Asian food in Chile is just starting to take hold on a more pan-Asian level. For years the streets have been full of Chinesse restaurants (developed with the Chilean palate in mind), since there have been Chinese people in Santiago for generations. But newe options for Asian food include Korean (mainly in Patronato), Indian which can be found from downtown up through the tonier parts of Las Condes, Vietnamese in Providencia and Recoleta, and Thai, which tends to center around Providencia and Las Condes, but also has the occasional outpost in Recoleta, in the form of
, a spacious, artsy restaurant with a variety of food and a see-and-be-seen atmosphere that mainly advertises by word of mouth (there is no sign outside).
Sushi is everywhere, and varies in quality, but two winners are Japanese-owned Japón near Plaza Italia and Korean-owned Duri on Agustinas downtown.
Avenida Kennedy 4601
Grand Hyatt Santiago
Baron Pierre De Coubertin 39
Santiago's oldest Japanese restaurant has a tasty menu and traditional seating, and is frequented by Japanese visitors to Santiago... read more