By Rachel Hoeing

Let me start by saying that I am not a connoisseur on ethnic foods, but we have many readers who fit the bill! I asked our fans for their favorite ethnic restaurants in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, High Point and surrounding areas. Thanks to some foodies in our midst, I was able to compile the list is below. We tried to include as many authentic venues as possible and also mixed in a few “chains” that readers claim to be close to the real thing. I have restaurants listed by ethnic theme, rather than by city since sometimes driving an extra 30 minutes can be well worth it for delicious food! If you have more favorites to add, please comment at the end of the blog.

Asian & Chinese Restaurants

Chen’s Express, 1708 Stanley Ave. and 4414 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro

China Restaurant, 2510 Somerset Drive, Winston-Salem

China Rose, 810 N Main St, Kernersville

China Wok, 5085 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem

Chinese Kitchen, 5607 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro

Full Kee Chinese Restaurant, 3793 Samet Drive, High Point

Golden China, 3935 Brian Jordan Place, High Point

Gourmet China (formerly Captain Chen’s), 3709 East Battleground Ave, Greensboro

Hong Kong Chinese, 2763 S Church St, Burlington

Ichi Sushi Asian Grill, 1564 Highwoods Blvd Greensboro

Kowloon Chinese, 2255 Cloverdale Ave, Winston Salem

Lee’s Chinese Restaurant, 4138 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons

May Way Dumplings, 2201 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

Mr. Lu’s, 3430 Robinhood Rd, Winston Salem

P.F.Chang’s175 Harvey Street, Winston Salem and 3338 W Friendly Ave. , Greensboro

Phoenix Asian Cuisine, 1641 New Garden Road, Greensboro

Sampan Chinese Restaurant, 985 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem


Caribbean & Jamaican Restaurants

African Sister Restaurant, 701-A N. English St, Greensboro

Da Reggae Cafe, 815 W. Lee St., Greensboro

Irie Rhythms, 3252 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem

Yeh Mon Caribbean Restaurant, 1345 Lockland Ave, Winston-Salem


Egyptian Restaurants

Chef Samir Shaltout Egyptian Treasures, 4212 A West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro

Koshary, 200 S. Elm St, Greensboro


Greek Restaurants

Acropolis Restaurant, 416 N. Eugene St, Greensboro

Alex’s Cafe, 750 Summit Street, Winston-Salem

Athena Greek Tavern, 680 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem

Grecian Corner, 101 Eden Terrace, Winston-Salem

Jimmy the Greek Kitchen, 2806 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem and 5279 Hwy 158, Advance

Jimmy the Greek Trenwest, 3060 Trenwest Dr, Winston-Salem

Kiro Family Restaurant, 5089 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem

Mad Greek Grill, 5824 Samet Drive, High Point and 708 Highway 66 South, Kernersville

Mythos Grill, 3900 W. Market St. and 2412 Battleground Ave, Greensboro

The Carriage House1409 G S. Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem

The Olive Tree, 580 South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem


Indian Restaurants

Agni Indian Kitchen and Bar, 651 South Regional Rd, Greensboro

Golden India Restaurant and Grocery, 2837 Fairlawn Dr, Winston-Salem

Nawab Indian Cuisine, 129 South Stratford Road Winston Salem

Saffron Indian Cuisine, 1500 Mill St., Suite 104, Greensboro

Taaza Bistro, 1216 Bridford Pkwy #M Greensboro, and 579 Huffman Mill Rd. Burlington


Irish Restaurants

Claddagh Restaurant, 130 E. Parris Avenue High Point

Finnegan’s Wake Irish Pub, 620 Trade St, Winston-Salem


Italian Restaurants

Burke Street Pizza, 2 locations in Winston-Salem and one in Greensboro

Cafe Pasta, 305 State Street, Greensboro

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, 420-M Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem

Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant, 301 Brookstown Ave. suite 100, Winston Salem

Fratelli’s Italian Steakhouse, 2000 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

Giacomo’s Italian Market, 2109 New Garden Road, Suite E, Greensboro

Giadas Trattoria, 210 N. Main St, Kernersville

Gianno’s, 1124 Eastchester Dr, High Point

Kitchen Roselli, 105 E. Main Street, East Bend

Mario’s Pizza, 8 locations in GSO, WS, HP, Clemmons and Mebane

Mozzarella Fellas, 336 Summit Square Blvd, Winston-Salem

Osteria, 1310 Westover Terrace Suite 101-A, Greensboro

Positano Fine Italian Cuisine, 2605 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, 130 C South Church St, Asheboro

Quanto Basta Italian Eatery & Wine Bar, 680 W 4th St, Winston-Salem

Salvino’s Cucina Italiana, 2917 Battleground Ave, Greensboro

The Original Prego’s Trattoria, 2740 S. Church St, Burlington

Vincenzo’s, 3449 Robinhood Road, Winston Salem


Japanese Restaurants

Arigato, 2995 Bethesda Pl, Winston-Salem and 1200 S Holden Rd, Greensboro

Asahi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, 4520 West Market Street, Greensboro

Bengoshi Japanese Steakhouse, 3263 S Church St, Burlington

Chopstix Fusion and Fun, 4424 Wallburg Landing Dr, Winston-Salem

Fire and Sticks, 3917 Sedgebrook St, High Point

Hakka Chow, 615 St. George Square Ct, Winston-Salem

Ise Japanese Restaurant, 121 Stark Street, Winston-Salem

Kabuto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, 1617 Stanley Road, Greensboro

Kimono, 2 locations in Winston-Salem and one in Welcome

Miyako, 5086 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem

Mizu Japanese Cuisine, 3374 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem

Mizumi Japanese and Sushi, 309 State St Greensboro

Sakura Sushi, 548 S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem

Sapporo Fantasy Japanese, 2939 Battleground Ave, Greensboro

Sushi Republic, 329 Tate St, Greensboro

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi, 1111 Salisbury Ridge Road, Winston Salem

Umi Japanese Steakhouse, 1280 Creekshire Way, Winston-Salem

US Sushi, 2531 Eastchester Dr # 113, High Point

Wasabi, 4630 West Market St, Greensboro


Korean Restaurants

Da Sarang Korean Restaurant, 4929 W Market St Suite 2104, Greensboro

Seoul Garden, 5318 West Market Street, Greensboro


Mediterranean Restaurants

Ghassan’s, three locations in Greensboro

Koshary Southern Mediterranean Restaurant, 200 S. Elm St, Greensboro

Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe, 101 W 4th St. Winston-Salem

Nazareth Mediterranean Bakery and Restaurant, 4507 W. Market St, Greensboro

Pita Delite, 3 locations in Greensboro, 1 in High Point

Sumela, 805 North Main Street, High Point

Zoe’s Kitchen, 205 S Stratford Rd Ste A,Winston-Salem and 3352 West Friendly Avenue Suite 115, Greensboro


Mexican Restaurants

Blue Agave Mexican Bar & Grill, 3900 Battleground Rd, Greensboro

Casa Vallarta, 3915 Battleground Ave, Greensboro

Crafted- The Art of the Taco, 219-A South Elm St, Greensboro

Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant, 43 South Talbert Blvd, Lexington and 201 Century Blvd, Kernersville

El Camino Real Mexican Grill, 4131 E Spring Garden Rd, Greensboro and 3800 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem

El Mariachi Mexican Bar, 4623 High Point Rd, Greensboro

Kiosco Mexican Grill, Spring Garden St, Greenboro

La Bamba, 601 State Street, Greensboro

La Botana, 1547 Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston Salem

La Carretta, 3 locations in Winston-Salem

La Fiesta, 5 locations in GSO, Mebane, Haw River, High Pint, and Burlington

La Hacienda, 2826 S Main St, High Point

La Perlita Restaurante y Carnicería, 1001 Waughtown St, Winston-Salem

Los Gordos Mexican Cafe, 2505 Battleground Ave, Greensboro

Mi Pueblo, 2 locations in WS, one in King, 1 in Clemmons, and 2 in High Point

Monterrey, 3724 Battleground Ave, Greensboro

Poblano’s, two locations in Greensboro

Rio Grande Mexican Kitchen, two locations in Greensboro and one in Oak Ridge

San Luis Mexican Restaurant, one location in High Point and three in Greensboro

Santa Fe Mexican Grill, 3035 W Gate City Blvd. Greensboro

Taco Mama, 2168 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro

Taqueria Al Azteca, 5605 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro

Tijuana Flats, 227 Harvey Street, Winston-Salem


Thai & Vietnamese Restaurants

Bahtmobile Food Truck

Banh Mi Saigon Sandwiches and Bakery, 3808 High Point Road, Greensboro

Bangkok Cafe, 1203 S Holden Rd, Greensboro

Cha Da Thai, 420 J Jonestown Rd, Winston-Salem

Chang Thai, 4162 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons and 4613 Yadkinville Rd, Pfafftown

Downtown Thai, 271 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem

Pho Hien Vuong, 4109 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro

Simply Thai and Sushi, 2041 Timberline Station Drive, Elon

Singha II Thai Bistro, 2401 Penny Rd, High Point

Taste of Thai, 1500 Mill St, Suite 101, Greensboro

Thai Blues Restaurant, 3275 South Church Street, Elon

Thai Corner Kitchen, 2600 High Point Road, Greensboro

Thai Harmony, 102 W 3rd St, Winston-Salem

The Basil Leaf Thai and Sushi Restaurant, 690 St. George Square Court, Winston-Salem


Other Ethnic Restaurants

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, 115 South Main Street, Winston-Salem

Crafted – The Art of Street Food, 600 C Battleground Ave, Greensboro

LaRue Elm, 403 N Elm St, Greensboro

Leblon Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse, 106 S. Holden Road, Greensboro

Taste of Ethiopia, 106 N. Westgate Drive, Greensboro