Tasting Asian flavours in Monaco

Due to its multinational and multicultural population which include people from various countries of Asia, Monaco has been enjoying a very international food scene with famous chefs introducing Asian cuisine to the satisfaction of the local people and the tourists alike. In addition, these Asian restaurants are led by Asian chefs who guarantee the authenticity of what is enjoyed by the guests.


Song Qi was born from the gastronomic union of three passionate restaurant managers, Alan Yau, Samuel Treves & Riccardo Giraudi.

Chef Alan Yau was born in Hong Kong and is internationally known for his starred establishments Hakkasan and Yauatcha. This association is aimed at providing Monte-Carlo the only offer that hasn’t been created before, a Chinese fine dining restaurant with a focus on perfectly executed Cantonese specialties.

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Address: 7, Avenue Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco – Monte Carlo
Contact: + 377 99 99 33 33


Nestled along the beach in the Larvotto area, Maya Bay greets you with a gentle and welcoming musical atmosphere. Its elegant and refined décor is evocative of Asia that is both traditional and contemporary.
Authentic Thai and Japanese cuisine are proposed in two separate sections of the restaurant by Chef Christophe Dupuy and his all Thai brigade and by Japanese Chef Ryuji Kakizaki. Maya Bay is an immersive experience for all those who seek to revive their Asian culinary memories.

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Address: 24 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco
Contact: +377 97 70 74 67


Maya Jah offers Mediterranean cuisine with oriental flavours, orchestrated by Chef Mustapha El Hajraoui, who sublimates traditional and contemporary recipes with the desire to create and surprise guests. Maya Jah reveals an elegant and delicate space allowing an escape with a thousand and one scents in two universes that complement each other harmoniously.

Chef Mustapha El Hajraoui, trained in Monaco, at the “Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monte-Carlo”, began his career under the direction of Chef Franck Cerutti, and later taken under the wing of Alain Ducasse, working in kitchens throughout Europe and Asia.

In the heart of the Maya Jah, there is also a unique counter for the presentation & preparation of fresh seafood products, a counter where the Chef creates his new lighter, healthy and richly flavoured recipes, but the traditional Moroccan and Indian cuisine has remained untouched.

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Address: Le Formentor, 27 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco                                                                      Contact: +377 99 99 49 49


Monte-Carlo and the Buddha-Bar found common ground in an exceptional venue: Monte-Carlo’s old cabaret, a concert hall built in the beginning of the XXth century in the building that houses the Casino de Monte-Carlo. The monumental Buddha that is the symbol and fetish of the Buddha-Bar concept finds its home against a sumptuous and luxurious backdrop of oak woodwork, stucco, sculpture and gilding.

In this enormous hall with 7-meter ceilings and scenography lighting, the bar, lounge and restaurant are spread out over 1000 square metres. At the Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo, the chef innovates a Pacific Rim menu, presenting the perfect blend of delicate Asian flavours and the excellence of French cuisine.

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Address: Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco
Contact: +377 98 06 19 19

note: the bar is currently closed with respect to the current covid-19 safety measures.


Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, the world-renowned Chef and owner of Nobu restaurants, invites guests to experience traditional Japanese dishes with South American spices and aromas in an elegant and cozy atmosphere.

Few restaurants can boast such an international reputation, and few chefs can boast about having their creative vision of contemporary cuisine replicated around the world with as much success. Nobu can, and the Fairmont Monte-Carlo’s spin on the concept has reached new heights of absolute perfection.

The best part of it all? A terrace above the sea overlooking the Mediterranean!

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Address: 12, avenue des Spélugues, 98000 Monaco                                                                                      Contact: +377 9770 7097

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