Do you like to travel? Do you like to try new foods from various cultures? Sometimes when the kids come along it isn’t always in the budget to vacation to those destinations, but with this dining guide to various restaurants in OKC I think you can still find ways to expand your palette without exhausting your bank account! It would be great for staycations with the family or for date nights with your husband or for upcoming Olympics parties! So check out some of these without ever leaving the comfort of Oklahoma city!
German / Ingrids / 3701 North Youngs Blvd. and 6501 North May. This restaurant has been around the metro for decades and now has two locations. The German cuisine is a treat, but the bakery and desserts are also out of this world. If you visit their original location on Saturdays you can join in for live music and occasional polka dancing! They offer catering for special events as well.
French / La Baguette / 7408 North May Ave. This French bistro has been treating OKC’s citizens for 33 years. Come dine here for a romantic dinner date or just stop in at the boucherie or the bakery for some specialties to take home. The fresh bread is baked daily, and they are also available to cater special events.
Italian / Gabriella’s / 1226 NE 63rd Street. Come and enjoy the authentic Italian cuisine here with recipes handed down from the family’s Italian heritage. They’ve been in the restaurant business for almost 60 years with various restaurants and locations and are now bringing their talent to our city. The restaurant is located in a unique Oklahoma building that was originally a 1930’s speakeasy, but is now home to some of the most delicious Italian food you can find in the metro!
Peruvian / La Brasa / 1310 NW 25th Street. You can check out La Brasa for a unique dining experience that combines Peruvian flavors and ingredients with other cultures ranging from Spanish to Japanese. Located in the historic Kamp’s building, La Brasa transitions into a nightclub on weekends serving a special late night menu.
Guatamalan / Cafe Kacao / 3325 North Classen. While known for it’s Latin American specialties you might have heard about Cafe Kacao’s brunch which it seems to be most popular for. Now with longer hours to better serve their customers, you will want to check out this restaurant soon to see why it’s been voted for so many local awards for its famous food.
Ethiopian / Queen of Sheba / 2308 North MacArthur Blvd. This hidden gem must be sought out if you are looking for something new to try. There aren’t too many places you can find authentic Ethiopian food and we are lucky to have such a place here in our city. Get ready to introduce your kids to utensil free dining as they learn to use injera bread to pick up their food!
West African / Mama Sinmi’s Chop House / 2312 North MacArthur Blvd. After years of catering Mama Sinmi was ready to open up a restaurant to share her love of West African cuisine with Oklahomans. If you are ready to try something new and spicy then be sure to check them out!
Indian / Gopuram / 4559 NW 23rd Street and 4401 West Memorial Ste. 111 If authentic Indian cuuisine is what you crave then be sure to check out Gopuram. When our friend from India is visiting he always chooses this place so you know it’s the best! Catering and banquet services available as well!
Pakistani / Sheesh Mahal / 4621 North May Ave. For a taste of Middle Eastern foods look no further than Sheesh Mahal. They serve Halal foods and are one of a kind in Oklahoma City.
Greek / Zorba’s / 6014 North May Ave. They’ve been voted the best Mediterranean cuisine in OKC for many years. Not only do they serve family friendly meals but they are known to have a fantastic happy hour, excellent catering, and entertaining belly dancers on Saturday nights!
Vietnamese / Pho Lien Hoa / 901 NW 23rd Street. If you blink you might pass by this restaurant so don’t drive too fast! Great Vietnamese dishes are served here included pho. Be sure to bring your cash though as they may not take credit cards.
Japanese / Tokyo Sushi / 7516 North Western Ave. Come visit Tokyo Sushi for traditional Japanese dishes in a great atmosphere. They carry delcious fresh fish and of course Sushi! Takeout and Private Parties are also available here.
Chinese / Chow’s / 3033 North May Ave. If you are feeling adventurous you can order off the traditional menu or you can play it safe with more Americanized meals here. Either way you are in for a treat by dining at Chow’s. It has won many awards for best Chinese food in our city!
Obviously this is not an exhaustive list of all countries or restaurants represented in the metro! There might be many restaurants that fit in these various categories, but for simplicity sake I just featured one for each country listed. Please share your favorites in the comments. Happy Eating!