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Cuisines Of Salt Lake City

Looking for a specific type of cuisine in Salt Lake City? Here’s a handy cheat sheet to some of the very best International flavors you can find around the Wasatch Front. The list isn’t exhaustive in each category but hopefully shows some of the best examples of that nations cuisine here in Utah, with as many regional variations as we know about. Contact us if we’ve missed anyone great!

For each restaurant we list the area you can find them, and some stand out dishes. Again this isn’t exhaustive, check each restaurant’s website for more details about their bigger menus. Chain restaurants are intentionally left off of this list too.


Afghan Kitchen | South Salt Lake | Mantu, Qabuli Palow, Bulani
Kabuli Cafe | Downtown SLC
Kabul Kitchen | West Valley City


Asado | Orem | Empanadas, Parrillada asado, milanesa
Argentina’s Best Empanadas | SLC | Handcrafted authentic empanadas
La Brioche Bakery | Orem
Libertango | Sandy steakhouse


Arbat | South Salt Lake | Pelmeni, dolma, hashlama, shish kebab


Brugels Waffles & Frites | Various | Waffles, fries, mergueze sausage, Flemish stew


Bhutan House | Sandy | Momo, thukpa, chow chow


Old Bridge Cafe | South Salt Lake | Cevapi, zeljanica, sarma
Cafe On Main | SLC | Muckalica, sudzukice


Box Bites | American Fork | Esfihas
Braza Grill | Murray | Churrascaria
Lucy’s Brazilian Kitchen | Provo | Kebobs, moqueca de camarão
Tushar Brazilian Express | South Jordan | Kebobs


Desperate for dim sum? Salivating for Sichuan cooking? Be sure to check out our guide to Chinese food in SLC. There’s a little something for all tastes in SLC if you know where to look!

Boba World | Woods Cross | Shanghai specialties, amazing house-made fat noodles
Chinese Taste | South Salt Lake | Solid Sichuan cooking in SLC’s Chinatown development
Cafe Anh Hong | Sandy | Cantonese with some of Utah’s best weekend dim sum
Foodie And Sweetie | Avenues | Sheng Jian
Matchstick Bar & Grill | West Valley City | Chinese BBQ | read my review
Mom’s Kitchen | South Salt Lake | Taiwanese
New Golden Dragon | SLC | Dim sum, big menu
One More Noodle House | South Salt Lake | Noodle specialists, Sichuan focus
Red Corner China Diner | Midvale | Sichuan


Pantrucas | Provo | Empanadas
Lomitos | Orem | Lomo saltado, carne mechada


Mama Africa Grill | West Valley City | Offering a buffet Wednesdays and Saturdays all day during their open hours, plus a specialty of home made beignets.


Batista | South Salt Lake
La Havana Kabana | Kanab | Cubano, tostones


El Tropical | Provo

Ethiopian / Eritrean

Mahider | SLC | Ethiopian
Oromian Restaurant | SLC | East African


BFF Turon | West Jordan | Lumpia, pancit, adobo, turon
Crunchy Munchy | Food truck | Lumpia
Kubo Express | Murray


Brasserie 7452 | Deer Valley | Classic French, French onion soup, coq au vin steak frites
Courchevel | Park City | Rhone focused cuisine
Delice Bakery And Cafe | South Salt Lake | Cafe featuring pastries, sandwiches, salads


Bohemian Brewery | Midvale | Leans Bavarian/Czech – brats, stroganoff, goulash
Rimmels | Orem | German (street) style doner kebabs
Siegfried’s Deli | Downtown SLC | Spaetzle, Wiener schnitzel and tons of sausages. Small import market too
Weller’s Bistro | Layton | Rouladen, kartoffelsalat, currywurst


Crown Burger | Various | Fast food
Greek Souvlaki | Various | Fast food
Manoli’s | SLC | Fine dining
Yanni’s Greet Express | Sugar House | Fast food


Catrachos Restaurant | West Valley City |


Galilee Grill and Bakery | Lindon


One of the most popular European cuisines is well represented across the Wasatch Front. You’ll find everything from fresh pasta to pizza; Tuscany to Veneto to Sicily – many regions are well represented in Utah. Read our complete guide.

Caffe Molise | Downtown SLC
Osteria Amore | SLC / University
Stoneground Kitchen | Downtown SLC
Valters | Downtown SLC
Veneto | SLC


Salt Lake City has lots of Indian restaurants that in turn offer a range of delicacies from North and South. Read out full guide to the very best.

Bawarchi | South Jordan | Biryani specialists
Chettinad House | Downtown SLC | Korma, tandoori chicken
Gurkhas | Millcreek | Tikka, biryani
Nepali Chulo | West Valley City
Saffron Valley | Various | Fish amritsari, chicken 65, dosa
Sri Balaji Caffe | West Jordan | Dosa, idli, uthappam
Star Of India | SLC | Keema matar, shahi korma
Tandoor Indian Grill | Millcreek | Hyderabadi bagara baigan, kadai lamb


Pars Cuisine | SLC
Layla | Millcreek
Sumac Cafe | SLC
Zaferan Cafe | Cottonwood Heights | read my writeup
Zeitoon | Midvale


Jamaica’s Kitchen | Food truck
11 Hauz | Park City
Kafe Mamai | Downtown SLC


Utahns love Japanese food and it’s well reflected in the diversity of options you can find around town. Sushi, ramen, tempura and more. Check out our complete guide.

Koyote | Marmalade | Next level ramen
Kyoto | SLC | Classy Japanese comfort food: tonkatsu, teriyaki, sukiyaki
Bar Nohm | SLC | Fine dining, chef-driven | read my profile and thoughts
Sushi Groove | Millcreek | Modern/American, fun/loud
Takashi | Downtown SLC | Arguably SLC’s best sushi, everything from creative maki to sashimi and omakase


Does the mention of japchae send a gleeful smile across your face? What about bulgogi and galbi and all you can eat table side BBQ? If so, check out our round up of the very best spots for Korean food in Salt Lake City.

The Angry Korean | South Jordan | American-Korean fusion
Baek Ri Hyang | South Salt Lake
EJO | South Salt Lake | All you can eat Korean BBQ
Jang Soo Jang | South Salt Lake
Korea House | SLC
Myung Ga |West Valley City
Ombu | SLC | All You can eat BBQ
Seon Korean BBQ | SLC | All You can eat BBQ
Stun Cube | South Salt Lake | Dosirak


Tuk Tuks | West Valley City | A mix of Thai and Lao


Beirut Cafe | Murray
Mazza | SLC – 15th and 15th


Mexican cuisine might just rank as the most popular cuisine in these parts – this list offers up the very best of our Mexican restaurants. Read our best of list.

Chunga’s | SLC | Renowned for al pastor
El Mexiquense | Lehi
Guisados | Taylorsville | read my writeup
La Casa Del Tamal | West Valley City | Barbacoa de Borrego, chicharron prensado
Taqueria Los Lee | South Salt Lake | Mom and pop taco shop
Real Taqueria | Holladay | Fabulous tacos and more
Red Iguana | North SLC | A Utah institution, experts at mole
Santo Tacos | Rose Park


Gura’s Spice House | Herriman
Gurkhas | Millcreek
Himalayan Kitchen | Downtown SLC
Kathmandu | Sugar House
Nepali Chulo | West Valley City


Kabob Stop | South Salt Lake
Habibi Grill | West Valley City | read my writeup


Paulinho’s Contigu Peru | West Valley City |
El Rocoto | West Valley City |
Rubi’s Peruvian Taste | Millcreek |


RISE By Good Day | West Valley City
The Polarican | Farmer’s Market | Polish Pierogies stuffed with Puerto Rican flavors


Leila’s Luau | Syracuse

Puerto Rican

Papito Moe’s | Alcapurria, bacalaito, empanadilla


Luybochka | Millcreek


Cafe Guanaco | South Salt Lake |
El Viroleno | SLC |


Cafe Madrid | Cottonwood Heights
Finca | SLC
Mar Muntanya | Downtown SLC


Noor | SLC
Horn Of Africa | SLC


Ding Tea | SLC
Mom’s Kitchen | South Salt Lake | Leek pie, three sauce chicken and lost more, quite authentic
Meet Fresh | SLC | Boba, taro, egg waffle, tofu pudding
Sasa Kitchen | SLC
SOZO Kitchen | South Salt Lake
Tea Bar | Sugar House | Boba, small bites


Chanon Thai | 9th and 9th
Kao Thai | Millcreek
Mano Thai | South Salt Lake
Skewered Thai | SLC
Tea Rose Diner | Murray
Tuk Tuk’s | West Valley City


Kahve Cafe | SLC

U.K. and Ireland

Little Taste Of Britain | Layton | Fish and chip shop plus import store
Pirate Os Gourmet Market | Draper | Solid import store featuring frozen goods like meat pies | read my profile piece


A Lo Maracucho | West Jordan | Tequeños, arepas, pastelitos
Andinita’s Restaurant | Taylorsville |
Arempa’s | Downtown SLC
Sabor Latino | SLC | Tequeños, arepa de dominó, cachapa, real Maltín Polar and Pirulín


Check out our run down of all the very best Vietnamese eateries in SLC here.

Oh Mai | Various | Traditional banh mi sandwiches with contemporary flavors too
Pho 777 | West Valley City | read my review
Pho 33 | South Salt Lake
Pho Saigon Noodle House
Pho Tay Ho | SLC
Saola | Cottonwood Heights
SOMI Vietnamese Bistro | Sugar House


Naturally some restaurants don’t neatly fit into one particular country. This section is for those restaurants whose menu straddles more than one country but still have a cohesive regional approach.

Indonesian / Malaysian / Singapore

MakanMakan | Sandy | Casual and vibrant restaurant with a unique menu of nasi goreng, rendang curries, laksa


Spitz | Various | Wraps, salads

Middle Eastern

One of the most rich and rewarding cuisines, and one that has plenty of options here in Utah. Our complete guide.

Ishtar | Millcreek | Labneh, muhamara, falafel
Karim Bakery | South Salt Lake
Shahrazad Market | SLC

American regional

And lastly, some of more interesting US regional specialties you can find around the Wasatch front. Note, we’ve intentionally avoided traditional or new American restaurants in this list.


Bam Bams BBQ | Orem
Sugar House BBQ | Sugar House | Smoked turkey is a standout


Hungry Hawaiian | Woods Cross
Laid Back Poke Shack | Holladay
Salty Pineapple | Herriman
Porkys Kaua’i | Lehi

Native American

House Of Frybread | Provo | Fry bread
Navajo Hogan | South Salt Lake | Fry bread


Captain’s Boil | Taylorsville | Seafood boil
O’Crab | West Jordan | Seafood


Angry Korean | South Jordan | American-korean
Changs Food | West Valley City | Chinese-Venezuelan
Curry Fried Chicken | downtown SLC | American-Indian/Pakistani
Curry Pizza | Various | Indian/Pizza mashup
Kabob Bros | Midvale | Pakistani / Middle Eastern
ROC Taco | Downtown SLC | International flavors, tacos
Tandoori Taqueria | Indian/Mexican fusion

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