Greensboro, NC

Don't miss these unique ethnic restaurants in Greensboro

The Planking Traveler

Greensboro is a haven for a variety of cuisines from around the world with a lot of wonderful options, especially if you love Vietnamese food. One big reason for that influence here is that outside of Vietnam, Greensboro has the largest Montagnard (hilltribe people from Vietnam) community in the world. You can read more about that history and their resettlement in North Carolina here. Whether you're partial to Asian cuisine or prefer other options like Peruvian or African, there is something on this list for everyone!

Crafted The Art of the Taco

220 S Elm St

The globally inspired tacos are exquisite here, but I'm partial to the Mason of Bacon starter/dessert. Yep, it's a Mason jar filled with bacon, served with caramel and chocolate sauce for dipping. They allow dogs on the spacious patio area which is a nice bonus.
Mason Jar of BaconEmily Adams

Lemon Indian Cuisine

1568 Highwoods Blvd

They have an awesome buffet but the Mango Lassi here is to die for. Think creamy yogurt infused with fresh mango puree - it's the smoothie of your dreams. Get their frequent customer card and you'll thank me later.
Lamb Dopiaza and Tandoori ChickenEmily Adams

Hometown Delicious

5103 W Market St

As someone who grew up in China, I can confidently say this is the most authentic Chinese food in the Triad. I'm partial to the Kung Po Chicken and cucumbers with special sauce.
Kung Po ChickenEmily Adams


423 Tate St

Japanese eatery with teriyaki & ramen. It's tiny and usually crowded but well worth the wait! The owners are so welcoming and I love their bibimbap.
BibimbapEmily Adams

La Palma

4623 W Gate City Blvd G

Here you will find unique Caribbean options like the burger with plantains as the bun.
Stew BeefLa Palma Facebook page

La Super Michoacana

3821 W Gate City Blvd

Authentic Mexican popsicles and mangonadas. They have SO many flavors!
PaletasEmily Adams

Taste Of Ethiopia

106 N Westgate Dr

Only place I know to get Ethiopian food in Greensboro. Buffet has a good selection with plenty of injera (the spongy bread you use to eat your meal)
Injera and various stewsEmily Adams

Embur Fire Fusion

107 Smyres Pl

Peruvian fried rice here is something I could eat every day. They also have pizza and whole roasted chickens which are good as well. Try the chicha morada to drink - it's a delicious purple corn drink with fresh apples and cinnamon.
Peruvian fried riceEmily Adams

Van Loi II

3829 W Gate City Blvd D

Amazing bubble tea (get the avocado flavor), pho and rice dishes.
Emily Adams

Seoul Garden

5318 W Market St # C

I could just eat their banchan as a full meal - so generous. Try their Seafood Ddukbaegi (seafood stew) if you like spicy food. It is filled with the most flavor-packed broth I've ever tasted.
Nice assortment of banchan with the mealEmily Adams

Banh Mi Saigon Sandwiches and Bakery

3808 W Gate City Blvd

Have you tried Banh Mi? If not, what are you waiting for? Come get the best and cheapest one of your life here (Under $6!). Fresh toasted warm baguette with marinated pork or chicken, fresh cucumbers and carrots, along with jalapenos and spiced up with some fish sauce. You won't regret it!
Banh miEmily Adams

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