A Closer Look at Aiya

Andddd, we're back. We're here with another addition of "All About Aiya," where we give you an insider's look into who we are and what we do.


DID YOU KNOW? While Aiya is a smaller 60-70 seater restaurant, the kitchen is actually the same size as our dining area. Executive Chef Li remarked that he was more focused on serving an unforgettable experience for a smaller crowd, rather than compromise quality for quantity. 

DID YOU KNOW? The music played at the restaurant is sourced exclusively from OneReasonRecordings, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that raises funds for social justice through the arts. OneReasonRecordings supports indie artists by creating partnerships that benefit different charities around the world.

DID YOU KNOW? The writing on the mirror wall at Aiya is actually the poem that inspired the design of the restaurant. While traditional Chinese writing is read from right to left and top to bottom, we designed the poem to read left to right and line by line to reflect the fusion concept of the restaurant.


Stay tuned. We may give away some more of our secrets.


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An Insider's Look at Aiya

A small, sixty-seventy seater restaurant, Aiya aims to redefine Asian cuisine. Since its’ opening two weeks ago, guest have remarked that Aiya is “very elegantly decorated” and that the food was “absolutely delicious.” With a current five star rating on Facebook and a four and a half star rating on Yelp, Aiya strives to and continues to do everything possible to ensure that every guest enjoys their dining experience.

Having newly opened in Frisco, Aiya has caught the curiosity of many people. So, from all of us at Aiya, we present to you this insider’s look: 


DID YOU KNOW? Aiya was designed by 22 year old Johnathan Chen, a current Senior at New York University majoring in Food Studies and minoring in Chemistry.

DID YOU KNOW? Aiya’s logo is actually a Taiwanese dish called zhong zhi, which is made from sticky rice mixed with peanuts, egg and meat, wrapped in bamboo leaves, tied and steamed. 

DID YOU KNOW? The restaurant’s name was chosen for being short and sweet sounding in English, but also because it plays on the sound that many Chinese people make after a mistake: Aiyahh. The name reflects the fusion cuisine created at Aiya, which mixes Asian cuisine with French and Modern American technique. 


Stay tuned. We may give away some more of our secrets.


Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/aiyarestaurant). Follow us on Twitter (@AiyaRestaurant) and Instagram (@AiyaRestaurant).