Las Vegas, the destination for world-class global cuisine, has no shortage of delicious Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) food. The city features restaurants owned and operated by some incredibly talented AAPI chefs who call Las Vegas home. Grab your friends and embark on a food tour you won’t forget, with the options below!  

On the Strip 

Take a culinary adventure at Komodo inside Fontainebleau Las Vegas, which offers an eclectic menu of Asian cuisines in an intimate dining room featuring mood lighting as dramatic as the plate presentations. Start with the sushi menu, move to playful takes on regional flavors like the tom kha halibut and save room for dessert! Yuzu raspberry dumplings, anyone? 

Michael Chow, a British Chinese restaurateur and artist, offers authentic Beijing cuisine served family-style at MR CHOW inside Caesars Palace. Menu highlights include chicken satay, green prawns and hand-pulled MR CHOW noodles. The atmosphere is clean and elegant, with modern décor and one-of-a-kind designs such as a kinetic moon sculpture that hovers over the main dining room. 

Discover regional dishes celebrating a mix of Cantonese, Szechuan and Beijing cultures at Mott 32 inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. In a beautifully designed interior with classic Chinese elements, the restaurant delivers flavors from all over China using the finest ingredients, including quail eggs and triple-cooked wagyu beef short ribs. The restaurant’s signature dish is its apple-wood-smoked Peking Duck, which takes 48 hours to prepare and must be ordered in advance. 

If you’re looking for a more casual dining experience, head to Famous Foods Street Eats at Resorts World Las Vegas. A nod to the vibrant markets of Southeast Asia, the food hall features over 15 eateries that range in cuisine. From award-winning dumplings to a Taiwanese bubble tea spot and traditional Filipino-inspired plates, you might want to visit more than once! 

At the helm of Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas, the first Chinese restaurant in Las Vegas to earn a Michelin star, is executive chef Ming Yu, who has mastered fine dining with Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechuan flavors. Menu highlights include a tableside-carved imperial Peking duck tasting and seasonal signature dinner options with selections picked by the chef. The stunning restaurant features a lavish, gold dining room with carefully chosen design touches such as the century-old pomegranate trees. 

Roy Choi, a Korean American chef known for his gourmet Korean Mexican taco truck, serves Korean cuisine at Best Friend inside Park MGM Las Vegas. This unique and fun-loving spot is a mix of bodega (the restaurant’s front façade), bar and restaurant, with menu highlights including Kimchi carbonara; birria ramen; and Cowboy Chop, a 34-ounce, bone-in rib eye with gochujang butter. 

Off the Strip  

Night + Market at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is the perfect place to bring your crew, as award-winning chef Kris Yenbamroong envisioned the popular restaurant as a place to enjoy food with friends. Serving what the spot calls “Thai drinking food,” the fun and fusion-forward menu features Thai raw bar, rice and noodle dishes, and signature specials like the Crispy Rice Salad. Pair your selection with a cocktail or, better yet, go for happy hour! 

Each dish at dim sum hot spot Tim Ho Wan at Palms Casino Resort is made to order and uses ingredients shipped in daily, such as baked barbecue pork buns, steamed shrimp dumplings and sticky rice in lotus leaf. Co-founders Mak Kwai Pui and Leung Fai Keung have also created special dishes just for Las Vegas, including a wagyu beef rice roll. 

While its name might be the California Hotel and Casino, the resort transports its patrons to a Hawaiian paradise, from the casino floor to its dining options, including Aloha Specialties. You’ll feel the “Ninth Island” vibe – an endearing term referring to Vegas as an addition to the Hawaiian isles – with its paper umbrellas, wicker chairs covered with “aloha” prints and native wall art. The menu is packed with Hawaiian specialties such as oxtail soup, Loco Moco, Spam Musubi and rice bowls. You’re going to feel like "'ohana", family, in no time when you take a seat at this spot beloved by locals and visitors alike. 

A classic 1960’s Chinese restaurant with a diner feel, Fat Choy at Eureka Casino is a local hidden gem. Helmed by Sheridan Su, a James Beard Award-nominated chef, this former hole-in-the-wall spot (that started in a hair salon of all places) has been chronicled by esteemed food critics and culinary minds from The New York Times to Food Network. The menu is certainly fusion-focused, as highlights include noodles, egg rolls and Korean BBQ Pork Belly – all alongside more American-style offerings such as burgers, cheesesteaks, and loaded fries with bacon and sriracha. 

Lotus of Siam at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa is headed by Penny Chutima, a second-generation restaurateur and daughter of James Beard Award-winning chef Saipin Chutima, and Lou Abin, a seasoned local hospitality veteran. The longtime beloved restaurant offers northern Thai cuisine that features Bangkok-style recipes like softshell crab, Chilean seabass and chicken lollipops. 

Top Eats in Chinatown   

In Chinatown, you’ll discover all kinds of delightful options, featuring authentic cuisine from the likes of the following Asian-owned businesses.  

ShangHai Taste is known for its xiao long bao, but you’ll find more than just delicious dumplings at this beloved Chinatown eatery. Its menu of Shanghai-centric street food also offers a variety of soups and fried rice plates, as well as tasty bites like scallion pancakes and sweet and sour pork ribs. But because it’s a favorite for those dumplings, they should find their way onto your order, too! 

Lamaii, a quick Chinatown favorite from esteemed sommelier and owner Bank Atcharawan, is modern Thai in every sense of the word. Its sleek and eye-catching design includes a wine cellar with floor-to-ceiling windows, and the impressive selection can be seen throughout the dining room. The menu here is also forward-thinking, with inventive plates like Taro Crispy Rolls alongside tried-and-true favorites such as Drunken Noodles and Pad See Aew. 

Gäbi Coffee & Bakery is named after the Korean film “Gabi,” due to its tale of barista lovers and swindlers who plot to use coffee in their heist. That story should tell you that this coffee shop and bakery is anything but ordinary. Discover a unique interior with a greenhouse-like area and a 19th century-looking section with vintage hardware and Edison bulbs. Rising in popularity for its cakes, the bakery offerings are sure to please. 

A popular Japanese tapas bar, Izakaya Go offers sushi, appetizers and salads, and an assortment of grilled dishes such as grilled squid or eggplant with ginger. The restaurant features bamboo décor and a sushi bar and is open until 3 a.m. on weekends, making this a perfect late-night dining option. 

The interior of Hobak Korean BBQ is set to replicate the ’80s street style in Korea, even including feels from how Korean butchers used to allow customers to watch as they prepared meat. So, when you visit, expect an authentic Korean BBQ experience with top-quality meat and ingredients. 

Grab your friends and take an unforgettable Asian American and Pacific Islander food tour. In between meals, make the most of your time in the Entertainment Capital of the World by catching some of Las Vegas’ incredible shows and events. Plus, don’t forget to check out all these free things to do in Vegas