You don’t have to travel far to taste some of the best international cuisine. We’ve rounded up our top seven international restaurants in Overland Park, making it easy to hit them all in just one week.
Start the week off with our friends at Hot Basil. Thai restaurants are abundant in Greater Kansas City, but Hot Basil stands out when it comes to authenticity. Choosing between their signature Basil Fried Rice, highly-rated Tiger Cry Beef or the go-to Pad Thai is never easy. We suggest you bring a couple friends and try it all. Save room for Mango Sticky Rice for dessert.
Fans of El Salvadoreño were thrilled to see the family-owned restaurant reopen off 87th street in Overland Park this year. The menu favorites remain the same; you’ll find their signature guacamole and papusas. A papusa is a thick tortilla stuffed with filling – meat, veggies, you name it. The patio is perfect for good weather days.
Two words: Taco Tuesday. But this isn’t your tex-mex, wannabe taco. El Fogon serves authentic Mexican street tacos. On Tuesdays, they go on sale in celebration of, well, Tuesday! Order a variety and hit the toppings bar filled with fresh salsas and sauces. The original El Fogon is in Overland Park, and a second location is in Westport.
Basha Cuisine blends the perfect combination of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare. The weekday lunch specials are perfectly portioned to maximize flavor and value. Try a kabob plate or falafel sandwich. Add stuffed grape leaves and end with baklava. You can’t miss.
For vegetarians or fans of delicious food that happens to be prepared without meat, look no further than Elsa’s Ethiopian in Overland Park. Check out the combo plate, or any of the Wot dishes. Need the meat? Don’t worry! Plenty of options for carnivores, too. And everything on the menu pairs well with the honey wine.
Kulture Kurry brings North Indian Cuisine to Overland Park. If it’s curry you are after, there are more than a dozen options. The daily lunch buffet offers variety. The evening menu and cocktail list make an incredible dinner experience. Looking to have a truly authentic Indian meal? Make plans in advance for Raah Roobabdar, a pre-ordered meal featuring a whole leg of goat marinated for 24 hours that serves 3-4 people. Or, if you prefer your Friday nights at home with Netflix, don’t sweat. This restaurant delivers to Overland Park and surrounding areas.
Taste of Africa rounds out our week. Come hungry, and order a large platter. The Kalahairi Platter includes goat, rice, kale, cabbage and more. Beef Samosas are very popular here. Leave room for The Sweet Banana Dessert, it’s a fried plantain topped with cinnamon, sugar, vanilla ice cream, chocolate and strawberry sauce.
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