Sunday brunch at Food Terminal in Chamblee, Georgia

Food Terminal in Chamblee, Georgia

8 Places to Try International Cuisine in Georgia

Taste the globe without leaving Georgia on this tour of international restaurants around the state.

There's no passport needed for this international tour. All over Georgia, restaurants serve dishes with deep roots in faraway lands. Recipes are passed down through generations, and chefs delight in sharing their foodways to customers old and new.

These eight eateries enrich their communities by providing a touchstone to expats while also treating newcomers to eye-opening culinary traditions. Thanks to the warmth of restaurant owners and their true-to-form cooking, you can experience the flavors of Malaysia, India, Ethiopia and beyond without ever leaving the state.

Szechuan beef noodle soup at Food Terminal in Chamblee

Malaysian

Food Terminal, Chamblee

From garlic bone marrow broth to bao, satay and barbecued meats, the extensive menu at Food Terminal is reflective of the numerous cultures influencing Malaysian cuisine. Dig in to authentic Asian-style street foods in a casual, modern setting on Atlanta's Buford Highway.

Noosh Kitchen in Johns Creek

Persian

Noosh Kitchen, Johns Creek

New to Persian cuisine? Start with Noosh Kitchen's tahdig — crispy rice scraped from the bottom of the pot and topped with the stew of the day. Chef Nooshin shares the flavors of her childhood through fresh ingredients prepared in inventive yet approachable Persian dishes, like kabob, falafel and dolmeh.

Coconut flan at Savannah Filipino Authentic Cuisine

Filipino

Savannah Filipino Authentic Cuisine, Savannah

Enjoy the essentials of Filipino cooking (like coconut flan, pictured), lovingly prepared by Rose and Fred Malunes at this humble shop on Savannah's south side.

Da Corrado Ristorante in Greensboro

Italian

Da Corrado Ristorante, Greensboro

From spaghetti and meatballs to pollo piccatta, many recipes served at this neighborhood spot near Lake Oconee originated in owner Corrado Corrias's mother's kitchen. Be sure to save room for a cannoli; the delicious dessert was named one of the 100 Plates Locals Love in 2016.

Mannaweenta Restaurant in Athens

Ethiopian

Mannaweenta Restaurant, Athens

At Mannaweenta Ethiopian Restaurant in Athens, homestyle entrees like yebeg alicha — slow-cooked lamb in gravy — come with two sides and a piece of spongy injera, fermented sourdough flatbread perfect for scooping.

Indian food at Bhojanic in Atlanta

Indian

Bhojanic, Atlanta

Chef Archna Malhotra Becker brings the rich flavors of northern India to this stylish Buckhead restaurant without excessive butter and oil.

Pho Bac in Evans, Georgia

Vietnamese

Pho Bac, Evans

Let the 16 varieties of pho, Vietnam's trendiest culinary export, be your gateway to Pho Bac's more adventurous offerings, including sour shrimp soup and lotus root salad.

Jang Su Jang in Duluth, Georgia

Korean

Jang Su Jang, Duluth

Experience the Seoul of the South at this authentic Korean spot in Duluth. Start with a traditional tofu soup, and follow it with popular favorites like bossam (sliced pork belly with vegetable wraps) or Korean barbecue.

Published: July 2019