Providence’s Finest Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese & Chinese Cuisine.

We are dedicated to bringing you the finest Authentic Asian Cuisine in Rhode Island. Our goal is to preserve the art of traditional home style Asian culinary dishes, in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Hours: (2024) We will be closed July 1st-4th and we will reopen July 5th. Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

Fri & Sat 10am-10pm | Sun-Thurs 10am-9:30pm CLOSED TUESDAYS

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In Cambodian culture, an Apsara is a young and beautiful supernatural being who’s purpose is to perform a ballet like dance, known as the “Apsara Dance”, only in the presence of King of Cambodia.

Apsara Restaurant serves unique, but very traditional home style dishes not found in many Asian or Chinese restaurants. We serve the same favorite dishes cooked in homes from countries of  Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and China.

Many of our dishes we serve at the Apsara restaurant are very hot and spicy, but our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help you select the right dish combinations that suite your tastes.  We have a variety of dishes to choose from. You can start off from our fantastic appetizers and soups, then select  from our main meat and vegetable dishes. We recommend picking a variety of dishes that differ in taste, such as sweet and sour, to bland and spicy. Our staff is happy to help you make your selections.

Apsara History

The restaurant was founded by Mrs. Thao Te and Mr. Chhun Seng Lim. Apsara was originally established in 1986 at 310B Broad St. Providence, RI 02907 as an authentic Asian food catering business.

While attending classes at night school, Mrs. Thao Te noticed there many single Asians in the community who are too busy to prepare authentic Asian meal at home. For a small fee, Mrs. Te would prepare authentic Asian meals (Monday – Friday) for those who are too busy to cook an authentic Asian dinner for themselves. While preparing dinner for her clients, customers would knock on the door wanting to try the food.

It was then that Mrs. Te decided to open her doors to the public. There was no official menu at first, her customers would be served any delicious meal she prepared for the day. By word of mouth many customers would discover that Apsara Asian Restaurant not only served delicious authentic Asian food, but also provide a very generous portion.