In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite AAPI-owned restaurants that you can support right here in Birmingham.
1. Ginza Sushi & Korean BBQ
Ginza Sushi & Korean BBQ’s menu is full of dishes you’ll love, like bul-go-gi or teriyaki bento boxes. The best part of Ginza is the Korean barbecue tables where you can cook barbecue to your liking all by yourself!
2. Vietnamese Pho Pho
Pho is a type of Vietnamese soup with broth, rice noodles, herbs, meat, and other delicious ingredients. Pho Pho serves his pho with bean sprouts, basil, jalapeño slices and lime. You must try it!
3. Red Pearl
A crowd favorite place to get Chinese food in Birmingham. Along with their amazing menu, Red Pearl also has an Asian Market where you can buy fresh and authentic Asian ingredients.
Abhi never disappoints for dinner with friends. The sushi is amazing and the cocktail menu has something for everyone. A win-win if you ask me!
5. Blue Pacific
Thai food at a gas station might be the very last place you would expect to find amazing authentic Thai food. But Birmingham locals love Blue Pacific. The dumplings are like nothing else… you’ll want to stop by Blue Pearl every day after trying them.
6. Samurai Japan
You can’t go wrong with Samurai Japan’s huge menu. It has so many options! Our favorite dishes are the yellowtail jalapeño, the samurai salad and the avocado bomb.
This Korean restaurant serves up all your favorites, like bi bim bap (a delicious dish with rice, meat, vegetables, and a fried egg) and roast chicken (BBQ chicken, onions, and peppers marinated in a spicy sauce ). Yum!
8. Saigon Noodle House
For authentic Vietnamese food in Birmingham, Saigon Noodle House is the place to be. Everything is made from fresh ingredients and recipes originating from Vietnam. We love the Pho noodle soups and the Banh Mi sandwiches.
Birmingham, get out there and support these amazing AAPI owned restaurants! Find more restaurants and local businesses in our local business directory.