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Aug 3, 2009 12:43 PM

St. Louis: Chinese and other Asian/Indian ethnic restaurants

My wife (vegetarian) and I (omnivoire) will be in St. Louis at the beginning of September. We've gotten a lot of good suggestions off this board. But outside of a banh mi place, I've read very little about good, authentic Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese or Indian/Pakistani food.
Any recommendations?

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  1. There are tons. I will give you some Generic areas and a few places. At least you can search out the areas. is a good resource-

    Olive Street Road east of 170 in U City is a small Chinatown. Lu Lu's is good, Won Ton King for Dim Sum, and lots of other places.

    Wei Hong Seafood Restaurant & Bakery
    7740 Olive Blvd.
    University City, MO 63130
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    Kim Son Vietnamese Bistro
    8080 Olive Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63130
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    In the South Grand area there is some Vietnamese aand lots of other interesting places-

    I can't tell you much about Paki or Indian.


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    1. re: FriendOfTheDevil

      Huge help, Friend of the Devil.
      I consider you a friend of mine...

    2. I forgot Thai. King and I on South Grand is good. Thai Kitchen at Dorsett and McKelvey is good and Land of Smiles on Olive in Olivette (West of where I told you ) is good.


      1. Don't miss India Palace for wonderful Indian food Lots of delicious vegetarian choices, and the lamb dishes are out of this world! This place comes very highly recommended by my husband's many Indian co-workers---and we live 3 hours away!!! We've been there for dinner (order from the large menu) as well as for the daily lunch buffet. We've been very pleased every time.
        Very interesting place---on the top floor of a hotel overlooking the airport. Here's a link:

        1. When I lived in St. Louis I always liked In Soo, on Olive Blvd in University City, east of I-170. It's a Chinese-Korean spot run by a Korean woman (by name of In Soo) and her children. Her husband cooks. Nice little place! I miss it!

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          1. Even omnivores like the food at the all-vegetarian Indian restarurant called Raj's Rasoi. Everytime I eat here, I am impressed by the flavorfulness. Note: this is not a place for people who prefer nice decor over nice food. The restaurant is located in an unassuming strip mall in Maryland Heights.