Located in Naples’ Mercato, AZN Azian Cuizine offers traditional Asian dishes with a modern twist, bringing great flavor and a beautiful atmosphere to your dining experience. On their website, they describe it as “upscale PanAsian cuisine” which really says it all, and you will find traditional dishes like Mongolian Beef and Chicken Teriyaki as well as Sushi.
We had a few moments to speak with Larry Luizzi, the general manager, who filled us in a bit more on the food philosophy: “Because we serve Asian fusion, it gives us a lot of flexibility to try new things and carry the quality up to new levels. We change the menu a few times a year to keep things fresh, as well as host special events like the Dining with Wine series during the summer, which allows our chef to try new exciting dishes.”
One of Mercato’s original four restaurants, AZN Azian Cuizine was developed by Anna and Raymond Hsu, who have been in the industry for the last 35 years and have several restaurants in Atlanta. With a sister AZN restaurant in Charlotte, NC, AZN Naples is the only Asian restaurant within Naples’ destination hot spot, Mercato.
AZN Naples features a large outdoor dining area which is packed in the mild winter months of Southwest Florida. It’s a great place to see and be seen, especially if you’re going to catch a film at Silverspot Cinema just upstairs.
AZN features a large open bar where you can see what’s happening in the game or catch up on the latest news, while you relax with a glass of wine or cocktail. The bar seats 21 and has plenty of space for others to stand. Check out their “R’AZN the BAR” Happy Hour every day from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the bar or on the patio. Or stop by the bar from 9-10pm (Sunday – Thursday) or 10-11pm (Friday & Saturday) for the “Reverse Happy Hour” to wind down your evening.
AZN currently offers several different types of events, for wine lover, couples and more. See their calendar to get the full run down because there is a lot coming up! And keep in mind that the wine dinners do fill up quickly, so reserve in advance if you want to take part in this dining experience. Lunch specials are also served daily. AZN Naples is decorated with a modern Asian flair, featuring a large water feature within the open dining space. The tables and booths are comfortable and if you’re looking for a bit of privacy while dining, there are certainly a a few spaces that make this possible. Or you can reserve their Zen Room for a semi-private event of up to 30 guests.
Pay them a visit:
AZN Azian Cuizine
9118 Strada Place
Naples, FL 34108
Open for lunch and dinner, from 11:30am until 10:00pm
Valet parking available
Note: This article written by Tiffany Muehlbauer, author and editor of No Ordinary Homestead, first appeared on FoodieNaples.com in 2014 and has been republished with permission.