Asian food is one of the most diverse groups of food to choose from. Some of the most common examples include Chinese, Japanese, and Thai. However, even though these may be the most popular in places like Ireland, there are still Korean, Vietnamese and many other delicious cuisines to choose from that everyone should definitely try in their lifetime.
While most people love a Chinese from the local Chinese takeaway on a Friday night, real foodies will know that this food may not truly resemble the Chinese cuisine and the same for other Asian food. We have composed a list of the best Asian restaurants in Cork to direct you towards the places where you will enjoy authentic Asian food.
5. Golden Elephant Thai Cuisine
Golden Elephant Thai Cuisine is located in Mill House, Douglas, County Cork and opens from 16:30 pm to 22:30 pm seven days a week including bank holidays. Golden Elephant pride themselves on using only fresh, authentic ingredients with even their curry paste being made fresh every day.
The red and green curries are the most popular at Golden Elephant, however, the menu is extensive, and you should definitely further explore the traditional and delicious Thai dishes on offer.
With a wide range of reasonably priced soups, salads, curries, rice and noodle dishes available followed by traditional Thai desserts, you are guaranteed to experience real, delicious Thai food at Golden Elephant. You can also place online orders to be delivered to your door.
Address: Mill House, Douglas W, Douglas, Cork, T12 A7KT, Ireland
Koto Restaurant is located on Carey’s Lane in Cork City. Koto opens every day from 12-10pm every day Monday to Sunday. Although Koto only opened their doors in March 2017, they already have a well-established reputation for serving delicious authentic Asian street food at a great price.
Koto only uses the freshest of ingredients and use locally sourced produce for all their dishes. They also serve dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan dishes so most dietary specifications can be met. As well as serving an array of salads, curries, stir-fry’s and many other dishes, Koto offers a lunch deal which includes a main dish and ice-cream dessert for €11, and a ‘curry night’ every Monday night which consists of any curry and a glass of wine or an Asian lager for €15.
If you are in search of authentic Asian street food for a great price, definitely give Koto a try. They also offer a delivery service which is very convenient for those days when you don’t want to leave the couch.
Address: 6 Carey’s Ln, Centre, Cork, T12 FH27, Ireland
3. Yuan Ming Yuan
You can find Yuan Ming Yuan on Princes Street in Cork. Yuan Ming Yuan opens from Monday to Saturday from 12-3pm for lunch and reopens at 5-10: 30 pm for dinner. They also open from 1-10pm on Sundays. You can also place an online order for delivery using the Deliveroo online reviews for Yuan Ming Yuan speak for themselves with customers describing their food as the authentic Chinese cuisine experience.
They offer vegetarian and gluten-free options also so everyone can find something for them at Yuan Ming Yuan. The restaurant received Irish Restaurant nominations in 2017 for the ‘best customer service’, ‘best restaurant’ and ‘best world cuisine’.
The traditional Chinese dishes are all made using authentic Asian ingredients and spices and made fresh every day. The meat and vegetables are locally sourced, and with a lunch and dinner menu, you can call in on your break from work for your lunch or organize a family dinner in the evening.
Address: 17 Princes St, Centre, Cork, Ireland
Miyazaki is situated on Evergreen Street in Ballyphehane, County Cork. They serve delicious, traditional Japanese and Asian cuisine including fresh sushi. Miyazaki opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 1-3:30pm for lunch and then reopens at 5-8:45 for dinner. Miyazaki was awarded the McKenna’ Guide award in 2017 after qualifying in the top 100 restaurants in Ireland, and owner and head chef, Takashi Miyazaki was awarded Chef of the Year in 2015.
Serving everything from donburi, sushi, salads, rice balls and curry Miyazaki has an extensive menu full of reasonably priced Japanese cuisine. Their award-winning chef uses fresh Japanese ingredients and locally sourced produce crafted from delicious traditional Japanese dishes. Whether you fancy an evening meal or a Japanese takeaway, Miyazaki is the place for you.
Address: 1A Evergreen St, Ballyphehane, Cork, Ireland
1. Kubo Restaurant
Kubo Restaurant is located in Village Green, Church Road, Douglas, Cork and they open from Sunday- Thursday from 12-10pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 12-11pm. Kubo also offers a delivery service. Kubo serves good fresh pan Asian food using locally sourced meat and vegetables and the sauces are freshly made every DAY.
Kubo pride themselves on not using any MSG in any of their recipes and all recipes are made to order, so you are guaranteed to get exactly what you want at Kubo. Kubo has an extensive menu with a vast variety of starters, soups, curries, noodle dishes, rice dishes, wok dishes and also vegetarian/vegan dishes.
Kubo also has a special available from Monday to Thursday which includes any 2 main courses and a side of prawn crackers for €20.99. If you are in search of delicious Asian food in a relaxed setting and at great value, drop into Kubo and give their traditional dishes a try!
Address: 3, Village Green, Church Rd, Douglas, Cork, Ireland