The Duluth, Georgia, area is rich with international culture and has plenty of restaurants where you can taste authentic foods from around the world. So whether you’re been craving a certain cuisine, want to try food from a certain region, or just want to explore foods you’ve never had before, there’s an ethnic restaurant in Duluth for you and your family. That’s why Crème de la Crème of Sugarloaf has put together this list of the best ethnic cuisines in Duluth.
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Armando’s Caribe serves a blend of Mexican and Latin-Caribbean cuisine and traditional Spanish foods. You can order quesadillas, tacos, burritos, and enchiladas bursting with Mexican flavors. You can also get Spanish ceviche, paella, and tapas or have some Cuban-inspired foods like picadillo de la Cubana and Cuban sandwiches. Kids will love eating at Armando’s, too, because the kids’ menu features quesadillas, tacos, small-serving Cuban sandwiches, burritos, and chicken tenders.
You’ll find this restaurant at 3170 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Duluth. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Sichuan House is named for China’s Sichuan Province, where this restaurant derives its culinary inspiration. On the menu, you’ll find authentic, traditional Sichuan dishes, like sauteed pork in plum sauce, Sichuan spicy beef, and Ants Climbing a Tree, which is glass noodles and ground pork in a very spicy sauce. This restaurant also has Americanized Chinese dishes, like spring rolls, sweet and sour chicken, moo shu pork, and chicken fried rice.
Since much Sichuan food is very spicy, this restaurant indicates the spice level for many of its dishes, so you can find one that’s best for your palate if you’re not used to spicy foods.
You can visit Sichuan House at 5900 State Bridge Road in Johns Creek. They’re open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dan Moo Ji
Dan Moo Ji is a Korean restaurant that serves kimbap (Korean sushi rolls) and other traditional Korean foods. Their kimbap features such ingredients as pickled radish, egg, carrot, fishcake, tuna, cheese, squid, and bulgogi (thin cooked beef). This restaurant’s menu is full of other delicious options, including deep-fried squid and dumplings, fried rice and protein bowls, dduk bbok ki (rice cake with veggies in spicy sauce), noodles, ramen, and combination platters.
This restaurant is located at 3230 Steve Reynolds Blvd. #107 in Duluth. Dan Moo Ji is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Todam Atlanta is another Korean restaurant in Duluth, but this one serves traditional platters as opposed to fast food-type dishes. Here, you can order a variety of unique ingredients, including pork belly, pork neck, duck, and tripe. You can get these ingredients braised, grilled, steamed, and stewed with vegetables and fantastic sauces and spices. Get a large combination platter that comes with a little bit of many different options, or order a dish like sweet and sour pork, beef tadaki, grilled cube steak, or seafood stir-fried rice cake.
Todam is located at 2442 Pleasant Hill Road #3B and is open Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Naan n’ Curry
This restaurant is one of the best in the area for Pakistani-Indian cuisine, earning many five-star reviews from past patrons. At Naan n’ Curry, you can order any of your favorite Indian foods, from biryani to jalfurazi (also known as jalfrezi), tikka masala, kebabs, daal, aloo, and more. Many of these curries, stews, and platters are made with your choice of chicken, goat, beef, or an assortment of vegetables. And you must get your dish with basmati rice and a piece of delicious naan bread, like onion or garlic naan.
Naan n’ Curry is located at 3083 Breckinridge Blvd. #210 in Duluth, and you can dine there Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9:30 p.m.
Kool Runnings Jamaican Restaurant
Kool Runnings Jamaican Restaurant is one of many amazing places where you can get fantastic Jamaican-inspired cuisine. You can get their famous jerk chicken in a variety of dishes, including wings, tacos, and quesadillas. Or have Jamaican patties with seasoned beef, roti wraps, or entrees featuring fresh shrimp, tilapia, curried goat, or oxtail. And you can’t miss the Rasta Pasta, a spicy pasta with blackened salmon. Not only is the food amazing, but the live reggae performances make your dinner all that more exciting.
This spot can be found at 5450 Peachtree Parkway in nearby Peachtree Corners. They’re open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Noosh Kitchen serves authentic Persian food using fresh ingredients and recipes right from the chef’s childhood kitchen in her home city of Shiraz, Iran. Now, Nooshin and her husband Saeid share this amazing food with families in Johns Creek. They serve lunch and dinner, with some specialty dishes exclusive to the dinner menu. Order favorites like baba ghanoush (mashed eggplant with garlic, tahini, and olive oil), dolmeh (stuffed grape leaves), or falafel for an appetizer. Then, try an entree like meat or veggie kabobs, bademjan (eggplant and chicken stew), or a delicious, slow-cooked lamb shank.
You can find Noosh Kitchen at 11880 Douglas Road #200 in Johns Creek. It’s open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Going to one of these seven worldly eateries is a great way to introduce your children to new foods and different cultures. Did we miss your family’s favorite ethnic cuisine around the Duluth area? If so, contact Crème de la Crème of Sugarloaf to let us know. We’ll be sure to add it to our list!