Best Asian 2017

Reader Pick

Shinjuku Station

Whether you’re dining inside or outside, Shinjuku Station will help you unwind with good drinks that include hand-crafted cocktails and an extensive sake list. The dinner menu has a variety of Japanese dishes from edamame to beer braised pork buns, as well as a sushi bar.

711 W. Magnolia Ave.

Staff Pick

Tokyo Café

It’s back, and, man, is it ever back. After burning down three years ago, Tokyo Café finally reopened in the same location with an updated look and has been serving a packed house ever since. The straightforward menu is mostly the same, with much-loved items like the beef bowl and classic sushi options, but now the restaurant has added craft cocktails to the mix, something the Ho family has been perfecting at its izakaya-style restaurant spinoff, Shinjuku Station, since opening.

5121 Pershing Ave.