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.
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
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 specialities, 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
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
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.
El Tropical | Provo
Ethiopian / Eritrean
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
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.
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
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.
Fat Fish | West Valley City | American-leaning maki spot, mid priced
Kyoto | SLC | Classy Japanese comfort food: tonkatsu, teriyaki, sukiyaki
Nohm | SLC | Fine dining, chef driven
Sushi Groove | Millcreek | Modern/American, fun/loud
Takashi | Downtown SLC | Arguably SLC’s best sushi, everything from creative maki to sashimi and omakase
Tonkotsu Ramen Bar | West Valley City | Contemporary ramen noodle bar
Tosh’s Ramen | Various | Ramen specialists
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
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
La Casa Del Tamal | West Valley City | Barbacoa de Borrego, chicharron prensado
Taqueria Los Lee | South Salt Lake | Mom and pop taco shop
Red Iguana | North SLC | A Utah institution, experts at mole
Santo Tacos | Rose Park
Leila’s Luau | Syracuse
Papito Moe’s | Alcapurria, bacalaito, empanadilla
Luybochka | Millcreek
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
Kahve Cafe | SLC
U.K. and Ireland
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.
Indochine Vietnamese Bistro | University
Oh Mai | Various | Traditional banh mi sandwiches with contemporary flavors too
Pho Saigon Noodle House
Pho Tay Ho | SLC
Saola | Cottonwood Heights
SOMI Vietnamese Bistro | Sugar House
Southwest Market | West Valley City
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
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
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.
Sugar House BBQ | Sugar House | Smoked turkey is a standout
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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