Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


2550 Nicollet Ave. (W. 26th St.) Send to Phone
This sleek, sophisticated Eat Street standby features an adventurous Asian fusion menu, killer cocktails, and a buzzing nightclub vibe.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly
Open late

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Azia Restaurant Restaurant Review

: A sleek, swanky Eat Street standby with a book-like menu of adventurous dishes spanning China, Vietnam, Japan and beyond, Azia is that rare restaurant that actually lives up to the hype. Owner-chef Thom Pham, one of the most hands-on restaurateurs in town, keeps close tabs on every detail of his establishment, from the dramatic dining room to the nouveau cuisine, which has a sense of fun and glamour. It’s hard to choose when dining here, which is what we like best about the place. Is the allure the terrific (and cheap) late night happy hour appetizer and drink specials? The saké list, which is the most expansive in the state? The bracing Femme Nikita cocktail, elegantly garnished with a fresh orchid? Perhaps it’s simply Pham himself, who brings an infectious joie de vivre to the cuisine and crowd alike. Snag a table by the window overlooking Nicollet---or on the sidewalk patio in nice weather---and order a starter of the addictive cranberry puffs, while soaking up the eclectic, Buddhist temple-meets-mod-nightclub vibe. There's nothing else like it in town.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.