Orange chicken. Sesame beef. Eggrolls. Sushi. Ramen. Pho. Curry. If you’re mouth just started watering, you’re in the right place.
Utah may not hold the same prestige as some Asian food metros such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, but there are some great restaurants here. With excellent offerings from every corner of Asia, there’s something here for every noodle, sushi and Peking duck lover — and then some.
In alphabetical order, here are nine of the highest-reviewed Asian dining establishments in Utah. Try not to drool.
Chopfuku Sushi Bar and Asian Cuisine – 4.6/5 rating, 1,339 reviews
Chopfuku (pronounced chop-foo-koo) is so good it’s been described by renowned foodie reviewers as “otherworldly.” Their sushi is a highlight. The UK Roll with its deep-fried bacon, avocado, snow crab, tuna, salmon, jalapeno, lemon white fish, tobiko, eel sauce and spicy mayo is a favorite. Feeling adventurous? Order the Best in the Box Roll. This roll is a surprise, smoked and revealed tableside. If sushi is not your thing, try the 10-course Omakase treatment. This chef-curated culinary adventure is an experience like none other.
Google reviewer Jennifer M. said, “Chopfuku can be whatever you want it to be. If you want to celebrate your anniversary with a world-class omakase, or you want to treat your rural family to a great California roll and some noodles, this is it! The creativity, quality and service make this the most challenging, comfortable and versatile restaurant in Utah.”
Copfuku is in Taylorsville at 4546 S Atherton Dr. They’re open seven days a week starting around the lunch hour.
Fat Fish – 4.5/5 rating, 1,836 reviews
With locations in West Valley and Bountiful, Fat Fish has quickly risen to the top of many “best of” lists since they opened their doors in 2013. While everything is delicious, they take special pride in their quality, affordable sushi and Vietnamese pho. There’s something for everyone here and you can’t go wrong.
In a Google review, J. said, “Love this place! Great food, fresh fish. The bento was really tasty, meat was tender. The rolls were creative and well-made. Will definitely be back!”
Whether you want to eat in person at the restaurant or order takeout at home, Fat Fish is open seven days a week.
Kyoto – 4.5/5 rating, 1,490 reviews
A long-time favorite, Kyoto is still excellent after all these years. This Salt Lake staple, founded by Sam and Toshiko Tada in 1984, has stood the test of time with its mouth-watering Bento boxes, top-quality sushi rolls and other authentic Japanese dishes. If you haven’t tried this classic, now is the time.
They even have menus for those who prefer vegan and gluten-free options — both of which are difficult to find at many Asian restaurants (by nature of the cuisine).
Reviewer Mike M. wrote, “Absolutely amazing … The atmosphere was great, I have not been to Japan, but it’s probably the closest thing Utah will get.”
Kyoto is located at 1080 E 1300 S in Salt Lake City.
Itto Sushi – 4.5/6 rating, 2,828 reviews
Itto Sushi is a popular go-to for sushi lovers across the valley. They serve up quality, delicious rolls in one of the friendliest restaurant environments around. They have locations in Midvale, Salt Lake City, Orem and South Jordan, so you’re sushi cravings are never more than just a few miles away.
Google reviewer Benjamin O. wrote, “The sushi offered here is without any doubt the best you will find in the state of Utah. No other location offers higher quality or freshness than this for the price point! My wife and I enjoyed the Omakase here and it was by far the most memorable dining experience I have ever had. Each dish was prepared in front of us and was all executed perfectly. I cannot recommend the Omakase more for any upcoming special occasions you might have in your life! 10/10 experience.”
The restaurant won the 2022 and 2023 Fine Dining Sushi award from Best of State, so you can count on a tasty and fresh meal.
Mandarin – 4.5/5 rating, 2,014 reviews
Hands down one of the most famous and well-respected restaurants in Utah, Mandarin is always a sure winner when it comes to mouth-watering, award-winning Asian dining. A long-time community staple from the brilliance of Gregory Skedros and his family, this 46-year-old Utah establishment is well worth the trip every single time.
Now owned and operated by one of Skedros’s daughters, the family restaurant keeps the quality and efficiency Utahns have grown to love over the years.
“Absolutely top-notch! So much of my family have been coming here for over 25 years and have never been disappointed! The dishes are made fresh and so delicious. The service is wonderful as are the owners! I have had Chinese cuisine all around the country and I promise this is by far the best,” one Google reviewer raves. She highly recommends the eggrolls for those looking at ordering appetizers.
The Mandarin is located at 348 E. 900 North in Bountiful.
Rollz Vietnamese – 4.5/5 rating, 1,070 reviews
If it’s Vietnamese you’re after, you would be hard-pressed to find more flavorful dishes than those at Rollz. With everything from spring rolls, pho, rice plates, banh mi and noose salads, Rollz will knock you flat with how good it is, especially their pho.
Be sure to try it with their provided chili oil and sriracha sauce — you’ll crave it for weeks after.
According to reviewer Teresa C., “I had their spicy Korean beef and it was absolutely to die for! Very fresh, very appealing looking and very appetizing! I will definitely be back, again and again.”
Reviewers recommend trying the pho, any of the rolls on the menu and the milk tea.
You can find Rollz Vietnamese at the Crossroads of Taylorsville at 5480 S Redwood Road.
Sapa – 4.6/5 rating, 2,943 reviews
The reviews speak for themselves on this one. With almost 3,000 near-perfect reviews, Sapa Sushi Bar & Asian Grill is the real deal. Founded by renowned Salt Lake City entrepreneur, Mai Nguyen, she sought to “open a restaurant that would focus on commitment to the highest food and service quality.”
The restaurant says their customer favorites include the filet mignon, chili duo (sushi roll), massaman beef and drunken noodle. Of course, many of their original sushi rolls are on the list of favorites, just be sure to ask your server what’s popular.
Google reviewer Alejandra G. summed up Sapa’s praise best when he said, “The Sapa restaurant is, without a doubt, one of my favorite places to enjoy authentic Asian cuisine … Every time I visit Sapa, I’m amazed by the freshness and quality of their ingredients, creating flavors that transport me to Asia with every bite … Sapa remains my number one choice to satisfy my craving for high-quality sushi and Asian cuisine.”
You can find Sapa downtown on 722 State Street. Be sure to make it part of your night out on the town!
Takashi – 4.6/5 rating, 2,687 reviews
Takashi is a seriously beloved sushi restaurant in Utah, as evidenced by thousands of stellar reviews. You’ll find nigiri and sashimi, specialty rolls, signature dishes and specials. You can find an ocean’s worth of fish on their menu, ranging from goldeneye snapper to colorful smelt.
Brooke Eliason of Female Foodie said it best when she wrote, “Takashi is the best sushi in Salt Lake City, no contest. It’s no wonder this place is packed from open to close every. single. day. But braving the crowd is absolutely worth it to dine at Takashi because dining here means you get to experience nirvana in roll form … Takashi offers a delicious, vibrant, exciting dining experience and should be at the top of your SLC sushi bucket list, just as it’s at the top of ours.”
Get in line and start tasting the fresh foods of Takashi. Their locations are at 18 W and 16 W Market St in downtown Salt Lake City.
Tosh’s Ramen – 4.6/5 rating, 1,526 reviews
If you’ve only experienced ramen in a styrofoam cup, then you haven’t experienced ramen. Authentic ramen, like the kind you’ll enjoy at Tosh’s Ramen, is an unforgettable experience for your tastebuds.
Enjoy the warm soup in a quiet environment at either their Salt Lake City or Holladay locations. Tosh’s is kid-friendly too with smaller portioned dishes for your little ones.
Reviewer Ty R. notes, “OG. This place is legendary. Before you could even get ramen in Salt Lake City this place was serving up some of the best ramen I have ever had in my life outside of Japan.”
Tosh’s Ramen is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.
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