Affordable Asian Restaurants in Statesboro

Christina McKinley

As college students living in Statesboro, it can be hard to find a place that has quality food at a cheap price. To save you the trouble of looking, here are four affordable Asian restaurants around town:


Shogun is very similar to Tokyo in its menu, but it mostly known for its hibachi. It has good food and friendly staff and chefs. Dinner and certain sushi rolls are a bit more expensive. Personally, my favorite thing to eat there is the fried rice.

The dining space has some larger tables, and eating at one of the hibachi grills inside is ideal for larger groups of people—especially if you are looking to talk with a personable and entertaining chef.

Cally Lin, a worker at Shogun, said that the hibachi grills are great for celebrationsㅡespecially for big groups of people.

Lunch specials are served Sunday thru Thursday 11 am to 2:45 pm, and Friday and Saturday 11:00 am thru 3:30 pm, prices ranging from $6.59 to $8.39.

Rating: 5/5

Popular dishes: Sushi

Shogun can be found at 12218 US Highway 301 S, Statesboro, Georgia.


Chow Time Buffet

This restaurant is a small, basic buffet that offers all you can eat Chinese and American foods. It includes sushi and dessert bars. It offers a variety of food and can appeal to many people of different tastes. Chow Time Buffet remains a good candidate for spending time with a variety of people. However, it is a bit small so large parties are not recommended.

Lunch Monday through Friday is $7.49 and $9.49 on Saturdays. Dinner starts at 4pm (but is all day for Sundays) and costs $10.79. Considering that only a few of the foods are greasy and the dessert bar offers quality ice cream you can scoop yourself, the price seems worth it.

Rating: 4/5


Chow Time Buffet can be found at 696 Northside Dr E, Statesboro, GA 30458 and is open weekdays from 11am to 10pm and weekends 11am to 11pm



Tokyo is a casual Japanese restaurant that serves sushi, hibachi, and a variety of lunch and dinner specials. It has nice, quick waiting staff and a variety of good food at decent prices. However, things seem to get a little busy around 1pm and 7pm, so wait time may get a little longer. The atmosphere and good food portions make this a great place to hang out for a few hours, and the dining space can accommodate larger parties.

“I think the atmosphere is really unique,” said Emily Reid, a server at Tokyo, “I feel like it’s small, quaint, [and] as local as you can really get for l like Asian food in the south… It feels really home-cooked and I feel like, just working here, we’re very family-oriented… we have a lot of regulars that we love to see…”

Lunch specials are from 11am to 3pm and range in prices from $7.25 to $10.95. Dinner specials are served all day and start at $8.95.

Rating: 5/5

Popular dishes: Shaggy Dog Roll, Playboy Roll, HibachiYou can find Tokyo at 100 Brampton Ave, Statesboro, GA 30458. It’s open from 11am to 10pm on weekdays, 11am to 11pm on Saturdays, and 12pm to 10pm on Sundays.


Orient Express

Orient Express has quick service and a cheap takeaway menu. The quality of the food has been reviewed to be questionable but, from my personal experience, it has been hot and fresh every time. The place itself is a virtual hole in the wall with only two tables and eight seats total, so I don’t recommend this place for large parties.This restaurant may seem a bit on the shady side since it’s in the corner of an old parking lot–not to mention that it’s a bit lacking in how inviting it looks–but it serves good comfort food in large portions.

Lunch is served only Monday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm, prices ranging from $5.95 to $6.50. Dinner is all day with prices from $7.45 to $7.95.

Rating: 4/5

Popular dishes: Sesame Chicken and General Tso’s Chicken

Orient Express can be found at 15 University Plaza, Statesboro, Georgia.


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