World Cuisine Restaurants

World cuisine in Tempe

World cuisine in Tempe

In a city as diverse as ours, it’s no surprise that you can find dishes from around the world at Tempe restaurants. Tempt your taste buds with flavors from Ethiopia, the Middle East, Asia, and parts in between. Many of these restaurants are family owned and located near downtown and the ASU Tempe Campus along Apache Blvd.

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant

Enjoy the stylish décor at Kabuki Japanese Restaurant and choose from an extensive menu of small plates, sushi, traditional dishes, noodles, salads and lunch specials. It is located in the Tempe Marketplace shopping center.

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1051
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 350-9160

King of Gyros

This Chicago-themed eatery is well known for delicious and affordable Greek and Mediterranean dishes including souvlaki, shawarma and falafel.

1342 W. Warner Rd. #B106
Tempe, AZ 85284

(480) 420-3500

KungFu Ramen

A Chinese noodle house, Kungfu Ramen’s menu offers appetizers, cold plates, noodle soups, stir-fried noodles, fried rice, noodle and rice bowls, and wok entrees like Mongolian beef, cumin lamb and orange chicken.

1845 E. Broadway Rd. UNIT 127
Tempe, AZ 85282

(480) 268-7331

Lemongrass Thai Cafe

Lemongrass Thai specializes in curries and noodles, and all entrees can be ordered mild, medium or spicy. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day except Sunday, when only dinner is served.

818 W. Broadway Rd. #108
Tempe, AZ 85282

(480) 967-9121

Lido Restaurant

Lido Restaurant was created from a love of food and travel. Inspired by the great food in Italy, Spain, and the Mediterranean, Lido is a unique destination on the lake with a vibe like no other. Guests will enjoy deliciously prepared dishes perfect for sharing!

5350 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283

(480) 531-4571

Mango Rabbit

Mango Rabbit, a locally owned eatery, serves Asian and Asian-inspired drinks, desserts and snacks including milk tea, giant bubble waffle treats, herbal teas and smoothies.

1250 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 912-6283

Opa Life Greek Café

This local favorite brings Greek-American food to life. Along with the cuisine, they have a patio, full bar and live music on Weds., Fri. and Sat. evenings.

227 E. Baseline Rd., #J007
Tempe, AZ 85283

(480) 292-8180

Phoenicia Cafe

Since 1996, this family-owned Mediterranean restaurant serves delicious dishes such as chicken kabob, shish kafta, gyros and tabouli, alongside a small grocery store.

616 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281


Pita Jungle

Pita Jungle offers Mediterranean inspired healthy dishes made from scratch daily. Also featuring a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes on their extensive menu.

4 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 804-0234

Republic Ramen

Republic Ramen and Noodle Bar offers a fresh, new approach to asian cuisine. Ramen is made from the freshest ingredients and vegetables along with secret slow simmered broths. Enjoy cafe style food in a clean, modern, casual atmosphere.

1301 E. University Dr. #114
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 388-3686

Salut Kitchen Bar

Salut Kitchen Bar is a sophisticated yet affordable spot with a flavorful and innovative menu inspired by both Mediterranean and American cuisine. They serve more than 100 types of wine by the glass and bottle and have a dog-friendly patio.

1435 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 625-3600

Shady Park

The retro-cool Shady Park is home to three concepts: Damatos for pizza, Umami for ramen and the Barpark, a large patio bar with games, TVs for sports, regularly scheduled DJs, live music and other events.

26 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 474-4222