Utah February 21, 2017
10 Restaurants In Utah To Get Ethnic Food That’ll Culture Your Taste Buds
With all of Utah’s great ethnic food, you can travel the world without ever leaving the state. Whether you’re looking for incredible Mexican food, or delicious Indian fare, you’ll find it here. Take a look at some of our best ethnic restaurants.
1. The Mandarin (Chinese)
The Mandarin has been serving delicious Chinese food to Utahns since 1977. The food is fresh and authentic, and the menu is very diverse. This place is a Utah icon, and has won several awards. 348 E. 900 N,, Bountiful.
2. Red Iguana (Mexican)
When you know you'll probably wait in a line that goes down the street to get a table on the weekend, you've found something good. Red Iguana is a family-owned business that just keeps winning awards every year. Try the selection of moles - the sauce is Red Iguana's speciality. 736 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City.
3. Bombay House (Indian)
Immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of India at Bombay House. Everything is good here, but your waiter will make recommendations if you're new to Indian food. You might just become addicted to the garlic naan. Locations in Salt Lake City, West Jordan and Provo.
4. Sawadee Thai (Thai)
This cozy little Thai place near the Avenues in Salt Lake is family owned and operated, and it's won numerous Best of Utah awards. The Tom yum goong is a specialty here, but it's also pretty hard to pass up the drunken noodles. 754 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City.
5. Oh Mai (Vietnamese)
If you've never tried a Vietnamese sandwich, you need to visit Oh Mai as soon as possible. Try the sardine banh mi, and add a bowl of pho to your order - it's the ultimate Vietnamese soup and sandwich combo. Four locations in South Salt Lake, downtown Salt Lake, Holladay and South Jordan.
6. Cedars of Lebanon (Lebanese)
For Lebanese food in Utah, Cedars of Lebanon is the place to go. The lamb is always delicious, but you'll find a host of other offerings here, including some great vegetarian choices. 152 East 200, South Salt Lake.
7. Blue Nile (Ethiopian)
Order a huge platter of food at Blue Nile - it's served up family style. No silverware needed, you'll scoop all this tastiness up with injera, an Ethiopian bread. 755 S, State Street, Salt Lake City.
8. The Other Place (Greek)
The Other Place has been in business since 1984, and the food is authentic and delicious here. The Greek salad is a favorite here, and you can see why - it's huge! 469 E Broadway, Salt Lake City
9. Cucina Toscana (Italian)
There are so many Italian places to choose from in Utah, but many just offer gluey pasta with red or white sauce. Cucina Toscana offers up fresh, authentic Italian food with stellar service. It might be more of a "special occasion" restaurant, but it's well worth it. 282 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City
10. Mazza (Middle Eastern)
Mazza has been a staple in the 9th and 9th neighborhood for years, and you'll see why when you visit. Authentic food and excellent service. 912 E. 900 S., Salt Lake City.
What is your favorite place to get ethnic food? Tell us in the comments!
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