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Eating Around the Globe in KC

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 twenty 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 amongst 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 healthy popular dishes amongst 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, & 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 Avenue 

Pad Thai Restaurant - With patio weather upon up, soak up the lush and natural decor inside and out and get your camera ready for these photo-worthy, sweet, and savory Thai dishes. Don’t miss the Potstickers, Laab salad, Thom Kha soup, Yellow Curry Seafood, and Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango. 14319 Metcalf Ave 

Blue Koi Noodles & Dumplings - For authentic, comfort Chinese cuisine, feast here on savory noodle and dumpling dishes and multi-flavored bubble teas. Blue Koi’s open kitchen setting and outdoor patio are amongst the lively energy of Mission Farms and share the likes of lettuce wraps, wonton noodle soup, and Chinese Style Pot Roast. 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 over 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, and 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, & 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 & 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 trust Italian ristorante, deli, and neighborhood market to shop imported 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

Chez Elle Creperie and Coffeehouse - Reminiscent of France, Westside-based Chez Elle offers sweet, savory, and breakfast crepes alongside a full coffee and pastry bar. Don't miss dining al fresco on the charming & flower-lined Westside patio as you devour French macarons, Mon Cheri Amour, and Petite Maison crepes. 1713 Summit St

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


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