Goodyear, Arizona, was established in 1917 to grow cotton for vehicle tire cords for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. In the years since then, Goodyear has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. This population growth has brought with it a booming culinary scene. Today, you can find a variety of ethnic restaurants serving just about any type of cuisine you’re craving. The next time you’re in the mood for something delicious, check out these top ethnic restaurants around Goodyear.
Dino’s Greek & Italian Grill & Bar
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Dino’s Greek & Italian Grill & Bar is a relaxed, family-run restaurant that has an extensive Mediterranean menu. If you decide to stop by for lunch, consider the popular gyro pita, which is a warm pita stuffed with gyro meat, romaine, tomatoes, onion, and a side of tzatziki. Another delicious option is the meatball sub. This filling dish has meatballs, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese piled high on a French loaf and baked to perfection.
For dinner, you can’t go wrong ordering the four-cheese tortellini, chicken souvlaki, or moussaka. Don’t forget to save room for dessert so you can order some of the decadent baklava or tiramisu.
Flavors of Louisiana
You don’t have to travel all the way to the Deep South to enjoy classic Cajun cuisine. Instead, you just have to head to Flavors of Louisiana. Owned and operated by Jennifer Landry Goff who was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this casual restaurant brings authentic Southern Louisiana cooking to Arizona.
Consider starting your meal with the fried green tomatoes, Cajun cheese fries, or crawfish and alligator. You’ll find plenty of Cajun specialties on the menu, including gumbo, jambalaya, and étouffée. Another delicious option is the Jolie Blon, which is a blackened red snapper on a bed of dirty rice smothered in a white wine crawfish and crab sauce.
Wok Wei is known for its modern take on classic Asian dishes. To enjoy the best the restaurant has to offer, start your meal with the appetizer sampler, which includes egg rolls, fried shrimp, crab puffs, potstickers, and barbecue ribs. You can then order one of the chef’s specialties for your main course. Good options include the sizzling steak with black pepper, walnut shrimp, pork with snow peas, orange beef, and bourbon chicken. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.
Macayo’s Mexican Food
Macayo’s Mexican Food is a bright and cheery spot open seven days a week where everyone in the family can find something they love. Start your meal by ordering the Macayo’s Famous Cheese Crisp for the whole table. This dish has a toasted flour tortilla with layers of melted cheese. You can also add green chile to kick the spiciness up a notch. For your main course, go with the chimichanga. You can choose from shredded beef, chicken, carnitas, or grilled Angus steak for your filling. The restaurant also offers tacos, fajitas, tamales, enchiladas, and other popular Mexican dishes.
Ah-Hai Sushi & Grill
Whether you have a craving for sushi, hibachi, teriyaki, or other traditional Japanese dishes, you can find exactly what you want at Ah-Hai Sushi & Grill. Some of the specialty sushi rolls include the Sedona Roll, which has shrimp tempura, spicy crab, and avocado topped with salmon and tuna, as well as the Goodyear Roll, which is white tuna tempura, cream cheese, and avocado topped with eel, spicy tuna, mango, eel sauce, mango sauce, and spicy mayonnaise.
The teriyaki options include everything from chicken and salmon to steak and tofu. Kids will also find something they enjoy eating when they order the chicken, beef, or shrimp teriyaki children’s bowl.
Royal Jasmine Thai
At Royal Jasmine Thai, you’ll find a great selection of traditional Thai cuisine and other regional specialties. If you arrive with an appetite, you can get your meal started with the chicken and vegetable potstickers, fried fish balls, or Thai toast, which is seasoned ground pork deep-fried on bread and served with a cucumber sauce. To satisfy your hankering for something spicy, go with the pad nam phrik phao, which comes with your choice of protein stir-fried with chili paste, celery, and green onion.
Zeta’s Grill makes it easy to eat healthy with its selection of Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine. Some of the popular lunch menu items include the falafel pita wrap, chicken kabob pita wrap, and meat shawarma pita wrap. If you can’t decide what to order, get the Zeta’s Lunch Combo. This filling option includes hummus, a tabouleh salad, a falafel, and your choice of a chicken, beef, kafta, or lamb kebob. You can also stop by for dinner to enjoy the grilled beef shawarma, vegetarian lasagna, or gyro platter.
Tomo Japanese Cuisine
Tomo Japanese Cuisine is a sleek and modern eatery where you can find a variety of Asian dishes. You can’t go wrong ordering the barbecue beef, which has premium marinated short ribs and onions served in a hot skillet with rice, miso soup, and salad. Another excellent option is the teriyaki salmon, which is grilled salmon served with steamed rice, vegetable tempura, a salad, and miso soup.
If you like ramen, your options include miso, shoyu, tonkotsu, and spicy seafood. You can also try out the yakisoba, which contains wheat flour noodles stir-fried with yakisoba sauce, vegetables, and your choice of meat.
Bella Luna Ristorante
Whether you’re celebrating something special, or you’re simply in the mood for traditional Italian cuisine, family-owned and operated Bella Luna Ristorante is ready to serve. This warm and welcoming restaurant has a menu that features classic and modern Italian fare made using a variety of local ingredients. Popular pasta dishes include the four-cheese ravioli, shrimp scampi, and farfalle a la vodka. Other delicious options include chicken Genovese, veal saltimbocca, and spicy shrimp and scallops. Make sure you also save room for a slice of Ms. B’s tiramisu.
At Crème de la Crème of Goodyear, AZ, these are our favorite places to visit when we’re in the mood for ethnic cuisine. Did we miss one of your top choices? If so, please contact us and let us know your favorite restaurants to dine at when you want something ethnic.