You don’t have to travel far to try something new or have a cultural dining experience. Check out this guide to international restaurants in Dallas.
This Uptown eatery serves authentic Moroccan and Lebanese-inspired street food in a beautiful and relaxing environment. The restaurant is named after the traditional Moroccan slippers that often come in vibrant colors and designs and its interior and colorful decorations mimic the slipper. While Baboush is a casual restaurant, it is also elegant – not to mention the food is outstanding! They might have the best hummus in Dallas with a chicken shawarma to swoon over.
Located in the Harwood District, Mercat Bistro is a French and European-style restaurant. The venue is intimate with a menu that will make you fall in love over lunch. From crepes and coq au vin to duck confit, this contemporary bistro has all your French food favorites without having to catch a flight.
TEI TEI ROBATA BAR
Follow the stone path towards this Japanese escape. The Tei Tei Robato Bar serves sushi, Tokyo-style robata, sake and other Japanese fare. Its modern space on Henderson Avenue feels open and relaxing and creates a true cultural dining experience. Tei Tei specializes in grilled seafood and vegetables and was the first to bring “Washu beef on the rock” to Dallas from Japan. A DJ spins every Friday and Saturday, from 8 to 11 p.m. You may also want to try Tei Tei’s sister restaurant, Tei-An, in the Arts District.
SHEBA’S ETHIOPIAN KITCHEN
Sheba’s in North Dallas specializes in Ethiopian and East African dishes. The menu is full of spices and bold flavors and traditional dishes, such as doro wat or kitfo. Expect to eat with your hands as you sop up your meal with injera bread. Most of the plates include meats and vegetable stews with a delicious kick unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
JAVIER’S GOURMET MEXICANO
Javier’s has served authentic Mexico City cuisine to the Knox-Henderson community for more than 40 years. The restaurant offers a lounge and swanky cigar bar for guests to unwind and dine. This is no Tex-Mex joint – the upscale restaurant prides itself with being deeply rooted in Mexican heritage, delivering traditional Mexican dishes to each table.
ELAINE’S JAMAICAN KITCHEN
Elaine’s is a South Dallas treasure, serving gourmet Jamaican food, friendly service and that Caribbean flare that makes you feel right at home. This island spot offers jerk chicken, curried goat, ox tails and more with live music. This is the perfect Caribbean getaway for the entire family.