Exploring international restaurants is a great way to introduce your kids to many cultures, all while expanding the range of flavors and foods they enjoy. Fortunately, Chanhassen, Minnesota, is home to various international restaurants. Crème de la Crème of Chanhassen put together this list of some of our favorite restaurants that you can discover the next time you want to travel the world with a meal.
Bonsai Korean Cuisine
Korean Food Bibimbap with Kimchi by Jakub Kapusnak is licensed with Unsplash License
Whether you want to eat in or take out, Chanhassen’s Bonsai Korean Cuisine has you covered. You’ll find a range of authentic Korean dishes on the menu, ready to satisfy any craving. This restaurant also makes it easy for those with dietary restrictions, as you can order gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Go for treats like galbi (Korean barbecue), kimchi fried rice, bulgogi, bibimbap, or japchae with tofu depending on your mood. A wide-ranging menu means it’s easier than ever before to take the family out for a fun meal while still ensuring all family members can find a dish that meets their needs and tastes. Start with appetizers like goon mandu (Korean dumplings), kimchijeon (kimchi pancakes), or Korean-style chicken wings, then dig into the main dishes. Your taste buds will thank you.
- Location: 420 Pond Promenade, Chanhassen.
- Tuesday through Friday, 4-9 p.m.
- Saturday, 3-9 p.m.
- Sunday, 3-8 p.m.
- Closed Monday
In the mood for a Mediterranean meal? It’s time to head to Taza. Hemisphere Restaurants, the team behind The Tavern Grill, created this new Mediterranean brand. Taza is the place to go for healthy, organic cuisine served to delight the family. The menu offers an extensive selection, from bowls, wraps, and platters to build-your-own salad experiences. You can choose from proteins like chicken, lamb, beef, vegetarian or vegan tofu, and falafel options. Remember to add a signature sauce to personalize your flavor.
The customizable menu makes family outings stress-free by ensuring everyone has something to love. Taza makes meals with kids more enjoyable by offering a kids’ menu with options like mac ‘n’ cheese, junior bowls, cheeseburger cones, and more. Round out the meal with house-made baklava, offered in chocolate, pistachio, and walnut flavors. All in all, you’ll find yourself looking for excuses to have meals here so you can explore all the different options on the menu.
- Location: 7905 Great Plains Blvd., Suite 130, Chanhassen.
- Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Hours vary on holidays
Rey Azteca Mexican Restaurant
It’s always an excellent time to sample Mexican cuisine in Chanhassen, thanks to Rey Azteca Mexican Restaurant. The restaurant has two branches, one in Waconia and the other in our hometown. The extensive menu makes sampling authentic Mexican flavors a breeze. Start your day with huevos a la Mexicana, scrambled eggs with onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos served with rice and beans and tortillas. Grab dinner complete with nachos and one of many mouthwatering choices.
You can get everything from fajitas, chimichangas, and enchiladas to burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. Order a meal from the grill, or choose one of many vegetarian plates. Need help deciding what you’re craving on a given day? Try one of the combination meals. Rey Azteca also devotes a section of its menu to traditional dishes like camaron Yucatan, pollo Chihuahua, fish tacos, and more. You’ll have a great time trying new treats with your family whenever you visit this restaurant.
- Location: 7874 Market Blvd., Chanhassen.
- Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m
- Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Na’s Thai makes savoring Thai cuisine without traveling far from home a breeze. The restaurant team crafts the items on the menu with an exciting balance of sweet, sour, and salty flavors using fresh ingredients. Kick off the meal with an assortment from its extensive selection of appetizers, then dig into soups, curry dishes, stir-fry entrees, fried rice, and noodle options. You can choose from proteins ranging from meats and fish to vegetarian and tofu toppings, making putting together the perfect meal for yourself and the kids super easy.
You’ll also want to try items from the traditional entree section of the menu. Sai Oua, spicy Thai and Laotian sausage links, is a favorite. These sausages contain ground pork and pork belly seasoned with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, shallots, chili, and spices. Save some room for dessert — the Khao Thoum is a traditional Thai dessert prepared with sticky rice, coconut milk, sugar, and bananas, then steamed in banana leaves that will please your child’s sweet tooth while introducing your little one to new flavors.
- Location: 566 W. 78th St., Chanhassen.
- Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Closed Sunday.
If your family can’t settle on any specific cuisine, plan a meal with Jungle Kitchen. This Chanhassen spot focuses on the fusion of Southeast Asian dishes. Exploring the menu reveals flavors from Cambodian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese kitchens. The small family restaurant, founded in 2016, makes any meal tastier with its homemade chili oil recipe.
Pho and noodle dishes are just the start. Go for a house special like Cambodian beef stir fry or spicy Cajun shrimp, or try popular dishes like the coconut curry or pad Thai made with Jungle’s special sauce. You can purchase the famous Jungle Kitchen Chili Oil to use for your cooking at home.
- Location: 460 Lake Drive, Suite 150, Chanhassen
- Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Closed Monday.
That wraps up Crème de la Crème of Chanhassen’s roundup of local restaurants that deliver international flavor. Does your family have a favorite international restaurant in Chanhassen that we didn’t include in this post? Drop us a line so we can check it out.