Asian Bars in London

When it comes to offering an authentic flavour of Asia, you just know that London's got it covered. The capital is bursting at the seams with quirky and charismatic Asian-themed venues just waiting to be tried, so whether you're looking for an indulgent feast at a top Chinese eatery or hoping to kick back and relax in a secretive Vietnamese drinking den, there's something for you. Check out our hand-picked selection of the best Asian bars in London!

Last updated on 20th September 2022

The Courtesan

344 user reviews 4

With a dark, vintage decor that creates something of an atmospheric buzz as soon as you walk in, The Courtesan serves up a good range of traditional Dim Sum alongside a list of drinks with more than the occasional nod to Imperial China. High quality across the board ensures that this Brixton haunt is rightly installed as one of London's leading Asian-themed bars.


1000 user reviews 4

Offering stunning food and eclectic cocktails, Nanban Brixton is one of the best Asian bars in London. Mixing international flavours into Japanese cuisine, it's an experience for even those with the most adventurous palates. 

Ping Pong is the place to be if you want delicious dim sum. Located across London, you can shop to your heart's content before settling in for one of their fantastic cocktails, all while you watch the masterful chefs create dim sum in open view.

Touting Singaporean culture through bespoke cocktails and tasty small plates, Ginger Lily is a must-visit on Liverpool Street. Situated in the luxury Pan Pacific London hotel, this speakeasy-style hub also has gorgeous interiors, from cosy corners to dark features. 

Inamo Covent Garden

550 user reviews 4

Few can match Inamo when it comes to innovation. Covent Garden's newest restaurant is tech-savvy to the max; allowing guests to place order via sleek tablets, to set their own digital tabletops and even to check in on the kitchen by tuning in to chef cam. Head chef Jon Claro prepares a pan-Asian spread of sushi, sashimi and tapas options, with the sushi bar downstairs just perfect for a post-dinner tipple.

Aqua Kyoto

4 user reviews 4

Aqua Kyoto is an Asian bar in London with plenty of wow-factor. Not only does this swish spot have a prime location in central London, but it really sweeps its guests off their feet with its stunning menu of Japanese dishes and hand crafted cocktails to accompany.


2256 user reviews 4

This chic venue in the heart of Chinatown takes the word 'secretive' to a whole new level. Once you've located the non-descript green door and stepped inside, you'll quickly reap your rewards. Three floors of delicious Asian cocktails and food against the backdrop of an endearing oriental decor await, all served up with fantastic service alongside a seriously cool crowd.