Asian Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

While staying in the Yucatan Peninsula, expect to happen upon a savory selection of restaurant gems preparing local ingredients. Fans of Asian cuisine should take note of the places that do it best. Expect to see a respectable number of restaurants within this culinary category.

From the pleasant, very casual locale and ambiance of Babe's Noodle Bar to the scrumptious dinner and lunch at Lorenzillo's, you are sure to find something that suits your taste - and budget.


Before your trip begins, you can get a taste for the wide selection of restaurants specializing in Asian food in the Yucatan Peninsula. For each option that interests you, click the name to discover the details about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

Babe's Noodle Bar

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 879-3569

Situated in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen, Babe's Noodle Bar is on Calle 10 entre 5a y Av. 10. If all you need is good company, a nice setting, and to be having a decent plate of Asian food, don't hesitate to try this dining option where the service and style is very relaxed.

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.


Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 883-1254

Lorenzillo's is located near downtown Cancun; it is seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) to the east-southeast of Cancun. Fresh fish from the Yucatan Peninsula's coasts and Asian panache go well together 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.


Puerto Aventuras

Located 1.0 mile south of La Gloria, Arigato is on Kukulcan Boulevard Km 18.5. It is 2.9 miles northeast of Xpu Ha. Does your whole family love sushi? No matter your expectations for dining, consider making this fun restaurant a permanent plan in your vacation agenda.

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

Sure to please everyone, Blue Fish isn't just Asian food and of course sandwiches, but we shouldn't forget they're also masters of seafood.

Join the friendly staff of Blue Fish as they serve up one of the most unique dishes in the Caribbean. Ceviche, the specialty of the restaurant, is a seafood dish that consists of local raw fish that is cured is citrus juices and spices, refreshing your mouth with zesty seafood flavors.


The Riviera Maya | (984) 206-4000

With a following of food lovers, this destination isn't known simply for its Asian cuisine and desserts, but we shouldn't forget they're also fawned-over for another favorite, seafood.

The restaurant comes alive with vibrant red walls, lush greenery and a mixture of electric and candle lighting. More dressed up attire is suggested as the restaurant prides itself on serving guests an upscale dining experience.

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
Bambu Thai Restaurant Downtown Playa del Carmen Asian (984) 877-4100
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
Gong The Riviera Maya Asian (984) 206-4000
Hola Asia 0.0 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos Asian --
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, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
K's Japanese Cafe -- Japanese 5.8 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Hanaichi Japanese & Sushi -- Japanese 5.8 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Yin-Yang (998) 892-5710 Chinese 2.8 mi. South West of Central Cancun
Jade -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Sushi & Ceviche Bar (998) 881-0808 Japanese 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Kung Fu Panda -- Chinese 0.6 mi. West of Central Tulum
Irori (998) 892-3072 Japanese 1.7 mi. South of Central downtown Cancun
Himitsu -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 3.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres
Mezzanine (303) 578-1301 Thai 1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Tulum
Himitsu (998) 848-7600 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun

Some of the best dining options in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones you catch sight of - or scent of - while journeying to and from your hotel. But of course, it doesn't hurt to plan on visiting specific venues. To find out much more regarding the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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