There’s always something surprising happening at Asia Cafe, Knoxville’s “six in one” restaurant with authentic sushi as well as five other cuisines: Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, and Japanese grill. Check out Knoxville’s widest selection of noodle dishes, from Malaysian (Perang Mee Goreng), to Thai (Drunken Noodle), to Chinese (Wonton Mee Noodle Soup). And don’t forget the hibachi, curry, and “exotic delicatessen” choices. Check out the karaoke on Friday, and DJ music Saturdays (11 a.m.-midnight or later).

From the Yummm! Metro Pulse Restaurant Guide:

Sure, Asia Cafe’s slogan is “where East meets West,” but it’s also the place in Knoxville where contemporary fun meshes with authentic sushi—as well as five other cuisines: Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, and Japanese grill. There’s always something surprising happening at Asia Cafe, Knoxville’s “six in one” restaurant.

Owners Louise and Phillip Lim (originally from the Philippines and Malaysia, respectively), are enterprising and energetic. Phillip was named 1995 restaurant entrepreneur in the Melaka Tourism Industry magazine in Malaysia, with worldwide distribution, and keeps a hand in the oil and gas business (www.InfinityIntlPower.com), while Louise has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years and also serves as president of the family’s Natural Alternatives, Inc. business (www.NaturalAlternativesInc.net). Furthermore, Phillip has invented his own “vitality sex performance drink,” available in six months from BioVital Inc. (www.Biovitalinc.com)

The Lims have brought that same invention to Asia Cafe’s menu. The sushi is a major draw—authentic and fresh, from the Snow Crab Naruto and Bear Claw Roll to lavish sushi dinners for two, one named the Titanic Love Boat for Two. But then there’s also the “House of Noodles” section of the menu, which has Knoxville’s widest selection of noodle dishes, from Malaysian (Penang Mee Goreng), to Thai (Drunken Noodle), to Chinese (Wonton Mee Noodle Soup). And don’t forget the hibachi, curry, and “exotic world-famous spring chicken” choices.

The couple, along with son Shawn Lim, have also brought truly innovative ideas beyond Asia Cafe’s menu to the place itself, including the first-in-the-nation restaurant LED-light bars and tables. Fun-seekers are bound to love the cafe’s live entertainment Friday to Sunday, as well as Bike Night Sundays with 98-cent Dragon Drafts and 38-cent dragon wings. And sure to chase the boredom away is Asia Cafe’s zany commode chair dining—the restaurant is the first in the nation to replace two of the diner chairs with complete “Lim Dynasty thrones.”

You never know what entrepreneur Phillip Lim will think of next, but it’s bound to be high-quality, creative, and fun!


Restaurant Details

Locally Owned Wifi Patio Live Music Accepts Reservations Party Room (20+)
Kids Menu Delivers Buffet Waterfront Vegetarian Dishes Vegan Dishes

Hours

Day Opens Closes
Sunday 11 a.m. 9:30 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m. 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. 9:30 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. 9:30 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Day Business Hours
Sunday 11 a.m.
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9:30 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m.
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9:30 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m.
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9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.
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9:30 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.
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9:30 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.
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10 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.
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10 p.m.

Upcoming Events for Asia Cafe

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asiacafe writes:

Asia Cafe voted Knoxville's # 1 Best Ethnic & Chinese Restaurant of the year. They are Knoxville's only 6 in 1 food concept. (Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian, Oriental, Sushi and Japanese Grill). serve Liquor, Wine & Beer at AC Lounge. Live DJ Karaoke and Live Band. Every Thursday is Ladies night with 50% off drink special. Sunday & Monday NFL football special, 5 domestic beer bucket for $9.98. Happy Hour special, $0.98 Asia Cafe draft. Opens 7 days a week and Hi-Tech Sushi & Liquor Bar closed past midnight when having Live Music. Come try Asia Cafe's World Famous Mari Huana. Check us out at www.asiacafe.org and become a fan of Asia Cafe at Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.

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