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Top 10 Asian Restaurants In Sacramento, California

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Welcome to Sacramento where warm weather brightens up the city along with its vibrant culture of diversity. This state capital of California was named America’s Most Diverse City back in 2002 and lives up to that reputation until this day with its flourishing, diverse demographic. With that in mind, the perks of living or visiting a multicultural city like Sacramento is the many options of restaurants to choose from! Asians thrive as one of the communities that shares its own culture to Sacramento’s multicultural landscape. There are always various foods to try and places to eat–and all kinds of Asian restaurants can also be found in the city. We’ve picked the best ones for you. From Chinese, Thail, Cambodian, and even fusion, here are the top Asian restaurants in Sacramento, California.

1. Ma Jong's Asian Diner

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Starting with a restaurant that represents many Asian best dishes from countries such as China, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand, Ma Jong’s Asian Diner in downtown Sacramento is an exploration of old and new Eastern taste in one place. Whether soups, noodles, or rice bowls, expect flavours from a wide array of spices including sauces such as teriyaki, peanut, and soy. With wood and brick interiors, and adorned with lantern lights, this restaurant is also a treat to the eyes. Be on the lookout for the 300-year-old Buddha statue that serve as Ma Jong’s centrepiece. Dine inside the spacious indoor set-up or outside at the patio or order takeaway. The warm and welcoming atmosphere will accompany you through meals such as chow fun, teriyaki chicken, Mongolian rice, or Vietnamese pho.

Ma Jong's Asian Diner

Address: 1431 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States

Website: Ma Jong’s Asian Diner

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2:30am

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2. Su's Garden

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There’s no denying that Chinese cuisine has become one of America’s favourites, spreading all over the nation. Visit Su"s Garden that has simple classic Chinese dishes for you to enjoy whether dine-in or as takeaway. Get a taste of authentic Chinese menus with a twist of Western taste such as the Cantonese chong fun, the Sichuan kung pao chicken, moo shu from Northern China, or even some modern American Chinese dishes like General Tso’s chicken and pu pu platter.

Su's Garden

Address: 918 S St, Sacramento, CA 95811, United States

Website: Su’s Garden

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm (closed on Sun)

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3. Hong Kong House

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Situated at Folsom Boulevard, this Chinese joint with a casual setting is also a recommended place to taste some East Asian delicacies. THis is a simple place that serves fast but fresh Chinese favourites such as all kinds of rice and noodles, wontons, and egg foo young. Hong Kong House also serves packages of meals, from one person specials to party tray and family dinner options that you can enjoy together with friends or family.

Hong Kong House

Address: 8887 Folsom Blvd # 1, Sacramento, CA 95826, United States

Website: Hong Kong House

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

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4. Taste of Angkor

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We move from China to Cambodia to taste its very own cuisine. No need to go to the Southeast Asian country to get some authentic Cambodian food! If you are in Sacramento, an authentic Cambodian restaurant, Taste of Angkor, can be found at Mack Road. There are various dishes to choose from, try the amok trey which is a steamed fish with a paste named kroeung mixed with coconut milk. Want a Cambodian dish that can surprise your taste buds? Try the prahok ktiss, a dish that consists of raw vegetables and served with ground chicken simmered in coconut milk, peanuts, kroeung, green peppercorns, and prahok, a fermented fish paste with tangy to sour taste. Taste of Angkor also serves other dishes from neighbouring Southeast Asian countries like Thailand and even Laos.

Taste of Angkor

Address: 4564 Mack Rd #4566, Sacramento, CA 95823, United States

Website: Taste of Angkor

Opening hours: Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat: 11am - 8:30pm; Sun : 11am - 7pm (closed on Wed)

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5. [email protected] Thai

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A simple and humble place to eat Thai food, [email protected] Thai uses the capital of Thailand for its name and combines it with the restaurant’s street number. Promising authenticity, the menu offers classic Thai cuisine such as pad thai, tom yum, and some wide selections of curry to name a few. With Thai decor surrounding the modest interior, sit down and taste Thailand through its rich flavours at [email protected] Thai.

[email protected] Thai

Address: 900 12th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States

Website: [email protected] Thai

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm (closed on Sun)

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6. Shanghai Garden Restaurant

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Serving Chinese food with a speciality on Szechuan and Hunan cuisine, Shanghai Garden Restaurant is a Sacramento food joint you don’t want to miss. For those who love spicy food, this is the place to be! Szechuan cuisine are hot and spicy with three levels of spiciness–mild and hot at level one, hot and spicy at level two, and very hot and spicy at level three. You can also request to eliminate all the hot and spicy flavours in your food at Shanghai Garden Restaurant.

Shanghai Garden Restaurant

Address: 800 Alhambra Blvd #4436, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States

Website: Shanghai Garden Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri : 11am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm

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7. Frank Fat's

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The oldest restauarant on the list, Frank Fat’s has been around downtown Sacramento since 1939! Founded by a Chinese American man named Dong-Sai Fat, the restaurant calls themselves a culinary institution, a pillar of the community, a quintessential American success story. A visit to the 80-year-old running restaurant would be an experience in itself so trying Fat’s family recipes that have been around for decades is a must if you visit Sacramento. Chow down on chow mein or chow fun, taste the speciality menus such as yu kwok dumpling and Frank’s wor won ton soup, or maybe share some Peking duck. Frank’s also serves American food such as New York steak and their famous banana cream pie.

Frank Fat's

Address: 806 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States

Website: Frank Fat’s

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri : 11am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 4pm - 9pm

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8. P.F. Chang's

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Spread all over the USA and even abroad, PF Chang’s is a restaurant chain founded in 1993 that also has a branch in Sacramento. Having originated in Scottsdale, Arizona, the franchise serves American Chinese food along with other Asian dishes. Dim sum, kung pao, Sichuan sauce, and other Chinese dishes are available at the restaurant. A taste of Japan through sushi and ramen and Korean flavours such as kimchi and bulgogi can also be found. Have a meal at PF Chang’s Sacramento that has a warm ambiance through its neutral colour scheme, wooden interiors, and Chinese art for decoration. Wide windows also has some great view to see the greenery while eating your choice of meal in the City of Trees.

P.F. Chang's

Address: 1530 J St #100, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States

Website: P.F. Chang’s

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

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9. Golden Dragon Restaurant

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Another local Asian culinary champion in Sacramento, Golden Dragon Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant that brings American Chinese comfort food through dishes that are both timeless and modern. Near California State Capitol Museum, enjoy dishes like egg flower soup, potstickers, kung pao noodles, honey glazed shrimp, and mushu pork.

Golden Dragon Restaurant

Address: 2800 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817, United States

Website: Golden Dragon Restaurant

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

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10. China Chef Asian Cuisine

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The last one is another restaurant that serves American Chinese dishes in a homey place - China Chef Asian Cuisine. Reasonably priced and superb service especially in timing. Try the cream cheese wonton or the more classic dishes such as potstickers and move on to main course such as Szechuan pork, kung pao seafood, honey walnut shrimp, or general scallops.

China Chef Asian Cuisine

Address: 8760 La Riviera Dr ste b, Sacramento, CA 95826, United States

Website: China Chef Asian Cuisine

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

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An Asian culinary tour around Sacramento

Thai, Cambodian, Chinese, and more–many Asian dishes from various countries to modern Asian American food are all served at these places. Pick one from above–or try them all and go on a tour around the Asian culinary world.

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