Favourite casual Asian restaurants in central Brisbane

Combination Pho Noodle Soup (pho dac biet) at AJ Vietnamese Noodle House

Whether it’s an aromatic stir-fry, a soulful noodle soup or a steamer of BBQ Pork bun, Asian food brings warmth and comfort.

Here are restaurants we’ve been to and have appreciated. They don’t break the bank and will satisfy a simple lunch or dinner in (and around) Brisbane CBD.

AJ Vietnamese Noodle House

Serving authentic Vietnamese food, this restaurant has stood here for more than two decades. The service is fast and the dishes have a dependable quality. It feels old-school and that’s exactly why we love it. See more via this TikTok video.

Joe proudly owns his recipes and restaurant.

Look at that perfectly prepared bone broth.

Neo Sushi

Enjoy your favourite nigiri, gunkan and hand-roll sushi on a conveyor belt. Neo Sushi is in the popular dining area of Grey St, with nearby South Bank highlights such as Streets Beach and Clem Jones Promenade. This Japanese restaurant feels modern, friendly and the seafood is well-prepared.

Madame G

A great Cantonese “Cha Caan Teng” (tea diner) to sit down in before (or after) you explore the trendy area of West End. You’ll find milk tea and Hong Kong staples in an easy-going venue that has outdoor seating too. 

Mamak

This award winning Malaysian eatery has branches in Sydney and Melbourne. In a contemporary and buzzing ambience, they specialise in satay, noodle and dessert dishes.

A classic dish: Nasi Lemak (we loved adding extra anchovies).

Jackpot Dining

You can take a break from shopping at the nearby Myer Centre and enjoy Chinese food at this spacious restaurant that feels semi-elegant. The menu includes classics like Honey Chicken, BBQ Pork with Rice, and Sizzling Mongolian Beef among a wide variety of choices. 

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