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Wanted: Adventurous Foodies Looking for Tasty and Unique International Fare

It’s one of the most diverse cities in the U.S., its residents speak more than 130 languages, and the community boasts a bounty of ethnic restaurants, shops and cultural opportunities. Experience it for yourself. Bring your appetite—and a taste for adventure to Kent, WA.

Fill your plate (and belly) with these 6 must-visit food experiences:

  1. Project Feast is a Kent-based nonprofit designed to empower cooks from across the world. Founded by Veena Prasad, a local entrepreneur and first-generation immigrant, Project Feast provides hands-on training that helps resettled refugees and immigrants get ready to work in the restaurant industry, connect within the community and share their love of food. The diverse heritage of trainees is on the menu at the Ubuntu Street Café, featuring selections such as Iraqi potato salad and Ethiopian beef stew.
  2. Benson Curry Pizza has created the perfect pairing of Italian and Indian cuisine. Choose from traditional favorites or opt for one of Benson’s specialty pizzas—butter curry chicken or shrimp, Punjab chicken tikka curry masala and Bombay curry veggie are customer favorites. Benson offers several vegan and gluten-free options.
  3. 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.
  4. It’s winter in the Pacific Northwest. You deserve a little sunshine on a plate. Kent boasts three Hawaiian restaurants. Enjoy traditional island dishes and some creative twists at Aloha Hawaiian GrillBig Boys Kainanand Saimin Says.
  5. Paolo’s Italian Restaurant has been making delizioso Italian food in Kent for 27 years. Take the winter chill off with a pesto minestrone. Or go all in and order the tortellini gorgonzola with gorgonzola cream sauce with grilled chicken and mushrooms.
  6. Feed your need for spice at Banyan Tree Thai restaurant at Kent Station. If you want some heat, try the steamed spicy mussels, barbecue pork or drunken noodles, or choose from a slew of curry selections. Tom yum soup with mushrooms, lemon grass, galangal (aka Siamese ginger), kaffir lime leaf, chilis and fresh lime juice is a house favorite.

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


About Visit Kent: Visit Kent is the official tourism program for the City of Kent, Washington. Visit Kent promotes the city as a year-round visitor destination, dedicated to increasing economic growth and ensuring a positive and enriching visitor experience.