Posted: 05/31/2023 | by Katie

International Dining in Lancaster, PA

Restaurants with international cuisine around the County

If when you think Lancaster County you don’t think international dining… think again! Lancaster has quite the variety of cultures and cuisines. From Vietnamese, to Nepalese, to Ethiopian, or even Trinidadian- you can try it in Lancaster. So, if you are looking to take your taste buds on a trip around the globe we have compiled a list for you of our favorite international restaurants around the County. Grab your passports and get ready to eat your way through an adventure, there are plenty of new flavors to try and explore.

African Cuisine

The Big 5 African Cuisine
630 North Plum St., Lancaster
The Big 5 African Cuisine has a menu filled with recipes passed down from generation to generation. With dishes like pilau rice, beef samosas, mandazi, and more, you're sure to enjoy a delicious plate.

Awash Ethiopian Cuisine
1027 Dillersville Rd., Lancaster
The Awash river in Ethiopia feeds the community that surrounds it, which embodies the mission of this restaurant. Enjoy authentic dishes at Awash Ethiopian Cuisine.

Asian Cuisine

Rice & Noodles / Sprout Vietnamese Eatery
1238 Lititz Pike, Lancaster / 58 N. Prince St., Lancaster
Fresh, flavorful, authentic Vietnamese is what you will find at Rice & Noodles. This 3rd generation Vietnamese eatery is known for their spring rolls and bah mi sandwiches as well as their homemade desserts and French macarons.

SukhoThai Restaurant
398 Harrisburg Ave., Suite 450, Lancaster
Exceptional service and exquisite flavor is what you can expect to get at SukhoThai. This family run restaurant consistently serves up fresh Thai dishes which you can customize to your own “spiciness” level.

Issei Noodle
44 N. Queen St., Lancaster
Cooking up fresh forms of Ramen, Vietnamese Pho, and other Asian-style noodles from the Pacific Rim, Issei Noodles is a great place to grab a bite to eat with friends or family for lunch or dinner. Peace, love, and ramen is their motto.

Sa La Thai Restaurant
337 N. Queen St., Lancaster
Sa La Thai is a great place to get authentic Thai food. Located on the 300 Block of Queen Street, stop in for lunch or dinner after browsing through the shops and galleries downtown. This restaurant is BYOB.

Ginza Sushi
565 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster
Serving up delicious sushi and other traditional Japanese dishes, Ginza is the perfect place to go for a light, clean meal. Try a donburi- a Japanese style omelet served over rice.

Mojo Asian Cuisine and Sushi
245 Bloomfield Dr, No. 107, Lititz
If you are looking for an artful meal, Mojo is the place to go for beautiful presentation and delicious sushi. Their selection of sushi rolls is quite robust, as are their selections of other Asian cuisine favorites.

Silantra Asain Street Kitchen
101 E. King St., Lancaster
Think Chipotle, but Asian fast-casual instead of Mexican. Silantra turns traditional Asian dishes into bowls or “burritos” but, instead of a tortilla they use a Silantra Scallion pancake wrap. Trust us, they are delicious and you can customize it to your liking.

Yuzu Asian Cuisine
12 E. McGovern Ave, Lancaster
Offering a variety of exotic sushi offerings, Yuzu is a great stop for authentic Japanese cuisine as well as other classic Asian dishes. We recommend trying their kampachi.

Noodle King
216 N. Duke St., Lancaster
Known around the County for their delicious Pho, Noodle King is a hip Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Lancaster- they even have Pho hot sauce which some say is better than Sriracha. If you are up for the test they have a 5-pound Pho challenge. If you beat the challenge your dish is free!

Saigon Café
1574 Manheim Pk., Lancaster
Cooking up authentic Vietnamese food, Saigon Café is located just outside of downtown Lancaster. This family owned restaurant is a great place to bring children, they even have a kid’s menu.

Oka Asian Fusion
721 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster
Oka offers a variety of Asian cuisines such as sushi, teriyaki, hibachi, and more!

Himalayan Curry & Grill
22 E. Orange St., Lancaster
A Lancaster locals’ favorite, this little restaurant serves up mighty flavors. Himalayan Curry & Grill specializes in fine Nepalese and Indian cuisine. Be sure to make a reservation if you want here, as there are only a few tables. This restaurant is BYOB.

Namaste Restaurant
2101 Columbia Ave., Lancaster
Namaste Restaurant serves Indian and mixed-Asian cuisine. If you are a naan lover, this place is for you- they offer eight different varieties of naan to pair with their traditional Indian dishes.

Taj Mahal
2080 Bennett Ave, Lancaster
Taj Mahal
offers traditional Indian foods such as chicken tikka masala, and offers a buffet on Monday nights and every day for lunch.

French Cuisine

Bistro Barberet & Bakery
26 E King St., Lancaster
If you are looking for patisserie perfection and classic French cuisine, be sure to visit Bistro Barberet. Owner and Chef, Cederic Barberet has over 25 years of professional pastry experience as well as a Master’s Degree in Pastry from Patisserie Chereau in France.

110 W. Orange St., Lancaster
Citronnelle, which means Lemongrass in French, is synonymous with fresh, local, seasonal ingredienst and exotic accents. This chic restaurant serves classic dishes with modern flair and influences from Asian and Afrida. Citronnelle is BYOB.

Rachel’s Café & Creperie
201 W Walnut St., Lancaster & 608 Richmond Dr, Suite 109, Lancaster
Can you even think of French cuisine without thinking of crepes? Rachel’s serves up the best crepes in Lancaster, in both sweet and savory varieties. They also offer various coffee drinks, and hot and cold beverages. Enjoy your Parisian style breakfast on their deck and pretend you are a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower.

Mediterranean Cuisine

66 N. Queen St., Lancaster
Whether you want a gyro, spanakopita, moussaka, or a classic Greek salad, you can find it all at Yorgos. Within their multi-level restaurant you can also choose to dine at Kefi, their Mediterranean Taverna, or visit their third floor lounge with an outdoor deck, Little Mykonos.

Southern Market
106 S Queen St, Lancaster
The newly opened Southern Market in downtown Lancaster is a food hall with vendors offering a variety of globally inspired cuisines. You can find Latin, Moroccan, Vietnamese, and more within it's walls.

Italian Cuisine

216 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster
offers Italian classics such as chicken parmesan, manicotti, and more along with some newer entrees, in a newly renovated space.

Ciro's Italian Bistro
605 Richmond Dr, Lancaster
Ciro's offers a variety of Italian dishes from pasta entrees to pizzas, and desserts such as gelato and cannolis!

436 W James St, #101, Lancaster
LUCA offers delicious pastas, cocktails, and pizzas with a seasonal menu.

Mexican & Puerto Rican Cuisine

Cocina Mexicana
112 North Water St., Lancaster

Though it may look small, Cocina Mexicana serves up big, flavorful, Mexican dishes, at very reasonable prices. In addition to traditional foods, they also sell a variety of Mexican food products and novelties as well.

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

1441 Manheim Pk., Lancaster

Specializing in sizzling fajitas, handmade tamales, enchiladas, and tacos, El Rodeo provides authentic Mexican dishes to Lancaster, PA. We recommend you save room for dessert and try the Mexican fried ice cream.

Flora’s Restaurant

306 N. Mulberry St., Lancaster

Serving up some of the best food the Latin culture has to offer, Flora’s has an assortment of Latino dishes available. The menu changes daily featuring dishes from Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Brazil and Puerto Rico. We highly recommend trying the empanadas- yum!

Chilangos Authentic Mexican Restaurante

56 N. Broad St., Lititz

Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as take-out Chilangos in Lititz is delicious no matter where you choose to eat it. With a broad menu of traditional Mexican dishes you are sure to find something to savor. This restaurant is BYOB.

Old San Juan Latin Cuisine and Rum Bar

25 W. King St., Lancaster

Styled to make guests feel like they are transported to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, Old San Juan serves up delicious dishes and drinks. We recommend you start off your meal with some tostones.

Plaza Azteca
1700 Fruitville Pk, Lancaster
Plaza Azteca offers a large menu featuring burritos, fajitas, tacos, and more.

South American

Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen
351 N Mulberry St., Lancaster

As a colonial-Caribbean island nation, Trinidad & Tobago’s cuisine is a rich fusion of many traditions and cultures. It is a combination of South-Asian and African-Creole influences. The dishes at Callaloo use many tropical ingredients are used to create a wide range of flavors and combinations.

El Serrano

2151 Columbia Ave., Lancaster

Serving up traditional Peruvian and Latin-American cuisine, El Serrano is designed to look and feel like you are dining in a Peruvian hacienda. All of the tile, food and iron are imported from Peru, and the central dining area is styled after an open-air piazza. If the atmosphere alone doesn’t delight you, the food certainly will.

Frisco's Chicken

454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster

With delicious Peruvian style chicken, sides, drinks and more Frisco's Chicken is a great spot in downtown Lancaster near the Lancaster Science Factory!

Chellas Arepas
1830 Hempstead Rd, Lancaster
Chellas Arepas features a variety of arepas, a corn cake that's crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside with delicious fillings. Chellas Arepas was also recently featured by Yelp for being a top arepa spot in North America!

Unique Lancaster Experiences
Unique Lancaster Experiences offers an International Food Tour throughout Lancaster City so you can get a taste of multiple cultures and restaurants! They are now offering a Lancaster Breakfast Tour so you can take your culinary adventure to new heights!

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