Perth’s Ultimate Asian Eats Bucket List

By Rebecca Keating

From Chinese to Japanese, Thai to Vietnamese and everything else in between, Perth is home to some absolute beauties in the Asian eats department.

Here’s your ultimate Asian eats bucket list for you to work through for the next forever. You can thank us later!

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Mount Lawley

The feed me menu at Lotus has to be one of the best in Perth. This stunning South East Asian restaurant takes its spot in the oh-so cool Beaufort complex and is headed up by Head Chef Sundoo Kim (whose extensive resume includes the likes of Chin Chin in Melbourne). Everything is far too good to choose between so we reckon it's best to let the kitchen do their thing. Rest assured, the food is plentiful. 



Just when we thought we couldn’t love MasterChef’s Jenny (and the genius behind Bunn Mee) much more, the opening of PhatLon was announced. Perth’s first Vietnamese tapas bar, this place seriously delivers the goods. Start with small plates like grilled corn ribs and lace spring rolls before moving on to Vietnamese salads and flavoursome curries and stir fries. 

Miss Mi 


Charred, caramelised, smoked and scorched - Miss Mi is all about celebrating the traditional art of the Asian grill. The team here combine traditional spices and cooking techniques with the best West Aussie produce going around. Signature dishes include grilled prawns with tamarind curry, roast duck with mandarin jus and Davidson Plum gel plus lamb ribs with a Szechuan glaze. For dessert? How about a black sesame mousse with house made ice cream, yuzu gem and a spiced tuille? Sounds dreamy.

Juicy Bao Bao


Brought to us by the absolute legends behind Authentic Bites, Juicy Bao Bao is where you can find some of Perth’s best parcels of goodness. The juicy soup dumplings (known as xiao long bao to you fancy folk) are some of the best we’ve ever tried. The unsuspecting scallion noodles are also top notch. 

Nao Japanese


Nao’s ramen has earnt itself cult status in the Perth world of ramen and we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. The steaming bowls of rich pork broth and handmade noodles are comfort food to the max. 



It may be pricey but we’re firm believers that everyone deserves a meal at Nobu at least once in their life. The world’s freshest sashimi, fusion tacos and miso eggplant are all out of this world. The lunchtime bento box is next-level good value with the restaurant’s famous miso cod taking centre stage. 

Three Sisters


Three Sisters dishes up traditional Vietnamese eats like beef pho, rice vermicelli noodle bowls, delicious rice paper rolls and some of the most amazing banh mi we’ve had the pleasure of tasting.

Lucy Luu

Mount Hawthorn

Dumpling hot spot Miss Chow's, has expanded their empire with a sleek new bar and Asian tapas style restaurant in Mount Hawthorn. Lucy Luu serves up quality wine and gourmet South-East Asian treats infused with local WA produce. Our top picks are the Wagyu Shanghai dumplings, Szechuan spiced beef tartare and an Asian-style burrata dressed in soy and yuzu. 

Will St


Perth foodies were pretty excited to learn Will Meyrick, the chef-owner behind super popular Balinese hangouts like Sarong and Mama San decided to bring a taste of Bali to our shores. The Will St menu is seasonable and features heaps of flavour-packed dishes using only the freshest ingredients from fun bar snacks to share over a cocktail to hearty curries and desserts. 

Miss Potz

Mount Lawley

Tucked into Beaux Lane, Miss Potz’ share style Asian menu delivers some serious punch. The chicken and shiitake dumplings, cauliflower in Balinese yellow curry and crispy snapper in chilli jam are amongst some of our most-ordered menu items.  

Long Chim


Set in the converted basement of the State Buildings, Long Chim is a Perth fave and for good reason. The epicly good Thai eats and superb cocktails to match are a worthy contender for any special occasion. If you can handle the spice, the chicken larb is out of this world. And for dessert? It’s gotta be the heavenly banana roti.



If delicious Asian food is your jam, Shui needs to be on your hit list stat. Subi’s newest kid on the block is dishing out all sorts of mouth watering menu items like sesame prawn crumpets, dan dan noodles with a tofu crumb and a fall-apart lamb shoulder massaman curry. Everything is delicious so we recommend ordering the banquet and leaving your luck to the good folk in the kitchen. 

Bonsai Restaurant


For seriously good sushi and Japanese eats, Bonsai has got you covered. If you’re craving something a little bit wholesome, you can’t go past the teriyaki barramundi. Plus you’re likely to feel just a bit smug knowing you’ve filled your body with all that healthy goodness.

Trang’s Cafe and Noodle House


Sitting within a haven of Vietnamese restaurants, we simply can’t go past Trang’s for their enormous bowls of tasty pho and rice noodle salads packed with tofu and fried pork spring rolls. Order one of everything.



Getting into Japanese restaurant Marumo is harder than seeing a Taylor Swift concert in real life but if you can set your alarm and get a booking we know you won’t be disappointed. The 7-course Omakase (Chef’s Selection) menu is insanely good and it’s also BYO - we’re not joking.

Grand Orient


Inspired by the old-world, The Grand Orient’s menu is based on Cantonese flavours using both modern and traditional cooking techniques. Sitting within the iconic 1897 Melbourne Hotel building, this is where you’ll want to head when you’re feeling a little suave. 

Neho Asian Tapas

Victoria Park

Neho Asian Tapas is a treat for the senses. Fusing Chinese, Japanese and Korean flavours, you’ll have all sorts of fun getting through the unexpected menu. Not sure what to expect? How about tacos with truffle mushrooms and a jalapeno edamame sour cream or a miso corn gratin. Our top tip? Don’t skip dessert.

The Red Chair


The Red Chair in Subi is one of Perth’s hidden gems. The laksa is the and the rice vermicelli noodle salads are pretty great too! 

Old Lane Street Eats


Deliciously affordable South East Asian cuisine, Old Lane Street Eats is tucked into China Town in Northbridge. We love the Roti John (a chilli-cheeseburger-tasting bun filled with beef, egg, onion, sambal, Sriracha and kewpie mayo).

Dosukoi Komatsu


Ramen fans know to head to Perth Japanese eatery Dosukoi Komatsu in Freo for bowls of liquid gold. Good ramen can be pretty hard to come by so this place has gained a die hard following among the Japanese food gurus about town.

Kitsch Bar Asia


The food and atmosphere reign supreme at Kitsch in Leederville. Sit under the huge frangipani tree adorned with lanterns and chow down on flavoursome South East Asian-style eats that are designed for sharing.

Lucky Chan’s Laundry + Noodle Bar


Hipster Asian eateries don’t come much cooler than Lucky Chan’s. The spiked bubble teas are simply glorious as are the bao buns and bigger chow down dishes.

Sushia Izakaya


A local amongst the CBD crowd, the Japanese at Sushia Izakaya is simply divine. Fresh sushi, bento boxes and sake. What more could you want? 

What The Bao


Housed in the Freo markets, What The Bao has some of Perth’s tastiest soft buns filled with all sorts of deliciousness like Japanese panko chicken, char siu pork and soft shell crab… order as many as you can. 

Image credit: Will St, Lotus, Juicy Bao Bao, Lucy Luu, Shui, Grand Orient, Dosukoi Komatsu, What The Bao

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