Asian Restaurants in Beverly Hills
If you are longing for a taste of the Far East in Beverly Hills, the pearl-sized city boasts a collection of some of the finest Asian restaurants in the world, sure to satisfy any palate. From traditional, authentic cuisines to modern, fusion tastes, you can find Asian restaurants of all kinds, sprinkled throughout the city. Whatever you choose, Beverly Hills’ award-winning Asian restaurants and renowned chefs will take you on a culinary adventure of distinctive flavors that will entice you to return again and again.
Matsuhisa Beverly Hills was founded in 1987 by Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa and incorporates Latin American elements into Japanese cooking. The restaurant serves creative fusion dishes such as Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa soy sauce dressing, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, Squid Pasta with light garlic sauce and Black Cod with Miso. Matsuhisa’s innovative menu also attracts Hollywood celebrities, so while you experience what Zagat calls "the gold standard" for LA sushi and the birthplace of Nobu style cuisine, you may also find yourself sitting next to someone famous.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Chow has been recognized as one of Beverly Hills’ staple restaurants, known for its stylish black-and-white décor, superb Chinese cuisine and frequent celebrity dinner guests. The restaurant serves a delicious combination of authentic Beijing dishes and original recipes from award-winning Executive Chef Yi Jia Qian. While signature entrees include Chicken Satay, Mr. Chow Noodles and Ma Mignon, you can’t leave Mr. Chow without ordering the signature Beijing Duck. Some say it’s one of the best prepared Beijing Duck dishes in the world!
Nozawa Bar, winner of one Michelin star, is tucked away in the back of Sugarfish, yet this culinary gem is entirely independent. Omakase is the only dining option here, served as multiple courses of nigiri along with some extraordinarily fresh sashimi and well-executed handrolls. Exceptional seafood, most of it sourced from local waters, is the key strength at Nozawa Bar. The chef may be a traditionalist, but the menu includes many creative dishes. The presentation of the seafood is impressive, including delicate Hokkaido scallop nigiri, Baja California bluefin toro and Maine lobster handroll.
If you crave Vietnamese-French fusion cuisine in a more elegant setting, look no further than Crustacean on South Santa Monica Boulevard. Renowned Chef Helene An delivers enticing seafood dishes such as her signature Dungeness crab roasted in pepper-garlic sauce or simmered in saké, Chardonnay, garlic and scallions; giant grilled tiger prawns lounging on garlic noodles that have a hint of sweetness and are positively addictive; or whole Maine lobster with angel hair pasta. Not only is the menu as impressive as it sounds, but the décor is equally alluring, with a koi-filled stream flowing through the bar and dining room. It’s no wonder Crustacean attracts high-profile guests such as Hollywood power player and celebrities.
Noodle spots are common in Southern California, but few prepare such a memorable handmade version of the delicious soba as Chef Ryu Isobe at his Bib Gourmand-winning restaurant, Kazan. The interior design is stylish and minimalist with an inviting open kitchen. The menu offers many choices of noodles, but lamb in lava is a standout, set afloat with strands of soba served with New Zealand lamb chops, Japanese spices, miso paste and cilantro. The signature No. 1 is also excellent, with soba thin noodles with clear yet rich soy-based broth with truffle seasoning, served with your choice of tender chashu, green onions and house-made wontons.
Tempura Endo, on South Santa Monica Boulevard, offers Kyoto-style tempura, which is lighter and uses less oil, featuring high quality ingredients, such as abalone, sea urchin and lobster tail. Guests who reserve a seat at the bar can enjoy a multi-course tempura menu, prepared in front of their eyes and those opting for the Kiyomizu or Higashiyama menu will finish the evening with a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.
When it comes to sushi, Sugarfish is paramount, serving traditional sushi of the highest quality. The restaurant, created by the legendary Chef Kazunori Nozawa, delivers fresh sushi and sashimi a la carte, as well as a few combination dishes that serve the restaurant’s most popular sushi and hand rolls on one plate. The “Trust Me” combination plate is a top favorite and comes with a mix of Tuna sashimi, Salmon sushi, Yellowtail sushi and a Halibut Blue Crab hand roll among others.
At Genwa Korean BBQ, not only can you dine on traditionally-prepared Korean dishes, but you can be your own chef and grill your own choice of Korean-marinated meats and seafood, such as Prime Galbi, prime cuts of short ribs marinated in house special sauce or Cha Dol, thinly sliced unseasoned prime brisket. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but if it’s a special occasion, try the Wagyu Beef Special Ribeye. The order comes with a generous serving of Wagyu beef, which is known for its rich marbled texture and mouthwatering flavor. If you still have room for dessert, Genwa serves a delectable selection of tropical gelatos like mango and coconut, as well as Green Tea ice cream.
From the acclaimed Japanese-born sushi chef Yasuhisa Ouchi, the Beverly Hills restaurant, Yasu, originally started in Toronto. The restaurant is minimalist, beautifully lit and Zen-like, with a mingling of dark and light colors with a metallic backdrop. As for the food, all the fish is caught and jet flown from Japan. Expertly prepared, the fish is freshly sliced and placed atop warm, loose rice then brushed with a touch of nikiri soy for a perfectly balanced bite.
Xi'an is a lively, casual Chinese fusion restaurant that boasts delicious healthy cuisine, fine wine and intriguing martinis. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Xi’an’s menu features signature Chinese dishes including Kung Pao Shrimp, Mongolian Beef and Won Ton Soup, as well as traditional appetizers with a twist, like Szechuan wontons, lettuce wrap bao buns and more. Nestled along Little Restaurant Row on Cañon Drive, Xi’an is a perfect place for a romantic al fresco dinner and also has a private dining room for large dinner parties.
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Updated November 11, 2022