1.Blue Nile Cafe
If you haven’t been here it is a must! Blue Nile has the best Ethiopian food in Kansas City. Located in the heart of The River Market, you’re going to love the small and cozy restaurant for its hearty dishes. Weather you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian, there is something for everyone.
Ethiopian food offers a variety of delicious and reasonably priced meals that can serve several people. Be ready to immerse yourself in a wonderful culture and eat with your friends. Be sure to check out the buffet from 11-3.
(816) 283-0990 | http://www.bluenilekc.com
2. Taj Palace
For you Indian food lovers out there I highly recommend heading to Taj Palace for some delicious Indian food. Taj Palace is located on 39th Street which is a wonderfully cozy area to visit with several small shops surrounding the area.
Taj Palace has everything ranging from lamb, vegetarian, to fish and shrimp dishes. You’re seriously going to love anything and everything there. They even have Weight Watchers specials!
(816) 756-0134 | https://tajpalacekc.business.site/
3. Cafe Vie
Cafe Vie is one of my favorite restaurants to visit. They have the most delicious Pho and provide a variety of delicious topics. There are several different yummy Vietnamese and Korean dishes at Cafe Vie.
The restaurant doesn’t only focus on Pho–it also has bubble tea, bulgogi, Ramen, and Gimbab (a form of sushi.) Plus, they’re open till 10:00, so you’re going to be able to deal with that night craving.
(913) 901-0565 | https://www.cafevieks.com
4. Taste of Africa
Taste of Africa is so, so amazing. If you’re a fan of exotic meats, such as goat, this is your go-to place. The dishes look phenomenal and the prices are very fair for what you get.
Also, if you’re a fan of jewelry, Taste of Africa also sells some. This restaurant is seriously a triple threat. Plus, the head chef is very welcoming and makes you feel right at home. Be sure to try the beef stew–it’s my favorite!
(913) 897-1000 | website
5. Holy Land Cafe
If you’re a fan of Mediterranean food, Holy Land Cafe is the place to go. They have the best falafel and Shawarma. There is such a great variety of food available for anyone, including vegetarians. The falafel is delicious as well as the hummus.
You’ll love the atmosphere and feel like you’re out of the states for just a little while. Be sure to head there with your friends and get the Holy Feast which can feed four to eight people and includes several delicious starters and main courses to share.
(913) 310-9911 | holylandcafe.com
6. La Bodega
Tapas are seriously the best thing to ever happen to this planet. For those of you that don’t know, tapas are shareable plates. Each one is equally delicious. This Spanish restaurant features several different food options. However, seafood is my favorite protein that they serve.
The service here is exceptional and the happy hour menu is a great deal. Go there from 2-6 to take advantage of the great deal on tapas and alcoholic beverages. If you’re a brunch lover, check this place out.
(816) 472-8272, (913) 428-8272 | https://labodegakc.com/
7. Chai Shai
Have you ever been interested in trying an Indian and Pakistani restaurant? Well, now you can. The ambience at Chai Shai is very classy and the food will leave you craving more.
Chai Shai is an extremely cozy joint with great prices. Make sure to try the Mago Lassi, Masala Paneer, and Pakora Curry. Check out the lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(816) 260-5203 | website
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