Ethiopian – Elephant Walk
With a convenient location in Clifton, Elephant Walk is the perfect place to get your fill of Ethiopian food in Cincinnati. The Injera bread is a customer favorite, which is what you use to eat the Wat, which is comparable to dipping sauces, though much heartier. Share meals with everyone at your table for a more authentic experience, and a chance to try more flavors.
Italian – Sotto
One of the best places to get Italian food in Cincinnati is Sotto. Whether you get Short Rib Cappellacci, Breaded Pork Loin, or one of their many other delicious options, you will have a wonderful experience and a taste of Italy. Make sure to end your meal with some of their amazing Ricotta Doughnuts.
Venezuelan – Arrechissimo
If you haven’t had much experience with Venezuelan food, Arrechissimo is the place to start. You can get a classic Venezuelan Plate here, which comes with rice, shredded beef, black beans, and plantains. Then you have sides likeA�TequeA�os, and desserts like Venezuelan Custard and Chocolate Marquise. You’ll wonder why you didn’t try Venezuelan food sooner.
Vietnamese – Pho Lang Thang
Pho Lang Thang makes it easy. Basically, all you need to know is Pho is going to change your life. The rice noodle soup can be prepared multiple ways, so you’ve always got a variety of options. Pho Lang Thang also has a variety of sandwiches, called Banh Mi, and salads, called Goi. All of which are delicious.
German – Krueger’s Tavern
With such a strong German heritage in Cincinnati, there are quite a few restaurants you could choose from if you’re craving German food. But since you’ve probably visited most of those by now, (or at least, you should have,) then you need to check out Cincinnati’s newest German restaurant, Krueger’s Tavern. Krueger’s does take inspiration from other European countries as well, but there’s nothing more German than House-Made Sausages and Beer. They’ve also got some pretty killer Beer-Cheese. Das ist gut.
Mexican – Mazunte
Josh Wamsley, the founder of Mazunte, wanted to offer Cincinnati an authentic option for Mexican food. So he spent ten months in Mexico, traveling to different parts of the country and trying different flavors. Now, Wamsley runs Mazunte, serving Mexican Street Food to all of us. You’ve got options like Sangria Marinated Skirt Steak Tacos, and Chilles Relleno. When you want big Mexican flavor, Mazunte is the place to go.
Japanese – Kaze
Kaze is another restaurant led by someone who was passionate enough to spend time in a foreign country to bring Cincinnati the best food they possibly could. Co-owner of Kaze,A�Hideki Harada, spent two years in Japan before opening Kaze withA�Jon Zipperstein. At Kaze, you can get authentic Sushi Rolls, Seafood Ramen, and Steelhead Trout. And you’re definitely going to want to try one of the Kaze Cocktails.
Indian – Ambar India
We all probably have our own favorite Indian spots, but Ambar India is by far one of the best in Cincinnati. Ambar definitely has the friendly feeling of a family-owned business, and the food is always on par. Start with Mango Lassi, then go for Chicken Tandoori, Lamb Curry, or Scallop Masala. And of course, an order of Nan Bread.
French – Jean-Robert’s Table
When you want French food, you need to visit one of the most talented chefs in Cincinnati, Jean-Robert de Cavel. Jean-Robert’s Table is exactly what you would expect from a French restaurant – fine dining. Sea Scallops, Duck Breast, and the French Chateau Burger is just a few of the amazing dishes you can try. And of course, what would a French restaurant be without an extensive wine list?
Korean – Suzie Wong’s
When you go to Suzie Wong’s, there’s only one dish you need; Bi Bim Bap. Of course, they have plenty of other tasty menu items, like Crab Rangoon and Pineapple Chicken. But seriously, their Bi Bim Bap is out of this world, with the perfect combination of textures and flavors.