Explore Boston: Authentic Asian Cuisine!

A lot of our students come from Aisa, and at times it can be difficult for them to find authentic cuisine that they enjoy! Our Asian Cultural Consultant, Nick Tsang, put together a special list of authentic Asian restuarants in the Boston area that you can try out with your visitor! Here are Nick’s top 5 picks: 

Shredded Chicken at Asian Garden Restaurant

Asian Garden Restaurant

28 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111

Nick says: “this is a very authentic Chinese restaurant located in Chinatown. They have a wide variety of selections.”

Suggestions: baked rice, salt and chili pepper wings, and the shredded chicken in sesame sauce.

lobster with ginger and scallions from Jade Garden

Jade Garden

18-20 Tyler Street, Boston, MA 02111

Nick says: “another great Chinese restaurant located in Chinatown. Their seafood is really fresh and tasty. During the week their lunch is only $4.30!”

Suggestions: lobster with ginger and scallions, fried beef flat noodles

beef pho noodles at Pho Basil

Pho Basil

117 Massachussets Ave. Ste A, Boston, MA 02115

Nick says: “Pho Basil is a mix of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. They have really good pho noodles and rice plates.”

Suggestions: beef pho noodles, grilled pork chops on rice, tom yum fried rice, panang curry

kimchi tofu soup at Kaju

Kaju Tofu House

57 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Nick says: “Kaju is one of my favorite Korean restaurants in Boston. They are best known for their spicy kimchi tofu soup. Kaju is a must-go if you love spicy foods.”

Suggestions: kimchi tofu soup, Korean barbecued beef short-ribs (Kalbi), grilled marinated beef (bulgogi)

Shio Ramen at Santouka


1 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Nick says: “Santouka is a new Japanese ramen restaurant located in Harvard Square. Their broth isn’t too salty or fatty, and the pork cheek is very tender and tasty.”

Suggestions: shio ramen, miso ramen

According to Nick, you can also find a ton of great restaurants in Porter Square, the Super 88 food court at Allston, different Korean restaurants at Harvard Ave., and Vietnamese and Thai food near the Boston Symphony. e encourage you to try out some of these delicious restaurants and let us know what you think! What’s your favorite Asian restaurant in the Boston area? 

By Global Immersions, Inc.

Global Immersions, Inc. specializes in Boston Homestay living for individuals and customized Group Homestay Programs. Global Immersions, Inc. distinguishes itself in the industry with its commitment to building cultural awareness and fostering global understanding. We are dedicated to the advancement of living and learning opportunities that provide an in-depth understanding of U.S. culture. 

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