The 11 Best Fusion Restaurants in North Carolina!

Japanese, Asian, Latin and Thai, oh my! Why enjoy just one cuisine when you can indulge in several? Fusion restaurants across North Carolina have been mixing and matching traditional dishes to recreate new, unique dishes. Experience food like never before and expand your food palate with 10 of the best fusion restaurants in the state.

1. 195, Southern Pines, NC

American fusion cuisine made with ingredients sourced from local farmers, 195 has flavorful, unique dishes to fit the tastes of many. Select between various soups and salads, plates, and sandwiches that are Asian inspired, Indian inspired and American classic dishes. 195 brings it all. In the mood for Asian food? Try the organic soba noodle salad for a great deal of flavorful forkfuls. Or maybe Indian food is your cup of tea? The curry and Indian chicken korma at lunch are both worth checking out. Picky eaters or those not as adventurous can dig into sweet and spicy chicken, Caesar salad, or the angus beef burger. 

2. JIA Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar, Gastonia, NC

Japanese fusion cuisine gives customers a chance to enjoy spins on sushi and Asian dishes that everyone will love. Between appetizers aplenty, noodles, sushi, and grilled options, Asian and sushi have never been so good! Start your meal with an egg roll or crispy calamari, soup it up with miso or wonton soup or get in your leafy greens through a salad. Beef, chicken, or shrimp, are all fresh and hot on the menu, as well as additional seafood options such as sea bass, snapper, and salmon. 

3. Chopstix, Winston-Salem, NC

The home to “fusion and fun” in Winston-Salem, Chopstix is the Asian fusion restaurant with both creative and traditional cuisine dishes to accommodate any food lover’s taste buds. Sushi or hibachi, create a meal you will love and think about long after leaving. Chopstix has a fun four step method of building your delicious creation. Step 1, choose between hibachi, teriyaki, or spicy teriyaki. Next, choose your protein: chicken, steak, shrimp, salmon, scallop kabobs, or mixed vegetables. In the third step, choose mixed veggies, onions, zucchini, carrots, mushroom, or broccoli as your vegetable. Finally, pick your filler as fried rice, steamed rice, udon noodles or served as a salad! 

4. Sake Asian Fusion, Jacksonville, NC

The well-presented, tasty dishes sure to be crowd pleasers at Sake Asian Fusion with sushi, Hibachi options, Asian, and Japanese cuisines. The warm, inviting atmosphere, friendly service, and the fresh food make Sake Asian Fusion a must-try if you are in the Jacksonville area. Don’t forget to ask for their secret menu!

5. Zen Fusion, Charlotte, NC

Asian and Spanish cuisine collide at Zen Fusion! Exotic options with enticing flavors, the food makes this stop the hottest Fusion Restaurant of Charlotte. High-end Asian and Latin dishes, and an incredible ambiance, Zen Fusion is the perfect setting for family outings or for a date for two. Signature tapas, and incredible specialties, lunch and dinner have never had more options under one roof.

6. eeZ Fusion Sushi, Huntersville, NC

Considered to be the best spot for sushi for miles around, eeZ Fusion Sushi is recreating what you know about sushi. Known for their fresh, creative sushi, this fusion restaurant is family friendly, food allergy friendly and offers an array of foods from the delicious sushi to seafood and steak options. Picking out a restaurant for your next outing has never been so easy!

7. Kyoto Asian Grille, Wilmington, NC

Freshly made food and wonderful service in a pleasant atmosphere make Kyoto Asian Grille stand out in the Wilmington area. Flavorful dishes are served such as Japanese Hibachi, sushi, Thai and Chinese. Not sure what to grab while you are in? Try one of the most popular items on the menu! The chicken and shrimp hibachi entrée, UNCW roll, crab wonton, spring rolls and volcano rolls are all favorites in the house and well worth trying. 

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8. Lucha Tigre, Chapel Hill, NC

Feeling a craving for Latin or Asian food in the Chapel Hill area? Why not indulge yourself with both! Lucha Tigre offers a unique experience of fusions from the combination of the large portion sized foods to the outstanding service and atmosphere. Taste inventive, creative dishes that everyone at the table is sure to enjoy and pair them with fantastic drinks.

9. Asia House, Highlands, NC

The search for the perfect combination of authentic Chinese, Japanese and Thai foods is over. Asia House of Highlands has appetizer and plates that are delicious and are sure to leave you full! Start off with the tasty Thai Veggie Spring rolls and then order dishes including but not limited to Thai Red Curry Chicken, General Tso Chicken or sushi from the full sushi bar. 

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10. Asian Fusion Kitchen, Morganton, NC

Awesome, plentiful food options on the menu, friendly service and a great ambiance, this Morganton Asian fusion restaurant is a hidden gem. The food is affordable and authentic, prepared daily to ensure freshness and the spicy foods are just that, spicy! For such a small restaurant in a little town, this restaurant packs a huge punch.  

11. CO Restaurant, Multiple locations

Sushi, Asian and Thai, oh my! With two current locations in Charlotte and a third coming soon to the state of North Carolina (Raleigh), the CO Restaurant has “a modern take on traditional southeast Asian cuisine.”  The CO Restaurant is serving up some amazing pho, ramen, dumplings, sushi, banh mi and gorgeous handcrafted cocktails. With unique dishes and flavorful ingredients, you cannot go wrong whether you decide to taste your favorite dishes or explore brand new ones.

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