May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and to celebrate the rich culture that has been quickly growing in Fishers, I want to highlight some of the best Asian-owned restaurants our city has to offer. Asian Americans have a long and rich history in building and shaping the United States. May was chosen as the official month to celebrate AAPIs to commemorate the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 where the majority of the workers were Chinese immigrants.
As much progress as Asian culture has made its way into the American mainstream through food, innovation, music, and entertainment, there has also been a recent rise in hate crimes and attacks against the AAPI community all across the nation. One concrete way to show support for our fellow AAPI neighbors is to dine at our local Asian-owned businesses. How many of these restaurants have you tried?
9713 District N Dr., Suite 1210
Nestled in the new Fishers Test Kitchen at The Yard, Korave offers Korean fusion street food created by two brothers who wanted to offer a fast, fresh take on Korean food.
Rachel’s Rec: Bulgogi Poutine Fries and Gochu Pork Dup Bop (rice bowl)
Photo by Instagrammer @supperinthecity
7255 Fishers Landing Dr.
This is the only All You Can Eat (AYCE) sushi you’ll find in Fishers. For just $22, you can order to your heart’s content all the sushi and appetizers. Pro tip: don’t over-order to avoid being charged a leftover fee.
Rachel’s Rec: Spicy Girl Roll and Crab Rangoons
Photo by Ravi S.
14. Genki Sushi
11009 Allisonville Rd.
Genki Sushi serves all your usual sushi cravings and Japanese dishes, plus some unique options that you might not find at other sushi restaurants.
Rachel’s Rec: Dragon Ball and Volcano Roll
Photo by Yelper Ravi S.
15. Tegry Bistro
11561 Geist Pavilion Dr., Ste. #103
This Asian-inspired restaurant offers modern cuisine and fresh quality fish. Sit at the bar and enjoy casual conversation with the highly personable sushi chef.
Rachel’s Rec: Orange Blossom Roll and Bonfire Roll
Photo by Yelper Katie D.
Where’s your favorite local Asian-owned restaurant? Snap a photo of your fave dishes and tag #AroundFishers and we may share them!
Rachel Cho has been a Fishers resident for seven years. Her favorite things to do in Fishers are eating at local restaurants and visiting the Fishers Farmers Market almost every Saturday with her family. She loves sushi and Korean bbq, trying out and recommending the newest restaurants in Indy, photography, and true crime podcasts. She loves that there are so many fun parks and playgrounds nearby to take her kids to, as well as the Farmers’ Market because it makes them feel connected to the community when they eat and shop local. She is also a stay-at-home mom to 3-year-old triplets, and she and her husband make a pretty great team wrangling three toddlers and two dogs. Follow her on Instagram at @rdklove.