5 Places to Get Authentic Ethnic Dishes

Looking to try something new this week? Try one of these restaurants for an international flair.

1. Le Skewer

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood

Located in the Brentwood Place Shopping Center, Le Skewer is a longstanding locally owned restaurant that recently changed its name. The menu still features Mediterranean food at a great price point.

Try: Lamb Sirloin
Lamb coated in mint marinade, slowly smoked in plum wood served with a side salad (all for less than $20.)

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2. Steamboys

1200 2nd Avenue North, Nashville

Looking for authentic Chinese food? Locally owned Steamboys recently opened in downtown Nashville. After an exploration trip to China, the founders chose to feature three mainstay foods of the chinese culture in their restaurant – bao buns, dumplings, and noodle soup.

Try: Dumplings
Steamboys offers pork, seafood and vegetarian dumplings

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3. House of India


9100 Carothers Parkway, Franklin

Located in Cool Springs, this Indian restaurant offers a lunch buffet daily from 11 a – 2p during the week and weekends 11:30 – 2:30 p. The buffet featuring Tandoori (clay oven) style chicken, lamb, and seafood along with a varied selection of breads. Dessert selections include Indian ice-cream, puddings, and other sweets. For three years running, they’ve received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

Try:Tandoor Chicken
Boneless pieces of chicken marinated in yogurt with fresh spices, cooked on a skewer in the clay oven.

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4. Vui’s Kitchen


2832 Bransford Avenue, Nashville

1120 4th Avenue North, Suite 101, Nashville

After starting I Love Juice Bar, John and Vui Hunt started a new venture- Vui’s Kitchen. At the new restaurant, you will find traditional Vietnamese favorites, inspired by the foods Vui grew up eating in Vietnam.

Try: Vui’s Signature Pho
Twelve-hour bone broth with tender beef slices, rice noodles, vegetables, fresh herbs, jalapeño, and lime. Finish your meal with Vietnamese Ice Coffee with dark slow-drip locally-roasted espresso with sweetened condensed milk poured over ice and a whole meal for less than $20.

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5. Bavarian Bierhaus

121 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville

Bavarian Bierhaus is a piece of Munich in Music City. The 650-seat, 15,000-square-foot restaurant and beer hall celebrates all things Bavaria through its food, entertainment, dress and of course, bier.

The restaurant offers 12 taps from German breweries, as well as a stein club program for loyal guests and beer enthusiasts to receive perks including discounts and their own stein locker at the beer hall. The menu is created by Chef Dennis Stukel, who boasts experience at a Michelin-star restaurant in Germany, and features homestyle German favorites prepared fresh in house such as a giant pretzel with sweet mustard, potato pancakes, Reuben rolls, beer cheese soup, chicken schnitzel, a wurst plate and Oktoberfest chicken.

Comprised of roasted crisp pork shank, bier gravy, red cabbage, and horseradish, featured on the Travel Channel.

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