Asian Cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula

During your travels through the Yucatan Peninsula, you'll have the privilege of deciding between a diverse set of places to sit down to a meal. But guests who seek Asian cuisine in particular won't want to miss the restaurants known for these fun flavors. Luckily, you're likely to come across several restaurants within this culinary category.


With choices such as the informal attitude at The Moongate to the lovely lunch service at Arigato, there is a choice for every person in your party and any desired budget.

Use the list below to preview the several Asian eateries available. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to read the full article about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.


Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 883-1254

Located 5.5 miles east-southeast of downtown Cancun, Lorenzillo's is on Km. 10.5 Paseo Kukulkan. It is 7.3 miles east-southeast of Cancun. Fresh catches from and Asian panache make for a bold combo at this place.

Lorenzillo's specialized on seafood and lobster in particular. However, they are also known for their several menus. These menus include the general a la carte menu, dessert menu and daily specials, as well as a Japanese, Chinese, and Russian menu, including seafood, meat, and vegetarian entrees specific to each culture.

Babe's Noodle Bar

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 879-3569

Positioned near the center of downtown Playa del Carmen, Babe's Noodle Bar is on Calle 10 entre 5a y Av. 10. Both exuberant and exhausted travelers love that this establishment is 100% casual, so folks can spend some time winding down while they order and indulge in whatever sounds good.

In addition to their noodles, Babe's Noodle Bar also offers some delicious mojitos and margaritas, along with some different entrees including curry and other traditional Asian dishes.

Blue Fish

The Riviera Maya | (984) 206-4000

As part of a menu decked with Asian food, this potential favorite eagerly offers their sandwiches and seafood.

This restaurant sits poolside and serves its guests a variety of primarily fresh seafood dishes. All seating is outdoors and sports a casual beach vibe enjoyed by guests of all ages.


Puerto Aventuras

Arigato is located in the general vicinity of La Gloria; it's approximately three miles (approximately four and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Xpu Ha. Looking for Asian food, but sushi in particular? If so, you may as well make this place the go-to solution that satisfies everyone.

While they are famous for their sushi, Arigato also serves other entrees like pitas, chicken and cooked fish.

Blue Fish

The Riviera Maya | (984) 206-4000

Blue Fish is located 11.5 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, a city in the Riviera Maya; it is 7.5 miles to the south west of Puerto Morelos. This is one local eatery that's enjoyed, not merely for its Asian themed dishes and of course sandwiches, but here they're also good at seafood.

Asian Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Almar Lounge 3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Asian, Fusion, Mexican --
Arigato 1.0 mi. South of Central La Gloria Asian, Japanese --
Asiana 5.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Asian --
Babe's Noodle Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Asian (984) 879-3569
Blue Fish 11.5 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Asian, Mexican (984) 206-4000
Blue Fish The Riviera Maya Asian, Mexican (984) 206-4000
Chi-Thai Dragon 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cancun Asian (998) 252-2259
Lorenzillo's 5.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Asian, International, Russian (998) 883-1254
The Moongate 6.1 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Asian (998) 848-7000
Zen 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria Asian (984) 875-1130

Similar Food


If you're willing to step just outside the box, there are similar flavors to be experienced at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Himitsu (998) 848-7600 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Tsuki (998) 872-8084 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Sam's Wok Chinese -- Chinese 2.6 mi. South West of Central downtown San Miguel
Hanaichi Restaurant (998) 883-2783 Japanese 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Sushi & Ceviche Bar (998) 848-7600 Japanese 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen -- Japanese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Mikado Japanese Teppan Yaki (998) 881-2000 Japanese 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Sushi & Ceviche Bar (998) 881-0808 Japanese 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
El Encuentro -- Vietnamese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Sushi Ken -- Japanese Downtown Cancun

Oftentimes, the best dining options in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones you run into while walking the streets near your hotel. However, keeping a couple of restaurants on your itinerary, is better than leaving everything to the last minute. To learn more information regarding the culinary options available to you, check out this page.


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