Bucharest Asian cuisine started to up level the offer in the last years. There are many Chinese restaurants and many more to take away but if you want something more special, close to fine dinning, here is a list of restaurants you should go to.
5 Elemente is close to Gradina Icoanei, behind Magheru Boulevard. This is not a red lampoons, small waterfall and smelly air Chinese restaurant. At 5 Elemente you get a very classy and modern restaurant where everything Chinese is subtle. The design is very modern, the staff really nice and the food absolutely amazing! It has been voted the best Chinese restaurant in town! True Asian flavors.
Icoanei Street, No 15 ($$$)
Yoshi for sushi fanatics! This new Japanese restaurant stole everybody’s hearts! Design on two levels in an minimal contemporary style, Yoshi is the place to be for quality and selection of fresh fish. Many argued that the didn’t have such a good sushi for a long time after tasting Chef Vova’s incredible recipe. At the second floor there is teppanyaki table for 12 people were Chef Vova will make the best food show ever!
Str. Banu Antonache nr. 40-44 ($$$$)
Kunnai, a modern Thai restaurant, a bit hidden between some small streets of Domenii neighborhood. Kunnai embraces traditional Thai cooking and creates a contemporary menu, which allows both Thai food connoisseurs and novice to enjoy an exquisite culinary experience.
Copilului Street, No.6 ($$$$)
Wok away is a Chinese take-away / restaurant. You can order your meal home or dine in their restaurant. The design doesn’t say much but it’s a clean, fast and the food just right. They have a standard dish at witch you can add your topping and sauce to make it just the way you like it.
Calea Floreasca, No.145 ($)
Sushi Ko, this Japanese is probably the firs Asian restaurant opened in Bucharest. The restaurant has 3 locations and a loooong menu. The food is good, not very pretentious but it would satisfy your desire for a fresh sushi.
Stavropoleos, No. 8 (Centrul Vechi); Sos. Nordului No.1 (Herastrau Park); Sos. Bucuresti-Ploiesti , No.42D (Baneasa Shopping City) ($$$)
Benihana, the famous Japanese restaurant chain is opened at the last floor of the Howard Johnson Grand Plaza. It trully is one of my favorite Japanese restaurant in town. That is probably because I love an authentic Japanese teppanyaki. They also have a sushi bar but the queen of the restaurant will always be the teppanyaki table.
Hotel Howard Johnson Grand Plaza, Calea Dorobantilor, No. 5-7 ($$$)
$ – close to market prices
$$ – regular prices
$$$ – have all the cards with you
$$$$ – good bye piggy bank