Sarasota is proudly known as a culturally diverse city, and that extends to the endless variety of cuisine that one can find here. Asian flavors abound in the Greater Sarasota area, so here are the best of the best Asian restaurants in Sarasota.
4791 Swift Road, Sarasota 34231
Bangkok offers authentic Thai food from five regional cooking styles with over 30 native herbs and spices to go along with their fresh seafood, shellfish, and choice of beef, chicken, pork, and duck. If you have room left over, try their coconut ice cream.
1100 N. Tuttle Ave., Units 1&2, Sarasota 34237
Siam Gulf serves the freshest and finest ingredients possible for their Japanese and Thai dishes. Here, you can also experience the liveliness and excitement of their exhibition kitchen. Everything is made to order. The sushi is fresh and the Thai dishes are very authentic.
Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi
100 Central Ave., Unit 1022, Sarasota 34236
Tsunami’s goal is to make every meal a celebration of the senses by adding a new spin on Asian fusion. Here you can find creative sushi, fresh sashimi, and a full hibachi menu. The owners emphasize healthy Japanese cuisine and vibrant flavors.
Korean Ssam Bar
1303 N. Washington Blvd., Ste. E, Sarasota 34236
Don’t be fooled by the unassuming storefront, Korean Ssam Bar has some of the best sushi and kimchi in town. They pride themselves on being a real family operation with attentive service. Many say their spicy chicken bulgogi is amazing.
1859 Hillview Street, Sarasota 34239
Pacific Rim specializes in Japanese/Thai fusion cuisine and they pride themselves on attentive service and sushi that is as creative as it is delicious. With a relaxing environment and fresh ingredients, Pacific Rim is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two or a larger get-together.
5758 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34231
Isan Thai specializes in the cuisine of Northeast Thailand because that is where the owner grew up and crafted her unique recipes. The restaurant prides itself in using only the freshest ingredients (no MSG) and its four full-time chefs prepare everything to order. In addition to Pad Thai and red curry, there are dishes like Northeast-style sausages and Thai papaya salads to try that are spiced to your individual level.
The next time you crave Asian cuisine, rest assured that Sarasota has some amazing restaurants that offer, fresh authentic flavors that everyone will love. Any of the above Asian restaurants will transport your taste buds across the Pacific ocean for a meal you won’t soon forget.