AAPI-owned businesses in Columbia, SC

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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 FactEditorial 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 restaurant
Bodhi Thai | Image via @feeding_friendsy

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.

Menkoi Ramen House
Menkoi Ramen House | Image via @xocasie

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.

Grocery Stores
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.

Colorful manicure
Rainbow nails by Devine Nail Spa | Image via @theavocadoblogger

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.

Other businesses
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

Chinese Culture + Education Center

Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia, SC

Japan-American Association of SC

Korean Festival

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