Nashville October 23, 2016
10 Restaurants In Nashville To Get Ethnic Food That’ll Culture Your Taste Buds
Are you a big fan of the international food market here in Nashville? We may be known for southern comfort food and hot chicken, but our ethnic spots are top notch. We’ve found ten fabulous places spread across the city that will give your taste buds a ride like they’ve never experienced before.
10. La Hacienda Taqueria - Mexican
On the famed Nolensville Road - a spot in the city known for fabulous ethnic food - La Hacienda Taqueria reigns as king when it comes to Mexican food. Also? This is where President Obama ate when he visited Nashville in 2014, so if it whets the presidential appetite you KNOW it's great.
2615 Nolensville Pike
9. House of Kabob - Persian/Iranian
It's hard to find an ethnic restaurant of this caliber that serves such a niche group, but take it from us - a trip out to Thompson lane is WELL worth it. With the option to order singularly or family style, you can try a bit of everything. Which is most definitely the way you should go.
216 Thompson Ln
8. . Istanbul Resturant - Turkish
The kebabs from Instanbul are killer, and you're sure to enjoy their spiced meats and pita. This is the spot of many a Mediterranean binge for Nashville foodies...
2631 Nolensville Pike
7. King Market - Laotian/Thai
Tucked away in the Nashville suburb of Antioch, King Market has an extensive menu with highly delicious dishes. Whether you're looking for pad thai or pho, there's sure to be something to float your boat.
200 4th Ave N #1200
6. Lucky Bamboo China Bistro - Chinese
Noted as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city, Lucky Bamboo has dim sum that will have you craving the local hot spot for dayssss.
5855 Charlotte Pike B
5. Samurai Sushi - Japanese
Most people don't like to attribute sushi to Japan any longer, and you'll hardly find it on an ethnic list because of our crazy Americanized sushi versions. But Samurai Sushi? Is the real deal. Their rolls are superbly crafted and the tiny space has the perfect hole-in-the-wall atmosphere.
2209 Elliston Pl
4. Thai Phoo Ket Restaurant - Thai
Located downtown, this cash-only eatery is a local favorite. It's tucked away by Nissan Stadium - blink and you'll miss it - this no-frills spot has a long list of curries and noodle dishes that will most definitely strike your fancy.
207 Woodland St
3. Sitar Indian Resturant - Indian
Renowned for their phenomenal lunch buffet, Sitar is an Indian restaurant with a solid Nashville reputation. Come find all your favorite curries rice dishes, plus the naan is KILLER.
116 21st Ave N, Nashville
2. International Market & Restaurant - Thai
Located in the Belmont area, the International Market & Restaurant is a mainstay amongst college folk and Thai food lovers alike. It has operated in Nashville for over forty years and brings an authentic edge and unique taste to the city food scene.
2010 Belmont Blvd
1. The Smiling Elephant - Thai
Voted as the best Thai restaurant in Nashville, The Smiling Elephant is a quirky spot located just outside of downtown. Their pad thai is positively raved about, and it's a great spot to ease naysayers into a Thai food induced coma. It's that good.
2213 8th Ave S
What are your favorite ethnic restaurants in Nashville? Let us know below!