We appreciate that "East Asian" covers around 5 countries and 28% of the entire Asian continent so condensing it down is hard. However, you will find a list of the 7 most essential East Asian restaurants to try in Bristol right now. Ranging from cheap and cheerful Tuk Tuck to the relaxed fine dining of Sky Kong Kong, you're bound to find something to slurp.


Ramen Ya is as close to authentic Tokyo as you're going to find in Bristol. The first thing we suggest you try is of course the ramen, the bone broth takes hours to make and you can taste the dedication in every spoonful. If ramen isn't catching your fancy you can try one of their steamed buns (bao) or dumplings.

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Slap bang in the middle of a growing foodie hub on Cotham Hill, this is a sure-fire winner. Lunches such as Chicken Teriyaki and Sushi Donburi are delicious. In the evening, the lighting mellows, making it a top-tip for date-nights – with a range of sakes, wines and Japanese or local beers. Their mission is simple: to serve delicious, affordable food that guests will want to return to week after week. They've succeeded.

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The jewel-in-the-crown of Bristol's Korean food scene. Set up and run by Wizzy Chung, who's been a chef at Michelin Starred establishments, this place screams low-key quality. A beautiful space with an invariably warm and informal welcome, the whole point is making haute-cuisine accessible - and affordable - to all. All vegetables, fish and meat, ​are sourced locally and often on the morning of service, from Wizzy’s own allotment if possible; as fresh and innovative as it gets.

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Tuck Tuk keep their pricing low and their portions generous: this is fresh, honest fast food at its very best. All day long, baby. Featuring dishes from South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and more, the star of the show is the Korean Bibimbap - a well made bed of steamed rice piled high with fresh diced veg, sesame, a fried egg and a choice of meaty or tofu toppings. Their Korean inspired sushi is fantastic and fresh and we adore their loaded fries with kimchi and beef brisket, the dirty south meets east asia!

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Woky Ko is owned by Masterchef finalist Larkin Cen who, like must right minded people, have decided Bristol is the place to be. Serving up plates of ice cream bao, noodles, pot stickers and fantastic sharing plates, it's easy to stick to what you know or stray into unknown territory for something a bit different. We love the Korean Fried Chicken, Kimchi and Gochujang Bao. Grab an outside table, order one of everything and watch the people go by as you scoff your East Asian delicacies within eye shot of the kitchen. That's dinner and a show!

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Published -1st August 2017