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Explore South East Asia without the backpack at some of the best pan-Asian restaurants in Newcastle. 

Whether you have a hankering for authentic Thai food, or would really like to try Korean flavours - if you just want to indulge in the freshest noodles and be transported to warmer climes by spicy curries and sticky dumplings then get ready to travel without the hassle with a visit to Newcastle's pan-Asian restaurant scene. 

Around Newcastle Quayside you'll find several Thai restaurants, including the very popular Mantra Thai, which is unmissable with its Thai palace-style interior, and a delectable menu to match. Also close to the Quayside is Bangrak Thai, an elegant and cosy restaurant that's perfect for a more intimate meal, as well as Nadon Thai, which offers a tapas-style menu - great for a light lunchtime meal, or order a selection of dishes for a memorable dinner.

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For the full breadth of mouth-watering Thai food in Newcastle city centre, head to Chaophraya found on the rooftop of Eldon Square's Grey's Quarter. The popular restaurant offers an impressive mix of classic Thai as well as contemporary and signature dishes with an equally impressive view of Grey's Monument.

If you're visiting Jesmond, the stylish Sohe offers pan Asian cuisine with influences as far reaching as Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea. You can wash down with a cocktail (or two, or three) from their fully-stocked cocktail bar. For an authentic street food experience Zaap will transport you to the streets of Bangkok, serving up fresh Thai dishes in vibrant surroundings just a stone's throw away from The Gate and Chinatown.

Chilli Padi near St James' Park is extremely popular with Newcastle locals and is a budget-friendly restaurant which feels authentic and most importantly, serves up generous portions of Malaysian cuisine including their famous Claypot curries.  Umai Mi in Eldon Square is perfect for lunches - choose from Bento boxes packed with flavours from across South East Asia to small eats including Korean Kimchi, Gyoza, Tempura and sushi.  

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