Asian Restaurants and Fusion Food in Savannah’s Historic Districts
Savannah might not strict you as a great hub for Asian food, but there are some really good, unique Asian and fusion restaurants here. From sushi bars to Anime décor ramen shops, the Historic District and downtown Savannah has it all. There are tons of things to do in Savannah, so add a delicious and unique dining experience to it! Something that makes our city so cool is that we’ve got bold people who like to fuse cultures together to create unique spaces, unlike what you’d expect to find in the South.
We’ve picked our favorite Asian and fusion restaurants in Savannah, including noodle bars, that highlight the diversity of food in the historic districts. While you may not have as wide of a variety of Asian restaurants in Savannah as you do in Seattle or San Francisco, for being a southern city you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Top Picks for Asian Restaurants Downtown Savannah
Everything we’ve included in our top Asian restaurant picks is within walking distance of the main downtown area of Savannah. Assuming you’ve got an awesome place to stay in the Historic District, you should be able to quickly and easily get to all of these delicious eateries.
Yatai Ramen and Yakitori *TOP PICK
We love to try new places, but dang it, we just keep going back to Yatai Ramen and Yakitori. One of the most unique restaurants in Savannah, Yatai’s décor is a highlight of a meal there. Yes, the ramen and Japanese street food nibbles are delicious, but the Anime Last Supper and Pokémon art add to the experience.
What I love about Yatai’s menu is the build-your-own ramen section. Choose from a variety of broths, proteins and noodle types to make your ideal Japanese dinner. The yakitori options are also delicious, with skewered chicken and shrimp, or even fried tofu. Lots of great options!
The Vault Kitchen and Market
The Vault Kitchen and Market is a renovated bank turned industrially chic eatery. Their menu offers a unique take on American comfort food classics with an Asian twist. I think this is one of the best examples of an Asian fusion restaurant in Savannah. Bestsellers include the savory charcoal chicken, turmeric chicken, and the Crying Tiger. The Vault is also proud to serve locally sourced ingredients and products whenever possible. It is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat with friends!
Note: the Vault Kitchen and Market is NOT in the immediate downtown Historic District, but to the south past Forsyth Park. It’s in the Starland Metropolitan neighborhood (close to our apartment) so it’s a bit of a walk, but totally worth it.
Fire Street Food
Fire Street Food is another great option for Asian cuisine in the Historic District. This restaurant specializes in Vietnamese street food and has a wide selection of meat and vegetarian options. They also offer sushi and borrow from all sorts of other Asian cuisines. Their popular dishes include pho, banh mi, and spring rolls. One thing that makes Fire Street Food so unique is its use of fresh, local ingredients.
Something I really enjoy about Fire Street Food is just the general vibe. It’s very clean and bright and when you’re inside you forget that you’re actually in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District. It’s a great break from the brick and Spanish moss of the neighborhood.
E-TANG is a Chinese restaurant located at the eastern side of the Historic District, kind of at the start of the Victorian District of Savannah. They are most well-known for their authentic Sichuan cuisine. Some of their most popular dishes include mapo tofu, kung pao chicken, and beef with broccoli. One thing that makes E-TANG unique is its use of traditional Sichuan ingredients and cooking techniques. This gives their food an authentic flavor that you can’t find at most other Chinese restaurants. If you’re looking for an authentic Sichuan dining experience, then E-TANG is the place for you!
BONUS: E-TANG also has soup dumplings, bao and other wonderful Chinese delights. Even though it’s not directly in the main restaurant area of the Historic District, it’s only a few minutes walk eastward and is totally worth the visit.
Coco and Moss
Coco and Moss restaurant is a Japanese-inspired café that serves Poke bowls, sushi and other Japanese fares. They have signature cocktails that are perfect for any occasion. The bestsellers at Coco and Moss are the Poke bowls packed with fresh fish, rice, and vegetables. Sushi is also very popular and made with only the freshest ingredients. The uniqueness of this restaurant is its contemporary twist on traditional Japanese cuisine. This makes it a must-try for anyone visiting Savannah.
Something else that I like about Coco and Moss is the decor. I’m a sucker for vintage style and the interior of Coco and Moss combines elements of Art Deco, Asian restaurant vibes and 1940s streamliner looks. Really cool (and good cocktails too!).
Flying Monk Noodle Bar
Flying Monk Noodle Bar is another excellent choice for Asian cuisine in the Victorian District. This restaurant specializes in Japanese ramen noodles and has a wide variety of meat and vegetarian options. Their most popular dishes include their Tonkotsu Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, and Miso Ramen. One of the things that makes Flying Monk Noodle Bar so unique is their focus on using fresh, local ingredients.
Tip: the Flying Monk Noodle Bar gets really busy and if you’re arriving at peak dinner time, you’ll have a long wait. They’re fast with the cooking and serving, but it is a popular spot!
Flock to the Wok
Flock to the Wok is a great option for Asian cuisine in the Historic District. This restaurant specializes in Chinese stir-fry, and they offer a wide variety of both meat and vegetarian options. Their most popular dishes include their Beef and Broccoli, Chicken and Broccoli, and Shrimp and Broccoli. One of the things that makes Flock to the Wok so unique is their use of fresh, local ingredients.
Top pick: Flock to the Wok makes a delicious egg flower soup that our whole family loves. Also, their potstickers are amazing.
Ta Ca Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar
Ta Ca Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar is another excellent option for those looking for delicious Asian cuisine in the Historic District. It’s actually right next to E-TANG! This restaurant offers a terrific menu of Japanese and Chinese dishes and a sushi bar. Some of their most popular food include their Sushi Rolls, Pad Thai, and General Tso’s Chicken. One of the things that makes Ta Ca Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar so unique is their friendly staff and relaxed, well-designed place.
Ruan Thai Cuisine Savannah
Ruan Thai Cuisine Savannah is an excellent choice for those looking for delicious Thai food in the Historic District, and it’s directly on Broughton Street a few doors down from the Flying Monk Noodle Bar. This Thai restaurant offers a broad variety of meat and vegetarian dishes and a full bar with a extensive list of wine and beer. Some of the recommended dishes include Pad Thai, Red Curry, and Green Curry. One of the things that makes Ruan Thai Cuisine Savannah so unique is its use of fresh, local ingredients.
Is it bad that each time we come to Sushi Hana I actually get the yakisoba? I love it. The sushi rolls and nigiri style offerings are so very fresh and delicious, but the noodle dishes are my favorite thing to order when we have dinner at Sushi Hana. One reason we keep returning to this Historic District restaurant is because it’s not just tasty, but really speedy. We’ve never had to wait long to be seated, served or to have our food. I love its consistency.
PJ Thai is a terrific option for those looking for Thai food when you’re strolling the neighborhoods of Savannah. Located right by the Colonial Park Cemetery (an amazing place to explore!) it’s actually one of the few Asian restaurants in Savannah that has outdoor seating. Some of their most flavorsome dishes include Pad Thai, Red Curry, and Green Curry. PJ Thai also has a full bar with a wide selection of refreshing beverages.
Peking House Restaurant
Peking House Restaurant is one of the most popular pick-up Asian restaurants (even if it looks a bit not-awesome from the outside) in the Victorian District, South of Gaston. They offer a variety of Chinese and Szechuan dishes that are sure to please any appetite. You can get both traditional Chinese dishes and American-Chinese favorites, including Beijing Duck, Kung Pao Chicken, and General Tso’s Chicken. Peking House Restaurant’s focus on fresh, made-to-order food is unique. And they have steamed dumplings, which I love.
Boomys Restaurant is a casual, energetic Asian restaurant (and watering hole) located in the downtown Historic District of Savannah. They offer a wide variety of drinks and Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Their most popular items include their pho noodle soup and spring rolls. What makes Boomys unique is both that they are one of the few pho places in Savannah AND their friendly and inviting atmosphere – perfect for enjoying a meal with friends or family.
Are you surprised to find so many Asian and fusion restaurants here in Savannah? From Chinese food to Thai cuisine, these establishments offer something for everyone. So why not try them all? You may just find your new favorite restaurant.
If you have any other favorites that you think we should add, let us know. Leave a comment or send us a note about YOUR favorite Asian or fusion restaurants in Savannah!
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