It’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and we want to shine a spotlight on local AAPI-owned businesses. Here is a list of 50+ AAPI owned spots to check out in Soda City.
2 Gingers, 245 Bush River Rd. | An Indian restaurant with lots of vegetarian options.
929 Kitchen and Bar, 929 Gervais St. | An upscale atmosphere in the Vista.
Angel Chinese, 10136 Two Notch Rd. #7A | The Carolina Fried Rice is to die for. Fun Fact: Editorial Coordinator Shari’s first job was at Angel Chinese, as a delivery driver 10+ years ago.
Asian Grocery Store, 1943 Decker Blvd # A | Grab some ingredients for a home cooked meal.
Bodhi Thai Dining,126 E Main St., Lexington | Gourmet Thai dishes.
Camon Sushi, 1332 Assembly St. | Authentic Japanese cuisine.
China Hut, 5460 Two Notch Rd. | Lunch specials each day.
Crabby’s Cajun, 1115 Assembly St. | A seafood restaurant that also serves Chinese cuisine.
Delhi Palace, 542 St Andrews Rd. | A local Indian restaurant.
Duke’s Pad Thai, 904 Knox Abbott Dr., Cayce | Head over to the noodle bar to create a custom soup.
Egg Roll Chen, 715 Crowson Rd. | Columbia’s first ever Taiwanase restaurant – opened in 1985.
Egg Roll Express, 550 Spears Creek Church Rd., Elgin | Lots of lunch specials + combination platters to choose from.
Golden Chopstix, 1505 Charleston Hwy B-4, West Columbia | Sushi, Thai, and Vietnamese options.
Gorilla Boost, Soda City Market | Plant-based superfoods.
Happy China Buffet, 2250 Sunset Blvd. #1 | A local Chinese restaurant.
Hero Steak House, 6634 Two Notch Rd. | A Korean dining experience.
Hyundai Oriental Market, 1807 Decker Blvd #1 | This Korean grocery store also has a Korean restaurant next door.
Inakaya Japanese, 224 Oneil Ct. Ste. 9 | A Japanese restaurant with floor seating options.
Inakaya Watanabe, 655 St Andrews Rd. | A Japanese restaurant.
Indian Grocery, 125 Outlet Pointe Blvd. | An Indian Grocery Store.
JJ Tea House, 601 Main St. Ste D | Authentic Asian fare.
Kao Thai, 1001 Senate St. #300 | A Pan-Asian eatery with craft brews + cocktails.
Kelaguen Express | A Chamorro-owned food truck that travels around Cola serving up island staples.
Kimchi, 1807 Decker Blvd. | A local Korean restaurant.
Korea Garden, 2318 Decker Blvd. | Traditional Korean meals + lunch specials.
Krishna Grocery, 1950 Bush River Rd. | An Indian grocery store.
Mai Thai Cuisine, 2249 Sunset Blvd. | The menu is seafood + coconut milk based.
Main Moon, 2800 Rosewood Dr. Ste D | Chinese Takeout staples.
Mikino’s Diner, 6169 St Andrews Rd. | A Pan-Asian menu.
Minato, 1314 Leesburg Rd. | A variety of Japanese offerings.
Miyo’s, Various locations | An extensive menu, including a large selection of hot teas.
Menkoi Ramen House, 1004 Gervais St. | A Soda City staple.
No. 1 China, 2329 Augusta Rd. | This menu includes 100+ items.
O Bok, 1616 Decker Blvd. | DIY Korean-style BBQ.
Palate, 116 State St. | Create your own Crunchy Carolina Nuggets.
Persis Biryani Indian Grill, 1728 Bush River Rd. | An Indian restaurant.
Pho Viet, 9308 Two Notch Rd. | Vietnamese cuisine + lots of boba tea options.
Poke Bros, Various locations | Fresh, sushi grade fish.
Red Sake, 285 Columbiana Dr. #G | A Japanese restaurant with lots of sushi options.
Sakura, 4430 Rosewood Dr. | A traditional Japanese restaurant with steak + seafood options.
Sato Japanese, 1999 N Beltline Blvd. | A steakhouse, sushi bar, and a seafood restaurant.
Sawasdee Kitchen, 7546 Garners Ferry Rd. Ste 280B | Freshly prepared dishes, hot and authentic.
Seoul Restaurant, 1717 Decker Blvd. | A Korean restaurant.
Sun Ming, 7509 St Andrews Rd. | An extensive Chinese menu.
Sushi Yoshi, 2019 Devine St. | Classic Japanese cuisine.
Ten Ten Oriental, 2000 Clemson Rd. #7 | Vietnamese cuisine.
Thailand Restaurant, 6024 St Andrews Rd. | Traditional Thai offerings including soups + curries.
Village of India, 9221 Two Notch Rd. | An Indian restaurant.
88 Oriental Market, 6795 St Andrews Rd. | An Asian Grocery Store.
Asian Market, 1221 Bakersfield Rd. | Open since 1995.
Madina Grocery, 10014 Two Notch Rd. | An Indian Grocery Store.
Royal Indian Bazaar, 9221 Two Notch Rd. | Find Halaal meats, frozen fish, and more here.
Spices of India, 544 St Andrews Rd. | An Indian Grocery Store.
Spiceland, 127 Dreher Rd. | This grocery store gets fresh vegetables every Wednesday + Saturday.
Spas + Hotels
Agh Hospitality, 1430 Charleston Hwy | A hotel supply store.
Devine Nail Spa, 2806 Devine St. | A nail salon in Soda City.
Gervais Nails + Spa, 701 Gervais St. | Check out their website for a menu.
Hotel Trundle, 1224 Taylor St. | Known as Columbia’s handcrafted hotel.
Jolie Nails + Spa, 612 Whaley St. Ste B | Enjoy a relaxing experience.
My Kim Collection, 2716 Devine St. | A boutique clothing store.
Art Bar, 1211 Park St. | An underground dance club.
Fit Columbia, 2121 College St. | An award winning studio.
Groups, Associations, and Festivals
Center for Asian Studies
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