We love to highlight the diverse cultural history of Detroit. May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. To celebrate the cultures of the Asian continent, we’re sharing some exceptional Asian food options in Detroit.
Asian food in Detroit is serving up a slice of why we should all continue the celebration annually. Unfortunately, Asian racism requires conscious dismantling. Detroitisit rounded up a list of the best Asian food in Detroit to kick off your summer plans and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022.
Ima (pronounced ee-ma) is an award-winning restaurant serving a variety of Japanese-inspired noodles, soups, rice bowls, sandwiches, and snacks in a cozy neighborhood environment with a curated selection of beer, wine, sake, and house punches. Ima’s dynamic menu was created by Chef-Owner Michael Ransom and is a culmination of his French culinary training and love for Japanese cuisine. Asian food is already diverse, but Ima has a variety of plant-based options for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diets alongside crafted meats, seafood, and broths. Their latest restaurant opened in Corktown. Located at 2015 Michigan Avenue. Detroit, MI 48216. Click HERE to order online. PHONE: 313-502-5959. You could also stop by their Madison Heights and Midtown/Wayne State location.
FLOWERS OF VIETNAM
Southwest Detroit’s Finest Vietnamese Restaurant, Flowers of Vietnam is hidden inside one of Detroit’s few remaining original Coney Islands. Vegetarian-friendly options are available. Dine-in, carryout, and delivery are available Thursday – Sunday. Their popular items include Caramel Chicken Wings, Fried Tofu, and Papaya Salad. Located at 4430 West Vernor Hwy., Detroit, MI 48209. PHONE: (313) 554-2085.
PAO is located in the former Michigan Oriental Theater, a culturally rich historical space that was once unoccupied. It now gives a dining experience full of Detroit memories. Since 1950, the space sat unoccupied. In the heart of Grand Circus Park, it’s a glorious place to host an exclusive experience! The flavors of PAO draw upon Pan-Asian influences. Their drink menu offers approachable, yet rare Asian spirits to be enjoyed as classic favorites. get the gang together for some handcrafted cocktails and savor a meal. Order online HERE. Located at 114 W. Adams Detroit, MI 48226. PHONE: (313) 816-0000.
SAKURA HIBACHI GRILL
Detroit’s entrepreneurial Mexican community is welcoming the changing energy of 2022. In the past several years, they’ve evolved from focusing primarily on Mexican food to a broader cuisine selection. This list of the best Asian food in Detroit is happy to include food trucks, especially the town favorite! Sakura Hibachi Grill food truck is run by a veteran chef at the Dearborn Benihana. This mobile restaurant opened in the spring of 2021 and is situated behind a residence at 3109 Roosevelt St. The menu consists of hibachi-style rice and noodle bowls with veggies and a choice of steak, chicken, shrimp, salmon, and sometimes lobster. Open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wed-Sun., but call to order first since they sell out rapidly! Click HERE to view their site. Located at 3109 Roosevelt St Detroit, MI 48216. PHONE: (313) 912-0023.
Ima chef and restaurateur, Mike Ransom is helping Asian food in Detroit be a delicious and quick cuisine. His success with Asian-inspired sandwiches has found a new venture with Super Crisp. The casual eatery is conveniently located next to Ima’s Midtown location and features Ransom’s Karaage, twice-fried sandwiches, available in chicken, fish, and tofu form, wasabi, Kimchi burgers, and more. Try a curry hot dog! Stop in for a refreshing miso soup, salad, or snacks if you just want something light. The Wayne State crowds are lucky to have the service of Super Crisp nearby. Click HERE to view Super Crisp’s site. Located at 4830 Cass Ave Suite C, Detroit, MI 48201. PHONE: (313) 474-8880.
MARU SUSHI DETROIT
Asian food in Detroit includes delicious Japanese cuisine like Maru Sushi & Grill Detroit. Order perfectly cooked grilled prawns, bacon roll, and gyoza. Not to mention, happy hour is always a weekday option. Takeout & delivery is their specialty among tasty grilled pineapple, Belgian chocolate, and raspberry cheesecake. Cheery drinks include malbec, strawberry liqueur, and Spritz. Waiters also serve good ginger tea, ginger beer, & oolong. Surround yourself with amazing tastes and staff that everyone loves having around. You won’t have to overpay for luxurious Japanese favorites. Open 4 PM-8 PM Mon-Sat. Click HERE to view their menus & order online. PHONE: (313) 315-3100 Located at 160 Fort St W, Detroit MI 48226.
Shangri-La specializes in authentic Cantonese cuisine and offers Dim Sum All-Day. Owner Cholada Chan, who emigrated from Thailand, owned an Oriental market for 20 years before going into the restaurant business. She got The curry flair on the menu is a reflection of Chan’s heritage. She was born in Thailand to Chinese parents. Thus, a small selection of red, green, and massaman curry dishes with coconut milk, kaffir lime, and Thai basil can be found in various dishes. Bite into a perfectly cooked pineapple bun or just sip on delicious americano or great tea. Located at There’s also a West Bloomfield location. PHONE:
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