Hawkers Asian Street Food in Mills 50

By Yasmene Warren

Traditional Asian food is great and all, but something about Asian street food just hits different. Luckily, there’s a chain dedicated to serving a host of flavors right here in Orlando, and it’s called Hawkers!

What is it?

Hawkers Asian Street Food is an Asian restaurant chain with locations in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. This restaurant is renowned for serving unique Asian street eats and craft cocktails, and has been doing so it since was started by four best friends in 2011.

front of hawkers building with red sign

Orlando is lucky enough to have two locations - in Mills 50 and Windermere. Today, we decided to visit the Mills 50 location on North Mills Avenue, and it did not disappoint!

Hawkers also recently became a part of the esteemed Michelin Guide in 2022, along with the 50+ other restaurants around Orlando already on the list. This area is consistently recognized as a top-tier foodie destination, and Hawkers has earned a well-deserved spot as one of the best.

hawkers sign with wood background and michelin guide plate award

You can visit either location Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Menu

Hawkers typically serves shared small plates of food, but just because they’re small doesn’t mean they aren’t mighty! 

Their expansive menu includes Dim Sum options such as bao, dumplings, and wontons, as well as a selection of rolls and various bite-size meat and vegetarian dishes. 

table with bowls and plates full of food and fun neon lights

Image by Hawkers Asian Street Food

The Roti Canai is a perfect way to start your meal, with two flatbreads that you can dip in Hawker’s signature curry sauce. Our mouth is watering just thinking about it!

roti in a red plastic plate with curry sauce

Image by Hawkers Asian Street Food

The Korean Twice Fried Wings are also so flavorful and divine, tossed in a garlic sauce and topped with peanuts, sesame, and cilantro - definitely a must-try when you dine here.

korean twice fried wings in a teal plastic container with paperon a table

If you’re not into sharing, or just want some bigger portions, there are also rice, curry, and noodle bowls perfect for one. The Pad Thai is a Hawker’s staple, and we can confirm that it is absolutely delicious!

hawkers pad thai in a white bowl with black pattern

Image by Hawkers Asian Street Food

Stop by Monday through Thursday and you can enjoy half off Baos & Beers at Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. During this time, there’s also a special for $3 off all spirits and $5 off select small plates including spring rolls, edamame, wings, and Korean and/or Japanese fried chicken!

The Ambiance

Dining at Hawkers brings about a comforting vibe that comes with eating traditional tastes in a cultural setting. Each dish perfectly combines years’ worth of flavors into a timeless meal that you won’t find in your everyday fast-food chain restaurant.

inside hawkers building with tables and chairs with asian theming

Whether it be Japanese, Thai, or Korean foods you’re in the mood for, Hawkers won’t disappoint. 

Inside the location is quite small, so coming with a big party may bring a longer wait for a table if you don’t have a reservation. However, there’s quite a bit of space to eat on their outdoor patio if you’re visiting on a cooler night (or don’t mind the Florida heat).

outdoor patio with tables and chairs and glass windows to inside

When waiting for your table, you can also grab a drink at the bar right next to the check in stand. Keep in mind that there are only a handful of seats available, so you may have to stand around for a bit while you wait.


When you’re in the mood for Asian food but don’t know what kind, you’ll want to make Hawkers your place to go! It’s a one stop shop for all things tasty, so be sure to check it out next time you’re feeling hungry.

Mills 50

Mills 50 is a district near Downtown Orlando that is known for its rich history, diversity, and inclusivity. It gets its namesake from the intersection of Mills Avenue and Colonial Drive (50). Here, you’ll find a variety of small businesses and delicious restaurants. Some of our favorites include Piggza, The Mongolorian, and Moderne! This district never dies and makes for a great place to live. If you’re interested in finding a home in the area, our team would be happy to help!


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