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Asiatique Restaurant
4.3 stars (4 ratings)

(502) 451-2749

1767 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205

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Restaurant Description

east meets west, but refined, reworked and extended to include everything in between...

Award-winning Asiatique is located in the heart of St Matthews in Louisville, Kentucky. It has been a dining destination for the past six year.

Among the awards
September 11, 2009 @ 3:48 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Nashville, TN
Asiatique is a wonderful experience of the taste, smell and visual presentation. We are from out of town and wanted a restaurant that was a symbol of the kind of cuisine we might find in Louisville. We had no prior knowledge of the restaurant.

We were not disappointed. Our group of five each of the three five course meals offered - a medley, a seafood and a vegetarian version. Then we shared. The $45 price tag ($60 with a variety of wines) was a value.

The food was a blend of beautifully prepared cuisine, matched with a unique blend of spices that complimented each item and provided stimulating surprises to our palates. By the 4th course we couldn't contain our pleasure and could hardly find room for the finale (dessert)... but we did. The servers were also knowledgeable and attentive and even made sure the chef created special substitutes for one our party that had a specific food allergy.

I would highly recommend Asiatique to anyone.
March 22, 2009 @ 12:34 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from louisville, ky
The environment is friendly and inviting. If you're lucky you might catch a party. The food is amazing. Good for any person.
Our Content Partner Robin Garr
a diner from LouisvilleHotBytes.com
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from www.louisvillehotbytes.com
Take a small globe and turn it in your hands, gently, spinning it around the Equator until you're looking down on the South Pacific. There! Gaze down on Polynesia, perhaps Christmas Island, about as far on Earth as you can get from the mainland.

Looking at the world from this perspective, you will see almost nothing but water, with only the edges of a few continental masses peeking around the edge: Australia, the Phillipines, a glimpse of China, then Japan; on the other side, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, California, then Mexico (and beyond it, the Gulf and the Caribbean) and on down South America's high Andean coast.

You've defined the Pacific Rim, that volcanic ring of nations and diverse cultures that, taken together, form one of the most trendy cuisines around in the early '00s.

And in Louisville, there's no better way to define the Pacific Rim than Asiatique, a favorite spot that's currently on top of its form as one of the finest dining rooms in town.

A visiting friend from California noted that an eclectic restaurant of this style might not garner unusual notice in the Golden State; but it's a rare thing out here in the Heartland, and Asiatique's chefs Peng Looi and Tuan Phan place their individual stamp on a cornucopia of adventurous dishes all their own.

Even the look of the dining room is Pacific Rim-trendy: Its shopping center space is spare, almost austere, with hard edges that amplify the happy noise of diners having a good time. Blonde wood and pale sky blue colors make a happy change from the dark purple tones that defined Asiatique before a major redecoration last winter. Not-quite-rectangular frosted glass windows and waist-high dividers separate the dining room from the bar and break the largish room into more intimate divisions, one with a long banquette across the front window wall. Pale-blue and gold side side chairs are more comfortable than they look with their style that blends a little art deco and a little Japanese. Undraped black tables are set with simple white stoneware and tall glasses; a votive candle flickers on every table.

The menu, which changes frequently with the seasons (and is shown in detail on Asiatique's informative Website), currently features a dozen starters in the $7.50 to $8 range, featuring such goodies as a sushi assortment; a char-grilled balsamic portobello with strawberry-garlic sauce; shrimp gyoza (Japanese potstickers) with wok-sauteed cabbage and spiced shiitake vinaigrette; lumpia (the delicately crispy Filipino egg roll); and a smoked-salmon quesadilla with the lovable geographical marriage of Indiana goat cheese and Asian salsa. Asiatique's organic mixed-green salad is $5; a bowl of the soup of the day is $4.50.

About a dozen entrees are divided by preparation: The Wok, and the Grill. They range from $15 (for seasonal vegetables with rosemary-balsamic vinaigrette and fresh pasta) to $21 (for lemongrass-scented Angus New York strip, sauteed grilled vegetables, baby spinach and rosemary-balsamic vinaigrette or a dinner of herb-crusted New Zealand spring lamb chops, grilled vegetables and Thai cucumber salad with a citrus reduction sauce).

The wine list is not overly long, but it's well chosen and fairly priced, with about 50 mostly American wines generally marked up a little below double retail; many of them are available by the glass. Avoid the handful of pricey and immature Bordeaux, which are there to impress uncritical high-rollers; you'll find plenty of good choices in the $18 to $65 range ($4.50 to $7.50 for a glass), plus a trio of sakes if you want to maintain the Asian theme.

If you're feeling adventurous, Asiatique offers an intriguing option: Forget the printed menus and trust the chefs to entertain you with a "degustation menu," offering a five-course dinner of dishes put together at the kitchen's whim (subject to your wishes if you express a special interest or personal food taboo). They're $45 for the standard selection, $40 for an all-vegetarian dinner or $55 for an all-seafood selection. Add a wine selection (kitc

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Avg Rating: 4  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 4

September 11, 2009 @ 3:48 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Nashville, TN
Asiatique is a wonderful experience of the taste, smell and visual presentation. We are from out of town and wanted a restaurant that was a symbol of the kind of cuisine we might find in Louisville. We had no prior knowledge of the restaurant.

We were not disappointed. Our group of five each of the three five course meals offered - a medley, a seafood and a vegetarian version. Then we shared. The $45 price tag ($60 with a variety of wines) was a value.

The food was a blend of beautifully prepared cuisine, matched with a unique blend of spices that complimented each item and provided stimulating surprises to our palates. By the 4th course we couldn't contain our pleasure and could hardly find room for the finale (dessert)... but we did. The servers were also knowledgeable and attentive and even made sure the chef created special substitutes for one our party that had a specific food allergy.

I would highly recommend Asiatique to anyone.
March 22, 2009 @ 12:34 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from louisville, ky
The environment is friendly and inviting. If you're lucky you might catch a party. The food is amazing. Good for any person.
August 21, 2005 @ 12:13 AM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from Louisville, KY
San Francisco, a city that boasts the most restaurants in the world would be honored to have the presence of Asiatique gracing its hills. Instead, bluegrass laden Louisville (home to the most restaurants in the US per capita) is fortunate to stake claim to one of the country's premier restaurants offering flavours from the Pacific Rim.

Describing the art of Pacific Rim cuisine simply stated is the culinary art of East meeting west. Combining Asian based cooking techniques in a western setting with a philosophy of healthy dining; Chef Peng Looi has created a savory menu that repeatedly dazzles.

Showcasing the menu is an assortment of dishes featuring two categories of entree preparations, wok and grilled. What truly sets Asiatique apart from typical Pacific Rim cooking is Chef Loo's infusion of savory sauces made from fruit and vegetable juice-based vinaigrettes and purees rather than heavy oils. The end result is incredibly healthy dining and taste buds that would do a dance if they could.

Coupled with the entrees is a throng of exciting appetizers, each with the same creative flair as the rest of the menu. Unique to the wine list and almost unheard of in today's restaurants is the selection of splits (half bottles). Beverage manager JR was awarded the bronze medal from Restaurant Hospitality's "Best Wine List in America Contest" (short list) for 2001. Great pride abounds in Asiatique?s masterfully created wine ensemble.

Rounding off Asiatique's menu is a fun selection of desserts. A definite must is splurging for the five assorted creme brulees. You're in for a real treat at just a bit more than a buck a brulee.

The success of Asiatique yields proof that Louisvillian's have finally become dining sophisticates. We bow our heads to the entire staff of Asiatique for a stupendous culinary experience.©
Our Content Partner Robin Garr
a diner from LouisvilleHotBytes.com
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from www.louisvillehotbytes.com
Take a small globe and turn it in your hands, gently, spinning it around the Equator until you're looking down on the South Pacific. There! Gaze down on Polynesia, perhaps Christmas Island, about as far on Earth as you can get from the mainland.

Looking at the world from this perspective, you will see almost nothing but water, with only the edges of a few continental masses peeking around the edge: Australia, the Phillipines, a glimpse of China, then Japan; on the other side, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, California, then Mexico (and beyond it, the Gulf and the Caribbean) and on down South America's high Andean coast.

You've defined the Pacific Rim, that volcanic ring of nations and diverse cultures that, taken together, form one of the most trendy cuisines around in the early '00s.

And in Louisville, there's no better way to define the Pacific Rim than Asiatique, a favorite spot that's currently on top of its form as one of the finest dining rooms in town.

A visiting friend from California noted that an eclectic restaurant of this style might not garner unusual notice in the Golden State; but it's a rare thing out here in the Heartland, and Asiatique's chefs Peng Looi and Tuan Phan place their individual stamp on a cornucopia of adventurous dishes all their own.

Even the look of the dining room is Pacific Rim-trendy: Its shopping center space is spare, almost austere, with hard edges that amplify the happy noise of diners having a good time. Blonde wood and pale sky blue colors make a happy change from the dark purple tones that defined Asiatique before a major redecoration last winter. Not-quite-rectangular frosted glass windows and waist-high dividers separate the dining room from the bar and break the largish room into more intimate divisions, one with a long banquette across the front window wall. Pale-blue and gold side side chairs are more comfortable than they look with their style that blends a little art deco and a little Japanese. Undraped black tables are set with simple white stoneware and tall glasses; a votive candle flickers on every table.

The menu, which changes frequently with the seasons (and is shown in detail on Asiatique's informative Website), currently features a dozen starters in the $7.50 to $8 range, featuring such goodies as a sushi assortment; a char-grilled balsamic portobello with strawberry-garlic sauce; shrimp gyoza (Japanese potstickers) with wok-sauteed cabbage and spiced shiitake vinaigrette; lumpia (the delicately crispy Filipino egg roll); and a smoked-salmon quesadilla with the lovable geographical marriage of Indiana goat cheese and Asian salsa. Asiatique's organic mixed-green salad is $5; a bowl of the soup of the day is $4.50.

About a dozen entrees are divided by preparation: The Wok, and the Grill. They range from $15 (for seasonal vegetables with rosemary-balsamic vinaigrette and fresh pasta) to $21 (for lemongrass-scented Angus New York strip, sauteed grilled vegetables, baby spinach and rosemary-balsamic vinaigrette or a dinner of herb-crusted New Zealand spring lamb chops, grilled vegetables and Thai cucumber salad with a citrus reduction sauce).

The wine list is not overly long, but it's well chosen and fairly priced, with about 50 mostly American wines generally marked up a little below double retail; many of them are available by the glass. Avoid the handful of pricey and immature Bordeaux, which are there to impress uncritical high-rollers; you'll find plenty of good choices in the $18 to $65 range ($4.50 to $7.50 for a glass), plus a trio of sakes if you want to maintain the Asian theme.

If you're feeling adventurous, Asiatique offers an intriguing option: Forget the printed menus and trust the chefs to entertain you with a "degustation menu," offering a five-course dinner of dishes put together at the kitchen's whim (subject to your wishes if you express a special interest or personal food taboo). They're $45 for the standard selection, $40 for an all-vegetarian dinner or $55 for an all-seafood selection. Add a wine selection (kitc
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September 11, 2009 @ 3:48 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Nashville, TN
Asiatique is a wonderful experience of the taste, smell and visual presentation. We are from out of town and wanted a restaurant that was a symbol of the kind of cuisine we might find in Louisville. We had no prior knowledge of the restaurant.

We were not disappointed. Our group of five each of the three five course meals offered - a medley, a seafood and a vegetarian version. Then we shared. The $45 price tag ($60 with a variety of wines) was a value.

The food was a blend of beautifully prepared cuisine, matched with a unique blend of spices that complimented each item and provided stimulating surprises to our palates. By the 4th course we couldn't contain our pleasure and could hardly find room for the finale (dessert)... but we did. The servers were also knowledgeable and attentive and even made sure the chef created special substitutes for one our party that had a specific food allergy.

I would highly recommend Asiatique to anyone.
March 22, 2009 @ 12:34 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from louisville, ky
The environment is friendly and inviting. If you're lucky you might catch a party. The food is amazing. Good for any person.
Our Content Partner Robin Garr
a diner from LouisvilleHotBytes.com
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from www.louisvillehotbytes.com
Take a small globe and turn it in your hands, gently, spinning it around the Equator until you're looking down on the South Pacific. There! Gaze down on Polynesia, perhaps Christmas Island, about as far on Earth as you can get from the mainland.

Looking at the world from this perspective, you will see almost nothing but water, with only the edges of a few continental masses peeking around the edge: Australia, the Phillipines, a glimpse of China, then Japan; on the other side, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, California, then Mexico (and beyond it, the Gulf and the Caribbean) and on down South America's high Andean coast.

You've defined the Pacific Rim, that volcanic ring of nations and diverse cultures that, taken together, form one of the most trendy cuisines around in the early '00s.

And in Louisville, there's no better way to define the Pacific Rim than Asiatique, a favorite spot that's currently on top of its form as one of the finest dining rooms in town.

A visiting friend from California noted that an eclectic restaurant of this style might not garner unusual notice in the Golden State; but it's a rare thing out here in the Heartland, and Asiatique's chefs Peng Looi and Tuan Phan place their individual stamp on a cornucopia of adventurous dishes all their own.

Even the look of the dining room is Pacific Rim-trendy: Its shopping center space is spare, almost austere, with hard edges that amplify the happy noise of diners having a good time. Blonde wood and pale sky blue colors make a happy change from the dark purple tones that defined Asiatique before a major redecoration last winter. Not-quite-rectangular frosted glass windows and waist-high dividers separate the dining room from the bar and break the largish room into more intimate divisions, one with a long banquette across the front window wall. Pale-blue and gold side side chairs are more comfortable than they look with their style that blends a little art deco and a little Japanese. Undraped black tables are set with simple white stoneware and tall glasses; a votive candle flickers on every table.

The menu, which changes frequently with the seasons (and is shown in detail on Asiatique's informative Website), currently features a dozen starters in the $7.50 to $8 range, featuring such goodies as a sushi assortment; a char-grilled balsamic portobello with strawberry-garlic sauce; shrimp gyoza (Japanese potstickers) with wok-sauteed cabbage and spiced shiitake vinaigrette; lumpia (the delicately crispy Filipino egg roll); and a smoked-salmon quesadilla with the lovable geographical marriage of Indiana goat cheese and Asian salsa. Asiatique's organic mixed-green salad is $5; a bowl of the soup of the day is $4.50.

About a dozen entrees are divided by preparation: The Wok, and the Grill. They range from $15 (for seasonal vegetables with rosemary-balsamic vinaigrette and fresh pasta) to $21 (for lemongrass-scented Angus New York strip, sauteed grilled vegetables, baby spinach and rosemary-balsamic vinaigrette or a dinner of herb-crusted New Zealand spring lamb chops, grilled vegetables and Thai cucumber salad with a citrus reduction sauce).

The wine list is not overly long, but it's well chosen and fairly priced, with about 50 mostly American wines generally marked up a little below double retail; many of them are available by the glass. Avoid the handful of pricey and immature Bordeaux, which are there to impress uncritical high-rollers; you'll find plenty of good choices in the $18 to $65 range ($4.50 to $7.50 for a glass), plus a trio of sakes if you want to maintain the Asian theme.

If you're feeling adventurous, Asiatique offers an intriguing option: Forget the printed menus and trust the chefs to entertain you with a "degustation menu," offering a five-course dinner of dishes put together at the kitchen's whim (subject to your wishes if you express a special interest or personal food taboo). They're $45 for the standard selection, $40 for an all-vegetarian dinner or $55 for an all-seafood selection. Add a wine selection (kitc