Asian One

555 Essa Rd, Barrie
About Asian One:

A restaurant serving Chinese and Thai food, Asian One is located in Unit 27 on 555 Essa Road, in Barrie, Ontario. This place serves lunch and dinner in a simple atmosphere, with most of the business aimed at delivery and takeout and not much attention is paid to the interior of the restaurant.

Asia One is in the SmartCentre plaza, meaning there is a lot of parking in front of it for both cars and bikes. The place has a TV, does not take reservations, but takes takeout orders and does deliveries. The restaurant takes payments in credit cards, but the deliveries can be paid in cash only.

The menu is extensive, with plenty of meat and vegetarian dishes. Working hours vary, from Monday to Thursday from 11 AM to 10 PM, on Friday from 11 AM to 11 PM, Saturday from noon to 11 PM, and Sunday from noon to 10 PM.

Asian One has been reviewed online on Facebook, Zomato, Google Reviews, and Trip Advisor, and from these, I’ve created the list of pros and cons.


  • Best chicken balls
  • Fast takeout and delivery
  • Good size portions
  • A mix of Chinese and Thai food
  • Reasonable prices


  • No waiter service and food served in Styrofoam containers in-house
  • Notes about poor interior

The Asian One restaurant has been in business in Barrie since 2014, and it enjoys a love-hate reputation with the Barrie Asian-food lovers community. The interior of the restaurant is very, very simple. The floors are tile; walls are a generic shade of off-white and ceilings are simple tile. Simple tables and chairs offer in-house seating, and the walls feature the menus, and nothing much. There is no waiter service; people get to order on the counter and take their food to the table.

Since the majority of the business is done for delivery and takeout, there is little attention to the food served to people dining in, and they lack porcelain plates, instead, the food is served in the takeout containers.

The menu is extensive, with all the items one may expect at an Asian restaurant. Appetisers like an egg roll, spring rolls, BBQ slice pork, edamame, wontons, tempura, satay and more can be ordered. There is a soup offer, sweet & sour dishes like wontons, chicken balls, pork balls, tofu and more. There are Chinese, Thai and Pineapple fried rice dishes. Chop Suey, Cantonese egg noodles, Mein Feng, Lo Mein, Pad Thai, Egg Foo Young, and plenty of chicken, pork, beef, and seafood dishes are also on the menu. Asian One specialities that reflect the blend of flavours Asian cuisine is famous for can also be ordered here.

There are seventeen offers for lunch specials served from 11 AM to 3 PM, served with fried rice and egg roll, with a very affordable price. Like all other Chinese restaurants, this one also has combination dinners, takeout party specials, special diet dishes, and family dinners for two to six people.

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