Cuisines Of Salt Lake City

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

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.

Read out full guide to the very best.

Caffe Molise – pappardelle al sugo

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.

Read our complete guide.

Tuna tataki at Kyoto
Tuna Tataki at Kyoto

Best Japanese restaurants in SLC

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.

Alamexo: puerco tacos
Alamexo: puerco tacos

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.

Read our best of list.

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

Best Middle Eastern dining in SLC

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.

Afghani

Afghan Kitchen | South Salt Lake | Mantu, Qabuli Palow, Bulani

Argentinian

Asado | Orem |
Argentina’s Best Empanadas | SLC | Handcrafted authentic empanadas
La Brioche Bakery | Orem |

Armenian

Arbat | South Salt Lake |

Belgian

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

Bhutanese

Bhutan House | Sandy |

Bosnian

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

Brazilian

Braza Grill | Murray |
Lucy’s Brazilian Kitchen | Provo |
Tushar Brazilian Express | South Jordan |

Chinese

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

Chilean

Pantrucas | Provo |
Lomitos | Orem |

Congolese

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.

Dominican

El Tropical | Provo |

Ethiopian / Eritrean

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

Filipino

Al’s Cafe | Farmington |

French

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

German

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

Greek

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

Honduran

Catrachos Restaurant | West Valley City |

Israeli

Galilee Grill and Bakery | Lindon |

Italian

Caffe Molise
Celeste
Stanza
Valters
Veneto

Indian

Saffron Valley

Iranian

Pars Cuisine
Layla
Zaferan Cafe

Jamaican

Jamaica’s Kitchen | Food truck |

Japanese

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 |

Korean

Jang Soo Jang
Korea House
Myung Ga

Lebanese

Laziz Kitchen | SLC |

Mexican

TBD

Nepalese

Gura’s Spice House
Himalayan Kitchen (Indian too)
Kathmandu (Indian too)

Pakistani

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

Peruvian

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

Russian

Galley Grill | Sugar House |
Luybochka | Millcreek |

Salvadoran

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

Spanish

Cafe Madrid
Finca

Somalian

Noor | SLC |
Horn Of Africa

Swiss

Adolph’s | Park City |

Taiwanese

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

Thai

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 | Various | Irish dishes such as shepherd’s pie, boxty, corned beef. Quite Americanized.

Venezuelan

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

Vietnamese

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

Regional

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.

Hawaiian

Hungry Hawaiian | Woods Cross |
Laid Back Poke Shack | Holladay |

Native American

Navajo Hogan | South Salt Lake |