In the following guides we’ve rounded up the very best restaurants by cuisine. Best Mexican, Italian, Indian and more – its contentious for sure – but we think these are the best spots:
Best Indian restaurants in SLC
Salt Lake City has lots of Indian restaurants that in turn offer a range of delicacies from North and South.
Best Italian dining in Salt Lake
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.
Best Japanese restaurants in SLC
Utahns love Japanese food and its well reflected in the diversity of options you can find around town. Sushi, ramen, tempura and more.
Best Mexican restaurants in Salt Lake City
Mexican cuisine might just rank as the most popular cuisine in these parts – this list offers up the very best of our Mexican restaurants.
Best Middle Eastern dining in SLC
One of the most rich and rewarding cuisines, and one that has plenty of options here in Utah.
All the cuisines you can find in Utah
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.
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.
Afghan Kitchen | South Salt Lake | Mantu, Qabuli Palow, Bulani
Arbat | South Salt Lake |
Brugels Waffles & Frites | Varios | Waffles, fries, mergueze sausage, Flemish stew
Bhutan House | Sandy |
Old Bridge Cafe | South Salt Lake | Cevapi, Zeljanica, Sarma
Boba World | Woods Cross | Shanghai specialities, amazing house made fat noodles
CY Noodle | South Salt Lake | Solid Sichuan cooking in SLC’s Chinatown development
Cafe Anh Hong | Salt Lake City | Cantonese with some of Utah’s best weekend dim sum
Sweet Ginger | Midvale | Great Sichuan, late night cash only menu offers bargain deals
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
Al’s Cafe | Farmington |
Avenues Bistro On Third | Avenues | Small neighborhood bistro influenced by French classics e.g. trout almandine
Paris Bistro | SLC | Traditioanl French bistro: duck confit, steak frites, French leaning wine list
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
Catrachos Restaurant | West Valley City |
Galilee Grill and Bakery | Lindon |
Jamaica’s Kitchen | Food truck |
Kyoto | SLC | Class Japanese comfort food: tonkatsu, teriyaki, sukiyaki
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 |
Laziz Kitchen | SLC |
The Polarican | Farmer’s Market | Polish Pierogies stuffed with Puerto Rican flavors
Noor | SLC |
Horn Of Africa
Adolph’s | Park City |
Mom’s Kitchen | South Salt Lake | Leek pie, three sauce chicken and lost more, quite authentic
U.K. and Ireland
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
Karim Bakery | South Salt Lake |
Mazza | Various |
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.
Hungry Hawaiian | Woods Cross |
Laid Back Poke Shack | Holladay |
Navajo Hogan | South Salt Lake |