SoHo has become a definite hot spot that attracts all kinds of new bars and restaurants. Every time I drive down the two-lane strip that defines social in South Tampa, I find something new. The latest addition to the magical streets of Hyde Park is Bar Asia Tampa. Offering delicious Asian-American Fusion cuisine that adds great depth to the options on Howard. The owner Aldo Truong chose this ideal location because of its tendency to attract the younger crowds. “I wanted grown professionals that had the jobs Downtown. The South Tampa market’s hot, and I stumbled upon this property.”

The food matches, if not surpasses, all the other restaurants in SoHo that we know and love. Featuring a range of dishes from sushi to tacos to bowls, Truong was inspired by dishes across all Asian cultures including Vietnam, Korea and China. His ultimate goal was to create exceedingly fresh food, as “everything’s really fresh. That was the whole vibe that I wanted to have here at the restaurant was fresh Asian cuisine.”

An assortment of street tacos from Bar Asia Tampa.

He went above and beyond in accomplishing his goal. His food is absolutely to die for, no matter which entrée you choose. The tacos are all concocted to perfection with fresh ingredients and meats that explode with flavor. Don't miss the Shaking Beef taco, which is flame-grilled BBQ beef topped with pickled red onions, cilantro, and sriracha aioli.

The Red Dragon Roll of Shrimp Tempura, spicy tuna, and so much more. 

The sushi is equally delicious, with an expansive menu of all traditional flavors as well as some specialties that you can find nowhere else in Tampa. All of the perfectly crafted rolls are presented beautifully, with a qualified and trained staff also capable of handling special requests. There's also sashimi of tuna, salmon, and Yellowtail available as well. 

Make sure to stop by for each of their daily specials as they offer deals that you won't be able to resist. They have $2 taco nights as well as half off mojitos, sushi rolls and fresh bowls, but check this list below for the hottest new place in South Tampa every night of the week.

Monday: Half off Mojitos and Sushi Rolls from 4-11pm, $5 wells drinks

Tuesday: $2 tacos and $3 Coronas from 4-11pm, $5 margaritas

Wednesday: $5 glasses of wine from 4-11pm, half off select Fresh Bowls (chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, salmon, vegetable)

Thursday: $10 AYCD wells and beer 8-10 pm, $5 wells drinks, half off sushi from 10pm-1am

Friday: $10 AYCD wells and beer from 7-9pm, $5 sake bombs all night, $5 wells drinks, $4 Bud/Miller Lite beers, half off sushi form 10pm-1am

Bar Asia Tampa will leave you craving more, and do so in an upscale, comfortable atmosphere. The newest staple in SoHo will make your list of go-tos after just one visit! 

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Pictures courtesy Bar Asia Tampa.