Cuisines Of Salt Lake City

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 Chinese restaurants in Salt Lake City

Mom's Kitchen - Mapo tofu with special fried rice
Mom’s Kitchen – Mapo tofu with special fried rice

Desperate for dim sum? Salivating for Sichuan cooking? Be sure to check out our guide to Chinese food in SLC. There’s a little something for all tastes in SLC if you know where to look!

Best Italian dining in Salt Lake

Caffe Molise – pappardelle al sugo

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. Read our complete guide.

Best Korean food in SLC

Angry Korean - rice bowl with beef bulgogi and mandoo
Angry Korean – rice bowl with beef bulgogi and mandoo

Does the mention of japchae send a gleeful smile across your face? What about bulgogi and galbi and all you can eat table side BBQ? If so, check out our round up of the very best spots for Korean food in Salt Lake City.

Best Indian restaurants in SLC

Saffron Valley - biryani (Saffron Valley)
Saffron Valley – biryani (Saffron Valley)

Salt Lake City has lots of Indian restaurants that in turn offer a range of delicacies from North and South. Read out full guide to the very best.

Best Japanese restaurants in SLC

Tuna tataki at Kyoto
Tuna Tataki at Kyoto

Utahns love Japanese food and it’s well reflected in the diversity of options you can find around town. Sushi, ramen, tempura and more. Check out our complete guide.

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Best Mexican restaurants in Salt Lake City

Alamexo: puerco tacos
Alamexo: puerco tacos

Mexican cuisine might just rank as the most popular cuisine in these parts – this list offers up the very best of our Mexican restaurants. Read our best of list.

Best Middle Eastern dining in SLC

Laziz Kitchen - shawarma style shredded chicken
Laziz Kitchen – shawarma style shredded chicken

One of the most rich and rewarding cuisines, and one that has plenty of options here in Utah. Our complete guide.

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


Asado | Orem | Empanadas, Parrillada asado, milanesa
Argentina’s Best Empanadas | SLC | Handcrafted authentic empanadas
La Brioche Bakery | Orem |


Arbat | South Salt Lake | Pelmeni, dolma, hashlama, shish kebab


Brugels Waffles & Frites | Various | Waffles, fries, mergueze sausage, Flemish stew


Bhutan House | Sandy | Momo, thukpa, chow chow


Old Bridge Cafe | South Salt Lake | Cevapi, Zeljanica, Sarma


Braza Grill | Murray | Churrascaria
Lucy’s Brazilian Kitchen | Provo | Kebobs, moqueca de camarão
Tushar Brazilian Express | South Jordan | Kebobs


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
Mom’s Kitchen | South Salt Lake | Taiwanese
Red Corner China Diner | Midvale | Sichuan
Sweet Ginger | Midvale | Great Sichuan, late night cash only menu offers bargain deals


Pantrucas | Provo | Empanadas,
Lomitos | Orem | Lomo saltado, carne mechada,


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

African Restaurant | SLC | East African dishes based around budennaa
Mahider | SLC | Authentic Ethiopian restaurant


Al’s Cafe | Farmington |
Narra Asian Bistro | Cottonwood |


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
Cafe Berlin | Sandy |
Rimmels | Orem | German (street) style doner kebabs
Siegfried’s Deli | Downtown SLC | Spaetzle, Wiener schnitzel and tons of sausages. Small import market too


Aristo’s | SLC |
Crown Burger | Various |
Greek Souvlaki | Various |
Manoli’s | SLC |


Catrachos Restaurant | West Valley City |


Galilee Grill and Bakery | Lindon |


Caffe Molise |Downtown SLC
Celeste |Murray
Stanza |Downtown SLC
Valters |Downtown SLC
Veneto |SLC


Saffron Valley |Various


Pars Cuisine |SLC
Layla |Millcreek
Zaferan Cafe |Cottonwood Heights


Jamaica’s Kitchen | Food truck |
11 Hauz | Park City |


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 |


The Angry Korean | South Jordan | American-Korean fusion
EJO | South Salt Lake | All you can eat Korean BBQ
Jang Soo Jang |South Salt Lake
Korea House | SLC
Myung Ga |West Valley City


Laziz Kitchen | SLC |


Alamexo | Downtown SLC | Refined, regional cooking
Chile-Tepin | Downtown SLC
Chunga’s | SLC | Renowned for al pastor
El Mexiquense | Lehi
Taqueria Los Lee | South Salt Lake
Red Iguana | North SLC | A Utah institution. Experts at mole
Santo Tacos | Rose Park


Gura’s Spice House | Herriman
Himalayan Kitchen | Downtown SLC
Kathmandu | Sugar House


Kabob Stop | South Salt Lake |
Zaika Grill N Kebab | South Salt Lake |


Paulinho’s Contigu Peru | West Valley City |
El Rocoto | West Valley City |
Rubi’s Peruvian Taste | Millcreek |

Puerto Rican

The Polarican | Farmer’s Market | Polish Pierogies stuffed with Puerto Rican flavors


Galley Grill | Sugar House |
Luybochka | Millcreek |


Cafe Guanaco | South Salt Lake |
El Viroleno | SLC |


Cafe Madrid | Cottonwood Heights
Finca | downtown SLC


Noor | SLC |
Horn Of Africa | SLC


Adolph’s | Park City |


Mom’s Kitchen | South Salt Lake | Leek pie, three sauce chicken and lost more, quite authentic


Chabaar Beyond Thai | Murray |
Chanon Thai | 9th and 9th |
Skewered Thai | SLC |
Tea Rose Diner | Murray |

U.K. and Ireland

Little Taste Of Britain | Layton | Fish and chip shop plus import store
MacCools Public House | Ogden | Irish dishes such as shepherd’s pie, boxty, corned beef. Quite Americanized.


Andinita’s Restaurant | Taylorsville |
Sabor Latino | SLC | Tequeños, arepa de dominó, cachapa, real Maltín Polar and Pirulín.


Oh Mai | Various | Traditional banh mi sandwiches with contemporary flavors too
Pho Saigon Noodle House
Pho Tay Ho | SLC |
SOMI Vietnamese Bistro | Sugar House |


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

Middle Eastern

Karim Bakery | South Salt Lake |
Mazza | Various |

American Regional

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 |

Native American

Navajo Hogan | South Salt Lake |


Angry Korean | South Jordan | American-korean
Curry Fried Chicken | downtown SLC | American-Indian/Pakistani