
Convenient downtown location; family-friendly lunch buffet. $

Saji Ya

695 Grand Avenue
Japanese sushi and sauté cooking with a bar and teppanyaki grill. $$


350 St. Peter Street
Timeless Japanese food and drink. Begin an evening on the town at the full-length bar. $$

Señor Wong Craft Bar

111 East Kellogg Boulevard
A convincing combination of Asian and Latin foods. Craft beer and cocktails add to the flair. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Supatra’s Thai Cuisine

967 West Seventh Street
Chef and owner Supatra Johnson is the author of Crying Tiger: Thai Recipes from the Heart. Her food pairs well with a BeerLao or Chang, Thailand’s national brews. And if you want to try one of Supatra’s savory recipes at home, she offers classes. $

Tanpopo Noodle Shop

308 Prince Street
Simple, elegant, and affordable Japanese food. Soups and sauces made from traditional dashi soup base. Housed in the renovated Northern Warehouse space, kitty corner from the Saint Paul Farmers Market. $

Taste of Thailand

1671 Selby Avenue
Order with as much or as little spice as you want, but remember that hot means HOT. For your own safety, complement with fried bananas. $

Tây Hô Restaurant

302 West University Avenue
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Small dining space with big flavors in traditional and old-world Vietnamese fare. $

Tea House

1676 Suburban Avenue
A Szechuan gem on the East Side. $

Thai Cafe

371 West University Avenue
Chef Yuwadee Poophakumpanart, born and raised in Thailand, brings her vision of Thai food to Saint Paul. Go for the ginger fried fish! $

Trieu Chau Restaurant

500 West University Avenue
Busy shop with outstanding soups and tasty banh mi sandwiches. $

Trung Nam French Bakery

739 West University Avenue
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Bakery and restaurant specializing in French Vietnamese sandwiches and croissants. The pastries are yummy and affordable. $