The Asian Art Museum is thrilled to partner with Asian Box to bring the restaurant’s mouth-watering menu of fast-casual, Vietnamese-influenced fare to the museum’s first floor (in the former location of the museum cafe). A Bay Area-based, Asian American- and woman-co-owned restaurant, Asian Box offers museum visitors a chance to enjoy delicious, healthy, freshly made creations by Chef Grace Nguyen.
The entire Asian Box menu is 100% gluten-free and locally sourced. Choose from a signature set “box” — including perennial favorites like banh mi — or build your own custom box by choosing a base of salad, noodles, or rice; adding savory proteins like tofu, shrimp, pork, chicken, salmon, or steak; and selecting from a variety of flavorful toppers and sauces.
Vegan options and a kids menu will be available, as well as seasonal items inspired by on-site programs and special exhibitions. Available for a limited time, the first set of special offerings — Herb Curry Paneer, a Butter Chicken Box, and hot Chai tea with honey syrup — are designed to pair perfectly with Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art.
Starting Mar. 31, Asian Box will be open during regular museum hours from 10 AM–5 PM, Friday–Monday and 1–8 PM on Thursdays (the museum is closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). The restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Anyone is welcome to dine at Asian Box without purchasing a museum admission ticket; menu items will also be available for takeout. Museum members enjoy a 10% discount on all orders at Asian Box.