Do you ever find yourself sitting at home, trying to make a plan for dinner and struggling to think of something unique? Maybe you don’t feel like cooking, or you’re tired of fast food, or you’ve visited the burger place down the road one too many times. Here in Frisco, Texas, we are lucky to have not only traditional American fare, but also a diverse assortment of international cuisines to choose from. Whether you enjoy Thai, Indian, Korean, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Mexican, French or even fusion variations of these, you’re definitely not going hungry in Frisco.
In fact, according to a new report published in April this year, Dallas is the fourth most diverse city in the United States. Frisco is ideally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, which means that as more and more diverse people move here, we’re likely to see even more international restaurants popping up. We’ve compiled our list of recommended international cuisines in Frisco, but if you hear about an awesome new spot in Frisco or surrounds, let us know!
Bistro Trio Euro Tavern
At Bistro Trio Tavern, Chef Javier Perez aims to push the boundaries on tavern fare. He brings creative flavors from all over Europe into his dishes, using creative concepts and presentations, making this an excellent choice for foodies. Dishes are constantly evolving, but current selections include calamari frito misto, tenderloin carpaccio, and garlic escargot.
CasaMia Mexican Restaurant and Bar
CasaMia brings the tastes of Mexico to Frisco. Choose from favorites such as quesadillas, flautas, nachos, fajitas, enchiladas, tamales, and chimichangas, or try one of the house favorites. They also offer complimentary chips and hot sauce for all guests who order an entree or have an alcoholic beverage.
Edoko Sushi & Robata
Robata is a Japanese term that means “around the fireplace,” and is a cooking style that uses traditional charcoal grilling. Combine this with their colorful sushi, and Edoko Sushi & Robata has something for everyone. They pride themselves on a creative and diverse food menu, accompanied by premium sake, Japanese beer, and craft cocktails.
For something really unique in Frisco, try Frank Seoul Korean Fried Snack Cafe. This is also an excellent option for people who are a bit more picky with their food, as one of Frank Seoul’s most popular option is their hot dogs! They also offer a wide range of other Korean snacks, such as teokbbokki and hotteok. For those who want something more simple, they also offer delicious coffees and drinks in their cafe.
K&K African Market
If you’d like to cook at home, but want to try your hand at international cuisine, consider visiting K&K African Market here in Frisco. Stock up on ingredients for meals from across the continent, including Ethiopian or South African dishes. From fresh produce to snack foods to nonperishable goods, you’ll definitely find something here that you’ve never tasted before.
As American as pizza has become to many, Luigi’s aims to bring Italy back into their pies. Their founder is originally from Italy, and when he came to Texas he brought with him his family and his love of food. You can build your own pizza from their list of toppings, or try one of their other Italian dishes, including calzones, strombolis and pastas.
Pietro’s Bakery & Cafe
Pietro’s is an Italian Bakery & Cafe that prepares freshly baked pastries, biscotti, cakes, cookies, macarons and cheesecakes. They don’t stop with the bakery section, however. You can also enjoy an Italian-inspired lunch or dinner in their cafe, along with a classic cappuccino, a beer or a glass of wine.
Poke is a Hawaiian dish that is deeply rooted in Japanese cuisine. The term “poke” means to cut into pieces, which is why poke bowls are typically layers of fresh ingredients topped with chopped raw fish. At PurePoke in Frisco, you can create your own bowl and either include raw fish or try one of their cooked options.
Platia Greek Kouzina
Take a break from the Texas heat and transport yourself directly to the Mediterranean when you dine at Platia Greek Kouzina. They have lovely indoor and outdoor dining options, and their decor reflects their Greek roots. Traditional offerings include dolmas, calamari, spanakopita, tirokafteri, and gyros, among much more.
Red Hot Chili Pepper
Red Hot Chili Pepper is a fusion-style restaurant that combines Indian and Chinese cuisines under one roof. Their inspiration comes from the Chinatowns of Kolkata, and you can find anything from Sichuan to Cantonese to North Indian dishes here. They have plenty of vegetarian offerings as well.
Tupy’s Mexican Restaurant
Tupy’s Mexican Restaurant began as Tupinamba in Oak Cliff in 1947. The owners and founders came to Texas from Mexico during the height of the Mexican Revolution and brought with them the secret family recipes that keep customers returning to Tupy’s time after time. Their colorful menu highlights classics such as nachos, fajitas and enchiladas, but you could also try making your own combination for the perfect Mexican meal. Wash it all down with one of their refreshing margaritas.
If you’re a fan of spicy food with tons of flavor, then chances are you enjoy Thai food. X-press Thai, located near the Star in Frisco, offers its patrons a wide variety of traditional Thai dishes. We recommend the Pad Thai, Green Curry, Som Tum, and Tamarind Chicken and don’t forget, you can ask them to lower the spice level if you want.
So there you have it – Frisco, Texas has nearly too many international cuisines to include on this list! Whether you’re going for spicy Thai, comforting Italian, filling Mexican, or unique fusion options, there’s something in Frisco for you. We’ve done our best to provide you with our top picks for diverse restaurants in the area, but it’s quite possible that we missed your favorite. Let us know by sending us a message here.