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Looking to support Asian-owned businesses in Bloomington? Here are some options.

<p>Nikki Nails employee Kevin Nguyen gives a manicure to a customer. Nikki Nails on West Third Street is an appointment-only salon that offers manicures, pedicures, full acrylic sets and gel nails. </p><p></p><p>Kevin Nguyen </p>

Nikki Nails employee Kevin Nguyen gives a manicure to a customer. Nikki Nails on West Third Street is an appointment-only salon that offers manicures, pedicures, full acrylic sets and gel nails.

Kevin Nguyen

Following the recent Atlanta spa shootings that killed six Asian women and the increased racism the Asian community has faced due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are looking to support Asian-owned businesses. Asian business owners said they’ve been hit especially hard during the pandemic because of their race, facing economic devastation as a result.  

Bloomington has more than 25 Asian-owned businesses, from restaurants to salons to grocery stores. 

Here's a categorized list:

Food

Siam House

430 E. 4th Street

Bloomington, IN

512-323-0206

Hours: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday noon to 10 p.m., Sunday noon to 9 p.m. 

Status: Dine-in available. 

Siam House on East Fourth Street sells authentic Thai food. It offers online ordering on GrubHub, as well as in-person dining. Katie Brenneke

Judy’s Kitchen

2894 E. 3rd St 

Bloomington, IN

812-332-8888

Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sundays noon to 5:30 p.m.

Status: No dine-in. Available on Doordash for delivery and pickup is available.

Domo Steak & Sushi Inc.

106 S. Franklin Rd 

Bloomington, IN

812-332-7700

Hours: Open every day 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Status: Dine-in available. 

Taste of India

316 E. 4th Street 

Bloomington, IN

812-333-1399

Hours: Open every day 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. 

Status: Dining room open. Offers delivery through BeyondMenu, Grubhub, ChowNow (with a 15% discount for first order) and Doordash (with a carryout with a 20% discount).

Best Taste - Bloomington

109 W. 4th Street

Bloomington, IN

812-822-1737 

Hours: Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Status: No dine-in, only takeout.

Dragon Chinese Restaurant 

3261 W. 3rd Street

Bloomington, IN

812-332-6610 

Hours: Open Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Status: Dine-in available.

Sushi Bar

2522 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, IN

812-331-7688

Hours: Open 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 8:30 p.m. Sunday 

Status: No outdoor seating or sit-down dining allowed. Delivery, takeout and curbside pickup available. 

Sakura 15

895 S. College Mall Road 

Bloomington, IN

812-339-8076

Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m

Status: Dine-in and pickup available.

Mama’s Restaurant

2630 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 

812-333-8071 

Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Status: Dine-in available.

Toto’s Uncle Cafe

3297 E. Covenanter Drive 

Bloomington, IN

812-287-8018

Hours: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m.to 10 p.m.

Status: Dine-in available.

My Thai Café and Sushi Bar (West Side)

3316 W. 3rd Street

Bloomington, IN

812-333-2234 

Hours: Closed Sundays. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch. Dinner hours: Monday through Thursday 4:30 to 9 p.m., Friday 4:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday 3 to 10 p.m.

Status: Dine-in available. 

My Thai Downtown

402 E. 4th Street

Bloomington, IN

812-333-3993

Hours: Closed Mondays. Open for lunch Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Saturday and Sunday noon to 3 p.m. Dinner hours: Tuesday through Thursday 4:30 to 9 p.m., Friday 4:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday 3 to 10 p.m., Sunday 3 to 9 p.m.

Status: Dine-in available.

My Thai Downtown on East Fourth Street had few open tables Sunday afternoon. My Thai prides itself in its staff have many years of experience in the restaurant industry, according to its website. Katie Brenneke

India Garden 

531 N. Walnut Street

Bloomington, IN

812-331-8844

Hours: Open Monday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Status: Dine-in available.

India Garden employee Beam Bhadhur awaits customers Sunday. India Garden sells various Indian dishes like biryani and tandoori. Katie Brenneke

Zero Degrees

1285 S. College Mall Road

Bloomington, IN

812-650-1005

Hours: Open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Status: Dine-in available.

Bapu Teahouse

106 S. Indiana Avenue 

Bloomington, IN

812-287-8139 

Hours: Open Monday through Friday noon to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays noon to 7 p.m.

Status: Dine-in available with limited seating.

Hair and Nail Salons

Lee Parker Do Salon 

411 W. Kirkwood Ave

Bloomington, IN

812-332-1933

Hours: Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday

Status: Clients must wait outside or in a car until texted their appointment is ready. Masks must be worn and temperatures are taken. Shampoos are “swift” to minimize face-to-face exposure.

Kyu Hair 

2611 E. 3rd Street

Bloomington, IN

812-287-8084 

Hours: Closed Sundays. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

JinYu Beauty Salon 

2624 E. 10th Street 

Bloomington, IN

812-339-5682

Hours: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Jenny’s Nails

1000 N. Walnut St

Bloomington, IN

812-650-1001

Hours: Closed Sundays. Open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Status: Appointments only, no walk-ins. 

Nikki Nails

1723 W. Third Street

Bloomington, IN

812-339-6069

Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Status: No guests or walk-ins allowed. 

MaiSunami Nails

421 E. 3rd Street

Bloomington, IN

812-336-7722

Hours: Closed Sundays. Open Monday noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nails Club

3488 W. 3rd Street

Bloomington, IN

812-822-0647 

Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SoHo Nail & Spa 

223 S. Pete Ellis Drive 

Bloomington, IN

812-925-1628

Hours: Closed Sunday. Open Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Crimson Nails & Spa 

161 Kingston Drive South 

Bloomington, IN

812-330-6668 

Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Nails With An 

1504 S. Walnut Street 

Bloomington, IN

415-975-1688 

Hours: Closed Sunday. Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Beauty Max Studio 

411 S. Woodcrest Drive

Bloomington, IN

812-822-2088

Hours: Closed Sundays. Open Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Blue Bay Foot Spa

104 S. Pete Ellis Drive 

Bloomington, IN

812-803-0588

Hours: Open every day 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Status: Appointment-only. 

Sports Medicine and Gyms

PTWORX Physical Therapy 

5006 S. Rogers St

Bloomington, IN

812-269-2679

Hours: Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Status: No walk-ins allowed. Video consultations available. 

Move Bloomington

207 N. Washington St. 

Bloomington, IN

812-369-4328 

Hours: Closed Sundays. Open Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.to noon.

Status: Appointment-only. 

Grocery stores

B-Town International Market

2901 E. Covenanter Drive

Bloomington, IN

812-323-7718

Hours: Open every day, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Apna Bazaar 

2556 E. 3rd St

Bloomington, IN

812-336-1833

Hours: Open every day 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Apna Bazaar is an Indian-owned grocery store on Third Street. It offers a wide variety of unique products from Asia, including soups, snacks and produce. Katie Brenneke

Clothing

O’Child Children’s Boutique 

101 W. Kirkwood Ave 

Bloomington, IN

812-334-9005

Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. 

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