5 International Restaurants in Memphis That’ll Transport Your Tastebuds

Sure, Memphis is known for its barbecue, but did you know you can find other tasty dishes around town? This diverse city can bring your tastebuds around the world without ever costing you a plane ticket. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite international spots around Bluff City that’ll have you coming back for more.

Global Cafe

If you want to try many flavors from around the world, then stop by Global Cafe. Located in Crosstown Concourse, this international food hall boasts authentic recipes and dishes from many different countries, like Bhutan, Colombia, Ireland, and other global spots. This is the perfect place to learn about different cultures in a delicious meal.

Bala’s Bistro

Bala’s blends African and American cuisines to give you the best of both worlds. This restaurant’s famous signature dishes offer authentic African home cooking and traditional American dishes for an experience like no other. And you can’t go wrong with this spot’s favorites, like jollof rice or jerk chicken.

Pho Saigon

This restaurant on Poplar offers traditional Vietnamese fare worth trying. Enjoy their noodle soups, egg rolls, and other classic dishes at this eatery. You can even order online and bring home an international meal your whole family will love. 

Petals of a Peony

Get a taste of Sichuan when you visit Petals of a Peony. This restaurant on Germantown Parkway transports you to China with its variety of classic dishes, like crispy duck and Dandan noodles. Eating at this spot is like taking a trip to Chengdu, without ever leaving the 901.

Queen of Sheba

Queen of Sheba has Yemeni and Middle Eastern fare, and they’re open every day of the week. This restaurant offers authentic recipes such as Baba Ghanoug, Shrimp Gallaba, and Gyros. Be sure to try their baklava or areekah for dessert.

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