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Best Asian Cuisine in the Burgh

rebecca - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Happy National Fortune Cookie Day! In case you’ve never had one, it is a crispy cookie that contains a small piece of paper with a fortune written on one side and a Chinese phrase as well as lucky numbers on the other.  While these are often served at Chinese Restaurants in the U.S. they are not actually served in China at all.  While no one is entirely sure when fortune cookies became a thing, many Americans are sure glad they did.

In order to celebrate today, Pittsburgh has a ton of Asian-inspired places for you to get your fix. Whether you are looking for a nice restaurant to go to and enjoy your meal or you would prefer to sit in front of the TV with take out boxes, this city has the plate for you.

While fortune cookies are most commonly served at Chinese restaurants, why not embrace all the delicious styles of Asian cuisine. Here is a list of some of the best places around Pittsburgh to indulge in authentic Asian food!

  1. Everyday Noodles

If you are looking for a unique way to experience amazing noodle dishes, you have got to try this place. The chefs are turning dough into noodles right behind a glass window. From noodle soups to dry noodles you will not be disappointed.

5875 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (Squirrel Hill)

  1. How Lee Chinese Food

Get your delicious yet classic “American” Chinese food at this spot. An order of General Tso’s chicken and an Egg Roll (or 2) will satisfy your Chinese cravings.

5888 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (Squirrel Hill)

  1. Café 33

This Laundromat turned Taiwanese café is sure to keep you coming back for more. With a ton of seafood dishes from shrimp to jellyfish, the most daring eaters will be just as pleased as the mild.

1711 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (Squirrel Hill) 

  1. Nicky’s Thai Kitchen

Enjoy some of the best Thai cuisine in the city of Pittsburgh in the adorable back garden area of the North Side location. You cannot go wrong with their Pad Thai or tasty curries.  What’s even better? BYOB at the North Side spot.

856 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 (North Side)

903 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown)

1026 Mount Nebo Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (North Hills)

  1. Soba

Bring a group of friends or take your significant other on a date because this place is all about sampling and sharing. From traditional Asian cuisine to Asian-inspired American dishes, this place will not disappoint.

5847 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (Shadyside)

  1. Chinatown Inn

Enjoy fantastic traditional Chinese for affordable prices. From Pork to beef to chicken to seafood to vegetarian options, you are bound to find your favorite Chinese dish on this menu.

520 Third Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Downtown)

  1. Nak Won Garden

Although many are not as familiar with Korean cuisine, it is delicious! Try traditional dishes like Bibimbap or Bulgogi and you will not regret it. Bonus: BYOB!

5504 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (Shadyside)

  1. Social House 7

This Japanese izakaya-style restaurant may have recently opened but they sure do know what they are doing. Try anything cooked over the Robata grill and you will not be sorry. Perk Alert! Use your Faros perks card here to receive 10% off your food purchases.

123 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown)

What makes Pittsburgh one of the best cities to live in is the opportunity to find little Chinese restaurants on almost any street in this city! Find your favorite and share with us on Instagram!