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Eating Around the Globe

In Kansas City

To explore the wide array of international flavors and classic dishes from around the world, one doesn’t even need to leave this amazing Midwestern city to snag a much-needed cultural experience. Check out our guide to the locally owned and authentically prepared ethnic dishes surrounding us and get ready to eat your way around the globe! 

JINYA Ramen Bar - New in BluHawk, JINYA’s Japanese menu boasts a multitude of mouthwatering dishes like Spicy Tuna and Salmon Cones, Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Salmon or Spicy Tuna mini tacos, and savory ramen noodle bowls with broth simmered for more than 20 hours. Don’t miss the Wonton Shrimp and Tonkotsu Black Ramen. 7761 W 159th St.

Taco Naco - Feast on some of KC's best Mexican tacos off-the-grill, guacamole, burritos, tequilas, traditional margaritas, and cinnamon + ginger-spiced churros. This OP-based market and taqueria deliver one of the best taco experiences incorporating regional Mexican flavors. 8220 Metcalf Ave.

Magic Noodle - Come enjoy Chinese dumplings and the hand-pulled noodles complemented by Bella, the resident robot serving up appetizers and desserts to accentuate the unique hospitality experience within a sleek ambiance. 8013 W. 159th St.

Paros Estiatoria - Upscale Greek fare with a modern twist, the Paros Estiatoria menu features quintessential offerings like Saganaki, Dolmades, and Moussakas along with a broad selection of authentic Greek lunch, dinner, dessert, and wine selections. 10561 Mission Rd.

Taste of Africa - Here you’ll find East African spices and ingredients that elevate dishes like samosas, stew, pilau, and entrees featuring goat, beef, chicken and fish. Start with fried plantains followed by peanut butter chicken or the vegetarian pilau platter and add sauteed cabbage or lentil stew. 11240 W 135th St.

Thai Orchid - From Crispy Spring Rolls to Thai Curry, Roasted Duck, and Basil Fried Rice, Mission-based Thai Orchid serves up a beautiful presentation of fresh and healthful popular dishes among a new lineup of Johnson Drive establishments that will have you feeling an urban and cultural refresh. 6504 Martway St.

Cafe Vie - Authentic Asian fusion dishes infused with eastern world flavors, Cafe Vie is a Korean x Vietnamese fast-casual restaurant offering selections like Beef Pho, Steamed Pork & Red Bean Buns, and Shrimp Spring Rolls. 10330 Metcalf Ave.

Ayoma Ramen - For delectable, Japanese ramen, hop into Olathe-based Ayoma Ramen where you’ll enjoy slurping up a variety of flavorful Ramen bowls and devouring small bites like Gyoza and Pork Buns. 14960 W 119th. 

Ika Grill - This Chinese + Korean chef-influenced restaurant boasts a full sushi bar featuring classic dishes as well as new takes on old favorites. With an extensive menu including options like Smoked Salmon Ragoon and maki rolls like the aptly named “Kansas” Kani roll, Ika’s fusion of Asian flavors combined with the minimalist, yet warm interior aesthetic is appetizing. 11725 Roe Ave. 

Blue Koi Noodles & Dumplings - For authentic, comfort Chinese cuisine, feast here on savory noodle and dumpling dishes and multi-flavored bubble teas. Share the likes of lettuce wraps, wonton noodle soup and Chinese Style Pot Roast at Blue Koi’s open kitchen setting and outdoor patio while enjoying the lively energy of Mission Farms. 10581 Mission Rd.

Mesob Restaurant & Rhum Bar - Situated in the heart of Midtown, make a single-night escape across the globe while noshing on distinctive Ethiopian and Caribbean flavors and a selection of more than 300 rums. Nosh on Caribbean Fritters, Tibs with your favored protein, Coconut Curry Shrimp, and possibly one of the only places you can find Conch in the Midwest. 3601 Broadway.

Banksia - Kansas City’s only Australian-inspired Cafe and Bakehouse founded by transplants from Sydney, visit South Plaza-based Banksia for Australian classics like Vegemite Toast, Beef & Potato Pie, Kangaroo Sausage Rolls, housemade pastries and fresh-to-order baked bread. 4800 Main St.

Cafe Corazon - Serving up true Latin Specialty drinks, traditional South American Yerba Mate herbal tea, and authentic Kitchen Tamale varieties alongside a STUNNING mural not to be missed in Midtown, Cafe Corazon is an artisanal, Latin American coffee shop that pairs caffeinated and seasonal drinks with baked goods and authentic empanadas and tamales. 1721 Westport Rd.

Baba’s Pantry - Nationally recognized as one of America’s Best New Restaurants by Bon Appetit, this Palestinian American deli and pantry is known for its creamy homemade hummus, and personal favorites include Baba’s Falafel, Chicken Shawarma, and Baklava. 1019 E 63rd St.

Clay & Fire - Turkish and Near Eastern cuisine in the charming Westside neighborhood, Clay & Fire serves farm-to-table traditional brunch and dinner dishes like Menemen and Chirbuli as well as Woodfired Chicken and Grilled Halloumi. Be sure to try their traditional Turkish coffee. 815 W 17th St. 

CaVa Champagne Bar - Unpretentious, cozy and the perfect Parisian-like experience in Westport, this candlelit, chic & rustic decor pairs perfectly with Duck Fat Kettle Corn, Deviled Eggs, Pomme Frites with Aioli, Cheese Plates & Charcuterie Boards alongside their elevated selection of bubbles. 4149 Pennsylvania St.

Bella Napoli - Bella Napoli is your go-to trusty Italian ristorante, deli, and neighborhood market to shop genuine imported vino, ingredients, and gourmet foods and to dine inside or out with everything from deli sandwiches to homemade pasta, pizza and Italian wine to pair. 6229 Brookside Blvd.

Jarocho South - Chef/Owner Falcon brings the flavor from Veracruz, Mexico to South KC with a variety of ceviches, whole fish catch of the day, and more innovative seafood dishes. 13145 State Line Rd.

Affare - Affare offers a German twist reflecting the owners’ heritage, where the menu changes seasonally, offering a new dining experience at each visit, including one of the most beautiful spots for outdoor dining in Kansas City. Try the artisan Brat Trio, Weiner Schnitzel, Apfelstrudel, and a craft cocktail, wine and full bar menu. 1911 Main St.

  • Thai Orchid
  • Paros
  • Taco Nico
  • Paros
  • Magic Noodle
  • Mesob
  • Jinya
  • Clay and Fire
  • Ika Grill
  • Cafe Vie
  • Cafe Corazon
  • Cafe Corazon
  • Banksia
  • Blue Koi
  • Baba's Pantry
  • Ayoma Ramen
  • CaVa
  • CaVa
  • Taste of Africa
  • Taste of Africa