As hinted by its name, Palm Springs is known for its hot springs, among many other attractions here, including golf courses, spas and its snazzy hotels. During winter (November - March), the desert turns into a haven for snowboarding, with tourists tripling the population size. With this array of activities, it’s no wonder Palm Springs is a popular destination in California for those who want to have an ultimate resort holiday. The variety offered by the city spills over into their cuisine as well, as many restaurants here offer a selection of delicacies from all over the world. Read on to find out our list of the best Asian restaurants you can find in Palm Springs, California.
1. Wang's In the Desert
Wang’s In The Desert creatively blends flavours from all over Asia to create their delicious versions of meals. When you’re here, try a plate of Korean spare ribs with a side of tom yum soup and a bowl of fried rice. If you want to taste more of their dishes, come with a bigger group for dinner and order several dishes for sharing! With dishes priced slightly on the higher side, Wang’s In the Desert promises dishes made with high-quality ingredients, cooked by the best chefs. The restaurant also offers a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone.
2. Fuzion Five
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With the selection of dishes highlighting Vietnamese and Laos cuisine, Fuzion Five uses fresh ingredients and each country’s cooking techniques to produce both traditional and new culinary creations. Situated on a busy corner, this Asian restaurant is easy to find. Its interior decor is simple and brightly coloured, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests. Fuzion Five is definitely a fuss-free option for straight-up traditional food from across the globe.
Address: 285 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States
Website: Fuzion Five
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 9pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 9:30pm
3. Elixir Pool Bar & Grill
Part of the V Palm Springs Hotel, the Elixir Pool Bar & Grill offers both amazing fusion cuisine and a relaxing atmosphere set in a stylish hotel. This restaurant combines East and West with its selection of food on the menu. When you’re here, tickle your tastebuds with dishes such as their version of bacon fried rice, a bacon patty served on a bed of fried rice with peanut hoisin sauce, or their tuna tartare, which is served with coconut flavours and fried wontons.
Elixir Pool Bar & Grill
Address: 333 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, United States
Website: Elixir Pool Bar & Grill
Opening hours: Mon: 7am - 8pm / Tue - Thu: 9am - 8pm / Fri - Sat: 7am - 10pm / Sun: 7am - 9pm
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4. Chada Thai Cuisine
If you’re looking to try out authentic Thai flavours, then you must visit Chada Thai Cuisine. This restaurant serves traditional Thai favourites such as tom yam seafood, a hot and sour broth with a tangy taste. It also serves the popular pineapple fried rice, another local favourite in Thailand. Treat your tastebuds and eat like a local at Chada Thai Cuisine!
Chada Thai Cuisine
Address: 1418 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States
Website: Chada Thai Cuisine
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 3pm / 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 5pm - 10pm
5. Rooster and The Pig
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The food served at Rooster and The Pig is borne from a chef who applied his knowledge of French cooking techniques to his Asian heritage and travel encounters. This resulted in a delicious mix of Western and Asian flavours in the dishes of this restaurant. If you want to know exactly what meals they offer, you can check out their menu on their website. However, do note that since they make it a goal to use only fresh ingredients, changes to the menu might occur. The servings here are also designed to be slightly smaller so as to allow for more room to order a variety of dishes. The blend of East and West does not just stop at food; the Rooster and The Pig also have specially crafted cocktails, such as the Green Lantern, a refreshing drink which combines ingredients like cilantro, jalapenos and lime together!
Rooster and The Pig
Address: 356 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States
Website: Rooster and The Pig
Opening hours: 5pm - 9pm (daily) / (closed on Tuesday)
6. Thai Smile
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The name of the restaurant is a translation of the founder’s name, Yim, who established Thai Smile in 1991. “Yim” in Thai means “smile,” and Yim’s family has been putting smiles on their customers’ faces for almost 30 years now! This family-run business has kept true to their recipes and maintained their dedication to sourcing of the most authentic ingredients from both Los Angeles and Bangkok.
Address: 100 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States
Website: Thai Smile
Opening hours: 11:30am - 9:30pm (daily)
7. Panda Express
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Panda Express first opened in 1993 and this family-run business has since expanded from Glendale, California to the world. They are known for American-Chinese fast-food such as their world-famous orange chicken, which is known for its pleasantly tangy, sweet, and savoury taste. Its fast and casual atmosphere makes Panda Express a good place for a quick meal or to get takeout.
Address: Various Outlets Available
Website: Panda Express
8. Peppers Thai Palm Springs
The Thai-accented designed interior only adds to the experience and authenticity of Peppers Thai restaurant. It serves traditional Thai dishes such as red and green curries, tom yum soup, and speciality dishes served with fragrant jasmine or brown rice. They also have a separate sushi menu filled with various types of sashimi, traditional sushi and their own twist on sushi rolls, including creations like the Peppers Thai roll, the Mexican roll, and many more! Peppers Thai truly provides its visitors with an exciting and unique mix of flavours for those with an adventurous palette.
Peppers Thai Palm Springs
Address: 396 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States
Website: Peppers Thai Palm Springs
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11:30am - 3pm / 5pm - 9:30pm; Thu - Sun: 11:30am - 3pm / 4pm - 9:30pm
9. Kiyosaku Restaurant
This history of Kiyosaku lends a considerable amount of intrigue and credibility to their cuisine. Starting out as the first Japanese restaurant in a little trailer park some 40 years ago, Kiyosaku Restaurant has built its menu and restaurant from the ground up. Eventually, it found its way to Plaza Del Sol Shopping Center, still serving authentic and delicious Japanese food. Their premium menu consists of dishes made with the freshest seafood and authentic Japanese ingredients. If you’re looking for a truly genuine Japanese culinary experience, don’t hesitate to visit Kiyosaku Restaurant!
Address: 1555 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States
Website: Kiyosaku Restaurant
Opening hours: 5:30pm - 9pm (daily) / (Closed on Tue & Wed)
10. Thai House Restaurant
Home-cooked meals often provides an extra sense of comfort because it’s consumed in a setting that’s familiar and welcoming. Replicating that is what Thai House Restaurant aims to do. The owner, Nisa, still spends lots of time in the kitchen of her restaurant, serving her customers personally. When you come here, expect to find traditional Thai favourites on their menu such as tom yum and green curry dishes. Of course, we recommend trying out the restaurant’s best and most popular dish, their pad thai.
Thai House Restaurant
Address: 246 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States
Website: Thai House Restaurant
Opening hours: 11:30am - 10pm (daily)
Still not convinced?
Because of Asia’s sheer size, their cuisine and dishes often require a myriad of exotic ingredients that can only be found on their own continent. With Palm Springs located on another side of the world, sourcing, finding and even growing some ingredients to replicate the tastes can be a challenge for Asian restaurants here. However, the ones listed above have found a way to do this for many years. Some have even created a fusion of traditional Asian dishes and western cuisine, resulting in unique and interesting flavours. So if you’re craving for an authentic Thai meal or if you would like to take your taste buds on an Asian adventure, choose one (or more) of these restaurants when you’re in Palm Springs.
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