Asian Tapas Opens at Woodbury Town Center

Asian Tapas, a distinctive new Asian restaurant, has opened at Woodbury Town Center in Irvine. Tapas are small dishes in Spain, and while every cuisine has a variation of tapas, Asian Tapas serves small dishes from different Asian Cultures with a concentration in Northern Chinese cuisine. 

There are nearly 30 tapas to choose from, including Lettuce Wraps with a choice of Chicken or Pork or Vegetarian; Vegetarian Egg Rolls; Misoyaki Fish Filet; Scallops wrapped in Maple Flavored Bacon; Dumplings; Gyoza; Salt and Peppered Pork Ribs; and many more.

In addition, the menu features soup and salad, rice and noodle dishes, and the Chef’s Special, Peking Duck. Because this dish takes 24 hours to prepare and two hours to cook to perfection, 24 hour advanced notice is required to order.

Asian Tapas also offers a variety of lunch specials, with the choice of two tapas of the day — and a fountain drink for $7.50. There is also a wide selection of wine, sake, cocktails and Soju to complement the menu.

The Executive Chef of Asian Tapas is Roger Lee, the only five-star award-winning Chinese Cuisine Chef in Orange County. With an extensive career working at renowned restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area, Lee learned how to cook when he was a boy, as he grew up in his family’s restaurant business in Taiwan. Lee is also one of the few classically trained Chinese chefs.

The restaurant also offers orders to-go as well as catering services. Asian Tapas is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant is located in Woodbury Town Center at 6380 Irvine Blvd. at Sand Canyon in Irvine. For more information, please call (949) 651-8999.

Woodbury Town Center, owned and managed by Irvine Company, is located at Sand Canyon Ave. and Irvine Blvd. in Irvine. The center is anchored by Ralphs Fresh Fare and Home Depot, and has 45 other stores, restaurants and services.

The Irvine Company is a privately held company based in Newport Beach, California. The company’s retail portfolio includes Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center, The Market Place and neighborhood and community centers in Newport Beach, Irvine and Tustin. For more information, visit