As a diverse and vibrant community, Irving is blessed with a food scene that's made of various global flavors. From soup dumplings to guava jam empanadas, you can count on our local restaurants to serve up some of the most authentic and unique dishes in the Metroplex.
This May, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we are highlighting some of our most beloved local eateries specializing in flavors from the East.
8150 N MacArthur Blvd Suite 190 | (972) 831-9888
Serving authentic Shanghai cuisine such as their award-winning Xiao Long Bao (soup-infused dumplings), Fortune House is one of Irving's most well-reviewed Asian restaurants over the years. Whether you want to go with the classics like Kung Pao Chicken or something more exotic like the Tea Smoked Duck, prepare to tantalize your taste buds with any choice you make.
3028 N Belt Line Rd | (972) 255-8889
Certified by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) as one of the Authentic Japanese Restaurants in the USA, Mr. Max prides itself in serving a rare Japanese-style tapas menu curated by the esteemed Chef Tokeshi. Don’t be fooled by the unassuming exterior. This legendary restaurant is known to regularly serve its Takoyaki (octopus puffs), sashimi and ramen to various Major League Baseball players and famous foodies.
3711 N Belt Line Rd | (469) 647-5067
Combining the flavors of the Himalayas with classic Asian-American comfort food, Cafe Mandu is known for its unique fusion dishes like Bhatti Chow Mein (stir-fried noodles) and steamed Nepalese dumplings known as MoMo. Flavor-packed vegetarian options, curry dishes and fried appetizers on sticks are also available.
9400 N MacArthur Blvd #114 | (972) 444-0033
Starting out as a grocery store, Rajwadi has evolved into a renowned culinary establishment within the past decade. Their commitment to using only fresh ingredients (no canned or frozen foods) really shines through in the flavor of their expansive menu. From crowd-pleasers like Lentil Fritters with Chutney to the vegan-friendly Sabudana Khichdi (stir-fried tapioca pearls), there’s something for everyone here at Rajwadi.
Go Fish Poke
5244 N O'Connor Blvd #154 | (469) 647-5140
Hailing all the way from the beautiful state of Hawaii, Poke (pronounced Po-Keh) has become a global culinary phenomenon since 2012. A perfect combination of fresh fish, crunchy seeds and tangy dressing, this trendy dish is also taking over Irving foodies thanks to Go Fish Poke. Build your own bowl or check out their signature menu, including the Sweet Chili Soy Boy (with watermelon radish!) and Spicy Yuzu Salmon.