No matter what cuisine you’re craving, New Orleans has got you covered with these incredible restaurants!
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and there are plenty of ways of honoring it. But, one of the easiest ways to do this is by supporting our local AAPI-owned businesses and have a meal at one of NOLA’s many AAPI-owned restaurants.
Not only has there been a rise in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, but APPI-owned businesses have also been facing a harsher crunch during the ongoing pandemic. So here are some of the city’s favorite restaurants with AAPI-ownership to support this Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and beyond.
10 AAPI-Owned Restaurants To Support In New Orleans
1. Luvi Restaurant
This Japanese and Chinese fusion is definitely worth the visit. If you fancy some sushi, or some Shanghai comfort food, then this is the place for you. We recommend one of their tasty soups, although you’re going to want to try a few things from the menu.
2. Dian Xin
Where: French Quarter
Nestled in the French Quarter is one of NOLA’s tastiest Chinese eateries. Dian Xin has an extensive menu of treats, but for us it’s always about the dumplings! Don’t say we didn’t warn you, they may become your new obsession.
3. Sukho Thai
Where: Magazine St. & Royal St.
If it’s Thai you’re looking for, then you’re in luck! Sukho Thai brings the best and most authentic Thai flavors all the way to the Big Easy, and we love it so much, there’s even two locations! You also don’t want to leave without one of their delicious cocktails. Make sure you have a designated driver, NOLA!
4. BOIL Seafood House
Where: Magazine St.
For delicious seafood boils and spectacular Southern dishes, you’ve got to head to Boil Seafood House. We recommend trying their Chargrilled Lobster Platter, served with their tasty, signature butter parmesan herb cheese blend!
5. Café Minh
This Vietnamese restaurant is distinctive for it’s French and American influences, clearly brought on by the city it calls home. We’re still thinking about their seafood stuffed artichoke with garlic cream sauce and parmesan cheese! For us it was the star of the star-studded menu!
Where: Gert Town
This unpretentious gem is the place for ramen in NOLA! No frill, no fuss, just delicious bowls of brothy heaven. There’s even innovative sushi dishes and more, as Kin’s menu is also inspired by French cuisine.
7. Pho Cam Ly
Where: Magazine St.
We’re always in the mood for Pho Cam Le. This Vietnamese paradise have such a lengthy menu, that you’re completely spoilt for choice. Whatever you decide, make sure you get some spring rolls on the side. You won’t regret it.
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8. Kanno California Sushi
From the outside it may not look like much, but this sushi spot nestled in a suburban strip mall is guaranteed to hit the spot. The sushi rolls here are crazy inventive and creative, in fact they’re famous for it. We recommend trying
9. Gyu Kaku
This Japanese and Korean fusion is the recipe for some delicious BBQ. Gyu-Kaku, meaning “Horn of the Bull” in Japanese, provides the authentic Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining experience where customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill!
10. Saffron NOLA
If you’re a lover of Indian food, then you’ve got to try out Saffron NOLA. We’re obsessed with their twists on New Orleans staples, like their curried seafood gumbo!
Featured Image: Sukho Thai