After a year of being unjustly blamed and scapegoated for the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans are facing a rise in hate crimes, and Asian-owned business are facing a decline in patronage.

Local business owners said one way to support the Asian American community is by visiting Asian-owned restaurants in the area. This guide features nine such eateries in Georgetown.

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Asian Cuisine

1203 Leander Road, Georgetown. 512-763-1206.

Ichiro Asian Bistro and Wine Bar

After nearly a year and half of planning, Ichiro Asian Bistro and Wine Bar was set to open March 20, 2020. Three days later, it had to shut down due to Williamson County’s stay-home order, which was put in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

1500 Rivery Blvd., Ste. 2120, Georgetown. 512-688-4288.

Jaiwai Thai Kitchen

Previously known as Khun Kan Thai Kitchen, Jai Wai Thai Kitchen is located on the Georgetown Square.

114 E. Seventh St., Ste. 105, Georgetown. 512-868-0023.

Kyoto Asian Cuisine

Owner Cong Wang said the dining experience at Kyoto Asian Cuisine is more than what someone may get at another Asian restaurant, as it provides a diverse menu with 30-plus sushi rolls, traditional Chinese meals and tonkotsu ramen, served with pork, green onion, egg, seaweed, black fungus and bamboo shoots, which he said he added at the frequent request of customers.

1103 Rivery Blvd., Ste. 210, Georgetown. 512-988-6652.

Lin’s Café

Wei Lin, co-owner of Lin’s Café, said his favorite part of owning a restaurant is interacting with the patrons.

“I like serving customers,” Wei said. “I love to serve the best of what we have, [and] I like to talk to customers about our food.”

5725 Williams Drive., Ste. 125, Georgetown. 512-688-5589.

Mango Tango Bistro and Bar

This Cambodian restaurant, located on a corner near the Georgetown Square, opened March 20—four days before the Williamson County stay-at-home order was issued.

114 E. Seventh St., Ste. 116, Georgetown. 512-487-6187.

Misu Sushi

Thuan Pham, a 20-year veteran of the restaurant business, said he first tried sushi 15 years ago and was hooked from his first bite.

600 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 101, Georgetown. 512-819-6222.

Nancy’s Sky Garden

Nancy’s Sky Garden returned to Georgetown after closing last June. Under the ownership of Juwon Kim, who also owns the Round Rock location, Nancy’s Sky Garden will offer the same menu of healthy, Korean-inspired meals it previously served.

103 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 105, Georgetown. 512-884-5642.

PhoEver Diner

Phoever Diner opened Jan. 13 in the Randall's shopping center at 5725 Williams Drive, Ste. 110, Georgetown. The Vietnamese restaurant serves pho, vermicelli, flat noodles, clay pot dishes, chicken wings, sandwiches and more.

5725 Williams Drive, Ste. 110, Georgetown. 512-948-7053.