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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have contributed significantly to the culture of our American society, which is why May is our National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month. AAPI Heritage Month celebrates the journey of immigrants and citizens to the United States and the unique traditions, life experiences, and cultures. From science and medicine, government and technology, literature and art, education and entrepreneurship, and all other facets of our society, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have historically been and continue to be essential parts of America’s story.

Hit the streets of Jacksonville and visit one of these locally owned Asian American businesses!

Here on the First Coast, we love to celebrate the best of our communities and the diverse people that play significant roles in their vibrant culture. In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, there’s no better time than the present to hit the streets of Jacksonville and visit one of these locally owned Asian American businesses!

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📷 The Hungry Owl Jax | Instagram

1. The Hungry Owl Jax

Roaming the streets of Jacksonville since 2019, The Hungry Owl Jax is a food truck grub lover’s dream come true! Serving up Thai street food on the street out of their funky truck to hungry locals, The Hungry Owl Jax keeps you coming back for more over and over again! After your first taste of the Asian fare the Owl lovingly prepares, you’ll find yourself stalking the truck around town to get your next fix! Fortunately, The Hungry Owl Jax posts its weekly schedules and other info on its Instagram page, so you can easily plan to be first in line.

Pro Tip: Try the Thai chicken and rice for the spice of your life!

Hours & Locations vary; check the Instagram page for weekly updates!

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📷 Kaprao Thai Street Food | Facebook

2. Kaprao Thai Street Food

If you’re looking for Thai Street Food with flare, Kaprao Thai Street Food is your go-to for the full-flavored fare! The creation of Jacksonville’s culinary power couple, Chef Noon and Chef Levi, Kaprao, offers a delight to all of the five senses! Brightly textured dishes are infused with the flavors of Chef Noon’s homeland of Thailand and recreated for you in the beautiful atmosphere of Kaprao. At Kaprao Thai Street Food, you’ll be transported to faraway lands where delicious cuisine is abundant!

Pro Tip: Kaprao doesn’t take reservations, so get your group on their website’s waiting list for a time to arrive.

 

Monday – Friday| 11:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday – Sunday| Closed 

📍 14286 Beach Boulevard #26 Jacksonville, FL 32250

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📷 Karai Bistro | Website

3. Karai Bistro

Karai Bistro specializes in hand-crafted ramen inspired by over 35 years of experience in Japanese cuisine. Executive Chef Levi’s passion for making creative ramen dishes shows in every mouthwatering bite! Using traditional Japanese ingredients, bold flavors, and innovative techniques, the ramen you are served at Karai Bistro is beyond your wildest expectations. Delicate yet flavourful broths are infused with Tare’s (sauces) made from scratch, adding depth to ramen that even the most discriminating palette will appreciate. Karai Bistro also offers small plates and daily specials!

Pro Tip: Sign up on the website to be a VIP and reap the rewards!

Monday – Friday |11:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday – Sunday |Closed
📍 14286 Beach Boulevard #29
Jacksonville, FL 32250

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📷 S&R Dim Sum | Website

4. S&R Dim Sum

Sometimes we all need good, traditional Chinese comfort food! S & R Dim Sum Restaurant is here for you when that day comes! Offering delicious, authentic Chinese cuisine to Jacksonville’s hungriest patrons, S & R Dim Sum Restaurant’s dishes wrap you in their arms and give you a great big hug! Using only the freshest ingredients, S & R Dim Sum Restaurant provides a wide range of meals from which to choose, making it a perfect choice when your friends are over for a game night or to go out on the town for a date-night bite!

Pro Tip: Order online for fast pick-up to go or dine in!

Monday | 11:15 am – 9:15 pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday- Sunday | 11:15 am – 9:15 pm
📍 1661 Riverside Ave, Ste 123
Jacksonville, FL 32204

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5. Secret Tiki Temple

Bringing the Aloha to our Bold City in style, the Secret Tiki Temple is everything you’ve ever wanted in a Tiki bar and more! Steeped in tradition and held to the strictest Tiki codes, the Secret Tiki Temple is where you go for a fun, funky, and fabulous night out! When we say this Tiki adventure is legit, we mean it; check out the Secret Tiki Temple’s rules and guidelines for reserving your table before you visit- it’s all part of the experience! Serving a limited bar menu, you’ll have no room for grub once you’ve enjoyed one of the Temple’s sacred unique cocktails! When the Secret Tiki Temple says they are steeped in rich culture and lore, they’re not joking!

Pro-Tip: Tropical attire is welcome; find Elvis and grab a selfie!

 

Monday | Closed
Sunday – Thusday | 4pm – 10pm (Kitchen closes at 9pm)
Friday – Saturday | 4pm – 10pm (Last call 10:45 pm)
Happy Hour Weekdays Only | 4pm – 6pm
*Limited menu served at bar. No full dinner menu available.
📍 8617 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256

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📷 Prototype Escape Rooms | Website

5. Prototype Escape Rooms

Asian American eateries and bars, it’s time for some fun at Prototype Escape Rooms! If you haven’t tried an escape room game but are curious about all the buzz, you must let Prototype Escape Rooms show you what’s in store! Escape rooms are the latest craze for groups, team building, birthday parties, date nights, and any other reason to get together with one or more of your friends! Offering games like Blackout, Cannibals In The Catacombs, Locker Room, and Dog Days, you’ll have ample opportunity to figure out the games and escape on time. The friendly staff and excellent customer service at Prototype Escape Rooms keep you in the mood for fun!

 

Pro Tip:  Sign your waivers online to save you time at the door!

Monday – Friday | 12 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday | 10:30am – 12 am
Sunday | 10:30am – 10:30 pm
📍 3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd S Unit #113,
Jacksonville, FL 32224

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6. Bibi Beauty Lashes

Hopefully, you are well versed in the latest eyelash trends, and if so, you’ll be thrilled with the lash extensions you receive at Bibi Beauty Lashes! Owned and operated by Florida licensed esthetician Svetlana, Bib Beauty Lashes offers Jacksonville’s beauties a world-class experience. Svetlana developed her expertise in lash extension techniques in Kazakhstan, where she expanded her education and honed her beauty skills. With a mission to enhance your natural beauty, Svetlana brings out your best with her special lash extension techniques and exemplary customer service. When you need an updated lash look or are simply ready to try something new, Bibi Beauty Lashes is your go-to for luxury lashes!

Pro Tip: Choose one of Bibi’s specialties online or contact her for consultation.

Monday – Tuesday | 10 am – 7 pm
Wednesday | 9 am – 7 pm
Thursday | 10 am – 5 pm
Friday | Closed
Saturday | 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday | Closed
📍 1225 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Treat Yourself to Discovering Jacksonville's Asian-Owned Businesses!

Jacksonville is home to many outstanding Asian-Owned businesses! Get inspired by the unique opportunities we have to experience these vibrant cultures and traditions right here at our very own doorstep! Whether it’s in the month of May, or any time of the year, treat yourself to discovering all that Jacksonville’s Asian-Owned Businesses have to offer!

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