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15 Places to Eat Incredible Southeast Asian Food in Austin

The city's best Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Filipino spots

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Southeast Asian cuisine is plentiful in Austin. There are restaurant and food trucks covering Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Filipino fare, along with a few fusion spots.

Explore the region’s offerings with Austin’s best bets for Southeast Asian food in the city, from the tea leaf salad at Burma Bliss, spicy larb moo from Dee Dee, Vietnamese noodle soup at Pho Saigon, fried fish cakes from Twin Panda, fusion takes from Peached Tortilla, banh mi at Saigon Le Vendeur, sisig and lumpia from Mang Dedoy's Filipino Store & Restaurant, late night takes from 888, and others.

For a deeper dive into Austin's Thai offerings, check out Eater's map here. Then, for other neighboring cuisines, seek out the city's best South Asian restaurants, Chinese places, dim sum, Korean barbecue, sushi spots, and spiciest dishes. Keep an eye out for other guides in the near future.

Everything below is unranked. Don’t see your favorite spot for Southeastern Asian cuisine? Let us know through the tipline, comments, or over on the forum.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Twin Panda

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Stick to Twin Panda’s dedicated Indonesian menu, which spans spicy fish, fried fish cakes, lamb curry, and more.

Thai Lada

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Thai Lada is a casual, no fuss eatery that focuses on classic Thai cuisine like noodle, rice, and curry dishes.

Mang Dedoy's Filipino Store & Restaurant

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This small Filipino spot is part-restaurant, part-grocery store. Enjoy authentic Filipino cuisine (lumpia, sisig, dinuguan) and pick up a few essentials while you’re there.

Pho Saigon

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This casual Vietnamese eatery focuses on—you named it—noodles, offering a variety of pho options as well as other traditional dishes like vermicelli and rice dishes as well.

Tan My Restaurant

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For traditional Vietnamese dishes, visit Tan My Restaurant. The restaurant is known for its vermicelli and delicious pho broth.

Phó Vân

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Located on Research Boulevard, Phó Vân has an extensive pho menu that will satisfy any pho lover’s cravings.

Be More Pacific Filipino Kitchen and Bar

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The restaurant combines Filipino and American flavors to create dishes like longanisa-topped tater tots, along with classics like lumpia and adobo chicken.

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The Peached Tortilla

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The Peached Tortilla effortlessly fuses Southern comfort food with Asian-inspired flavors, like the banh mi tacos and other street food favorites.

Bun Belly

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Bun Belly’s menu offers a mix of traditional Vietnamese cuisine and contemporary dishes. Indulge in the namesake bun sliders.

DFG Noodles

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It’s all in the name for this roaming food truck. DFG, or Dang F’In Good, brings flavors from Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia to Austin. The truck offers lunch and dinner and focuses on noodle and rice dishes.

Saigon Le Vendeur

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Vietnamese is front and center at this shipping-container-turned-food truck. This East 7th spot is known for its banh mi.

DEE DEE

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East Austin food truck, DEE DEE (Good Good), specializes in Northern Thai street-food. Try the Larb Moo, Northeastern style spicy minced pork, or the Som Tom, a fresh papaya salad that’s smashed to order.

888 Pan Asian Cafe

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From pho to spring rolls to noodle and rice dishes, 888 really does have it all. If you’re feeling hungry, stop by for the lunch buffet.

Sway Thai

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Sway’s modern, chic interior mirrors its sophisticated menu. This South Austin favorite serves Thai classics with Australian influences, take the red curry glazed pork rib for example.

Elizabeth St. Café

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This charming South Austin spot offers French pastries for the morning commute and Vietnamese classics (like noodles and bánh mì) for lunch and dinner. Try the popular bánh cuôn.

Twin Panda

Stick to Twin Panda’s dedicated Indonesian menu, which spans spicy fish, fried fish cakes, lamb curry, and more.

Thai Lada

Thai Lada is a casual, no fuss eatery that focuses on classic Thai cuisine like noodle, rice, and curry dishes.

Mang Dedoy's Filipino Store & Restaurant

This small Filipino spot is part-restaurant, part-grocery store. Enjoy authentic Filipino cuisine (lumpia, sisig, dinuguan) and pick up a few essentials while you’re there.

Pho Saigon

This casual Vietnamese eatery focuses on—you named it—noodles, offering a variety of pho options as well as other traditional dishes like vermicelli and rice dishes as well.

Tan My Restaurant

For traditional Vietnamese dishes, visit Tan My Restaurant. The restaurant is known for its vermicelli and delicious pho broth.

Phó Vân

Located on Research Boulevard, Phó Vân has an extensive pho menu that will satisfy any pho lover’s cravings.

Be More Pacific Filipino Kitchen and Bar

Dishes from Be More Pacific
Dishes from Be More Pacific
Be More Pacific [Official]

The restaurant combines Filipino and American flavors to create dishes like longanisa-topped tater tots, along with classics like lumpia and adobo chicken.

Dishes from Be More Pacific
Dishes from Be More Pacific
Be More Pacific [Official]

The Peached Tortilla

The Peached Tortilla effortlessly fuses Southern comfort food with Asian-inspired flavors, like the banh mi tacos and other street food favorites.

Bun Belly

Bun Belly’s menu offers a mix of traditional Vietnamese cuisine and contemporary dishes. Indulge in the namesake bun sliders.

DFG Noodles

It’s all in the name for this roaming food truck. DFG, or Dang F’In Good, brings flavors from Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia to Austin. The truck offers lunch and dinner and focuses on noodle and rice dishes.

Saigon Le Vendeur

Vietnamese is front and center at this shipping-container-turned-food truck. This East 7th spot is known for its banh mi.

DEE DEE

East Austin food truck, DEE DEE (Good Good), specializes in Northern Thai street-food. Try the Larb Moo, Northeastern style spicy minced pork, or the Som Tom, a fresh papaya salad that’s smashed to order.

888 Pan Asian Cafe

From pho to spring rolls to noodle and rice dishes, 888 really does have it all. If you’re feeling hungry, stop by for the lunch buffet.

Sway Thai

Sway’s modern, chic interior mirrors its sophisticated menu. This South Austin favorite serves Thai classics with Australian influences, take the red curry glazed pork rib for example.

Elizabeth St. Café

This charming South Austin spot offers French pastries for the morning commute and Vietnamese classics (like noodles and bánh mì) for lunch and dinner. Try the popular bánh cuôn.