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International Dining in Lancaster, PA

International Dining in Lancaster, PA

If when you think Lancaster County you don’t think international dining… think again! Lancaster has quite the variety of cultures and cuisines. From Vietnamese, to Nepalese, to Ethiopian, or even Trinidadian- you can try it in Lancaster. So, if you are looking to take your taste buds on a trip around the globe we have complied a list for you of our favorite international restaurants around the County. Grab your passports and get ready to eat your way through an adventure, there plenty of new flavors to try and explore.

African Cuisine

Almaz Ethiopian
Restaurant 701 E. Walnut St., Lancaster
Serving up Ethiopian food in a friendly, inviting atmosphere is what Almaz’s is known for. The staff is very helpful in making suggestions if you are not sure what to order.

Upohar Ethnic Cuisines
798 New Holland Ave., Lancaster
Upohar, meaning “gift,” is a social impact business in Lancaster which helps many people in the community and serves up global fare. They specialize in vegan, vegetarian and naturally gluten-free foods from various countries including parts of Africa, Iraq, Nepal and many others. This restaurant is BYOB.

Asian & Japanese Cuisine

Rice & Noodles / Sprout Vietnamese Eatery
1238 Lititz Pike, Lancaster / 58 N. Prince St., Lancaster
Fresh, flavorful, authentic Vietnamese is what you will find at Rice & Noodles. This 3rd generation Vietnamese eatery is known for their spring rolls and bah mi sandwiches as well as their homemade desserts and French macarons.

SukhoThai Restaurant
398 Harrisburg Ave., Suite 450, Lancaster
Exceptional service and exquisite flavor is what you can expect to get at SukhoThai. This family run restaurant consistently serves up fresh Thai dishes which you can customize to your own “spiciness” level.

Issei Noodle
44 N. Queen St., Lancaster
Cooking up fresh forms of Ramen, Vietnamese Pho, and other Asian-style noodles from the Pacific Rim, Issei Noodles is a great place to grab a bite to eat with friends or family for lunch or dinner. Peace, love, and ramen is their motto.

Sa La Thai Restaurant
337 N. Queen St., Lancaster
Sa La Thai is a great place to get authentic Thai food. Located on the 300 Block of Queen Street, stop in for lunch or dinner after browsing through the shops and galleries downtown. This restaurant is BYOB.

Ginza Sushi
565 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster
Serving up delicious sushi and other traditional Japanese dishes, Ginza is the perfect place to go for a light, clean meal. Try a donburi- a Japanese style omelet served over rice.

Mojo Asian Cuisine and Sushi
245 Bloomfield Dr, No. 107, Lititz
If you are looking for an artful meal, Mojo is the place to go for beautiful presentation and delicious sushi. Their selection of sushi rolls is quite robust, as are their selections of other Asian cuisine favorites.

Silantra Asain Street Kitchen
101 E. King St., Lancaster
Think Chipotle, but Asian fast-casual instead of Mexican. Silantra turns traditional Asian dishes into bowls or “burritos” but, instead of a tortilla they use a Silantra Scallion pancake wrap. Trust us, they are delicious and you can customize it to your liking.

Yuzu Asian Cuisine
12 E. McGovern Ave, Lancaster
Offering a variety of exotic sushi offerings, Yuzu is a great stop for authentic Japanese cuisine as well as other classic Asian dishes. We recommend trying their kampachi.

Noodle King
216 N. Duke St., Lancaster
Known around the County for their delicious Pho, Noodle King is a hip Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Lancaster- they even have Pho hot sauce which some say is better than Sriracha. If you are up for the test they have a 5-pound Pho challenge. If you beat the challenge your dish is free!

Chop Sushi
126 N. Prince St., Lancaster
Create your own poke or hibachi bowl at Chop Sushi, which is basically Shushi in a bowl. This fast-casual restaurant allows you to customize your dish how you want it for a clean, healthy meal.

Saigon Café
1574 Manheim Pk., Lancaster
Cooking up authentic Vietnamese food, Saigon Café is located just outside of downtown Lancaster. This family owned restaurant is a great place to bring children, they even have a kid’s menu.

Indian Cuisine

Himalayan Curry & Grill
22 E. Orange St., Lancaster
A Lancaster locals’ favorite, this little restaurant serves up mighty flavors. Himalayan Curry & Grill specializes in fine Nepalese and Indian cuisine. Be sure to make a reservation if you want here, as there are only a few tables. This restaurant is BYOB.

Namaste Restaurant
2101 Columbia Ave., Lancaster
Namaste Restaurant serves Indian and mixed-Asian cuisine. If you are a naan lover, this place is for you- they offer eight different varieties of naan to pair with their traditional Indian dishes.

French Cuisine

 

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Bistro Barberet & Bakery
26 E King St., Lancaster
If you are looking for patisserie perfection and classic French cuisine, be sure to visit Bistro Barberet. Owner and Chef, Cederic Barberet has over 25 years of professional pastry experience as well as a Master’s Degree in Pastry from Patisserie Chereau in France.

Citronnelle
110 W. Orange St., Lancaster
Citronnelle, which means Lemongrass in French, is synonymous with fresh, local, seasonal ingredienst and exotic accents. This chic restaurant serves classic dishes with modern flair and influences from Asian and Afrida. Citronnelle is BYOB.

Rachel’s Café & Creperie
201 W Walnut St., Lancaster
Can you even think of French cuisine without thinking of crepes? Rachel’s serves up the best crepes in Lancaster, in both sweet and savory varieties. They also offer various coffee drinks, and hot and cold beverages. Enjoy your Parisian style breakfast on their deck and pretend you are a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower.

Medditeranean Cuisine

Yorgo’s
66 N. Queen St., Lancaster
Whether you want a gyro, spanakopita, moussaka, or a classic Greek salad, you can find it all at Yorgo’s. Within their multi-level restaurant you can also choose to dine at Kefi, their Mediterranean Taverna, or visit their third floor lounge with an outdoor deck, Little Mykonos.

Mexican & Puerto Rican Cuisine

 

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Cocina Mexicana
47 N Prince St., Lancaster
Though it may look small, Cocina Mexicana serves up big, flavorful, Mexican dishes, at very reasonable prices. In addition to traditional foods, they also sell a variety of Mexican food products and novelties as well.

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
1441 Manheim Pk., Lancaster
Specializing in sizzling fajitas, handmade tamales, enchiladas, and tacos, El Rodeo provides authentic Mexican dishes to Lancaster, PA. We recommend you save room for dessert and try the Mexican fried ice cream.

Flora’s Restaurant
306 N. Mulberry St., Lancaster
Serving up some of the best food the Latin culture has to offer, Flora’s has an assortment of Latino dishes available. The menu changes daily featuring dishes from Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Brazil and Puerto Rico. We highly recommend trying the empanadas- yum!

Chilangos Authentic Mexican Restaurante
56 N. Broad St., Lititz
Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as take-out Chilangos in Lititz is delicious no matter where you choose to eat it. With a broad menu of traditional Mexican dishes you are sure to find something to savor. This restaurant is BYOB.

Old San Juan Latin Cuisine and Rum Bar
25 W. King St., Lancaster
Styled to make guests feel like they are transported to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, Old San Juan serves up delicious dishes and drinks. We recommend you start off your meal with some tostones.

South American

Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen
351 N Mulberry St., Lancaster
As a colonial-Caribbean island nation, Trinidad & Tobago’s cuisine is a rich fusion of many traditions and cultures. It is a combination of South-Asian and African-Creole influences. The dishes at Callaloo use many tropical ingredients are used to create a wide range of flavors and combinations.

El Serrano
2151 Columbia Ave., Lancaster
Serving up traditional Peruvian and Latin-American cuisine, El Serrano is designed to look and feel like you are dining in a Peruvian hacienda. All of the tile, food and iron are imported from Peru, and the central dining area is styled after an open-air piazza. If the atmosphere alone doesn’t delight you, the food certainly will.