Asiatique Restaurant
Asiatique Restaurant

Asiatique Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.asiatiquerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (502) 451-2749
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm. The bar and Lounge A are open until 2:00am with appetizers until 1:00am Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Peng S. Looi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Asiatique Catering available for parties of all sizes and locations. Each menu is tailored individually according to the host request. Contact Pabs Sembillo for more information--502-451-2749.
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private rooms available which can accommodate parties ranging in size up to 50 guests, also the entire restaurant is available to be rented for parties larger than 50. We also feature a lounge area that can be rented for private functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Pabs Sembillo 5024512749x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Speed Ave
  • Public Transit: Near bus stop traveling north and south on Bardstown Rd. Buses running every 15 minutes.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available behind Asiatique Restaurant between Speed Ave. and Maryland. Additional parking available at both Deerpark Baptist Church and Presbyterian Church nearby on Bardstown Rd.
A word from Asiatique Restaurant
Asiatique Restaurant, Lounge and Catering is an award winning restaurant which features Pacific rim cuisine in a contemporary setting. Co-owner/chef Peng S. Looi has been invited to showcase his talents at the James Beard House in New York City on numerous occasions. The wine list has received national attention from publications such as The Wine Spectator as well as The Wine Enthusiast. Asiatique has received many accolades including national publications such as 'Bon
Appetit' top 125 restaurants nationally, features in airline magazines and 'Restaurant and Hospitality', and locally the best Asian Restaurant and winners of 'Best of Louisville Awards'. Asiatique serves dinner nightly and features late night cocktails and appetizers in our bar and in Lounge A Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 2:00 am. We also have alfresco dining available, weather permitting, and have two distinct private dining areas available.
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Asiatique Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (14)special occasion (12)romantic (8)neighborhood gem (8)great for outdoor dining (6)good for groups (5)notable wine list (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Surprise
    Happy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Haven't been here in years, we live nearby so decided to visit again, solid service, (Dylan), right pacing, good variety, both specials sounded great but we had duck last time we ate out & were having steak the next evening so ordered from menu. I ordered 3 small plates, quesadilla was good as was the dumplings, but the spring roll was outstanding, perfect. Also had large plate of shrimp/scallops, very good, desserts, cream brule (sp?) and choco torte were really good, lots of tasty food, outstanding martini, a VERY nice dinner out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MoesDiningGuide
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    They have great menu selections. They have great food and service. They are open on Sunday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Steve
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We celebrated our 30 year anniversary here, and what a great experience! The food was fantastic. The service was great. We made another great memory here. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Tastes
    RKS612VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We opted for the seafood tasting menu with wine pairings, and overall, it was quite good. The salad with wasabi Caesar featured fresh grilled vegetables. The 2nd course of tempura shrimp and shrimp potsticker, and then the 3rd course of scallop and shrimp sauté over curried chickpeas were wonderful. But the fourth course was redundant and less successful with a small fish filet atop the same curried chickpeas from the 2nd course. Dessert was beautiful and delicious - tempura banana, blood orange brulee, mango sorbet and a flourless chocolate cake. All wine selections were spot on, but we didn't care for the very heavy chocolate red wine conclusion. Service was friendly, atmosphere lovely, and the rooftop deck is something special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In decline
    zack
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We used to love this place for innovative and unusual fusion food. Our experience did not reaffirm any of these attributes. Service was erratic, confused, and outright dishonest, by charging us for food not ordered (though served), and promising to comp a dessert which ended up on the bill. Pace of service was also erratic, with unusually long lulls for some of us (we were 6). Food itself ranged from very good to mundane, including an overcooked steak. All the fried portions had an old-oil soggy mouth-feel. I also didn't like the 18% forced gratuity.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish
    Sam3vv
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As always the service and food was outstanding! The wok seared salmon is special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, attentive management
    Garlictester
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I am allergic to garlic and it's extremely hard to eat out because many chefs seem to think that EVERY recipe should have garlic. When I made my on-line reservation and mentioned this, it was taken seriously and management and waitstaff both made sure I got something without garlic. I am so appreciative - many places don't take this problem seriously. I had shrimp and scallops - very good, somewhat sweet, good mixture of flavors and just the right serving. My husband had the skirt steak appetizer - cooked just right, excellent blend of seasoned/flavored condiments (arugula, etc.) Asiatique - always one of the most stylish restaurants in Louisville; patio pleasant and good sound mitigation. Mixed drinks very good, wine list also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 325 reviews are from the Asiatique Restaurant reviews archive.
  • mikr
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Excellent Service and the Food is simply Awsome!! Celebrated my wifes 50th and could not have picked a better restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Total Disappointment!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Probably one of the WORST dining experiences in a long time. This used to be a favorite when it was on Sears Ave. Two out of Three Entrees had to be sent back. The Filet, ordered medium rare, arrived tough and a dark grey color- didn't even look like beef - inexcusable!! The Tofu was flavorless and arrived with the same sauce served with the fish special of the day. Atmosphere is dull and needs major updating. Overall, not worth a visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming!
    LouisvilleLocavore
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were seated in the chef's room, which was very quiet, as requested, for a special occasion. Had a great time! Timing of service was perfect, allowing us time to visit and not feel rushed. Had the 5 course meals, way too much food but a wonderful mix of flavors. Next time I'd order only two 5 course meals for three people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Wesley
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My wife and I came to Asiatique for a special date night. As she expressed, "It was in the top 3 meals I've ever eaten." I agree with that to say the least. The staff was fantastic, the food was superb… the chef also gave samples from the kitchen. We will definitely tell our friends, and we will definitely be returning for our next special date night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 course meal w/toddler & infant
    Diningwithkids
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My parents and I had an amazing time! We went early because we had two kids & ended up being there for 2.5 hours. The five course meal was great! The drinks were great & the kids did amazing as well. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Natalia
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Asiatique is one of my favorite restaurants in Louisville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful surprise
    localfoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family took a chance on Asiatique for our Mother's Day meal. None of us had ever dined there before and we were not sure what to expect. I am delighted to say we were more than pleasantly surprised. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing. This was perhaps one of the best Mother's Day brunch experiences we have enjoyed in a long time. We will definitely come back and will heartily recommend Asiatique to our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    QNQ8720
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    There were few Asian dishes and many Indian dishes. The omelette station only had 7 ingredients to pick from; cheese, 2 kinds of onions, ham, bacon, red peppers and crab. The crab omelette was good, but if there were more basic ingredients, like mushroom and tomatoes, it would have been delicious. The service was subpar. I had to ask twice for cream for my Earl Grey (they did not have hot green tea) and by the time it came I was pretty much done with my cup. The shirt front of the server was covered in grease stains and he had what looked like a bar's stamp on his wrist. Gross being served by someone who hasn't bathed. The desserts were gross; fried banana spring roll and coconut panna cotta that separated. The sweet corn cookies were good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't handle crowds
    woo727
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were one of the first ones in from the Derby. After others arrived, service slowed to a crawl. It took around 45 minutes to get our entrees after the second course. We got constant assurances that our food was on its way when that was obviously untrue. The noise level was way too high. Our neighboring table was drunk and loud which also detracted. One of our party ordered coffee with dessert that never arrived. You have one of our favorite restaurants but that is being rethought. We came after the Oaks last year and had a similar experience. If you can handle that kind of crowd, you shouldn't take so many reservations. I realize you make a lot of money for big events, but the quality of your service was poor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Derby menu was yummy
    specialk
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    they had a set menu for derby and it did not disappoint. I got my favorite pan seared salmon with salad appetizer and dessert....my out of town guest were very impressed!
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overpriced but nice
    servicesupreme
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This place had a great atmosphere, but for the portions and the taste, the food was way overpriced. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find!
    Hannah
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Asiatique was a wonderful experience! My family and I went on a very slow night after Easter so we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. The service was outstanding! The wine list was extensive and the server was very knowledgeable about the wine and sake selections to fit our palettes. The appetizers were great, except for the pork ribs, they were a little too fatty for my taste. The duck nachos were a MUST and the Pork Tender entree was delicious! Definitely going to be going back for happy hour and after hour dishes and drinks at half price.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jbtravels
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great presentation, excellent food, and attentive service. A unique Easter experience. However, be prepared to spend $100 per couple for a decent meal. Consider this restaurant for special events in your life.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Surprise
    SStareVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    One of the things that we love about Open Table is that is takes us to really excellent restaurants that we would have passed by otherwise. We were visiting Louisville and had no dining plans. Open Table was a blessing. We located a wonderful restaurant through Open Table. We never would have seen or found it otherwise. We'll be back to Louisville in a few weeks and plan to return to Asiatique. There are so many great choices on the menu…and specials. The restaurant seems to be able to integrate American favorites and add pan-Asia touches that provided a treat for the eye and the palet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, not great
    Smoon
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I used to love Asiatique, but the quality of the food has decreased over the years. When I first dined here 6 years ago, I would have rated everything as excellent, however the decor needs to be updated, and the menu need to be refreshed. I think my table was the only one there...it was a Wednesday night, but it was too quiet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over time, the smell emanating
    MelOnWheelsVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    over time, the smell emanating from the basement and is just gross...won't go back any longer
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed everything.
    UnbreederVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Great happy hour! Excellent food and unique pairings. The service and staff was very friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!! All around!
    TerriVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We started out with an Asia-rita martini. It was delicius and it comes with the shaker so you get ALL the left overs! They have a nice menu. Not too much from which to choose. I had the seabass. I'm a bit of a seabass fanatic - delish. Their presentations are fancy. Portions are not huge. I like that as I feel US restaurants way over serve their portions. They offered a tasting menu with wine pairing; seafood, surf and turf, vegetarian and gluten free. Everything was well thoughtout. Not too overpriced. The atomosphere was very plain. That really didn't bother me but it did almost make me think someone didn't finish the decor! Very sterile looking. But heck...I'm there for the food. It did not disappoint. I will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience (as usual)
    tmo2tb
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The waiter and chef were very helpful in finding an entree for a food allergy to garlic. We have eaten there several times in the last 3 years. It can be bit noisy when crowded. The food is always excellent and the prices are reasonable given the quality of the food. Desserts were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Hufish
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We chose Asiatique for our delayed Valentine's dinner, and brought the kids with us. While there was no kids' menu, the kitchen was very open to accommodating the kids. Dinner was amazing, with incredible flavors and textures. I had the seafood tasting from the degustation menu, and my wife the vegetarian tasting with wine pairing. Our service was incredible, with the server interacting with the kids (even the 1 year old) with warmth. Our daughter even wanted him to hold her, and she won't let her grandparents do that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not meet expectations
    Foodiexpert1
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I was really excited to try asiatique. I had reviewed the menu online and my mouth was watering. I tried the spring rolls as an appetizer and they are fantastic! The salad was sub par. I ordered the short ribs and my date ordered the filet. We both agreed we have had much better at other local restaurants for less money. I left disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • perfect
    rmrfum
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We tried the tasting menu and I don't think it can get much better, each dish was prepared to perfection and tasted wonderful ! Try the duck if you get the chance. Absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blew my expectations away
    byobgyn
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was very happy with the service and ambiance of the place. The food was fantastic, we loved everything we orders and even swapped plates back and forth frequently. It's right around the corner from our neighborhood so we will definitely be patronizing the place frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Asia-unique!
    raredatenight
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Fun little restaurant off Bardstown Road in the Highlands. The food was top notch! The servings were a bit minimalist, but we had the "Valentine's Dinner" so the multiple courses made up for the lack of food volume. Really interesting use of odd building space. Nice bar but a little cramped. I'd say it should at least be on everyone's "must try" list!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out!
    VdayLove
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We got reservations here for Valentine's Day. We don't go to upscale restaurants often since we're on a budget but we splurged and had a great night. The cocktails were really good and used top shelf alcohol. The 4 course menu was wonderful! There were plenty of options. The skirt steak appetizer was by far the best thing we had. My favorite was the macarons with strawberry compote for dessert. It was amazing! I hope we get to come back again but if we don't, it was definitely a valentine's day we won't forget!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was absolutely fantastic! The noise level was a little louder than normal but that's to be expected on such a busy day like Valentine's. Our waiter seemed pretty flustered by the business, so she was a little behind on a few things. Overall it was a great dinner! The cabia was one of the best things I had ever tasted!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asiatique Valentine's Day
    joel2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went for V-Day with wife and another couple. Prix fix menu @ $50, very fair. Salad w/ choice of dressing, not bad, but nothing special. Starters were calamari fingers - good, 5 spice pork - good, skewered skirt steak, little chewy, decent flavor, Ceviche - best of starter class. Entree's were Filet med rare - spot on, nice cut, good flavor, Marinated Pork - very tasty, Salmon - very good, Tuna tataki, rolled in black and whte sesame seeds, grilled to ruby rare - clearly best of entree class. Desserts, Pots de Creme, 3 sake shot glasses with flavored creme brulees, overkill on ginger, slight overkill on espresso, basic brulee the best, slice of chocolate torte - winner. Drinks very fair and good bourbon list/price (my specialty)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, quaint, romantic. The
    Stacey
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Nice, quaint, romantic. The only complaints: couldn't hear music. Sat by the stairs.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon = amazing
    Aratliff85
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Get the salmon. Best decision you will make all day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the unique falvors
    Clay
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Love dining here. My and my wife's favorite restaurant in Louisville (a city with a fantastic foodie scene). Love the crab meat and goat cheese spring rolls, calamari, and wife loves the Asiarita. Entrees are very filling, tasty, and unique. Recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Wonderful server
    Funguy
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great food. Wonderful server guided us though the menu and chief specials. Like how he asked what flavors we like and then made a couple of suggestions. Nice time and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for the Degustation choice!
    AndiRose
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My companion and I chose two options from the degustation menu -- the seafood, and the medley. Both were paired with a wine for each course. We had a terrific time sampling all the delicious bites. The presentation was lovely, too. The wines complemented the bites perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh.
    goodfoodinlou
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    We went to Asiatique on a whim for a pre-concert light dinner. We ordered a beer and a ginger martini (sweet, but very good!), and we decided to share 3 appetizers and a hearty salad. It wasn't that the food wasn't good, but it wasn't incredibly flavorful. Also, the stereo system was out of order that night, so it was oddly quiet, especially when they sat us in the very back of a secluded dining room all alone. The waiter asked us if we had been to Asiatique before, and when we answered 'no' I thought we might hear some sort of run down of the items on the menu, customer favorites, or his favorites, but he just said 'cool' and that was it. It may have been an off night regarding ambience, but I won't go back for the food, either.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet