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Eat globally in Kent

Local, authentic and delicious. Get a taste of the world in Kent, Washington.

Kent offers a wide and wonderful assortment of ethnic restaurants, a testament to the city’s culturally diverse population. And while most of us this time of year are thinking about who’s going to nab a turkey leg, Kent is serving up some of the tastiest and most unique international fare in the region. Experience it for yourself. Bring your appetite—and a taste for adventure.

Destination Asia. Locals head to Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant for Dim Sum, roast duck and seafood fresh from the tank. Added bonus—the restaurant is in the Great Wall Shopping Mall, a lifestyle market anchored by the largest Asian grocer in the U.S. Stop in a Mei Wa Bakery for dessert. Other real-deal Asian food favorites in Kent include Fil Cuisine (Filipino), Lucky House Chinese Restaurant and Thai Chili.

Destination Hawaii. With winter pounding at the door, who doesn’t yearn for a little island escape? Kent is home to three spots serving authentic Hawaiian cuisine: Aloha Hawaiian Grill, Big Boys Kainan and Saimin Says.

Destination India (with a twist). What do you get when you merge Indian and Italian cuisine? Benson Curry Pizza. Tikka curry, tandoori chicken and butter chicken curry pizza are house favorites. If you’re looking for more classic Indian fare (with some modern interpretations), check out Curry and Kabob. Top it all off with dessert from Punjab Sweets.

Destination Mexico. The original locations of two of the region’s hottest spots for Mexican fare are in Kent. The Food Network and national media have taken notice of Asadero Sinaloa. The popular Mexican steakhouse offers prime Sonoran beef, homemade tortillas, and fire-roasted and stone-ground salsas. Looking for a more casual experience? Visit Taqueria El Rinconsito, one of Washington state’s most-loved spots for tacos and more.

Destination points beyond

Visit Maza Grill for Middle Eastern and halal cuisine. If your taste buds crave eastern European fare, opt for the piroshky at M Bakery & Deli. In the mood for Irish food? You’re in luck. Harp Bar and Restaurant gets rave reviews for its corned beef and cabbage, along with their other authentic Irish menu items.

That’s just a small taste of the global cuisine in Kent. Find out about more spots to dine and drink in Kent.