Top East Asian Restaurants in Wakefield

Eleanor Taylor, Experience Wakefield

Looking for a delicious East Asian restaurant in Wakefield? We’ve pulled together a handy list of top East Asian restaurants in the Wakefield district. From tom yum to tempura, treat your taste buds to something special.



If we’re talking about East Asian restaurants, we have to start with Tết. Why? Because they combine two cuisines in one!
This stylish restaurant serves up incredible, contemporary Vietnamese and Thai food in elegant surroundings. In addition to their standard menu, they also offer a dedicated vegan/vegetarian menu, plus home dining options.

📍 Wakefield, WF1 1PQ


If you’re looking for really authentic Cantonese cuisine, Pagoda is the perfect place. Recently celebrating its 25th anniversary, this two-floor, Sandal-based restaurant features a wealth of delicious dishes, catering to casual diners or Chinese food aficionados.
The restaurant’s head chef was trained in Hong Kong, and has perfected his craft with decades of experience in several renowned Chinese restaurants in the north of England. Try the Chef’s Dim Sum Medley, and the Pagoda Flame Platter.

📍 Sandal, WF2 7JE

Tu's Kitchen

Tu's Kitchen

Tu’s Kitchen, on Pontefract’s Gillygate, offers delicious, authentic Thai food, made entirely from scratch.
Though small, this little restaurant packs a mighty punch with exquisite, aromatic flavours straight from Hua Hin or Isaan.
And if that’s not enough to tempt you (and for goodness sake, why not!?) they even offer a Tu’s Kitchen Loyalty Card: collect the stamps to get a free starter after 5 stamps, and a free main meal after 10!

📍 Pontefract, WF8 1PQ

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New Eastern Court

Castleford’s New Eastern Court offers dozens of dishes ranging from Chinese food classics through bold new flavours to old favourites (plus some staple British dishes, for your less-adventurous dining companions!).
The team at the New Eastern Court managed successful restaurants all over China before venturing out to the wider world, so you’re definitely in good hands.

📍 Castleford, WF10 4TA


Malagor Fine Thai Cuisine

Malagor is chic, stylish and full to the brim with authentic Thai flavours.
Not your run-of-the-mill Thai restaurant, this Ossett-based establishment offers up a contemporary twist on Asian favourites – including innovative Thai tapas – and all produce locally sourced.
And not only that, but the restaurant itself looks great, with elegant, modern design incorporating classic Thai influences. Try the bottomless brunch – their legendary cocktails are superb!

📍 Ossett, WF5 0NH


Pot Pot

Situated on Wakefield’s Silver Street, Pot Pot offers delicious Vietnamese food in a relaxed setting.
Decorated with traditional Vietnamese ornaments serves up hearty, street-food style eats, including pho, wok-fried noodles dishes, Vietnamese salads and loads more.
Try the bun cha with Vietnamese iced coffee for a delightfully different lunchtime treat.

📍 Wakefield, WF1 1UY

Skyline Thai Restaurant

Skyline Thai Restaurant

Pontefract’s Skyline Thai Restaurant presents a very traditional Thai dining experience, with a relaxed atmosphere, a well-stocked bar, and – naturally – plenty of tempting Thai food.
Enjoy all your Thai favourites, like satay, tom yum and tom kha, papaya salad, weeping tiger, and of course, Thai green and red curries. They also offer a whole host of vegetarian options for those of you who are going green in 2023.

📍 Pontefract, WF8 1LG

Hi Sushi

Hi Sushi

Located on the site of the former Hokkaido Teppanyaki restaurant, you could say Hi Sushi has some big shoes to fill – and fill them it does! Hi Sushi offers beautifully presented food, mouth-watering flavours and fun interiors evoking a traditional Japanese sushi bar.
Enjoy Japanese classics like miso soup, gyoza, sashimi, nigiri, bento boxes, udon and even wagyu fillet steaks, all washed down with ramune and finished off with mochi or daifuku. Kampai!

📍 Wakefield, WF1 1LG

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