Australia’s long multicultural history is just one of the things that makes our country one of the best places to live. Not only does diversity offer us a greater understanding of so many different cultures and traditions, but it also gives us an enviable smorgasbord of cuisines from around the world to feast upon.

Here in Eltham, we’re surrounded by excellent restaurants of all kinds, including those offering some of the best Asian cuisine in Melbourne. Whether you’re craving traditional Chinese food, have a hankering for Indian cuisine, or need to find the Asian fusion restaurant you always knew was out there somewhere, chances are you’ll find it right here in Eltham.

This blog explores the best Asian cuisine restaurants in Eltham, taking you everywhere from Japan to India and all that’s in between without even needing to leave our suburb. To satisfy your cravings or find a new favourite Thai restaurant, traditional Japanese food, or straight-up the best Asian cuisine you’ve ever tasted, head into Eltham today!

  1. 2B Luck

This Luck Street staple serves up delectable Chinese cuisine from Thursdays to Sundays, giving you something to look forward to at the end of a long working week. Feel free to dream about lemon chicken, vegetarian spring rolls, garlic beef, or a combination chow mein all week long, knowing you won’t be disappointed when it’s finally time to chow down. Whatever Asian fusion you’re craving, you’re in luck here!

Traditional Chinese food can be hard to come by, but 2B Luck serves it up with an eye for authenticity and flair. Their menu boasts a good range of options but has refined it so that it’s not overwhelming or too hard to choose from. Though if you wanted to order two main meals, we can’t blame you!

2B Luck caters to meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, so bring everybody along for a great night out or a delicious lunchtime treat. Chinese broccoli and the vegetarian fried rice are vegetarian favourites, while plum bbq pork or Mongolian beef will satisfy the meat-eaters among us. Feeling the chill in the air (even when it’s meant to be a warm spring day— thanks, Melbourne weather!)? Feast on a hearty soup such as 2B Luck’s wonton soup, tom yum soup, or curry lamb. You’ll be feeling the heat in no time!

You can find 2B Luck Street at 2b Luck Street in Eltham or order through Menulog.

  1. Thai Sontaya

Thai Sontaya, located in the centre of town in the Eltham Village Shopping Centre, has all of your Thai cuisine dreams in mind and helps to bring them to life every night from 5:30 until 9:00. Here, you’ll find traditional Thai food that is made just how you like it, so spice fiends and foes can finally eat together in harmony!

Thai Sontaya is beloved among Asian food lovers with a hankering for high-quality Thai cuisine. The team put a lot of work and thought into their food to ensure its authenticity and deliciousness, and you can taste it in every bite. There’s no skimping on quality here, and it’s not just the food— the atmosphere and service are as warm and friendly as you would hope.

Their Whet the Appetite menu serves as the appetiser section, allowing you to, well, whet your appetite and get your stomach ready for further deliciousness. Vegetable or pork Thai spring rolls are a popular choice, as are the Thai curry puffs and the adorably-named Pinky in a Blanket (which is prawn wrapped in pastry). Don’t fill up yet though, as the best is yet to come!

Traditional Thai food doesn’t get much more popular than Pad Thai, and Thai Sontaya will whip one up that’s as authentic as it is tasty. Choose from chicken, prawns, or vegetables to add to your Thai-style fried rice noodles with egg, bean curd, and bean shoots, and your tastebuds will be in Bangkok before you know it! We also can’t pass up the Kao-Neow Sungkaya for a sweet treat, and we bet you won’t be able to, either. Give it a go tonight!

  1. Sushi Wushi

You know that mouth-watering aroma you’re delighted with when you travel along Commercial Place? Yes, it’s coming from the one and only Sushi Wushi, Eltham’s famed Japanese restaurant known for its traditional Japanese food (including the titular sushi)!

This cosy restaurant couldn’t be easier to find or park nearby thanks to its convenient location, making it a great place to meet friends, family, or business colleagues travelling from out of town. At 30 Commercial Place, just off Pryor Street, you’ll easily find this narrow nook serving up authentic Japanese fare that has something for everyone.

‘Something for everyone?’, you may scoff, thinking about your children’s eating habits. Are your kids picky eaters? We’ve seen what happens when they take their first bite of Sushi Wushi! Little eyes lighting up as they experience a new flavour sensation for the first time is just magical to watch. And hey, if you haven’t tried Japanese cuisine yet, regardless of your age, there’s no better time to get started than now!

For those unfamiliar with sushi, you may be under the impression sushi is raw, but this isn’t the case! While Sushi Wushi can and do offer this style of sushi, they also offer cooked tuna and smoked salmon as protein options for your sushi lunch or dinner. Whatever style of sushi you’re into, get on down to Sushi Wushi today!

  1. Nongkhai Thai

Nongkhai Thai has been a favourite among Eltham residents and visitors for a long time, and it’s easy to see why! This Thai restaurant offers authentic charm in both its food and décor and the staff are dedicated to making your experience here one to remember.

Stepping inside the 931 Main Road restaurant, you’ll instantly feel transported to Thailand thanks to the stunning styling and aromas wafting from the kitchen. Here they use authentic Thai herbs and spices to lend their meals that extra piece of authentic flair, giving diners a tastebud-tingling experience that will leave you craving more.

The entrée pork rolls garner rave reviews, as do the curries and stir-fries. Select your protein and pick a dish, you can’t go wrong! Curries are available in hot, medium, or mild, and are all made with homemade traditional Thai curry paste containing fresh herbs and spices, guaranteeing an authentic Thai experience.

Licensed and with BYO available, Nongkhai Thai is a fantastic choice for Thai enthusiasts looking to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or even just a regular night out! Open six days a week from Wednesday to Monday, the friendly and attentive team here will prepare your meal just how you like it with dedication and commitment to their craft. For a Thai experience unlike any other, make Nongkhai Thai your new go-to restaurant for any occasion.

  1. Maki Sushi

Nothing says Japanese cuisine quite like sushi! Maki Sushi knows how to whip up traditional Japanese food like none other, from sushi and teriyaki chicken to udon noodles and a variety of bento boxes. Whatever you try, you’ll be thanking yourself you did.

Case in point: The Nigiri and Sashimi sushi, which comes with five pieces of Nigiri and nine slices of sashimi. Just try to resist it— you can’t! California rolls are another popular sushi selection, as is the teriyaki chicken hand roll.

Maki Sushi redefines sushi and bring it to the next level, but that’s just the beginning. The rest of their menu nails the brief and aims to load you up with goodness that will have you coming back for more. Sushi for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Don’t mind if I do!

This delicious delight serves up sushi and more from their conveniently-located position in the Eltham Valley Shopping Centre, making it a quick and easy way to satisfy everybody’s hunger after a long day (or week!) at work.

Find The Asian Cuisine Of Your Dreams In Eltham

We Eltham locals are so lucky to live where we do for so many reasons. And for the Eltham foodies among us, the array of Asian food available could easily take the top spot! Whether you need to spice up your life or are looking for something more chill but just as tasty, your needs are well and truly catered to here. Authentic Chinese, Japanese, and Thai restaurants line the streets and draw crowds in with the delicious aromas that waft from their kitchens every night of the week. Plus, if you work in town, Asian cuisine makes for a quick and easy lunch that will have you feeling content for the rest of the day.

Asian fusion has something for everyone, including the pickiest of eaters, and Eltham’s assortment of cuisines means even the most adventurous eater will never get bored. Whether you’re craving sushi, curry, or the best Pad Thai you’ve ever tasted, get into Eltham for your dream Asian cuisine today!