Top 10 Asian Restaurants In Columbia, Missouri

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Richard Dean
Richard Dean 
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Columbia is one of the fastest-growing cities in Missouri. This charming city may be known for quality education as plenty of students from all over the world have been attracted to come here for a degree. With that being said, Columbia’s food scene is booming, thanks to the international and local students. “Good grades come with good food,” as the saying goes. You cannot study on an empty stomach. Columbia offers a wide array of flavors, including Asian delicacies. Whether you’re planning to study in Columbia, explore their rich culinary scene, or will pass by this city, Asian restaurants will never disappoint you. Read this article and discover the best Asian restaurants in Columbia, Missouri.

1. Jina Yoo's Asian Bistro

Posted by Jina Yoo's Asian Bistro on Friday, 4 September 2015

Looking for healthy food? Presenting Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro, which offers Japanese and Asian cuisine. If you want to get full in no time, an order of the Big Bowl is the answer. You can also choose your own toppings. Looking for delicious snacks? They serve tasty sandwiches and home-style potato chips. For dinner, Jina’s B.A.P.T II stir-fried vegetables together with Pad Thai noodles (made with peanut sauce and their own secret recipe) are a must-try.

Jina Yoo's Asian Bistro

Address: 2200 Forum Blvd #108, Columbia, MO 65203, United States

Website: Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri: 11am - 9:30pm (closed on Sun)

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2. China Chef

Of course, Chinese delicacies are never to be missed. Another wonderful Asian restaurant in town is China Chef. A variety of dishes are available. Appetizers like a yummy vegetable roll or fried chicken wings will definitely satisfy your hunger. If you’re just looking for a light meal, an order of wonton soup is enough. Craving some seafood? Broccoli or shrimp with Chinese vegetables, seafood delight (a combination of plenty of veggies and seafood), Triple Delight (seafood, red meat, and special sauce) - all of these will never disappoint you. Adding up to the experience is their cozy ambiance.

China Chef

Address: 27 Conley Rd #106, Columbia, MO 65201, United States

Website: China Chef

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10:30pm

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3. Okii Mama

Okii Mama is another exciting restaurant that specializes in Chinese and Asian dishes. The moment you step into the restaurant, you will be greeted by the friendly staff. The ambiance is cool and the food is great. Their delicious honey-glazed shrimp with stir-fried noodles is phenomenal. There are more on the menu that should be added on your list; Pad Thai, Okii Delight, Seven Flavor Beef, to name a few - all can satisfy your cravings.

Okii Mama

Address: 3709 S Providence Rd c, Columbia, MO 65203, United States

Website: Okii Mama

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 7pm

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If you are looking for a delicious meal and it is your first time at Okii Mama, you can't go wrong with their reasonably priced combo meals. This allows you to choose noodles or rice, your meat, and a side which they have out to you super quick. You should definitely grab lunch here if you are on the south side of Columbia.

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4. Geisha Sushi Bar

Every menu at Geisha Sushi Bar will remind you of Japan. This restaurant is a combination of impeccable service, friendly atmosphere, and delicious food. The Geisha Fire should never be missed. It consists of everything nice, from seared spicy tuna or spicy salmon to imitation crab and even scallions topped with their geisha trio sauce. If you love spicy food, perhaps, an order of a spicy dish that is marinated in a specially blended red chili pepper paste will complete your day. Of course, a wide selection of sushi never runs out of style to satisfy you. Oh, did we mention that mochi ice cream is available too?

Geisha Sushi Bar

Address: 804 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201, United States

Website: Geisha sushi bar

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11:30am - 9pm; Thu - Sat: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Fri: 5pm - 9:30pm (closed on Sun)

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5. A Little More Hibachi Express And Poke Bowl

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A Little More Hibachi Express And Poke Bowl offer a bowl of superb menus great for lunch, dinner, snacks and even dessert. This awesome restaurant gives you your own choice of what you prefer to eat. Choose from Build Your Own Poke Rice Bowl, Own Poke Burrito, and even the mix of your Own Poke Nachos. And if you cannot think about what mixtures you want, they have their top menus to choose like hibachi chicken bowl, hibachi steak bowl, or if you want both, hibachi combo bowl must be on your order. Trust me, once you’re finished eating, you will want to go back and try everything on the menu.

A Little More Hibachi Express And Poke Bowl

Address: 1010 E Broadway #102, Columbia, MO 65201, United States

Website: A Little More Hibachi Express And Poke Bowl

Opening hours: Sun: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm

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6. Osaka Japanese Restaurant

Columbia brings Japanese mouth-watering food to its place through Osaka Japanese Restaurant. It features plenty of authentic Japanese food, from Gyoza (Japanese fried dumplings) to spicy tuna roll and the double crunch roll made from tuna, salmon, avocado, or tempura bite with spicy mayo sauce - all of these will tickle your senses. All things in and around the restaurant will remind you of Japan, from the atmosphere to decor, from the culture and of course, delicious food.

Osaka Japanese Restaurant

Address: 120 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65203, United States

Website: Osaka Japanese Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun: 5pm - 9:30pm; Tue - Thu: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Fri: 11:30am - 10pm; Sat: 11:30am - 9:30pm (closed on Mon)

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7. Kampai

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Kampai Alley on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Kampai is another food gem in Columbia. This awesome Japanese restaurant presents a modern vibe, innovative dishes, and traditional fare like sushi, sashimi, and bento. Great service, hospitality, a mouthwatering selection of food - in other words, Kampai is nothing short of splendid. If you love sushi, an order of caterpillar sushi will complete your day. If you love seafood? Nothing beats tempura.


Address: 907 Alley A, Columbia, MO 65201, United States

Website: Kampai

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun: 5pm - 9pm

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8. New Mandarin House
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Offering Chinese and Korean food in Columbia, New Mandarin House serves a variety of authentic delicacies that make you ask for more. Delicious and affordable combinations, from appetizer to the main course, will give you a gastronomic experience. Korean style Bulgogi and Bibimbap never run out of style to give your palate some pleasure. Overall, this restaurant is superb, from service to ambiance as well as the food.

New Mandarin House

Address: 3302 W Broadway Business Park Ct suite e, Columbia, MO 65203, United States

Website: New Mandarin House

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm; Mon - Sat: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

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9. Bangkok Gardens

All eaters, including vegans, are welcome to Bangkok Gardens. Vegetarians have a special menu that they can choose from. Curry lovers will drool over an order of chicken coconut curry and chicken stewed in a coconut curry sauce with bamboo shoots, carrots, and sweet peas. Bangkok Gardens has a contemporary vibe that makes you feel comfortable, plus the staff is courteous and will make you feel welcome with their smile.

Bangkok Gardens

Address: 811 Cherry St, Columbia, MO 65201, United States

Website: Bangkok Gardens

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat 11:30am - 10pm (closed on Sun)

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10. HuHot Mongolian Grill

Another food gem that’s worth your time and money is HuHot Mongolian Grill. A Mongolian-style meal means you are the one who will create your own delicious food. Choices range from noodles to meats, from seafood and their own house-made Asian sauce. They also have a special menu if you are on a diet.

HuHot Mongolian Grill

Address: 3802 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO 65201, United States

Website: HuHot Mongolian Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

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One of my favorite all-you-can-eat restaurants in Columbia, make sure to HuHot Mongolian Grill on an empty stomach. After you are seated by the hostess, head over to their multiple food stations and pile your bowl full of raw ingredients. Then in just a minute or two, you will see your meal cooked right in front of you on the massive cooktop by expert chefs. A fun and exciting eating experience, make sure to add HuHot Mongolian Grill to your itinerary and bring along friends for an even better time!

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Discover Asian restaurants in Columbia

Columbia’s culinary scene is worth your time. The city embraces diversity, which means more flavor, culture, and fun, all of which contribute to making Columbia’s unique personality. If you are craving Asian delicacies, it’s now time to discover the best Asian restaurants in Columbia.

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