Amazing East & South East Asian restaurants in Milton Keynes

East and South East Asia is probably my favourite culinary region, but I’m actually yet to go to any country there! I would absolutely love to go to Japan, Vietnam and explore Thailand, but alas, that’s for another day. In the meantime, I will enjoy the delicious East and South East Asian food we have in Milton keynes. From what I’ve sampled so far – and I appreciate it is far from the most authentic – the breadth of flavour as you travel from country to country is just extraordinary. In this MK food guide, I am going to be sharing some amazing East and South East Asian restaurants in Milton Keynes. As always, it’s not an exhaustive list and there are still some more places I’d like to visit so I hope you enjoy this sample so far.

Best East & South East Asian places to eat in Milton Keynes

  1. Akasaka
  2. Café Sen
  3. Cindy’s Kitchen
  4. Legend One Sushi & Chinese Restaurant
  5. Mii & U
  6. Pin Petch Thai Restaurant
  7. Sushi Club MK
  8. Taipan
  9. Thai Home Cooking
  10. Thai Modern

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Akasaka is a Japanese restaurant and is one of our favourite places to eat in Milton Keynes. Along with a handful of other indies, it might be the place that I have visited the most! There are two Akasaka restaurants in Milton Keynes, but the petite location on Stratford Road in Wolverton remains my favourite as it has a cosier atmosphere. The Central Milton Keynes location perhaps remains the most convenient one if you want to head to The Hub for cocktails afterwards.

We always order sushi and it’s certainly some of the best in the area. We like to order small plates to share including: edamame, salmon and avocado roll, prawn tempura and nasu dengaku (miso aubergine – highly recommend!) If sushi isn’t your thing, they also do a range of other dishes like katsu curry and udon which are good too. And if you don’t fancy heading out for dinner, they also do takeaway. Winner winner, sushi dinner.


Location: Akasaka Wolverton, 24 Stratford Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5LW / Akasaka Central Milton Keynes – Exchange House, 466 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2EA

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 5pm – 11pm, Saturday 12pm – 11pm and Sunday 12pm – 10pm.

Price range: From £2.50 – £15 for individual dishes.

Dietaries: Akasaka caters for vegan and vegetarian options. These items are clearly marked on the menu.

Café Sen

Café Sen is a Vietnamese café located on a very unassuming industrial estate in Ashland. It’s a true hidden gem and one of our favourite places for weekday takeaway. On the menu, you will find Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwiches) Pho and noodle salads. The Banh Mis are always delicious – We love the Sen Special. We also love the Gỏi cuốn (rice paper rolls) which are served with a delicious plum sauce.

You can pre-order your food really easily online for collection or delivery. The café is very small so although it’s possible to eat in, there is limited space. Every Friday and Saturday there is a special dish available.


Location: No 2 North House, Bond Estate, Bond Ave, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1SW

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 2:30pm; Saturday 11am – 2:30pm

Price range: £1 – £8. Banh Mis are around £6-£7.

Dietaries: Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. حلال Halal.

Cindy’s Kitchen

Cindy’s Kitchen is an Indonesian and Asian food specialist based in Winslow and produces some of the best food you can get within an MK postcode. You can expect very traditional Indonesian dishes like Bakwan Sayur (fritters), Mie Goreng) and Rendang. The food is fresh, fragrant and authentic, as you would expect from an expert in Indonesian and Asian cuisine! She also does other great dishes from other countries such as Pad Thai, Thai Green Curry and Bao. Oh and make sure you try the Pandan Chiffon cake – it’s AMAZING.


Location: Winslow.

Opening hours: Usually open Friday 4pm – 7pm. Pre-orders essential.

Price range: Varies – most main courses are around £8.

Dietaries: Can cater for most dietaries. Give her the heads up when you order.

Legend One Sushi & Chinese Restaurant

Legend One is another central location for enjoying sushi, as well as Chinese food. Located next door to Sainsbury’s, this little restaurant serves some fantastic sushi that is innovative and delicious. The Unagi roll and Dragonfly roll are a must-try and are visually stunning. The service is friendly and warm, and I love the clean, modern interior which is reminiscent of a sushi bar I visited in New York. I can’t vouch for the Chinese section of the menu but if it’s anything like the sushi, I’m sure it’s great!


Location: 334 Avebury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2JH

Opening hours: Open for lunch every day 12pm – 2:30pm. Open for dinner every day 5pm – late.

Price range: £3 – £12 per dish.

Dietaries: Not stated whether they cater. There are some vegetarian options.

Mii & U Oriental Café

Oh Mii & U, how I love you! This hidden gem – albeit not so hidden anymore – is one of the best and tastiest oriental restaurants in Milton Keynes. It’s a brilliant alternative to chains with the dishes coming in at nearly half the price. Not only can you stock up on all your Asian cooking supplies in Central Oriental, but you can enjoy some delicious food at the café. There are no frills attached to this restaurant – it’s simple, good, hearty food. I recommend the Takoyaki, chicken laksa ramen or chilli beef ramen and the Pad Thai.


Location: Central House, Alston Dr, Milton Keynes MK13 9HG

Opening hours: Thursday – Saturday 11am – 9pm; Monday – Wednesday 11:30am – 4:30pm. Closed Sundays.

Price range: Pretty much every main course is under £10. I’d say the average cost is £6-£8.

Dietaries: Vegetarian and vegan options available. حلال Halal.

Read more: An ode to Mii & U Oriental

Pin Petch Thai Restaurant

Pin Petch has been in Newport Pagnell for a while but I only managed to get there last summer. It’s located at the end of the high street in the old Odell’s shop and is a fantastic spot if you love Thai food. There’s a huge range of food on offer for vegans which is a big plus. It’s cosy with friendly service and some truly delicious dishes from pad thai to spicy curries. The sharing platter pictured below is also a winner.


Location: 13 High St, Newport Pagnell MK16 8AR

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 4:30pm – 10pm; Sunday 12pm – 10pm.

Price range: Varies. Set menus available.

Dietaries:Pin Petch caters for vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free. The menu is clearly marked with items that are suitable for vegans, contain nuts, are gluten-free, dairy-free or can be prepared to accommodate these dietaries on request.

Sushi Club MK

Sushi Club MK is a sushi takeaway in Milton Keynes and we love it. It’s probably the best value sushi in Milton Keynes and is consistently delicious. It’s a great option for a healthy, mid-week takeaway or weekend treat as the sushi tastes so clean and is of excellent quality. We love getting the ‘Lover’s Platter’ which is great value and has enough for four people (or two, if you want leftovers the next day!)

Pre-ordering is highly recommended.


Location (Collection, not dine in!): Swanson Dr, Oxley Park, Milton Keynes MK4 4GW

Opening hours: Monday 1pm – 7pm; Tuesday – Thursday 4pm – 7pm; Friday and Saturday 12pm – 8pm. Closed on Sundays.

Price range: Platters range for £32 – £64. Sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi vary.

Dietaries: Offers a ‘nothing raw’ platter for those who don’t like raw fish, and vegan options are available.

Sushi Club delivers all over MK and you can find a menu and order on their website:

The Lover’s Platter from Sushi Club.


Taipan is another gem in Milton Keynes that is heralded by many as the best restaurants in MK! Chinese food is not my favourite Asian cuisine, but Dan and I gave it a whirl one Saturday lunchtime and were pleasantly surprised. The Dim Sum menu has a huge range of dishes available so if you love trying lots of different things you’ll love Taipan! The Chung Feung is delicious, as are the steamed buns. I’d love to go back to Taipan with someone who knows their way around the menu as for a Dim Sum beginner, the menu could be quite overwhelming.


Location: 5 Savoy Crescent, Milton Keynes MK9 3PU

Opening hours: Open for lunch 12pm – 3pm and dinner 5:30pm – 10pm daily.

Price range: Most dishes are under £10. They offer a pre-theatre menu.

Dietaries: Contact Taipan directly.

Thai Home Cooking

Thai Home Cooking is a takeaway vendor that produces some of the most amazing Thai food in the area. The weekly set menus aren’t only great value, but feature fresh and authentic dishes like Massaman curry, Pad Krapow Gai and of course Pad Thai! Many members of my community group cite Thai Home Cooking as the most authentic Thai they’ve had since they visited Thailand. I have never visited, so I’ll have to take their word for it. It really is excellent food, and you can order via Facebook for Friday and Saturday night takeaways.

Website: Order and browse menus via Facebook.

Location (collection only, not dine in!): The Old Granary, Brooklands Farm, Newport Rd, Broughton, Milton Keynes MK16 0HU

Opening hours: Takeaways are available 5pm – 8pm every Saturday.

Price range: Set menu for two is around £25.

Dietaries: Vegan set menu available.

Thai Modern

Thai Modern is (surprise surprise!) a Thai restaurant in Central Milton Keynes. It’s generally heralded as the best Thai in the area, and after trying it, I have to agree! Having never been to Thailand, I can’t comment on the authenticity, but the flavours are beautiful; fragrant and subtle, with that signature heat that you only seem to get with Thai cuisine. The Pad Thai is the best I’ve had with big juicy prawns and a delicious, sweet nutty sauce. The Satay is well worth a try too.


Location: 315-325 Upper Fourth Street Witan, Studios, Milton Keynes MK9 1EH

Opening hours: Mondays 5pm – 10pm. Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm – 2:30pm and 5pm – 10pm.

Price range: Banquets (set menus) are available. Individual dishes are priced up to £19.

Dietaries: Vegan options available.

So there we have it – some amazing East and South East Asian restaurants and food vendors to try in Milton Keynes. There are a few more spots on my list, so as soon as I’ve tried them I’ll update this guide if I think they are a worthy addition. Let me know if you have any more recommendations and I’ll check them out.

I hope you find this post useful and don’t forget to let me know if you try anywhere from my recommendations. Share your photos using my hashtag #EatandExploreMiltonKeynes on Instagram or leave a review in my Facebook community group, Eat & Explore MK.

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  1. Susan Thirakornratch wrote:

    Have you tried Blue Orchid in Apsley Guise? My husband is Thai and we both think its the most authentic. Most in MK are far too sweet and cater for British pallets

    Posted 10.7.20 Reply
    • Sophie wrote:

      It’s on my ever-growing list! 🙂

      Posted 10.8.20 Reply