15 Cool Ethnic Eateries In Virginia


1. Mekong, Richmond

6004 W. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23230
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Mekong is a great Vietnamese restaurant that is totally for beer lovers. You can tell from their long line of taps that they are excited about craft beers. The choices are almost endless.

2. Zaytinya, DC

701 9th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Zaytinya serves tapas style dishes that combine the flavors of Turkey, Lebanon and Greece.

3. Kuba Kuba, Richmond

1601 Park Ave., Richmond, Virginia 23220
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Kuba Kuba serves authentic Cuban cuisine and a banging tres leches cake.

4. Cellar Restaurant, Blacksburg

302 N Main St, Blacksburg, Virginia
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Cellar Restaurant serves wonderful Greek cuisine. They also have live music and a great selection of craft beers.

5. El Tepeyac, Charlottesville

380 Greenbrier Dr, Charlottesville, Virginia
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El Tepeyac is a great Mexican and Salvadorian restaurant. Their pupusas are fantastic.

6. CubanBurger, Harrisonburg

70 W Water St, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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CubanBurger is a Cuban restaurant with delicious fritas, or Cuban burgers.

7. Guru Indian Cuisine, Fredericksburg

1320 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 112, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Guru offers up the most authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine in the Fredericksburg area. With great curry dishes and mouthwatering Chicken Tikka Masala, make sure to let them know how spicy you would like your dishes because it can get HOT! Check out their delicious lunch buffet, served every day, 11:30-2:30.

8. M&M Lounge, Charlottesville

917 Preston Ave Suite B, Charlottesville, Virginia
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People who’ve only gone to M&M Lounge to dance are missing out. Their menu is full of delicious Turkish and Russian food!

9. Blue Nile, Harrisonburg

181 N Main St, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Blue Nile is an Ethiopian restaurant and music venue with fantastic vegetarian options.

10. India Garden, Blacksburg

210 Prices Fork Rd Ste D, Blacksburg, Virginia
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India Garden is an Indian restaurant with a wonderfully extensive vegetarian menu.

11. Mala Tang, DC

3434 Washington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia
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Mala Tang is an excellent Chinese fondue restaurant. Choose your broth and protein and start dipping.

12. Carlos Brazilian International Cuisine, Roanoke

4167 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018
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Carlos Brazilian International Cuisine continues the tradition high atop Southwest Roanoke, in an atmosphere of breathtaking views and beautiful sunsets. Diners can experience French, Spanish, Italian and Brazilian dishes complimented by fine wines.

13. Choi’s Korean Kitchen, Fredericksburg

1625 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Choi’s Korean Kitchen opened its doors in the Fall of 2007 and ever since has been serving up some of the best Korean food the area has to offer. Their spicy pork stir fry is a can’t miss item for any stir fry lovers out there. Make sure to ask about great discounts they offer as well!

14. Thai Flavor, Glen Allen

4040F Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
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The go-to place for Thai food in Richmond. Thai Flavor is fast, affordable and extremely tasty. As good as being in Thailand, go try out this family-run Thai food restaurant today.

15. Ubon Thai Victorian Restaurant, Staunton

515 W Frederick St, Staunton, VA 24401
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Ubon Thai Victorian Restaurant is a really cool and unique spot. It’s located in a classic Victorian house with a menu inspired by Anna And The King.

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