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Ethnic Restaurants in Denver: Local Guide

Denver Ethnic Restaurants Guide

Denver has so much to offer!  It is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, home to stellar sports teams, thriving art and tech communities and a huge variety of ethnic restaurants.

During one of our monthly MeetUps, we asked members about their favorite ethnic restaurants in the city – the restaurants that they love not only because of the delicious food but because the whole experience made them feel like they were in a different country.

We have listed 9 Ethnic Restaurants in Denver for you:

SZECHUAN TASTY HOUSE

 Szechuan Tasty House is described as one of the best Chinese Ethnic Restaurants with the most authentic Szechuan Taste in Denver. This restaurant opened its doors on the summer of 2017 and ever since then, they have been blessing Denver with their modernized interpretation of classic Chinese dishes. We recommend their Lo Mein Noodles, Pork Egg Rolls and Vegetable Egg Rolls. 

  • Address: 1000 W Evans Avenue, Denver CO, 80223
  • Phone #: (303) 955-0069
  • Operating Hours:
  • Sunday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Mon – Thurs 10:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Fri – Sat 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Website: http://www.szechuantastyhouse.net

BARCELONA WINE BAR & RESTAURANT

 This tapas bar is inspired by the culture of Spain and offers a fabulous selection of food and wine. They serve specialties from Spain and the Mediterranean using only the best ingredients and they have over 40 different wines from Spain and South America that you can choose from to pair with your delicious meal. We recommend their Beef Empanadas, Vegetable Paella, Bacon Wrapped Dates and Jamon & Manchego Croquetas. We highly recommend you to reserve a table before going.

  • Address: 2900 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
  • Phone #: (303) 816-3300
  • Operating Hours:

Weekend Brunch Starts at 11 AM

Dinner Sun – Thurs 4 PM – late, Friday 2 PM – late

Website: https://www.barcelonawinebar.com/location/denver/

SAMARKAND RESTAURANT

We recommend going to Samarkand Restaurant located in Southeast Denver to enjoy delicious, homemade Uzbek traditional dishes. The food is made with TLC by the Chefs and is prepared using high-quality ingredients and always served fresh to the customers. Their menu boasts a wide selection from salads to Uzbek Entrees to Kebabs. We recommend their Lamb Soup, Uzbek Traditional Khonim and Uzbek Traditional Plov. You can also order online directly from their website.

  • Address: 1842 S Parker Road, Denver Colorado
  • Phone #: (303) 369-0307
  • Operating Hours:

Mon CLOSED

Tue – Thurs & Sun 12 PM – 10 PM

Fri – Sat 12 PM – 11 PM

Website: http://samarkanddenver.com

THE ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT 

The Ethiopian Restaurant has been serving mouthwatering North African traditional dishes to the people of Denver and visitors since 1985; making them the first Ethiopian Restaurant in Denver. The owner and his wife prepare all the food with flavorful ingredients. They serve it fresh and while waiting for your food you can enjoy their Ethiopian Beer or Honey Wine. We recommend their Vegetarian Combo Platter, Spiced Lamb and Doro Wot. This place takes cash only so be prepared. Come to this place for an Ethiopian Experience.

  • Address: 2816 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206, USA
  • Phone #: (303) 322-5939
  • Operating Hours:

Mon – Thurs 4:30 PM – 9 PM

Fri – Sun 4:30 PM – 10 PM

Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheEthiopianRestaurant/

YANNI’S GREEK RESTAURANT 

Want to go Greek? Then Yanni’s is the best place to be! All of their dishes are homemade and authentic for the recipes are of Yanni’s family and have originated from the Southern Pelopennese area of Kalamata, Greece. Here you will truly feel the Greek Experience. We recommend their Lamb Chops, Lamb Souvlaki, Kokinisto, Baklava and Galatoburiko.

  • Address: 5425 Landmark Pl, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • Phone #: (303) 692-0404
  • Operating Hours:

Mon CLOSED

Tue-Sat 4 PM – 10 PM

Sun 4 PM – 9 PM

Website: http://www.yannisdenver.com

ASH’KARA

 Come to Ash’Kara to experience the taste of Israel, Mesopotamia and the Middle East. They passionately serve modern cuisines influenced by Israel and the Middle East using the best ingredients and most flavorful spices. Both the food and the restaurant itself is a treat. We recommend their Hummus, Duck Tagine, Wood Fired Whole Fish and Vegetable Tagine.

  • Address: 2005 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211, USA
  • Phone #: (303) 537-4407
  • Operating Hours:

Mon – Thurs & Sun 4 PM – 11 PM

Fri – Sat 4 PM – 12 AM

Website: https://www.ashkaradenver.com

SURENA RESTAURANT 

Here at Surena Restaurant get ready to enjoy authentic Persian Cuisine and experience Persian Hospitality. Their menu is very impressive with a wide range of traditional Persian dishes to choose from. Expect big portions, impressive flavor, and excellent service. We recommend their Kashk Bademjan, Zereshk Polo Rice and their Juicy Kabobs.

  • Address: 9625 E Arapahoe Rd., Unit P
Centennial, CO 80112
  • Phone #: (303) 792-5000
  • Operating Hours:

Mon CLOSED

Tue – Thurs 11 AM – 9 PM

Fri – Sat 11 AM – 10 PM

Sun 12 PM – 8 PM

Website: https://www.surenarestaurant.com

THE LOST CAJUN

 An authentic family oriented Cajun restaurant that serves food from recipes that are the pride of the bayou country of Louisiana, the Lost Cajun in Littleton is a real treat! From the food to the customer service, it’s all excellent. We recommend their gumbos, bisque, fried catfish and beignets.

  • Address: 5350 South Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120
  • Phone #: (720) 535-8862
  • Operating Hours:

Mon-Sat 11 AM – 9 PM

Sun 11 AM – 8 PM

Website: https://thelostcajun.com/locations/littleton-colorado

SHERPA’S ADVENTURE RESTAURANT AND BAR

 Authentic Himalayan Cuisine – yes you read right, Sherpa’s Adventure Restaurant and bar serve authentic, fresh and delicious Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan food. To make the place even more authentic, aside from the food, all of their servers and chefs are Sherpas (people from the Mt. Everest region). The head chef has a passion and love for Himalayan cuisine always made fresh for the customers.  We recommend their Thupka, Sherpa Stew, Curry, and Jal Fregi.ethnic restaurants

  • Address: 825 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302
  • Phone #: (303) 440-7151
  • Operating Hours:

Lunch Daily 11 AM – 3 PM

Dinner

Sun-Wed 5 PM – 9:30 PM

Thurs – Sat 5 PM – 10 PM

Happy Hour

5 PM – 7 PM

Website: https://www.sherpasrestaurant.com/

The next time you’re in Denver, be sure to stop by these ethnic restaurants. We promise and guarantee you that you won’t regret it!

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