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Cleveland's Favorite Asian Restaurants

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Cleveland and Northeast Ohio have a huge selection of Asian restaurants. Everything from traditional Chinese to Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese. Of course, there's also plenty of sushi. Read about our picks for Cleveland's best Asian restaurants. (listed in alphabetical order)

#1 Pho

#1 Pho Vietnamese restaurant cleveland Ohio
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This Asiatown restaurant is named for the popular Vietnamese dish, "Pho," a noodle and beef broth combination garnished with mint, lemon grass and other condiments. Additions to the basic dish are limited only by your imagination, and frequently include tiny meatballs, beef or chicken pieces, shrimp, and vegetables.

Pho is the most popular dish at #1 Pho, but by no means the only one. The friendly eatery serves a variety of Vietnamese fare, including light and delicious spring rolls.

#1 Pho
3120 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH
216 781-1176

Bo Loong

Bo Loong Chinese Restaurant - Cleveland Ohio
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Bo Loong, on St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland's Asiatown, offers excellent Chinese cuisine at affordable prices. Plus, they serve late into the evening. Try them after the theater or other downtown event.

Bo Loong
3922 St. Clair Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
216 391-3113

House of Hunan - Medina

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Located right on the square in Medina, this restful and elegant Asian restaurant serves a little bit of everything. There are traditional Chinese favorites, such as Kung Pao chicken, Thai currys and Pad Thai, and a sushi bar in the rear of the restaurant. Prices are affordable and the service is efficient. A nice oasis to refresh you while antique shopping or exploring Medina County.

House of Hunan
18 Public Square
Medina, OH
330 722-1899

Minh Anh Vietnamese Restaurant

Minh Anh, on Cleveland's near west side, is an affordable and delicious family-run eatery on the near west side, offering excellent soups, spring rolls, and a variety of Vietnamese specialties. Entrees range from simple noodle dishes, garnished with peanuts and julienned carrots and cucumbers to more exotic dishes, such as frog legs cooked in coconut milk. I've eaten here at least twenty times and everything I've had has been delicious.

Minh Anh
5428 Detroit Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44102
216 961-9671

Siam Cafe

paradise shrimp at Cleveland's Siam Cafe
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Siam Cafe, located in Cleveland's Asiatown just east of downtown, is a favorite of Asian and non-Asians alike. The vast menu features traditional Thai specialties as well as Cantonese and Vietnamese favorites. Everything I've tried there has been delicious.

Siam Cafe
3951 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
216 361-2323

Pacific East

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Considered by many to be the best Asian restaurant in Northeast Ohio, this unassuming Cleveland Heights restaurant serves a diverse mixture of Japanese high-quality sashimi grade sushi and Malaysian fare, due to two different chefs. Both are sensational.

Pacific East
1763 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Hts., OH
216 320-2302

Pearl of the Orient

Opened in 1978, Pearl of the Orient combines regional Chinese cuisine with Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese specialties. The company has two locations--one at Beachcliff in Rocky River and one at the Van Aken shopping center in Shaker Heights. Both have full bars, a relaxing atmosphere, and a host of tasty food from which to choose. The newly-remodeled west side location now has a sushi bar. Click on the link above to read their menu and print a 10 percent off coupon for the east side location.

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