Asian food and Eastern influences have been popular in Gothenburg for some time. The concept is an extremely broad one and covers everything from sashimi to noodles and dumplings, not to mention fusion cuisines serving up unexpected flavour combinations. In Gothenburg, you'll find restaurants serving Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, and more. Follow our guide to the best Asian restaurants in Gothenburg.
Gothenburg's best Asian restaurants
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The best Asian restaurants in Gothenburg
- The Parlour – Discover Nikkei cuisine
- VRÅ – Japan and the West Coast, a love story
- Floating Saigon – Authentic Vietnamese
- Mei Rose – Gastronomic journey through China
- Cheri-Lee – Pan-Asian dinner club
- OGBG – Asian fusion with big city vibes
- Hello Monkey – Crispy Asian with a passion for whiskey
- Made in China – Concrete charm with a big heart
- Jacy'z – Fusion on the 26th floor
- Kaifo – "Asian happy fusion"
- Moon Thai Kitchen – Welcome to the jungle
- Toso – Big city vibes with Asian overtones
- Yammy Kitchen – Gothenburg's first Korean
- Mikado – Japanese flavours in new form
- Vietnamhaket – From pho to bahn mi
- Umizu – Asian favourites
- Dory's – A new twist on the classics
- Samui Thai – Traditional Thai
- Två Feta Grisar – Small dishes in brewery restaurant
- Vi Viet – Tasty basement Vietnamese
- Ramen-Ya – Japanese noodles from scratch
- Dim Sum – Dim sum galore
- Hing Wa – Flavour from China
- Hoze – Innovative and lauded
- Björk och Bambu – Sweden meets China
The best Asian restaurants in Gothenburg
Discover Nikkei cuisine
The Parlour works with a flavour palette inspired by the culinary traditions of both Japan and Peru. Nikkei cuisine is well-known among foodies, but for many it's still a completely new gastronomic experience. For the full experience embrace the restaurant's sharing concept, allowing you to share dishes with your party. The menu includes dishes such as ceviches, tacos, spring rolls and dumplings.
Japan and the West Coast, a love story
VRÅ combines the finesse of Japanese cuisine with ingredients and influences from the West Coast. Craftsmanship takes centres stage and their extraordinary sushi alone makes it well worth a visit. Don't miss trying a few of the many kinds of sake they serve at the bar.
Welcome to a little slice of Vietnam. This restaurant boat serves classic Vietnamese dishes and Saigonese streetfood in spectacular marine surroundings. How about crisp Vietnamese pancakes, noodles and spring rolls? If you'd rather sample a little of everything, their tasting menu is ideal, or why not share a selection of starters.
Gastronomic journey through China
At the top of the Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel, overlooking the glittering amusement park, Mei Rose invites you to a dining experience with flavours from China in general and Hong Kong in particular. The menu has a sharing concept, with small dishes perfect for ordering plenty of to share with your table. The drinks list also follows an Asian theme, and includes several kinds of the Chinese liquor, baijiu.
Pan-Asian dinner club
Cheri-Lee serves up a modern Asian concept against a backdrop of art and flowery sofas. Drop by for Saturday brunch or spend a long evening eating dinner and drinking cocktails. Japanese grilled dishes, sushi and dumplings are just a few of the dishes on the menu.
Asian fusion with big city vibes
This pan-Asian restaurant is close to the city's waterfront transport hub, Stenpiren. Street art adorns the walls and the decor oozes big city vibes. The menu is inspired by different parts of Asia, primarily Thailand, Vietnam and China.
Crispy Asian with a passion for whiskey
Say hi to Asian-fusion cuisine in cool, laid-back surroundings. Menus change according to the season, with an urban mix of different cuisines. Fresh ingredients take centre stage and excellent seafood is always on the menu. In addition to the delightfully varied menu, the bar serves up a well-composed cocktail list to match. Take a look at their collection of Japanese whiskies.
Concrete charm with a big heart
Tredje Långgatan has become something of a restaurant mecca in the city, and this China-influenced restaurant is one of the many concepts in the Aveny stable of restaurants. Sit at long communal tables in pared-back surroundings and tuck into dim-sums and tasty dumplings at both lunch and dinner. If you want to test the bar's mettle, get stuck into the cocktail list. DJs also make regular appearances.
Fusion on the 26th floor
If you're in the mood for Asian fusion, cocktails and a spectacular view of Gothenburg, head up to the 26th floor of Jacy'z. This is where you'll find the hotel's Asian skybar, Gogogaga, which oozes glamorous vibes from LA. Fill the table with medium-sized dishes and sip a cocktail as you take in the atmosphere.
"Asian happy fusion"
This fusion restaurant on Södra Vägen run by the Orrmyr family serves up "Asian happy fusion", in the form of a selection of snacks and medium-sized dishes ideal for sharing with the table. Choose between raw and grilled dishes with Asian and Nordic flavours. Take a seat in the inviting dining room downstairs, or in the glassed-in cocktail bar on the ground floor.
Welcome to the jungle
Moon Thai Kitchen serves up an out-of-the-ordinary dinner experience. As you cross the threshold you're met by an exotic and colourful atmosphere, where dishes can be ordered as hot as you want according to phases of the moon. If you can't handle the heat, order a quarter moon and if you're a hardcore chili fan, order a full moon. Prices are given in both Thai bhat and Swedish kronor.
Big city vibes with Asian overtones
At the top of Avenyn, just behind the Poseidon statue, Toso is Stefan Karlsson's Asian restaurant concept. Tuck into exciting interpretations of everything from Peking Duck to an unexpected takes on steak tartare. Dishes are served in delightful sharing-is-caring style, to a backdrop of pulsing house tunes and sensual surroundings. The bar works closely with the kitchen, and both menus marry beautifully.
Gothenburg's first Korean
Yammy Kitchen was the first restaurant in town to offer Gothenburgers Korean dishes. These days they offer Japanese/Korean fusion flavours and you'll find everything on the menu from really strong kimchi dishes to bibimbaps and fried bulgogi. If you're in the mood for cleaner flavours they also serve classic sushi. And if you'd rather not eat meat, there are plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians.
Japanese flavours in new form
As Gothenburg's first Japanese restaurant, Mikado has extensive experience of serving a wide range of Japanese dishes. The menu includes wheat noodles, various kinds of stews and dishes cooked right at your table. Since the Eighties they've been taking guests on a culinary journey to Japan.
From pho to bahn mi
Inside Saluhallen Briggen food hall you can fill your belly with authentic North Vietnamese food such as pho and banh mi. This family-run Vietnamese joint serves budget-friendly dishes which can be eaten in or taken away. During the summer months you can eat al fresco on their popular outdoor dining area.
Umizu has gathered together all its Asian favourites into a tasty fusion menu that includes something for all tastes. Traditional and innovative sushi as well as poké bowls and Japanese hot dishes that taste good without burning a hole in your wallet. Works just as well for a quick takeaway lunch as for a casual dinner with friends.
A new twist on the classics
Dory's Sushi has gathered together some of very best dishes from primarily Korean and Japanese cuisine, and put its own, innovative stamp on them. Dishes such as sushi, ramen and dumplings as well as a couple of hot dishes can be found on the menu, and most dishes can be made vegetarian or vegan.
Food here is made with great care and passion. This small family-owned restaurant has an extensive menu of Thai dishes. They serve both lunch and dinner, as well as post-work drinks, Thai-style. The dessert menu's coconut ice cream is a refreshing way to round off a hot and spicy meal.
Small dishes in brewery restaurant
The Two Fat Pigs restaurant, part of the Två Feta Grisar brewery, serves flavours from all around the world, including Belgium and various Asian cuisines. Choose from a selection of small dishes perfect for sharing around the table, such as Asian gambas with lemongrass and a vegan platter with spring rolls and dumplings.
Tasty basement Vietnamese
A brick-clad cellar houses one of the city's most popular Asian restaurants. Drop by to enjoy excellent Vietnamese food. Naturally you can buy your meal to take away and experience the exciting flavours at home. Dishes such as Vietnamese fish cakes and hot curry dishes sit alongside noodle soups on the menu. Vegetarian options are no problem.
Japanese noodles from scratch
Imagine a creamy soup which has developed its rich flavour and character after tweleve hours of cooking, and that's ramen. Ramen Ya makes everything from scratch, from noodles to kimchi and soy-marinated eggs. Food is served steaming hot in deep bowls with or without meat. The restaurant also offers take away. During the summer months their sunny outdoor dining area is the place to be.
Dim sum galore
Small dough knots, filled with all kinds of delicious fillings including mince, vegetables or seafood. Dim sum are traditionally eaten for lunch or brunch and accompanied by tea. Order a few different ones and eat them like tapas for the maximum flavour experience. They also serve sushi, if you're more in the mood for that.
Flavour from China
Do you want to experience authentic Chinese cuisine? Then head down to Hing Wa, which many claim is the best Chinese restaurant in Gothenburg. Dishes are made from top-quality ingredients under the guiding hand of chef Ming Ng, and culinary inspiration comes from the Guangdong province of China.
Innovative and lauded
This Japan-influenced mini restaurant is hidden away at the top of Stigbergsbacken. Against a sparsely decorated backdrop, with just a few seats, José Cerdá creates his masterpieces. The restaurant, which only accepts guests with reservatons, serves up an exciting flavour experience, in which Swedish/Japanese fusion and skilled craftsmanship take centre stage.
Sweden meets China
Nordic flavours combine with Asian influences here, and the restaurant's relaxed feel means it's easy to focus on the food. Choose to try one of the set menus, tasting menus, or put together a few dishes you fancy. The menus have accompanying beer and wine packages to further enhance the flavour experience.